Monday, March 9, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays Always Make Me Want to Make Art!


Hope you enjoy the little song. I though it was the perfect little ditty to play to celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday! And - really - has she ever looked more lovely? I admire a celebrity who forgoes the instant rejuvenation of botox and (for real!) plastic surgery, don't you?!
Started playing yesterday with altering poker chips into circus tokens for Lisa's token swap and Carnivale Soiree. If you don't have a clue what I'm writing about, click on the Carnivale Soiree button to the left and read all about it!

So far, I've only got the gold leafing and glitter spots completed. That leafing takes forever - and the drying time is ridiculous. But, it's so much nicer than gold spray paint, don't you think?! Next I think maybe some marabou or some sequin trim on the outside, and a circus or carnivale character bouncing off the top. I'll post a picture of the final tokens.

Support Our Troops Blog Day was created by Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique. Please click on banner below and read all about. Seems like a small thing to do for people who are doing so much for us. *shiver* Was that God Bless America I just heard playing in the background?

I found this old fruit box label and had to chuckle. I know it's going to find it's way into a piece of art. Perhaps for my friend Anne at el Milagro Studio, as she was one of the people who took "the challenge" last week and I owe a piece of art to. I think it's kind of 'her.' Now, will she ever speak to me again, is the question!


Another giveaway to pass on the news about! I love this little heart that is being given away by Ayala Levinger - her first giveaway. Her drawing is the 12th of March, so you still have time to enter. I really like these keychains - and I believe one in black, purple and gold would be terrific! Clicking on the photo below will take you to her Etsy shop where she sells these and other little goodies!

These are three ATC's I made yesterday for a 3/3 swap. It was a dictionary word and definition challenge. So I chose "cherish," "precious," and "paradise" as my words. I used some vintage and some new dictionary pages, some rubber stamps, some handmade papers, a few dried pieces of - well - assorted vegetation - some German glass glitter and some rubber stamping. They're done and all packed to go off to the hostess for the swap. I have no idea why, but these three little cards took me about two hours to get done. I needed a Red Bull!
I just want to leave you with some words that I can totally relate to. It's from a tee-shirt, but I think I may tape it to the tinfoil I place over my windows to deflect aliens' mind waves.
Have a really terrific Monday and start off the week the right way!


OH!... and - go make something!

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