Sunday, August 31, 2008
This is the cover of my Inspiring Women AB...I really was going to do something with a lot of texture and bright colors...but I decided I wanted my book to feel soft...so I put some quilt batting on it and then I had this beautiful blue upholstery fabric (left over from another project) the lace trim came from another trip I had taken to SanJose several years ago and my friend Neldi took me to an Asian Fabric store that had every kind of lace known to man...really...the letters are some embroidery letter from Hancocks...then I added the pearls around the letters and I used white dimensional paint with a very small holed writing cap to write the rest of the words...the "hinges" are some Tim Holtz Grungeboard pieces painted gold with Lumieres...the piece of the spine is a glass slide embellishment that my friend Toni Curtis made for me...it is just perfect....so my texture turned soft and my bright colors turned pastel...with a little help from my muse and friends....more spreads to come in the next couple of days, because the mailing date is Tuesday....So the fun for the Inspiring Women AB RR is just starting....watch for more posts on this subject...I am sure they will be fun...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The second spread has a pocket holding a Chinese envelope that contains all kinks of pictures of Beijing, the Olympics buildings and ceremonies. The words I wrote are about World Peace...because that was the feeling I got from watching this amazing event...I used a grunge board swirl, some metallic Koi Fish stickers, a foam embellishment that is stamped with one of my hand carved lino stamps and some 3-D black and white letters. The background is sprayed Moon Mist and sea sponge (which I love the look of) stamping using Lumiere paint.
I just thought that the sign-in tags that the other artist (Chris Tessnear of North Carolina, Lorraine Watson, Dawn Gold and Kristen Bolton, all of the UK) were so awesome that I would include this pic for you to see.
I hope Lin likes the work that we have done in her book, because it is really a terrific book...a real treasure to keep forever.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
This first spread presented me with a little diliemma...the spread had been gessoed and then two precious little birds had been drawn near the bottom...my dilemma was did Chris prep this page so that one of us would add our art work to it or did she just want the spread left like it is?...as I looked through the book I saw several spreads that were done the same way, you know with gesso and drawings...so I decided to take a chance and add some art (I use the term loosely here because the art was really already done by Chris) I used a quote by Aesop: "It is not only fine feathers that make the fine birds" and I added some beaded fringe to the top...then I glued some beautiful feathers to the pages...I sure hope this is what Chris had in mind....
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
These are some pics I took of the Church in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The church has been very well taken care of and they have services there every week. The church is owned by the Arch Diocese of Santa Fe. It is named Saint Thomas Catholic Church and is located on the plaza in the Pueblo of Abiquiu. This historic church has been a continuous place of worship for over two hundred years
There are a lot of things going on out here in the dessert. In August there is a "Fiesta of Santa Rosa de Lima" which is celebrated each year and begins with the carrying of the statue of Santa Rosa to anto Tomas Church.