Thursday, December 30, 2010

La Pensive

This is an ATC that I made for a DaVinci swap in the  Vintage ATCUK group.

Monday, December 27, 2010

L'Evolution Artiste journalback coverpages

This circle  journal is not actually starting until February.However,I wanted to get my pages done,since I'll be in Egypt in January for a couple of weeks.
The theme is artistic evolution. My first page is entitled Fairy of the,the next artist to get my journal will evolve that theme for her 2 pages.For example,she might do a butterfly,a bird,a dragonfly....or a night theme like star or moon or sun...Say she chooses to do a sun...then the next artist in line could do the moon,the stars...or evolve to a beach theme....the possibilities are endless!
Front cover
Front cover edge
inside front cover
my first page,beginning the evolution
artist sign in page

back cover                          
 Elena again is hosting this circle journal....the wonderful Valerie B. actually made and bound everyone's journal pages so that they would all be the same size!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Marie Antoinette's diary cover and page

Recently in Paris,while excavating underneath La Conciergerie for a new parking lot,construction workers discovered oneof  Marie Antoinette's diary covers and a single,poignant diary page. I have shown them here,in Elena's journal,along with a visual interpretation.

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Marie Antoinette Journal Art

These are 2 pages I created for Tracy's Marie Antoinette circle journal pages...her journal is,well, VERY non-traditionally when I saw this pic of Lady Gaga,I had to use it for her. I hope she likes it!
The large "bubbles" are cheapo dangly bracelets that Terry picked up for me recently to use in my artwork...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Our Beagle Sundae

This is a photo of our 15 year old Beagle,Sundae,taken a few years ago up at Sam and Carol's in N. Wisconsin.
In the last year,Sundae became almost totally deaf. His arthritis became much worse.He had slight cataracts.However,he managed to still get around and enjoy life,and  even tolerated Beth's Beagle, Bailey, pretty well.
Two weeks ago,he had a sudden onset of severe glaucoma and became,almost overnight,totally blind as well.He lost his zest for life.
So,with very heavy hearts,we made the decision that it was time to let him go. He got to say goodbye to all his favorite people.The last few days,he was fed all his favorite treats(GREEN PEPPERS,YOGURT,PEANUT BUTTER,BEGGIN' STRIPS...),and was really pampered.
The vet came to our house where we had Sundae laying in his bed by the fire,with just myself,Terry and Beth there.
Can't say that we'll ever want to do that again.
Sorry if this seems sappy to you non-dog people,but it is what it is,and I wanted to say it.
Coincidentally,my book club's selection for this month is A Dog's Purpose.for those of you who are dog people,read it!It's about,well,doggie reincarnation .
This week,I'm really glad that I just read it.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Floral Napkin /Mucha Chunky Book Art

These pages were made for Ali's upcoming swap in January...I am working ahead of time to make sure I get everything done.We had to use floral napkins as a background,and incorporate Mucha art into it. I chose to use Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante Mucha image...I love the colors!I also used IRock bling,which I love as well!La Tentatrice means The Temptress.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Artistic Portfolios

This art was done for a new group led  again by Miss Elena.We are to create a portfolio,then every few weeks we will do different backgrounds only and send them on. At the end of the Round Robin,we all will have lot of new backgrounds to use and lots of new ideas!Brilliant,Elena!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tim H. Halloween Tags

The other night at a class at Lorraine's Memories,we made these 3 Tim tags. Gotta love Tim, really.He has SO many wonderful ideas,products and techniques! Love these!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Some new journal pages

                          Zetti style,crazy and fun and stress-free

The rest of these four pages are more bohemian/vintage style,which is my realy favorite. I'm loving using  the Graphic 45 papers,and all of the new tissue tapes.