Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Weather

Fall is definitely here in Middle TN - the cooler weather has brought out lots of wildlife to our backyard. This is part of a herd of turkeys (there are about 30 in total) that roam around the neighborhood.
They are fun to watch - I didn't know how much they love to roll in the dirt, throwing it up over their back. Also, at night they nest in our tall trees. They start running in the woods, flapping their wings to get enough momentum to fly to the tree top.

Don't forget to vote: early voting began last week. The news is reporting record breaking turnouts.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Joyce's PocketFULL book

The background is painted in blue acrylic paint, on the left is anaglypta type wallpaper, covered with various colors of ink. The right is a white sticker. Image is from a current magazine.
Joyce included several "pockets" to use in her book. I used the felted yarn one since I love to knit. The gold butterflies were purchased at "the store around the corner" in New York last winter.
Keeping with the butterfly theme, this is part of an image I purchased during my Europe trip.
I placed a small glassine envelope on the back of the tag and inserted this glass "picture". I'm not sure what it's called, but it reminds me of the old slide show projectors and the round thing on top where you placed each picture.

This is the last book for this round robin. I will miss seeing everyone's art on a monthly basis.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Christmas Countdown!

Only 74 days! I started last month designing and making my Christmas cards. Here's a sneak peak.
All stamped and die cut. The tree is from the "Believe" set from Papertrey Ink.
All colored in using my Copics (the Memento ink doesn't smear or run).