Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ive been:

on a kind of project roll...
lets start with:








turning
<----this
into
this---->






for the new diggs, i found this cabinet at a yard sale for 3 bucks! love that! but i didnt really love the nasty fake wood so i spray painted it glossy black and spray painted the knobs a pewter.
also made a few of these:

i had made those ones but the fresh part doesnt last very long so i mixed some faux green berry sprays and silk orchid stems (my fave! takes me right back to my wedding day) to the curly willow and now i wont have to keep changing out dead branches and leaves. yay.
also changed this into this:
just wasnt happy with it, didnt seem finished so i made the edges solid and added the white border. much better.
also painted this:



had it in the "project bin" for a long long time and then realized we literally dont have a single clock in our house... we even use our cell phones instead of alarm clocks! so i thought i would paint it so it would be ready for the new living room...

which by the way is also all planned out, some how making a bunch of these:

for the new house made me feel 100% better about the move and now i know just exactly where everything "SHOULD" go. there was something very theraputic about the measuring and planning and redesigning but i guess we will just have to wait and see if they actually help the whole "moving-in" bit that i am not so fond of...

I also did a few of these:

... are you asking yourself who those young, thin, sweet kids are? well... i found myself asking the same thing! it seems time has flown by and those were some very sweet sweet times, it was nice going back...
tear, tear, sniffle...
anyway...
i also put this together:
its a small 6 x 6 mini book of all my old misc. film doubles. i painted the cover to match all the paper (which was a mini paper stack from making memories of a bunch of blue and brown prints, using this made it super easy! i didnt worry about matching paper to pictures or anything else, i just figured i would have one color scheme for the whole book) then used a little spray paint, shimmer pigments mixed with some sort of "shelack", traced a sparrow on an old sewing pattern, cut & pasted it to the cover, added some doodles and called it done! you can see all the pages here.

so to be honest i wouldnt have got 1/2 these projects done if i hadnt limited (almost banned) myself from parking my lazy bum in front of my computer for hours on end...
i dont know how it happens but somehow i find 3 or 4 hours go by while im sitting here in front of the screen and i really dont have anything to show for it most of the time... i will just get lost in blog-land, or etsy-ville, or a flickr-fest and then its game over.
my time has been getting so sucked into this screen its freakin' me out! so i have been making a serious effort to at least be concious of how much time im spending in this seat and as a result i have all those projects to show for it!

can i just end with a note on how good the high of completed projects feels?

so GOOD.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dominique

A while ago I did a really fun shoot with my cousin Dominique, we did a little decade mix and did some 50's, 60's, 90's, etc. and of course a modern day desperate housewife! We laughed almost the entire time! esp. during this...






you can see the rest here
happy Wednesday.

Friday, May 09, 2008

somewhere over the rainbow...

... of cupcakes that is!
I have just introduced the first batch of cupcake note cards
and they are coming in every color of the rainbow!

I recently went to a dance show (that was FABULOUS by the way!) and the opening number was to the ukulele version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" which of course made me cry as always but then there was a serious surge of inspiration that was all based on rainbows and then came the cupcakes and then before i knew it my kitchen was filled with cupcakes & frosting!
I am so excited about this project! I have finally found a way to combine 2 of my favorite things: photos and paper! I have so many more ideas that hopefully will be materializing into more fantastic photo note card sets very soon!
Get your hands on a batch here.
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Whoooo HoooooOOO!!!!

thats all i have to say!
My semester is officially over and i am sSSSssOOOOoooo ready for summer!
on the agenda is...
lots of camping!
road trips
beach trip with mom and dad
seeing old friends
and one very exciting project im working on for etsy!!!!!!
im soooo excited!
i will be doing a (much needed) etsy update at the end of the week so pop back in then!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
so happy today!
happy wednesday!