"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Monday, February 28, 2011

3D Collage of my Grandmother

The subject of this collage is my grandmother, Hazel Davis, the mother of my father.  This picture was taken prior to 1917.  I used two types of fabric and three types of paper to make the collage background. The picture has a 3-D effect

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

One World One Heart - I won!

I also won this gorgeous hand-made book from Beth of Elizabeth's Studio 54.  She has created some really lovely things and has a beautiful cat, too!  I wish you oculd see this remarkable book!  she has put so much detail and love into every page!  I am very fortunate!

Monthly Themed ATC - That's so me!

The theme for Monthly Themed ATCs this month is "That's so Me." 
That's so Jeanie

Two Matroyshka Doll ATC Cards

For a trade.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Second version of Lily's portrait

Here is the second version of the portrait of Lily that I did last week. (I'm also posting this for Ruby Tuesday).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

And the winner is...

 Wendy Aspinall

Wendy has won my necklace in the One World One Heart giveaway.  Wendy's blog is Bliss Angels.  Wendy has a very beautiful blog with some gorgeous artistic creations. 

With One Heart One World open to bloggers throughout the world, what are the odds that a fellow Georgian would win my prize?  I am from Smyrna and Wendy is from Braselton.  We have never met except in the blog world.  Wendy was chosen as the winner by a random number generator.

I want to thank everyone who was kind enough to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments.  I have made some new friends, and hope to make more as I have time to visit the blogs again and spend more time.

Thank you so much Lisa for your tireless work in organizing the last 5 years of One World One Heart
I am really looking forward to Lisa's next endeavor for 2012: 
Our World Our Art

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What's inside the February matchbox

A piece of the strung sequins that I used to create the box.  Some Valentine brads.  A Swarovski crystal heart, some pink German Scrap, some 'jewels,' some pink bead, two lovely buttons, a pink silk flower and another of the lovely crepe paper flowers.  Also a pair of bubble earrings that I made using Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls.

February Matchbox - Romance

This matchbox has a drawer pull made from a Swarovski crystal heart.  The box is covered with brayered paper - which I love to use every chance I get!  The heart is raised up a bit from the matchbox.  I love these artificial flowers that I purchased at Cappels in Cincinnati during one of my visits home.  They remind me of the crepe paper flowers that my grandmother used to make. I have to admit that this box looks better in person that the photo!  The shiny sequins made photographing the box difficult.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Take a Word Challenge - Black Bird

The theme of this week's Take a Word Challenge is Black Bird.
The background of this card is a piece of printing plate.  I work at a graphic arts supplier that custom cuts printing plates for customers.  This card was cut from the scrap and then embossed.  The color is the natural color of the plate.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Artful Bag Challenge - February

For this month's Artful Bag Challenge, the theme is Alter It.  The objective is to take any object that is NOT a bag and turn it into one.  Here's my creation:
I took an empty microwave popcorn box and turned it into a movie lover's handbag.  The purse handles are made of 'celluloid,' which I printed onto a transparency.  I decorated the box with movie posters. And I also used magazine covers of silent screen stars of whom I am fond.
Citizen Kane is one of my favorite films.

Lillian Gish (on the cover of Photoplay) is another favorite silent film star.  I was fortunate enough to see Miss Gish in person in the early 1980's when she appeared at a showing of one of her films.

Dress Up 2011 - Klimt

For this month's Dress Up 2011 challenge, I was inspired by this wonderful painting by Gustav Klimt:

Portrait of Emilie Floge (1902)
I really love this dress!  Blue is my favorite color; and I have always loved this type of sleeve.  The dress looks to me to be very sheer and although the skirt looks rather straight, I imagine that it billowed around when she twirled.  Here is my dress: