I was kindly tagged by kawaii crafter of http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/. I won't post the 7 random facts here again since i did it once already and i don't want to bore anyone, but you can drop over to her blog which is really nice. she mentioned me and gave my blog a nice compliment; which is really appreciated. thanks again! if you read her comment section where she tagged me, i did leave some random facts for her to read!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
here's the 2nd altered doll from the Warehouseartchix i received. the first picture (above) shows how the doll looked as she arrived. here is what i did to her: i added some glittered leaves on which i glued vintage words on. then i applied them to look like wings. i made her a top out of really cute polka dot material. then i gave her a pearl necklace with a charm that says "be yourself". i glued a gold bird into her hat and then made her a pearl bracelet. i also sewed a wire hanger on the back of her in case the owner would like to hang her up. i also painted her arms green with polka dots.
i made 6 of these (2 have the same image) - for my teacher's at artnsoul. i wanted to give them to them after class as a way to say thank you. i realize they are getting paid; but it is a lot of work to do these retreats and teach and i wanted to appreciate that!
I just took a plastic fake leaf and after painting it with glue, dipped it in silver german glitter glass (love this stuff). then added the charm to the leaf. the charm itself was a gross pink color that i used alcohol inks on to change the color. then i added a tiny image to the center and then some resin. From some "wish "tickets, i cut out the word and distress with distressing ink (tim holtz). i then added it to a large tag that i add covered in paper. they can use it as an ornament or whatever they like!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Laura at Katydiddys recently bestowed upon me this award! "The Power of Schmooze Award is for bloggers who effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.." Thank you, Laura! I will now pass this along to Kecia of Lemoncholy's Flight of Fancy and Sue of SignatureSterling
what a nice award! this really made my day! thanks so much for thinking of me Susan!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
this is what i got on friday from the warehouseartchix (http://warehouseartchix.typepad.com/warehouseartchix/2007/09/index.html) . I am in a round robin with them and we are making altered dolls! if you go to their blog today you can see some of the dolls in progress. they are pretty cool. Sandra and i met on etsy when she purchased one of my 12" blank papermache manikin's from me. somehow we just started chatting alot and then became friends! her and her girlfriends are very nice and how sweet was it of them to send me a goodie box?it was so fun opening it. a paper cone was made to hold all the goodies. they made a darling tag and attached beautiful green ribbon hanging off the tag and to hang up the cone with. This funky really cool crinkly gold stuff (what is that Sandra) is hanging off the tag and hanger. they added the letter "K" which had been glittered under the tag.
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)~ Pebbles Durango
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)~ Jamoca Almond Fudge/Oreo
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)~ Kdev
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Green Llama
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, a city where you lived as a child)~ Jo Ventura
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)~ Devke
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)~ The Aquamarine Midori Margerita
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)~ Sam Murray
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)~ Eau des Vanilliers Bit-o-Honey
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )~ Jo Gene
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) ~ Mitten Montgomery
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)~ Spring Tiger Lily
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)~ Banana Pantie
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you had for breakfast, your favorite tree)~ Coffee Cherry Blossom
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) ~ The Altered Arts Blizzard Tour
Jeff has been wanting to get one of these for about 2 years now. he's been online searching different types of trailers, etc. So we decided to go take a look a some just to get an idea of what some of the options are. Well, after looking at a few models and seeing one that we really liked - we ended up buying one. the price was too good to pass up. We really got a good deal. We are very excited. we are going to park this in the backyard and use it as a getaway or a place for guests to stay. it is a 30 foot trailer, with a back room that has 2 full beds, a computer desk and lots of storage. Next to the back room is the bathroom.