Thursday, July 31, 2008
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace.
The pasture gleams and glooms 'Neath billowing skies
that scatter and amass.
All round our nest, far as the eye can pass,
Are golden kingcup-fields with silver edge
Where the cow-parsley skirts the hawthorn-hedge.
Tis visible silence, still as the hour-glass.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82)
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I think it's definitely time to invest in a new scanner. The background is white and at the top of each page is a piece of torn white-decorated paper. The translation of the words is: Springtime in Paris...Fills my heart with flowers! Thank you Linda K. for the translation! Merci!!
I did something completely different for these pages, but I wasn't liking how it was turning out at all. So I just started playing with some torn paper and some flower stamps and this is what came out. I liked these a lot better - even if the scans make them look yuk. :(
Thursday, July 10, 2008
If you would like your day to be even more BEE-utiful, you should go check out the blog by my friend PATTI (click her name to go there!). She is having a BEE-lightful giveaway of some art she made! Of course, I know you don't really like those pesky bee's, so you don't have to enter! In fact, I think I heard a rumor that if you entered you would be chased by a swarm of angry bees all the way to the ends of the earth! So, you know, better to be safe than sorry, right?!! Besides, I'm going to win! Muwahahaha!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
This second set of scans are book pages for the lovely Mama Peggy! Her theme was flowers and we got to alter a victorian style flower album, which was fun! I used pink because that was the colors of my pages to work on! Yes. You don't have to tell me I'm a sharp cookie - I am quite aware of that! Heh! And honestly, these scans do not do justice to these pages at all. I'm not saying they are the most amazing pieces of art ever - but they turned out very soft and sweet. The border around the pages is actually a pink glitter and looks very pretty. The angel wings also have glitter on them. I added some pink vellum flowers and a tiny white vellum butterfly to the pages as well. I felt guilty for not doing "more" to them. But since the carnations were already printed on the page, I really wanted to incorporate them into my design. So that meant keeping it somewhat simple. The words in the oval say "The flowers have their angels". It is a quote from around the 13th century that they found in an old manuscript of a writer. And actually, they say it is the first time the idea of flower meanings (which was very big in the victorian age!) was first written down. I hope you like your pages Ma P! The book will now come home to you! Yay!
Now children, I must go tuck myself into bed. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!