Sunday, December 18, 2005

Sunday, November 13, 2005

My Corner of the Garage

Here is the beginnings of another page. I have limited supplies here at the hotel so not too much going on yet!

My Corner of the Garage

Here are my "music" pages. The CD I mixed for Sharon will be in the pocket on the right. I have to touch up a bit here and there as the book got damaged during all it's travels ....or maybe not!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

My Corner of the Garage

Here is the latest version of Sharon's book. I'm not at all happy about how it looks scanned (the colors are way off), but it gives a peek at how it's evolving! I'm trying to keep it "rough," in keeping with the theme....but in "real life"it's not as weird as it looks here!!

The cover of the book will be a dark wine velvet so that's what will be the "frame" to this spread and will tie in the seemingly odd color choice. What you can't see is how the sky glows in the dark areas. I used Golden's "Micaceous Iron Oxide" paint and it gives a luminous quality to the dark sky. The frame around the title and the name plate are rusted metal. I softened the "frame" with feathers and let the glue ooze out under the name plate then touched it up with gold and bronze paint. On opposite corners of the "frame" I put antique rhinestones that have turned a beautiful grey over the years.

I'll be tweeking this spread ...but for now I'm on to the next "page" which will include an audio CD burned for her listening pleasure ;-). I'm planning on making Sharon's book a sensory experience (sight, sound, smell, and touch) and will also be including incense in one spread!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

My Corner of the Garage

Here is my first pass at a page for Sharon's book. I painted a "sky", then did a photo transfer of a Live Oak tree that just got a winter haircut. I'm planning on adding a few more layers to this around the edges and so on.

The theme of Sharon's book is "Remains of the Day", and I'll be cutting a little window in the upper right hand side to reveal the title.

Friday, August 19, 2005


I figured I'd start with joy! This is Daisy and Dexter "On the Beach". This photo is my desktop image to always remind me of the joy of living!