Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Here it is! I couldn't wait any longer! This is the collage I made for Heather as a part of Jenny's Bits & Pieces Collage Swap. I mailed it out Monday so she should be receiving it either today or tomorrow. I hope she likes it. The color scheme is one that I love (and Heather too) so that made it so much fun to make. You can see close-ups of the individual squares here. This was such a great way to use up all those left over scraps from other projects. And I love to make tiny pieces of art. Such fun! Thanks for arranging the swap for us all Jenny!
We're leaving for the cottage tomorrow morning. It's been 2 months since we were there last. That is a long time. I hope the house is still standing! It will be nice to get away since May and June have been so hectic with all sorts of things coming up at the last minute. It's time for a little R & R.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
"You are a health conscious person, both your health and the health of others. You know all about the health benefits and dangers of the world around you."
I don't know about how health conscious I am about myself, but I do think I am health conscious about the people around me. Click on the link above to find out what kind of flower you are.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Artsymama is hosting another challenge called Everyday Notions which I am going to participate in. Kari is such a creative artist and her past challenges like the Book of Dreams and Cabinet of Curiosities were totally awesome. She will be posting prompts on Wednesdays and Saturdays, so you may want to check it out if you are looking for some artistic inspiration.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The photo below is taken inside the pavilion looking up at the Burke Brise Soleil.
Below is the view from inside the main pavillion which overlooks Lake Michigan. It is an absolutely marvelous setting. The museum cafe where we ate lunch looks out over this same view.
Another example of the cleverly designed bulding where the structure itself creates a work of art.This Chihuly glass sculpture is the only bit of color inside the pristine, white marble and glass pavillion. After finally getting over our amazement of just the museum building, we went on to enjoy a special exhibition of Impressionist Camille Pissarro, whose work inspired great artists like Renoir, Monet and Cezanne. In addition, the musuem is the home to great works by Monet, Picasso, O'Keefe, Worhol, and Rodin just to name a few. It was a delightful way to spend a sunny June day.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Thought I would give you an update on the graduation journal I am making for my daughter. I still have a lot of work to do on it, but I always enjoy seeing other people's work at various stages of completion. This is a journal for my daughter to add her own thoughts and ideas to, so I want to leave a lot of the pages free from embellishments so she will have room to write.
Update on the Patriotic Crown Box and Collage Kits that I offered through my etsy shop - the last box that was in question was paid for so they are completely sold out now. Sorry. But I am working on some new things for the shop now and will let you know about them soon right here.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
I hate to say it but I think that icky throat thing that I had last week may be coming back. I noticed that my throat started feeling a bit sore again this afternoon. How can that be after taking all those mega-doses of antibiotics? I don't want to have to go back to the doctor. Maybe a popsicle will help soothe the pain. What do you think?
Did I tell you about my cooking mishap over the weekend? I saw a recipe for Cobb Salad in the latest issue of Redbook Magazine while I was waiting to have my hair cut. The picture looked so tasty that I decided to make it for supper Saturday night. The recipe called for crumbled bacon and instead of frying it I decided to be more "health conscious" (well...as healthy as bacon can be) and broil the bacon instead. When I took it out of the broiler, the pan slipped pouring hot bacon grease all over my hand and wrist. Yeowee!!! After letting out a blood-curdling scream, I quickly got my hand under the cold water faucet. The pain was tolerable as long as it was under cold water, so we decided to eat our salads outside on the deck while my hand soaked in a bucket of ice water. (I wish I had a picture of that to share with you!) Fortunately the pain subsided by the time I went to bed, but by the next day the huge, ugly blisters and scorched skin appeared and believe me - it wasn't a pretty sight. Now that a few days have passed, the burns seem to be healing pretty well with the help of lots of aloe and Neosporin. I am sure it will leave a scar, but I am so grateful that I didn't have to go to the emergency room. Oh, and if you were wondering. . .the cobb salad tasted just as good as the recipe looked!