Friday, February 26, 2010

Woven Hearts

Although an my body was screaming for an art project, I couldn't think of anything that matched my minimal skills... then, while perusing some of my favorite sites, I got an idea.  Since I don't really understand color much, why not use paper that's already 'designed'.  So I pulled pages out of my current Oprah mag and made these woven hearts! One from each page (well, sometimes I used two separate pages.  I have no idea what to do with them, maybe they'd make nice cards. I really just consider them color training.  I'll keep them around to remind me what goes with what...

I like the script text on this one.

I like these golden colors against this blue.

I like the the silhouette bits in this one.  One page is an add for crackers.

This makes me think of tomatoes.  It's made of a page of Oprah cleaning out her closet and holding a pile of shoes.
Pretty with pink.
Tried something else with this one... modge-podged purple bits to make a background.  The gold is a pile of Christmas presents, the purple is a dark snow scene. It works.
This was a bunch of fruit with text beneath.. I like the text mixed in...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Our House

View from living room deck

living room deck

living room to kitchen to guest room from deck

living room fireplace

little kitchen

teeny bathroom

guest room / sewing room

guest / sewing / piano room

tiny laundry area

Dale working in his office

the other half of Dale's office

master bedroom

master sink area, Dale's closet, door to shower area then door to my closet

looking down into the living room from the 'hole' in the master bedroom

view from deck off master bedroom

North from/including master deck

south from / including master deck


skinny front of townhouse (with newly clean dog)

we are the middle column

long skinny garage

our new boat! (haha)
To put this in persepective, see the person at the rear of the boat.  We figure it's about 120 feet long.  It's docked in a canal across the street, and I discovered it while kayaking on Sunday. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Introducing...Stella James Thompson

This is my beautiful granddaughter, Stella James Thompson... She was born January 27th, 2010.  She weighed 8 pounds, 13 oz.... She is two or three weeks old in this picture...  She is perfect.