Saturday, July 28, 2007
I have a couple of new ones to post this morning, after I photograph them... a Pontificating Pufferfish and a Zebra. I have to find a good alliterative word to go with Zebra, though... out comes the dictionary!
So far, the llama's one of my favorites. I just love the expression on his little face!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Case in point. I decided I didn't like my filing system, which relied heavily on manila folders to keep everything organized. It seemed that every time I tried to pull one of those folders from the drawer the contents of the folder would wind up sprawled on the floor. Yes, I admit that I overstuff the folders, but I just got tired of picking stuff up.
New filing system? Envelopes. Big envelopes. Now everything stays contained. I also started using some of those plastic things with all the slots for sorting. They work nicely for things like taxes, insurance info, etc., that need to be kept safe and sound.
Now what to do with all those manila folders? Thank You tags. I cut the edges off, found a cool typewriter font, and ran them through my printer. Punch 'em, string 'em, and voila! Fun tags. Recycled. Don't ya love it?
Monday, July 23, 2007
I keep thinking of all these things to do with paper and these images, and my stash of polymer clay is just sitting in a box waiting to be turned into something wonderful. I have so many polymer clay books, and I keep buying more, and I've only made a couple of things -- and that was only because I attended Christi Friesen's class at the Bead and Button show in June! I'm just compiling idease for now...
There are also some bead projects in the works, at least in the workings of my mind. That counts, right? I have some really pretty bracelets that are just waiting for buttons or closures, and I have some ideas for more bracelets.
I really need to learn to FOCUS!
But where's the fun in doing only one thing?!?!?
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Anyway, back to Alice... I decided to take some of the vintage Alice illustrations (those ones by Sir John Tenniel) and alter them (removing some background stuff and cropping out just the parts I wanted) and then add caption bubbles to them. What a hoot! Aren't these cute!?!? Hey, I rhymed.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
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*** What do you win? Your choice of greeting card from my Captioned Critters collection. You'll also receive a matching mini notecard with the same design! The Captioned Critters are cool -- all sorts of animals: octopus, seahorses, moose, ravens, fish, armadillo, llama, and more! You get to decide for yourself what they're saying or thinking so their caption bubbles aren't blank.
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Monday, July 16, 2007
The Gnome Home is a photograph I took last summer of one of the weirdest houses I've ever seen. I don't think it's actually referred to as the Gnome Home by anyone but me, but it's just what I think of when I see it. That, or a Hobbit House. But I'm not sure Frodo, Bilbo, and company would want to live there -- too much glass.
This house is on private property in Door County, Wisconsin. Yes, I trespassed to get the photo, but I just couldn't resist. No one lives in the house, and it looks a bit the worse for wear. The windows are dirty, and there are some obvious cracks in the walls. It probably just goes to prove that building a house like that into a hillside requires careful planning and consideration... and the help of a structural engineer.
Like my Gnome Home? Buy one for yourself in my Etsy shop! :-)
Friday, July 13, 2007
I'm featured on the etsygreetings blog! Wahoooooooooooo!!! Actually, I'm not there, but one of my cards is. It's the A6 sized version of my Quoth the Raven greeting card, which is one of my favorites.
How could you not just LOVE this card!?!?!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
My husband went for a towel -- we were going to try to hold her still so she didn't hurt herself any more -- but by the time he returned she had righted herself. Then she just sat there for about 20 minutes with her eyes closed most of the time.
And then she flew away! Granted, it was a wobbly flight at first, but we think she's okay. Whew.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
And then I decided to make some tags using vintage Alice in Wonderland illustrations. After messing with them for awhile, I found that I just couldn't get them all to look right if I made them all round or all oval or all square, so I created an assortment of shapes and sizes.