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Saturday, September 29, 2007

and another one



Just couldn't go to sleep with this one sitting on my worktable. I finally found the perfect additions after auditioning everything or almost everything in the house. I'm happy to let this move on now. I added the negative strip and shrink plastic portrait, the magazine skyline and words below it. Also rubbed a bit of copper on the scrim.

Huge rain storm today. After I spent the morning moving the hose around the house watering. I swear it was a perfectly clear morning and no rain in sight. We spent the afternoon taking down the weaver's show. I didn't sell much of my stuff. I guess an etsy shop is the next project. But overall, the show was successful - very close to the best dollar volume to date and the venue was much better than the last few years.

time passing



This collage is now going to the next member of the group - Time passing...

I added the mica chip over the clockface, the hourglass on the clockface, the green circle "behind" the clockface and the inchie face over on the right. I'm really enjoying the collage round robin. I can't get to sleep until I've done the one that arrives that day. My mind goes immediately into overdrive.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

cooperative collage



This isn't finished yet... four more people in the round robin will add to it before it goes home to its owner. I am excited by this one, hope it continues to get even better. I added the three phrases and the gorgeous bird from the cover of the National Geographic catalog that came yesterday. What timing! I couldn't go to bed thinking about this one... I had to finish it right away. And it will be mailed on Monday.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

it's about time



My spread in an altered book round robin entitled Time. Webster defined time as "every moment that ever has been or ever will be." I thought it was pretty poetic for a dictionary definition.

Do you ever struggle to match your style to the style in the round robin and fail? I have so many times, I am beginning to think this will be the last round robin I sign up for. I just find it hard to work outside my comfort zone. Feelings of inadequacy creep in. I can see when my work sticks out like a sore thumb. I had about a dozen ideas for Time and this is the one I finally settled on, since it fit in the best with at least most of the spreads done by the talented ladies in this group.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

full day, fast weekend

Pouring down rain this morning early. I went out just before it started and soaped down the car and scrubbed so the rain could wash it clean. Now if a good wind storm would come through, I would leave the doors open and it would blow the carpets clean for me.

Pulled a few weeds and tidied up the garden. These are in a pot by the front sidewalk, third year they have bloomed.



Then a bit of time on the computer. I spent last evening starting a new project. Beading with the turquoise and copper paper beads I made. Not thrilled yet with the plan. Still working that out.

We had agreed to baby sit so we also had to vacuum and baby-fy the room. If we curtail his traveling pattern and provide lots of toys he is easy to control. Responds well to NO! Says NO! back to us and folds his hands over his chest and looks gilelessly as though he wasn't really at fault. It was just his wayward hands.

The rest of them went to see Harry Potter's latest movie and then the grill king fired up the grill. I was better organized today for some reason, all the side dishes and condiments got on the table and we even had dessert arranged. M ate plenty of enough things so she could have some. It didn't rain much on the grill while he was cooking. But we had some fabulous thunderhead clouds to watch.

I even got some weaving done during a short period when I let Grandpa handle the little guy. I am feeling very confident that I will be done with the swatch swap on time this year.

The little tank didn't take a nap all day and, for the more than two hours he was with us, was on his feet and moving the whole time. He did enjoy tossing all the magazines out of the basket one at a time. No damage, just made for a slippery floor for him after that. So we had to call a halt to that fun. He has gotten more than his fair share of bruises.

Now that they're gone and the dishes are cleaned up, I think I am going to hit the sack early tonight.