I love Ann's theme. I gave this little vintage person a pair of brand new red boots. She looks like she's thinkin' about it! The girl is from Graphics Fairy, the boots a Tootsie freebie.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Mixed Media Monday's theme this week is to do something in your least favorite color. Mine would have to be pink. It's never been a favorite of mine. I'm more of a primary color type person. Nonetheless, here's my vision in pink, courtesy of Art-E-Zine, with swirl from SBG's Manuela Zimmerman. I have to post it fast, because I have an overwhelming urge to change the color to something else!! Thanks for visiting.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
There was a day when a young couple could get married, and order their home from Sears & Roebuck! From 1908 to 1940, many a young couple chose their home from the pages of a Sears catalog. For $650 to $2500 ($35 to $65 a month), their new home would be delivered via rail, all packaged down to the last nail and ready for construction. Many of these homes continue to be sturdy houses today. In the 90's, while on vacation in Virginia, my friends and I drove down a street of Sears & Roebuck homes, still tidy and welcoming. My collage shows one of the homes and a newspaper ad. The bridal couple are from Flickr Collage Images, but they may well have lived in a Sears & Roebuck home! Thanks for listening, and Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
The word "frosty" brings a frosty landscape to my mind. I used a piece of an Allon Kira photo and added the Christmas tree and starlight, for a frosty, peaceful night scene. Thanks for looking, blog friends. Peace, content, and blessings on you all this Christmas season.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Mail is becoming a thing of the past, what with Facebook, Twitter, My Space, e-mail, IPhone, etc. It may be just as well, because no one will remember how to spell anyway -- or grammar --- or sentence construction -- SIGH. Gone is the thrill of opening the mailbox and finding an envelope marked S.W.A.K. on the flap. Does anyone remember what that means?
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The challenge this week is holly and/or ivy. I love the contrast of a black and white photo with a splash of color, and when I saw this little miss in the pages of Flickr Collage Images (by Sassyart), I knew I had to put sprigs of holly in her basket! May the spirit of the season surround you, all my blog friends!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The legend of the blue bottle trees is one of my favorite stories, and I couldn't resist repeating it for this challenge. Kathryn Wyndham, long a member of Storytellers, Inc., is a master storyteller. Spinning tales in her soft, southern drawl, she tells the story of the ladies of Gees Bend, who make beautiful quilts; the days of race riots in Selma; and of her coffin, which has been lovingly constructed by a long-time family friend, which sits in the back of her garage awaiting the time she'll need it. She tells of Jeffrey, the resident ghost with whom she shares her home, and shares many colorful stories of her experiences as a girl reporter. It's my pleasure to introduce you to Kathryn Tucker Wyndham, in case you've not met her!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
This is one of my mantle Santas. I saw him in a magazine, sketched him onto 1 inch pine, cut him out with a band saw and painted him in oils. I've superimposed this trimmed photo of him onto a googled snow scene. I wish he had been gracious enough to take a better photo....but at his age, I guess he's entitled to be independent! Thanks for the challenge, ladies, and thanks to my blog visitors for indulging me.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I indulged in a bit of flight of fancy on this one, with some old game boards (googled) and a manufactured "thinker". Actually, Chinese Checkers were probably the most popular game at our house when I was small. Pinochle and euchre were popular card games. I still enjoy all three! Can't wait to see yours!