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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Quilted Owl Pillow

Here is a pillow I made last week. I just need to stuff it. It's pretty good for my first quilting experience. I'm terrible at freemotion quilting but the owl pattern itself is so cute and I love the colors. The pattern is from the book: Be Attitudes by Nancy Halvorsen. I'm hooked on her patterns!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Photoshop... Orton Technique

I just installed a coooool action from: http://coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com/ called Orton.

It was deveolped in the 80's by a photographer named (Michael?) Orton who took two slides of the same thing, one being out of focus, put them together and printed. It makes this beautiful, etheral photo. Click on the image to enlarge.. It looks much better that way :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

More funky artwork

I made a few more paintings. I know most people think they're weird but I had fun creating them and love the bright colors.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Art inspired by Lisa Kaus

Lisa Kaus is one of my favorite mixed media artists. I found a banged up canvas in my closet and decided to try to recreate her work. I'm not crazy about the dark green thing on the right side but it was too late to fix it. Her work is usually on wood. I used collage elements, and oil pastels. I'm going to coat it with beeswax tomorrow...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nest of Phoebe's

Here's a scrapbook page of a nest of birds on my porch. The mother bird was dive bombing me whilst I took the pictures!! Here's a link to purchase the digital kit I used.

Two new digital pages

Here's the first one... I took the boys and their friend Ben to the free skate park twice this past weekend. They had a blast.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Photoshop Elements is my Therapy of Choice Today

Look at how one cool filter turns a photo into a cartoon. It's the poster edge filter. PE7 is the Bomb!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

My newest purse

I spent a long time on Saturday making this purse. At 10pm last night, after ripping out my final seams in disgust, I finished this morning at 7am. It's McCalls pattern M5822 which I got for .88c last week at Hancocks. The fabric, which is so yummy was all purchased at my fav place on earth... Dragonfly Quilt Shop near my home. I think it looks ok... the zipper insert was a total pain and probably could have been done differently than the pattern instructed but I was too tired to think. Oh well, I love the colors.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Digital Page

I made this yesterday morning to commemorate my mother's Uncle James Hodges, who survived the Bataan Death march, only to die in the prison camp days before the allied forces rescued the camp.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Alice In Wonderland Kick

I have so many digital scrapbook images, I wanted to use a few. I started messing around this morning and ended up with an Alice theme. Image credits go to : Sherrie Drummond for the word art and Irene Alexeeva at Scrap Orchard for the background and images.

Friday, May 15, 2009

New photos

I know I've been gone a while. Busy working etc. but I've been taking photos lately and using my new Nikon D60. Plus, Photoshop Elements 7 creating digital scrap pages etc. Here's a few pics: