Saturday, September 27, 2014

Start Where You Are . . .

Gelli plate printed background.  Washi tape accents. Hand lettered quote.  In one of my hand made journals.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Village

Finished my happy village quilt I started this weekend in Karen Eckmeier's class at Oklahoma Quilters State Organization's fall retreat.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Use Your Words - Color

Another page for the free class I'm taking from Carolyn Dube, called Use Your Words.  This page also uses a technique from her Play Dates video, using gesso over Dylusions spray ink. The pink strip along the bottom is painted canvas, and the green patterned strip down the left side is gelli printed deli paper.  It's fun combining a variety of techniques on a page.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Use Your Words - Play

For some reason, I see that I haven't been sharing much of my art here lately.  I have posted some things on Facebook, but I seem to have forgotten about posting to my blog.  So here is a journal page I did recently:

It was done for a free online class from Carolyn Dube, called Use Your Words.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Back to the Classics 2014 Reading Challenge Wrap Up

I have completed the only reading challenge I participated in this year.  Below is a list of what I read for each category, when I completed it, and a link to my review:

1. A 20th Century Classic - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - finished 5/3/2014
2. A 19th Century Classic - Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - finished 7/27/2014
3. A Classic by a Woman Author - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - finished 4/20/2014
4. A Classic in Translation - Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak - finished 3/26/2014
5. A Classic About War - All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky - finished 7/11/2014
6. A Classic by an Author Who Is New To Me
 - The Paradise by Emile Zola - finished 2/22/2014

1. An American Classic - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - finished 4/10/2014
2. A Classic Mystery, Suspense, or Thriller - Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers - finished 5/13/2014
3. A Historical Fiction Classic - Lamb in his Bosom by Caroline Miller - finished 4/2/2014
4. A Classic That's Been Adapted into a Movie or TV Series - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - finished 8/13/2014
5. Extra Fun Category: Write a Review of the Movie or TV Series adapted from Optional Category #4 - The Age of Innocence - watched 8/30/2014

I completed all 6 required categories and all 5 optional categories, which makes me eligible for 3 entries for the prize drawing. 

I enjoyed doing this challenge.  My favorite books were The Age of Innocence, Lamb in his Bosom, Cranford, All Our Worldly Goods and Whose Body?.  My least favorite books were The Sun Also Rises and The Paradise.