Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Alphabetica: An A-Z Creative Guide for Collage and Book Artist by Lynne Perrella is one of my favorite books in my small but building reference library.

I am also psyched up because I am going to be in an Altered Book RR with the alphabet . . . an the hostess Carole was inspired to have the RR because of this book! Woohoo! I was thrilled to see the post calling for players and jumped right on the chance.

Now I need to get moving and get my book started for it's ABC journey!

Keep ya all posted!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Book Cover Collage

This is one of my weekend projects. I took the cover from a book I had torn the pages all out of and created this collage. Kind of a work in progress I think. I was distressing the vintage ledger papers with Tim Holtz distressing inks and had this idea to spritz with water . . . good for the distressing inks, bad for the ledger entries! Ah well, makes a pretty blue! The checks are from my Grandfathers business. My friend saved them from the basement when she bought the original building the business was in.

I have a very great little French laundry doll hanger I had thought to hang this with, but then I also need to ready a book for a RR . . . . hmmm, what to do what to do!!!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

day 54

I am now on day 54 without a smoke. Well around that, actually a few more days, but I couldn't remember my exact quit date, just that it was around Thanksgiving, so I picked the following Monday, November 27, 2006 as being the date.

I think when I hit my year anniversary I shall go and have the dentist whiten my teeth as a present to myself. They actually look better, but why not pamper myself more!

Esscences of Life

This is an Altered Journal page I did for my artist friend Michelle Dressler. We are doing an altered book rr with other wonderful artist through the "Altered Pages" yahoo group. Her theme is "Embrace Life". This is one of my favorite pieces of art I have created. Not real happy with the letter I put in because of the lines running through it. Don't know what the heck I was thinking when I did that . . . other than I knew it needed something in that corner!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Funky Fiber Fun

Well I finally did some art. I worked on a page for a round robin andit happens to be in Kimberly Moore's book. Kim wanted bright colors.I of course had a hard time finding some in my stash, as I leantowards the other side of the scale. But as luck would have it, myfriend Kathleen had just sent home a deco from deco world, which I hadpretty much forgotten about even. Anyway, with the deco she sent mesome wickedly kewl Funky Fibers. The colors were exactly what Kimwanted in her book. I was able to find in my stash some Basic Grey'sthat would go with it, and in my stash of Artchix Images, the littlegirl.

I am so proud of myself for actually using the beautiful fibers andnot hoarding them. Normally I would just sit with them down in my undergound cavern by the pool of water stroking them andsaying . . . "precious, my precious" . . .

Thursday, January 04, 2007


I want to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy 2007! It is just so hard to believe another year has passed already. Hopefully this year will bring lots of new and exciting adventures for all of us.