Friday, February 27, 2009

Random Art and Silliness

This is a tag I made for a friend who is turning 50 this year. I did it digitally and then added the hat, pink jewel and lace on the bottom after printing.

This is a 4x4 tip in page I made for a swap in my Mixed Media Madams group. The theme chosen by the recipient was "Grandmother's Sewing Basket". As I was humiliated and tortured by a 7th Grade Home Economics teacher, I do not sew. So instead I decided to make a page that looked sewn with digital scrapbooking elements. The poem is by me - It's not great literature, but tells the story of this page well enough, I think. :) I'm thinking of adding a few things once I print it out. Maybe a button or two and some lace.

And lastly, here is some random silliness from my honey Shea's workmates! He has three Meercats on his desk along with a palm tree for fun. When he is gone, he has the "meercats" send everyone silly emails. Well, he took the friday before Valentine's off and when he returned on Monday, they had all the Meercats smeared with cupcake frosting! There were crumbs everywhere, one was head first into the cupcake and they even sprinkled meercat "poop" all over his desk! Heh! I think silliness like this really makes going to work a lot nicer, don't you?! I wish I worked there too! :)

Have a nice weekend all! Don't forget to hug your honeys and your furry pals! And please, make sure you stop at all the red lights! Nothing is so important that cannot wait just a few seconds more for the light to change! Smooch!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


These are from ETSY seller Catherine Reese! Aren't they absolutely adorable?!?!! They would be perfect with some sweet little herb plants in them, placed in your kitchen or dining room! If you just love them like I do, support this wonderful Etsy seller (who I don't know, by the way!) and treat yourself! Who wouldn't be happy seeing this delightful trio every morning?!? I know I would!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pretty Words

These are the pages that I made for Heather in my Mixed Media Madams group. Her theme was "the wisdom of books". These took me a long time to come up with and make because I just adore books! I finally found the poem and the image online though and they all came together. Here is an explanation of what they mean to me:

The background is a page from a vintage-ish dictionery and is printed over with the color (from a digital scrapbook paper image). The dictionery is the first book that I loved because my father would always tell me to "look it up" when I asked about a words' meaning. Her wings are from a different dictionery. They symbolize how words and books can give you wings - they have me, anyways! On one wing the word is "Trade Wind". This is meaningful in two different ways. First, that the word reminds me of adventures and books are always an adventure for me! Second, trading books at used book stores is always a fun thing to do! I have spent countless hours among the dusty tomes searching for something interesting and new.

The books on her head symbolize how I am always thinking of books and how I always have a book with me no matter where I go! The image of the girl I just thought was beautiful and I love how her hands are holding the book in a reverent manner. Also, the coloring of her reminded me of the illuminated manuscripts I have been priviledged to see in museums. The bees come from the poem on the other page.

The poem on this page I found while searching for the word "words". I thought it perfectly illustrates how words can be put together to form a picture in the readers mind. I also loved how she talked about bees in the end and how she liked words that were "honied...gilded and sticky, with a little sting". I believe that every single word in a language can be used in a positive or a negative way depending on how you use it. So there really are no "bad" words - just bad (or negative) ways of using them.

The decoration on this page - the flower and the bees - are simple and I did that so the observer would focus on the poem. The flower also symbolizes how books "make you grow". And the bees, as stated early, refer to her statement that words, like bees, come with both sweetness and little bit of sting.

Below is an image of the pages together and how they will show in her book. After I finally finished stressing about what I wanted to do for this theme, they came together really quickly - in just a day, actually! And I am actually thinking of making myself one of these collages on a large canvas for our home! It's the first time I have wanted to do that with my art, so I guess I must like it! I hope that Heather, the librarian, feels the same! :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pancake Love

This is the most creative I was all day...biting my cold pancake into a heart shape.'s something, right?! Heh Heh! I did work on the art room though, which is a good thing! It is such a mess and so unorganized. I honestly want to just throw everything out and start over. But I'm too thrifty for that. So onward I go. I hope to have new art to post by Tuesday at the latest. :) Have a wonderful week, all!