Saturday, December 30, 2006

Psalms 19:1

On his way out the door to catch his school bus, Tristan hollered "Mom, you have got to comes see this!" I come running; a little worried about what I might find, due to his exuberant and urgent tone. I come to the door quickly, not sure what to expect. He is pointing and staring up at the sky in wonder and awe. To my absolute pleasure, I behold this gorgeous December sun rise. It was a wonderful early morning treat! Tristan and I got to enjoy this moment together… BONUS! Even more delightful than the beautiful December sunrise, to me, was the fact that Tristan was so captivated at God’s beautiful creation. The boy is just smart like that. :) I think Psalms 19:1 fits this photo perfectly. Beautiful. Awesome. Inspiring. Oh... if you click on the picture and save it to your hard drive, it is the perfect size for a background wallpaper. Feel free to snag it! :)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Quotable Quotes

I am a lover of quotes! Here are two I found while browsing the web today: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Art is our memory of love. The most an artist can do through their work is say, let me show you what I have seen, what I have loved, and perhaps you will see it and love it too. Annie Bevan ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are not human beings on spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey. – Stephan Covey

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Tiny Collage Squares

I was inspired to make tiny collage squares by reading an article at Lisa Vollrath's site, called Go Make Something. These little gems measure in at a great big 1.5" x 1.5". Can you believe alot of people do even smaller ones than that? They actually go pretty fast, even for a slow-poke artist like myself. I made about 2 dozen in about a 3 hour period. I decided that the tiny square collages needed to be displayed, and so I painted, collaged, and decorated the teracotta pot to match found some cool looking dead branches and voila'... a collage tree! I am using this as a Christmas display on a shelf, so I added some dried berry twigs, some ribbon, and applied some glitter to the branches for a little extra bling.
My 8 year old son, Tristan, said it was "beautiful". Ahhhh... he is my sweetest critic!
After finishing the tree... I had another bright idea for the tiny collages I had left over. I found some little charm frames called, Memory Frames from Ranger Ink. They are perfect for this!
I added a litte ribbon and mailed them off to my friends as a little Christmas gift. They can use them as a tree ornament or even a necklace, if they wanted to. They have been a hit so far!
A tip.... Ranger ink makes the glass to fit the frames, but you have to keep your collage very flat or the glass won't fit.

The Great Outdoors

Hey friend! Thank you for stopping by! I just finished uploading a process video for my layout titled, The Great Outdoors. I used an Echo...