Thursday, November 23, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thank You World




The second of Michelle Ward's Crusades asks us to create something inspired by music. In honor of Thanksgiving, I selected an old World Party tune, "Thank You World"

Lyrics;

Colors, scents and symphony
Fall on me like tears.
And time around me stretches back
And forth across the years.
Was I sent to see your beauty
Just to please my aching heart...
Well I want to say good morning
But I don't know where to start.
Thank you World

Thank you World

Well, I'm lying in the dew
And I'm staring at the stars.
Yeah, he laid me down this blanket
Now I call this blanket grass
And the sun is my alarm
And the Moon, she makes me dream.
And my food is wild honey pie
And water from the stream.
Thank you World.......

Thank you world.

Ready To Go!



Normally I wouldn't write a post about mailing things...but getting this one out was a HUGH deal for me (see below). I'm going through so much stress right now, art has been a double edged sword. On the one hand, it's kept me sane. On the other...getting things out has added a little bit to the stress.

But overall, it been good. At least there is one thing in my life I can control!

I can't believe how excited I am to mail these out!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Danglies

I make myself nuts. Really. Nuts. I signed up for a holiday Danglie swap which is 10 for 10. No problem. Or so I thought. First I made 10 of these....




Than I read on somebody's blog that glass slide danglies are sooo passe. So I made this.....



But the colors were all wrong and I realized, as they are three sided, they would be difficult to mail. So I made 10 of these...



At this point I'm not even sure I like them.... but the deadline is arriving fast and I'm out of ideas. Maybe it's because I still haven't resolved the whole stolen identity mess and therefore am totally stressed out....or are swaps always this hard?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bird Journal/Owls



I forgot to add this little boy and his owls to the stuff I was doing while waiting for my computer to get fixed. I love how serious he is with his two birds in the hands.

Here is the left side of the page. I'll bind them together with chunky copper wire and turquoise beads in the journal.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Finally!



Three looong weeks later...She's back! I can't tell you how hard it was living without her. Generally, the last three weeks have been awful...and not just because my computer was sick. I also lost my ipod (a tragedy), got stiffed by my last employer (there's thousands of $$ I'll never see), AND got my identity stolen! Bank accounts emptied, credit cards maxed out...the whole thing. I'm assured I'll recover everything in time....but what to do in the meantime?

OK... enough whining. Here's what I've been doing while I waited...




I finished the two remaining gift boxes....



and made this for a friend who's trying to get preggers...



It didn't photograph well...but it's really cute and she was thrilled with it.

I also made 10 "dangelies" for the Art Erratica holiday danglie swap. I'm not sure what the etiquitte is for posting photos of swaps before they've been mailed so I'll hold off posting the photo.

So...here's hoping November treats me kinder than October did!