Monday, March 29, 2010

Altered Frame!

Here's a wooden craft frame that I altered to be a frame for Parker, whose picture is in the frame, and who is the 2nd grandson of a friend of mine. I loved the idea of altered frame, and was really pleased with how this, my first attempt, turned out. The foundation is paint, followed by handmade papers, stamps, found printed quotes, dictionary pages, and more glaze. Oh, and scrabble tiles! Hope my friend likes it! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Birthday Art

This piece is something I did on a pressed wood board. Jeff had a big piece that he wasn't using, so I asked him to cut it into several different sized pieces. This is a birthday gift (or will be) for a friend of mine who is in the middle of doing some reflection and thinking about what the next chapter in her life will be. This piece has handmade papers as it's foundation with an inspirational quote that I found which I thought would be perfect for her. I added in some fun other papers, either serendipity or other handmade papers, some cool thoughts, a favorite vintage image of a woman with a suitcase just getting ready to start on an adventure, and my little muse who I hope will help her, with the first words of advice - have fun! I added in some stars on the top, just for some whimsy, with the obvious advice to "let the stars be your guide". Overall a fun piece, and I hope she really enjoys it and finds some inspiration from it! Enjoy!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Early Spring Snowstorm

Isn't this lovely? We had a early spring snow last weekend, and Monday morning, this was the lovely sight we woke up to! The light was magical, but only lasted for a very few moments. I had to scramble to get my camera and get outside onto our back patio to capture the image. Needless to say, the snow out on the patio was pretty chilly on my bare feet! Still, the beauty of the calm morning is quite something. At times like these, I can't help but think how lucky we are to be living here.

The weather warmed up this week, so that by Wednesday, all of this snow was gone.......but now they are predicting another touch of winter for tonight into tomorrow morning. I know it's supposed to snow in the northern mountains (ski resorts will be happy), but I don't know if it will make it down to us. It's fun to experience the changing of the seasons here! Enjoy!