Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Great-Grandma

My newest Round Robin art journal group is called Vintage Ancestors. We were to make a journal starring a vintage photo of a real or "instant" ancestor,in the form of cabinet cards.
I have been wanting to use this beautiful photo of my great-grandma Alice Shields for a long time now,so this was a perfect project. Alice was known for her beautiful floor length hair!
I then created a journal,and put ALice's "story","The Keys to Alice", inside and sent it off to the first artist in our will be so fun,when I eventually get it back, to read who Alice will meet,and if she will indeed find the key to her destiny.

Potions and Poisons Halloween Apothecary

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays....So,for the last few weeks,in every spare moment,I headed up to my "lab" to create for this VERY cool  project.It was created by the amazing Laura Carson,who created it for Alpha Stamps. Laura is just an incredibly talented art designer,and WOW,did she come up with some fabulous stuff for this one!It came complete with videos tutorials on how to create the apothecary itself,the bottles,the books,the potions and on and on. I had THE most fun with this!!!!!Here are some pix of what I've done this year...I plan on adding more each year.....