April 13, 2014

Animal Stax...

I have been so busy getting the house ready to put up for sale, that I haven't spent much time in my studio creating art.  I decided enough is enough...

Life Book 2014 Week 15 led by Tamara Laporte.  We are to create a totem pole comprised of quirky animals.

My animals are so quirky, it's hard to determine what they are.  For example, the top figure in my mind was a hippopotamus - it turned out more ape like and looks like a gorilla - go figure!   The same thing happens when I think of a tune.  In my head it sounds fabulous - I open my mouth and the sound that comes out is nothing and I mean NOTHING like the tune in my head!

It was mindless fun and tomorrow I will continue to clean up, throw out and donate!

sketches

add some paint

finished piece


April 8, 2014

Getting Ready to Move...

Life Book 2014 Week 14 led by Dyan Reaveley.  We are to create a whimsical Springtime journal page.

After 14 years in this neighborhood, my husband and I are getting ready to sell our home.  It's stressful time.  There is so much to do to get the house ready.   Mostly cosmetic type things - but still time consuming.  I didn't have much time to devote to this journal page...excuses, excuses, I know!  I'm already behind with Life Book 2014.


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April 2, 2014

Binding...

Working on the binding - hope to finish this quilt by the end of the week.

March 29, 2014

There's a Bug in My Garden...

My amaryllis are beginning to bloom.  I discovered this bug on one of the plants.  Of course, I had to take its photo!



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March 20, 2014

Rosemarie

Life Book 2014 Week 12 led by Finnabair.  We are to create a 3 dimensional collage incorporating photographs and assorted bits and pieces.

I printed a photo of my mother.  She was quite young in this photo.  I don't think she was married to my dad yet.

There was so much glue on the paper to hold all these dimensional objects down, I didn't think it would ever dry!  Spray inks and gesso added over top.


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