Monday, July 27, 2009

Busy working …

I have been busy working on yet another art kit however; this one is a little bit different.

My last kit that was in the summer Somerset Life Magazine “Time for Paris” has filled my email box with “can I buy it” …?
I am flattered that so many wanted this kit but I am sorry to say that it is not for sale.
My daughter has written her name on this one. Because of the family trinkets or tiny heirlooms
that were placed in this kit I will wrap it with love, put it under the Christmas tree and yes I will put her name on the tag.

I also got an email that took me back a little at first….
Questioning me why that is art…
And also stating anyone could do that ….
I do not think of the kits I put together as art but as design…
Second, yes, anyone can do it and I hope that one of my kits will inspire someone to put one together.
I know many online friends from my doll groups love this idea because their have pieces of lace and ribbon that they cannot bring themselves to use. Displaying them in a presentation box is a way of using and saving treasured bits and pieces. A kind of bake your cake and eat it too…
Some of the kits I put together can come together in an afternoon or in an hour.
However, on others I have logged many hours. Somerset still has one of my kits (a little peek below) that
I put together last summer and it took a very long time for the final product, a hundred plus hours.




I wish I took more pictures of the process. Pictures I take along the way I use to help me remember what I like together and what I do not like, I am bad at taking pictures during the process. I have a new appreciation for those that record their work for us to see
as well for those who post tutorials.
My latest kit has also taken many hours. The time has not been spent with what goes in the kit but how the items are displayed and decorating the box. After the first few hours, I discovered something about this
particular kit…, which I will share with you at a later date.

I also am using my kits as tiny steps to show my artwork…I sometimes feel like I am on a ten-step program.

“Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter."~Jean Paul Richter, German Novelist, 1763-1825

Have a wonderful Week........

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Journey with Three Muses



"Don't listen to what they say. Go see."

- Chinese proverb

This weeks Three Muses Challenge is INCREDIBLE JOURNEY..

Have we all not wished at one time or another that we too could
be as free as the run away balloon...
Have you ever noticed that as the balloon drifts the crowd will stop to watch it float away.


credits: little girl from Carolanne's boutique

balloon from Cottage Arts...
other elements from Lorie Davison "Flying Dreams"

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Colors of Summer

"Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and gillyflowers."

- Sara Coleridge, Pretty Lessons in Verse
*****


Pink and orange felt flowers by Princess Lasertron.
You will find some of the prettiest wedding bouquets on this blog…

Ice pops are on Martha Stewart web site.


Heart rings are ones I bought for party favors for my
granddaughter’s party in September.

The colors for Emma's birthday party are orange, lime green , blue and bright pink...

She is going to be TEN....and we all know how special ten is......

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Three Muses Challenge


The Three Muses Challenge theme this week
is word salad...
My word is Traveling.
This little one is traveling in style....

3-D collage using image from Paper Whimsy...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Painted White Summer Give-away



Don’t miss this beautiful summer give-away….
with glorious things to be had…


go to




to find out how you can have a
chance to win...

Summertime give-away….


A wonderful summertime give-away can be found at Punk Rose Journal...
don't be late you still have time.....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"surreal" with Three Muses



The bringer of dreams


The Three Muses Challenge theme this week is "surreal".
This is my first time participating with the talented artists that show their work every Wednesday. I did a digital collage using one of my doll's pictures. My kids are always saying my dolls are surreal..... they are not fans.


To see more go to Three Muses Challenge



scrapbook elements by LorieDavison of scrapbookgraphics.com

Monday, July 6, 2009

Success in Boston


Take heart Paul she is on her way. My daughter Allie is transferring to a new college in Boston. We spent Sunday signing her lease to her new apartment and walking her new neighborhood.

Lucky girl, will be spending the next year in Beacon Hill where

in the past, one would find the likes of
Louisa May Alcott and Julia Ward Howe ….

The history of this place is felt with each step one takes...



Beacon Hill sidewalks although charming are not easy to walk on….

Love this delightful pair in an antique shop window..


I wonder what stories these buildings have to tell...


Just a few blocks away is the Public Garden....

Allie refers to this magical place as her front yard.


I am not surprise this is where she wants to live.

Make way for Ducklings was her favorite book when she was two.
She would ask me to read this book to her repeatedly....
I could not help but wonder as I looked upon the swan boats if she was preprogrammed....








A newly married couple using the Public Garden as the back drop for

their wedding picture...

The groom was grinning from ear to ear...







From here, we walked to Little Italy for a late lunch…
Aug. will be the move…..and a visit to Cheers....