Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Own Space and Art

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Check out where I create my art. Some of it was inspired or designed by Norma Kooi, Georgia Gibbons, Terri Gauthier, and Debra Abel.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Art Weekend at My Hacienda

What could be better than spending a creative weekend with a group of women? That's right....nothing could be finer! On September 12th through the 14th, my art group is meeting at my house to make a very sweet ATC frame holder and to continue on projects that remain unfinished. And, boy do I have those! My main concern is wrapping up my "Mad Tea Party" journal and my acrylic photo album inspired by Donna Downey. Then I still have my Mexican fabric art journal waiting in limbo. The theme of our weekend will have a Mexican flair, including food inspired from south of the border, traditional (and mandatory) Margaritas, and beautiful Latin music. I'm sure a lengthy conversation will continue on how we all loved the Invoke Art Stamps we purchased at the last rubberstamp show in Novi. There were just lovely images for Frida Kahlo, shrines and frames, the holiday Dia de los Muertos or "Day of the Dead," our Lady of Guadalupe, and santos galore. We all tend to play off eachother, each lending a "punch" to our artistic madness. It will definitely be a glorious weekend traveling on our magical journey to Mexico and more.

New Recipe Card for August

Only one more day until I swap this card for 11 others! I hope I get some unique ones this month. Besides getting some great recipes, the cards will definitely be something to cherish. One day I will need to decorate the ever growing recipe card box. It looks like one will not be enough!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Been Travelin'

I can't believe I haven't posted a word in more than three weeks. In the beginning of August we drove up north to the upper peninsula to visit my mom and sister who reside on Lake Superior! My son and his family met us at Great Grandma's house for her 82nd birthday. On the way home, there was a stop at my daughter's house in Mancelona, Michigan. Needless to say, I am so behind on my photos to display. I am frantically working on my monthly artful recipe card for homemade caramel corn. It is easy and delicious. Last weekend, there was another drive to Grand Rapids. You would think with the price of gas we would be sticking around the homestead. And the weekend before our art group attended the Novi, Michigan Rubberstamp Show. I can't wait to show you where I've been hiding.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Victorian Fan

I've been trying to complete all of my unfinished projects in between the newer ones. This is the fan that we worked on a few of weekends ago when our group visited Kim in Marlette, Michigan. It is something that rests now on a stand on one of my studio bookshelves.