Thursday, December 27, 2007

How Much is That Doggie?

I had to try out my "Micaceous Oxide" Golden paint. It doesn't show up really well here, but it is a different look.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Scribble faces 1

These next four images are just scribbling -- they will probably be incorporated into future journal pages. The kid looks a bit like a chipmunk with food stored in his cheek for winter doesn't he?

Scribble faces 3

Scribble faces 2

Ugly Betty

Junk Mail

Is your mailbox stuffed with paper (useless paper that will go into the landfill) better known as "junk mail"? I far prefer to get mail art -- even bills are okay. I just hate the junk mail. So I went to a site called that promises to make it EASY to remove your name from all the various databases and marketing firms. Okay, I did that -- set up my account with password, etc. I began clicking on the various gremlin companies that sell my name to other organizations so they can load up my mailbox. It's not as easy as they make it sound. Most of these firms will not remove your name until you print off the letter, sign it and mail it in. Worse, some make you go to their site and fill out a form on line and pay some amount by credit card to get off their damn list!!!!! I'm sitting here looking at five form letters I have to sign and send in. However, Proquo at least typed the letter in a PDF format, so I can just sign. What a hassle. I think junk mail companies should have to clean up dog poop in all of our yards!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fruit and Fur

These are not colors I would normally use. I must make myself do more with colors I'm not "drawn" to. It's something akin to eating those weird vegetables I did not like as a child. I was going to add more to this but decided to keep it simple and let the images do their thing. I like the contrast of the fruit and fur.

Christmas card 07

I really wanted something simple this year. The annual card making becomes an assembly line process every year, and I get to the point where I don't want to do one more card!!!!!!! But since friends love to get them, I keep doing them. This one has very simple lines and a nice message(s). Next year I may just draw a pine needle!

Fiber-bound Inside Spread

The cover for this journal is below. I did not post in the correct order. If only I could drag and drop the order of these posts. If someone knows how to do that, please leave a comment. I'm attempting to get used to the new format.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fiber-bound journal

This is the front cover of my fiber-bound journal. I needed the cover to be wider so taped another piece of heavy cardstock painted in different colors. I rather liked the way it came out. These journals are so flexible you can do them any way you wish. Pages can be any size. Small pages can fit inside large pages. Use up all your fabric scraps for the binding.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Inside Spread for Journal

This is another inside spread for the fiber-bound journal. All kinds of painted paers were used and even ledger paper and manilla folders. Again I used different sizes so some papers can be seen behind the ones shown.