Friday, July 30, 2010

My blog has a new title...

I was driving to work this morning and the phrase "a person from somewhere else"popped into my head. I decided to call my blog that. At least for a while.

Fuzz-Marie had a good night. She stayed under the bed all night but ate a bowl of oatmeal & honey, some liver cat food, some peanut butter, and some sunflower seeds. She drank a lot of water. This morning she ate more oatmeal & went outside to pee for about an hour (not really an hour, just a long time). I don't think I'm going to do the chemo thing with her.

I'm reading a book recommended by Jazz at Haphazard Life. It's great. It's easy to get into and I like it.

And finally, a well written blog posting I highly recommend (sounds like eBay feedback but I mean it) from The Altered Page.

Happy weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

This is my Fuzz-Marie. My ten year old girl. She was just diagnosed with
leukemia. I am incredibly grateful that my son, my grandchildren, my family are all healthy, and I know some of you are battling your own demons, physical and/or mental.
Why do I feel defensive about this posting? I don't want to offend anyone? I don't want anyone to think I value animal suffering over human suffering? I'm not sure.
Anyway, it's my blog and (I almost used "&", thanks to Jazz I know better), and I can post what I want to. Nanny, nanny boo boo.
I am incredibly mature, c'est vrai? Can you tell I'm tired?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Strip Ease: the book

Michelle Ward of GPP Street Team has posted Crusade #42: Strip Ease. The directions: "tear your paper or fabric into strips and attach to your page". Easy peasy. A few weeks ago my grandson, Brian, and I made little booklets of watercolor paper. Mine was for Strip Ease, with a focus on children, Brian's was for Transformers and/or Greek gods. The
Library of Congress Prints and Photos online was a great source of children's photos. I also used some of my family's photos. And I used paper, fabric, transparencies, napkins, paper towels, acrylic paint, matte medium, heavy gel medium, water color pencils, and some other stuff I can't remember now. So here's the booklet!

front cover

pages 3 & 4

pages 5 &6

pages 7 & 8

pages 9 & 10

back cover (with a copy of a zombie vs. human drawing by Brian).

p.s. i forgot to scan pages 1 & 2, maybe tomorrow...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Collage Box#2 Collage at last!

Back in May I showed you the snippets of paper
from Collage Box #2 started by LaWendula of Woven Letters.
And here is the collage!
I printed all the paper snippets on cotton twill or Lutrador and put it all together. The only part that wasn't spontaneous was the four squares of the background.
I still have to finish the edges, but haven't decided how yet.
Happy weekend to all!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Buried Treasure

Seth at The Altered Page has organized the Buried Treasure 2010 collaboration, and this is my contribution.
I had just about given up on doing any art, a long, boring story, but decided to give it one more go. So I signed up for some Yahoo groups & was in a few swaps, and then...I saw Chrysti Hydeck's article in CPS and a call for original art to be in a skinny book swap. I signed up and the pages below are the result. It was like I couldn't do wrong and my spirit soared! I sewed, painted, drew, used my own art & transparencies, glued, & more. I am so proud of these pages and here they are from 2008:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Team Brian!

Saturday was ART day at my grandson's home and we made a book each and experimented with everything we had spread all over the table. Fun stuff & we learned from each other.
We each did a drawing of a Carla Sonheim bird/doll/creature (we weren't sure but it is cute!) which you can see here. Here are our drawings:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010