Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Card with Hand Made Paper

This is a card I've made with the hand made paper from our club meeting last week. I ironed the paper to smooth it out. I stamped this beautiful floral Stampa Rosa stamp with black Sta'z-on ink.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Making Paper

Tonight our stamp club is meeting at my house and we are making paper. I have been playing around, making some samples. The recipe I was working with yesterday has a piece of Caribbean blue hand-dyed muslin included in the pulp. I put the fabric through the paper shredder before I ran it through the blender. I couched it against some very smooth paper and the results turned out fantastic. Click on the paper to see it up close.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Falling into Fall

It feels like Fall.
I love Fall!
Fall means cooler nights. No humidity. Bright bold brilliant colors. Crispness in the air. The aroma of baking apples. Rosy cheeks after the backyard football game. Classical music on rainy days that warm my insides.

Yesterday I made stuffed green peppers for dinner and they were delicious. As I prepared them I was flooded with childhood memories of my mom cooking dinner, the wonderful aroma coming from the kitchen. The good secure feeling I had of being loved and cooked for, happy little memories. Food does that, it can delivery us back to another time and place.

What food says Fall to you?

Mine is baked apples glazed with brown sugar and cinnamon. Yum! I think I'll pick up a bag of apples at the produce stand today and make some tonight.

I've been creatively busy making cards for the craft and gift show I'll be in on December 2. I wish my art studio was self-cleaning because my work space seems to get smaller every day. When I'm in my art studio cleaning is the very last thing on my mind. I'll post some of my cards soon.