Made these guys this weekend for a swap:
I hand cut the pieces from four different fabrics using a Quickutz die as a template (since the Quickutz dies won't really cut fabric). I lined all of the pieces with interfacing for stability and to prevent excess fraying. I hand embroidered the beaks, feet, and eyelashes (on the girl owl) and added wiggly eyes and rhinestones (on the girl owl).
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Made these guys this weekend for a swap:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Stumbled upon this artist:
Sunday, June 21, 2009
While I've completed hybrid layouts before and digitally altered my photographs for traditional layouts, this is my first fully digital layout. It just seemed easier this way due to the number of photos and the size of the background photos.
Click the photo for a larger view.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Stumbled upon this artist's website, Lawrence Yang.
Just awesome. Click on "artwork" on the left hand side of the page for more.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I knew this would happen someday. I knew I would post a finished product to my blog just to discover I had spelled a major word wrong.
Well, it's finally happened, I misspelled "thoughts" in my previous post. Thanks to all who have noticed and let me know.
But I may just leave it. You see I AM A REALLY BAD SPELLER. Period. Trust me, there's nothing I can do about it. I was eliminated from my first spelling bee with the word "hay". Yes, I couldn't spell a three letter word. I spelled it "hey".
I have set my computer to automatically spell check any e-mail or document I write at work, but I still have misspellings. Computers don't catch it when you misspell a word into another word. See "hay" v. "hey".
A couple of years ago I was digging through all the documents my mother kept from my school years. One of my early report cards, maybe first grade, suggested that my parents should have me checked for a learning disability, my spelling (and my reading at that point) were that bad!
Well, despite all of this, I've made it pretty far in life. I have a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering. I have a good career. I'm planning to go back for a Ph.D. so I can teach college courses one day.
So I may just leave it. It's a big part of MI. :)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I'm in the midst of creating an inspiration journal for myself. This inspiration journal will be a place where I can play with all the techniques, products, photos, textures, colors, and words that I love, and that inspire me day to day. Where I can browse for ideas when my mojo is on vacation. Where I can play with combinations of all the things that I love. Where I can play with new ideas.
The base of my inspiration journal is a Spinner Album by Zutter, see this post and this post for more information on the album, page backgrounds, and title. I have created my first page on a canvas background:
Step 1 - I sprayed the canvas background with Riptide Glimmer Mist using Heidi Swapp plastic letters as a mask. I laid paper towels under my pages to catch any over spray.
Friday, June 12, 2009
...When I disappear like that?
I work full time, I'm actually a civil engineer, geologist, and hydrogeologist when I'm in my Clark Kent day clothes. Work has been crazy over the last few weeks, and promises to be crazy for a few weeks more. I'm trying not to complain, just to be happy in the fact that I am employed and busy.
I'm having a quandary. We had to return the second set of kittens because my hubby was allergic to at least one of them, probably the Bengal kitten. Now we're trying to figure out if it's worth trying one more time, probably with two Siberian kittens, or if it's just not worth the emotional strain.
And I've got a cold. Started last Sunday with a sore throat and is still hanging on. I'm not so sick that I can justify calling in sick and sleeping all day, but I'm sick enough that I'm pretty much exhausted after working all day.
But I have been creating, I've got fabric flowers to share, instructions for making my monster buttons, and a few relatively complete pages from my Inspired spin journal to post. All coming soon, don't give up on me :) .