Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Let's Play Tag

My Charmsters group on Yahoo had a swap entitled, "Let's Play Tag". We had to alter a tag (zipper pull) and add whatever we wanted to it. I decided on a red, white and blue theme in honor of the 4th of July. In my Art Techniques class we learned many different ways to use alcohol inks so that is the method I chose to alter my tags.

I have signed up for a number of swaps and if I really sat and thought about what I have to do, I would be overwhelmed. So, I don't think about it. I just keep on moving on. This swap is crossed off my list now. Next in line is an altered acrylic flower keychain and zentangles. I probably have about 12 projects after that, provided I don't sign up for any more, which is unlikely. I'm having too much fun. We have to do something fun every day. I'm making that my motto.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blooming Gardenia's!!

I planted a gardenia bush a while ago. I imagine it didn't like where I planted it. It's still hanging on, but it does not look too prosperous. I'm trying to give it lots of tender loving care to hopefully make up for any indescretions I may have unknowingly bestowed upon it, um, like its place in this world, so we'll see what happens.

Impatient and eager for the beautiful aroma of gardenia's, I bought another bush and kept it in a pot on my patio. Today I was blessed with a beautiful, fragrant, creamy white gardenia. It is gorgeous and I love it!

There are about six additional buds just waiting their turn. If I can keep my thumb green enough, my gardenia will flourish. Mary, Mary, quite contrary. How does your garden grow?

Pretty in pink.

Pretty at night.

A pretty place to chill at the end of the day.

Well, okay, I guess I have to spread the mulch and powerwash, but tomorrow's another day . . .

Monday, June 21, 2010

Art Doll

My first attempt at an art doll was lots of fun. I belong to a Yahoo group that has lots of fun swaps I have begun to participate in and enjoy immensely. I had such fun making this doll and I plan to make more and more as the possibilities are endless.

I was so excited to see what my partner thought as I copied her photo to use for my doll's face as I thought it made it a little more personal. She loved it!! It's so great when someone loves what we create!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A New Driver Hits The Road

Yep, Rachel got her drivers license on Friday. There she goes. On her own. In my car. Of course I wouldn't let her go if I didn't think she could handle it. But it sure is hard to watch those baby birds try out their new wings.