The Creative Soul

a place to share my thoughts on life, art and becoming a better me.

Monday, July 31, 2006

You're Invited

Some ATC's that I made for a party hat swap hosted by the fabulous Audrey Hernandez . >

Monday, July 24, 2006

More Fatbooks

I have only done one fatbook - that is submitted my pages and received a book in the mail. I have recently signed up for a few more because the end result is awesome. It's a swap return that displays itself. I just finished doing my page for the Shrines bool and the Brown book. The picture on the left is the base for my Shrine page. I did add a window over the top.

I used dry wall tape and cream paint to make the background texture. I am really pleased with the way the brown page turned out. I love playing with stencils and paint and to give the "C" a little more punch, I outlined the stenciled letter with a fine tip black pen. I had my in-laws over for the weekend and so I didn't accomplish anything creative. However this week will be a very busy work week. I have Winter Inspirations deadlines due on September 1st and Ranger DT submissions to work on. Did I mention that my daughter starts kindergarden on August 8th.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

My new addiction

About two weeks ago, my husband went shopping with a friend before taking him to the airport after his weekend visit. Well to my surprise, when Steven came home, het told me he had bought me a present. Okay so picture the image of little boy handing his mom "flowers", which is actuality are just dead weeds. You see that big smile on his face- that was Steven. Anyone that's knows my husband will tell you that sentimentality is not his strong suit. However that day he showed me a new side. He came home with a brand new sewing machine. I had been talking about wanting to get one for awhile now. Not only did he remember the brand I wanted, but the type. Needless to say, I have a brand new computerized Janome and I'm totally in love. I haven't sewn in awhile and so I decided to start out simple. I made this apron for my daughter. Granted it took me about 3 hours to finish - at some point I did have to stop and make dinner. She is 5 and is very creative so she was thrilled when mommy made her a new "art apron".