Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Passions


Just finished this one! I love COLLAGE! I made this huge mistake of using this image I thought I liked, where the flowers are....I had already glued it down and outlined it..then I hated it, so I tore it off, and then I had a big ugly area I had to cover up...so, here come the flowers! There is always a way for us to cover up mistakes in collage. I don't know what the deal was with my black pen today, it wouldn't write on the background very well....but it all worked out. Ya'll won't believe where I got the quote at the bottom. I was having a cup of YOGI (Detox) Tea, yesterday, and on each tea bag there is a YOGI quote on the tag! How enlightening LOL! Yall have a good day, I gotta get back to the GARDEN!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy 25th Anniversary to Us!


This collage was created for WEEK 76 of Crowabout. Thought I was going to have a really hard time coming up with something this week...generally I just think about what is going on with me at the time and for this collage, it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary which was yesterday! We had a great weekend going to a couple of our favorite restaurants and relaxing! I hope you all had a good weekend!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tribute To A Friend


This collage was created for Crowabout as a tribute to one of my Flickr and Crowabout friends Susan. She will surely be missed. Many of the images for this collage were from Susan, aka Susee Que. The angel border is from Frannie60. Have a good day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Share a Plant


Had so much fun creating this collage with my daughter Kathryn. She is beginning to love collaging! I must thank Nancy Baumiller and Becky F for borders and Becky F again for the smiling cat image.

When I was making this collage I was thinking about how special I think it is to share plants. I had these huge Soloman Seal plants at my other house and I had given some to Molly. Molly gave some to Linda, I gave some to Christy and Cindy, my stepdaughters, and I brought some up here to the cabin when we moved up, and just the other day, I bring back plants from Molly and Linda's yard, to plant in my yard. Molly and my brother in law Mark, have a rose bush in their yard that came from his Grandmothers garden. She gave me a cutting from it and now I have it too! When you stop and really think, it's kind of like passing a part of us along to people we love and care about, or even a total stranger!

We sure had a fun weekend, had all the girls up for a cookout! Had such fun and what a beautiful day! I have a whole row of plants I need to get in the ground, so I will be outside all day today! Hope you all had a good weekend, and I'll see ya soon!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sun Seeker








Kathryn came up for the weekend and we collaged together! I just finished Sun Seeker last night. We had so much fun, and she is addicted to collaging now! Here are a few flower pictures I snapped yesterday afternoon, hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Plant The Seed



Had so much fun creating this one last night. Borders are from Nayski, Nancy Baumiller, and Dover Publishing. The rest of the images are from magazines. I decided I was going to try and work more quickly and carefree in this collage....I tend to try and be way too perfect and refined...it is still refined...but when I got to the writing part, instead of freezing up...I just started writing.....I thought.. "how will I ever be able to fill up the whole page"?? I forgot for a minute who was writing it!!! In no time it was filled in!

Just took this "After the Rain" picture a few minutes ago! Had to share it with ya'll! We had some strong storms come through a couple of times today. I have this pretty new pink carpet under my Cherry Trees now! The sun is out now and the air is pollen free for the time being...I will try and take more pics as things bloom and perk up to share! Enjoy your afternoon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just A Girl










I hope you all had a beautiful Easter! I know we did! Here are a few pictures I took. We went over to my daughters boyfriends parents house. These pictures were taken at their beautiful home. We had such a great time with them as always, and all the food was delicious! What a fun day! That is our daughter Kathryn and my husband Raymond. Loved that picture of them....the cool looking plant is called Euphorbia wulfendii. I gave that plant to Joan two years ago when we went to their house for Easter, and look at it now! It came from another plant I have just like it at my mailbox, but mine doesn't look like this! The pretty centerpiece was on one of the tables and the other pictures were taken in the pink outdoor room. I just love how Joanie decorates and I just had to share them with you all!

I just finished "Just A Girl" last night. It has been a few days since I have worked on any ART, and I was ready to play around again. Credits to my friends Nancy Baumiller, Artsy Fartsy Queen, and Becky F, for the borders, dress from Land of Nod, crown from The Glass Beehive. Quote from Coco Chanel. The quote reminded me of me as a girl trying to be classy wearing my Moms perfume and jewelry to school! I was only in elementary school!! She had no idea I did that, until years later, and we still laugh about it. She had these dangly gray rhinestone earrings and this really cool paisley shaped broach, that she still has today....and I wore the earrings one day...I imagine my teachers wondered where I got such fancy jewelry since I was probably like 7 or 8 years old LOL!! It's a wonder we didn't lose everything. Damn lucky for me I didn't! Now there is no telling what those costume jewelry pieces are worth now.

The Cherry trees are in full bloom in the yard, and I have stuff popping up new everyday! Just yesterday I was leaving to go run some errands and I have this pot by the driveway with a Hosta in it. I noticed just the tip of it trying to pop up, and when I got home there were two points popping up! What the heck? I guess if I had sat there long enough watching, I mighta seen it break through the dirt! Hope you all have a sunny day!