Monthly Archives: April 2012

Look what I won!

I won this cute little round box from Denise over at Voie de Vie. The tulip print it is covered with is her own art work. The inside is covered in more assorted goodness, including a vintage crochet ad. Very appropriate because I am a hooker. I’ve mentioned that, yes? I also knit. As you can see, I’m storing my weekly receipts in the box, to be put in my budget program each week. Only I missed last week so I am behind! I just noticed that the color of the box matches the color on the head of my little vintage doggie that holds my highlighters. Love it!

A Faux Tin Sunday Sketch

Finally, I had time to participate in Sunday Sketches again! I’ve missed it. This may not look like a sketch, but it started with one. I sketched some loose flowers onto a piece of cardboard, traced the lines with Aleene’s tacky glue, used gluestick to cover the cardboard with aluminum foil, and added details. Then a light coat of black shoe polish and a gentle rubbing. The complete tutorial, with some excellent examples done by kids, can be found at Make it a Wonderful Life. They mention that you shouldn’t use corrugated cardboard because the lines would show but I wanted to try it and that was all I had. I think I’ll try to find some smooth cardboard and make a series of 3, similar but different, to hang in my living room. ! I actually drew 2 and had planned to glue them both up at once, since they need to dry overnight, but the gluing was hard on my carpal tunnel so I just did the one.  There are some thin lines etched into the background with a blunt tool but you’ll have to click for the enlargement to see them. They don’t show in the small photo. I really like the look. What do you think?

Still here!

And I’m showing today’s sloppy little journal page, just to prove it! I don’t like the finished page all that much but it served as stress relief at the end of the day and I felt much better after doing it. I’m not sure why it seems like I have no spare time lately. Someone just keeps filling it all up with stuff that needs doing! I got my nest charms from the Charmsters swap this weekend and they really are wonderful. I’ll try to get a photo of them all together soon, so I can show them off. What have all of you been up to?

So Very Unusual

Why yes, I did spend my morning painting faces on eggplant. And one eggplant bum, too, because there’s always at least one in any crowd who has to act up. When I originally tore this photo of eggplant out of the magazine or junk mail it came it, it was because I loved the deep purples and plums. But when I came across it again today, it immediately looked like a crowd of little people in funny hats. What could I do but give them faces and let them be what they were meant to be? Then I dug through the little box of clipped text I keep on my desk and found what seemed like appropriate words for them. I hope you spend your day doing something equally enjoyable. :)

“everything was so very unusual on this day”