Saturday, October 25, 2008

Free Halloween Images

I found some images in my stach and thought you might enjoy using them for your Halloween art projects...Trick or Treat...Happy Halloween

Monday, October 20, 2008

Antique Shopping in St. Louis

I went to St Louis this week end for the Bands of America National Regional Marching Band Contest with the Putnam City North Panther Pride Marching Band, there are some pics over on my other blog about the band, we were scheduled to go on a River Boat ride on Saturday but because there was a big Obama Rally at the Arch everything on the river got canceled, so the kids went to the Dome to watch other bands perform and some of us went to the Antique Shop district and went shopping. Below are some of the "treasures" that I found.... I found these beautiful pieces of antique and vintage lace...I can't wait to make some collages using these pieces...some are small like cuffs and collars. There were also some vintage buttons in the jar with the small pieces of lace.

One piece is fairly appears to have been a dresser scarf.
In another shop I found German Scrap, and more German Scrap, I got at least one of each of the different packages and a couple of books of black and white Victorian drawings, that I can photo copy and color with pencils or print it out on watercolor paper and then watercolor them...I was so excited. Can't wait to start working with them in my art work....

More German Scrap...the gold bunches of grapes are really for use as wine labels, there was 25 to the package for $1...Oh Wow will those make great sign in tags for altered books or what???? I probably should have bought more...of course I always say that after I get home and realize what a treasure they are.

This is some Antique Sheet Music from 1916...the lady had to many of these that I couldn't make up my mind...but because I am such a Sousa fan, I decided on the marching music.
This is a Red Fox stole and muff (if you look real close you can see the real fox head) and I only paid $15 for it...It will be awesome as fur trim on a Santa doll. You should have seen the ladies reaction when I told her I was going to cut it was pretty funny.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I Have been Tagged by the Average American Girl

Well I have been tagged by my friend Christy from Fort Myers Flordia...Average American what she call me she is anything but an "Average" American now I have to tell the world 7 Things that you don't know about me...Hmmm???? Lets see...

1. I am a clown. Yes my mother and I had a clown business..."The Clone Clowns"...we dressed alike and our clown makeup was the same...we did kids B-Day Parties, balloon animals and magic tricks, delivered balloon bouquets the whole deal...She was 75 yrs young and I was 55 when we started the business.
2. I just figured out that I have been married 38 of my short 67 year life.
3. I am a Teen Leadership Facilitator .
4. I love choclate milkshakes made with vanilla ice cream and choclate syrup.
5. I drove 100+ miles per hour down an airport runway in my pick-up truck, just to see if I could.
6. I layed 2300 square feet of ceramic floor tile, by my self, in my house. I wore leather knee pads stuffed with Kotex "extra heavy" sanitary worked great.
7. I love Iris, and I hate when people call them "flags"...because Iris come in more colors than any other flower and "flags" are the wildflower that only comes in white or light purple. My Grandmother "Grace Ella" was the president of the Oklahoma Iris Society in the 40's
Now I am susposed to tag some other internet artist here they are:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Copper Queen finished Pic

This is the final pic that I am using for Aileen's Mannequin Art Doll Contest. I took this pic yesterday and it turned out to be the best one I had so I am posting it for everyone to see.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Pages for Altered Book Round Robins

These are my 2 spreads for Mary Schweitzer's beautiful AB "Vintage People with Wings".

This is my other spread for Toni Curtis's Inspiring Women AB. These pages are dedicated to Fredia Kahlo.

These are the spreads for Nessa Math's AB book called "Wish". This is the last book in this RR on Our Round Robin Alterered Book Group...It has taken 9 months, and the books are so awesome...the pics do not do these books justice. My book "Angels" will be coming home this week and I am very excited to see it in person.