Wednesday, August 25, 2010

For The Love of Green

I neglected to credit Norma Frances for the striped shirt image, thank you Norma!

I guess the color Green is my favorite color. I found some cool images in a magazine I just had to use, so I got out a green watercolor paint and smeared it on, not worrying how it covered, or if it did here and there. I then added some yellow to the green paint to give it variation on the page. Then I got a babywipe and lightly made swirls in places to lift off some of the paint. Then I began gluing down the images and journaled about nothing really! Just what we were doing that day....and I have the FUNNIEST story to tell ya'll!! I'm still laughing about it...I hope I won't make my friend mad for telling it, but it must be told. I will leave her name out even though she probably wouldn't read this anyhow......the day after I finished this collage, she was responding in an email back to me about how things were going with her, etc. She told me that on a whim and to save a buck she decided to color her hair. How hard could it be right? So she gets the color and evidently mixed it wrong...put it on for the time she was supposed to.. and then when she rinsed it out, she noticed it didn't lather like it should have. She got it rinsed out and she said it was YELLOWWWW.....she was LIVID..and you know how that is, the only one you can be mad at is Y.O.U. and now you are so mad at YOU, and now you can't just be done......nope, this situation must be dealt with immediately! Something else to deal with...so she had more developer from somewhere and remixed it correctly.....put it on again......this time, it came out (quoting her sister, after seeing a picture of her), a nice Autumn Green!!!!!!! ROFL!!!!! I told her at least she is ready for FALL! I know I'm laughing, but it was so funny, and she KNEW I would think it was....her husband told her he would take her out to eat, and that he would be proud to have a brown-eyed, green haired lady on his arm! Isn't that sweet? Well I don't know if they went to dinner or not, but she told me the next day she was going to the hairdresser ...after all...to get it corrected. So much for saving a buck huh?!! I told her that she wasn't alone! I thought I would be thrifty one time and tried to hi-lite mine one time....after spending half the day pulling it through the cap and getting a stiff neck, I put the color on there.....later, went back to check it and freaked out, thinking it was too light....washed it out...NOPE.. not light enough! It ended up this peachy, reddish color. Looked like Woody Woodpecker! Had to go get it fixed...anyhow, after reading about her dilemma, I looked down and there was this collage that I had made, and here were the words "Discover the Beauty of Green"!!!! Can you believe? I promptly sent it to her and told her that I guess I must have really been thinking about her lately!! She sent back a reply saying that the lady in the collage looks better than her!!! LOL!!!! I have kept ya'll long enough....night night...and like my daughter used to say when she was little, Don't Let the Angels Bite!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

THE PICNIC


Created for Crowabout. Had scanner issues again, but think I may have it figured out! Created with images from Nancy B, also thanks so Rublyblossom for the house, Nancy B, for the girl, and border, Nayski for the arrow, birdhouse, swan and border. Thanks to Becky F for the flower I used as a sun! Have been collaging and working on some new pieces! Sure hope you all are having a good Monday and I will see you soon!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Secret Garden


It was so much fun creating this new collage for CROWABOUT! I couldn't resist using the pretty courtyard image that Nancy gave us this week. I decided to add the trees, hoping to add something different. I always thought it would be amazing to have a real courtyard like this, don't you? I am out of my element in the last couple of collages, not using borders..but they just wouldn't work here ya know?

I have been so busy lately! Alyssa, Kathryn and Alex came up to see us last weekend, and you know what we did on Friday? We went tubing down the Toccoa River! I hadn't done it in years. Things got a little scary when it started thundering and raining on us, but we luckily found a couple of places to hide out until the weather got better. We only got to go half way, but we will go back again to finish the whole thing. What a blast!! We had so much fun hanging out together.

Guess I will go conjure up something for dinner, where did the day go? Hope you all have a great night! See ya soon!