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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Kid's Projects! Come see! :)

My kids were inspired by the Blog: Bent Objects to make their Dad's birthday gifts. Check out the blog (very fun!!) for some great art and a terrific sense of humor! :)
Here are what the kids came up with:

My son (6 1/2 yrs.) made a wire sculpture of our old doggie (my husbands favorite). I helped a little with the execution, but the idea and design were all his!!! :)

My daughter (12 yrs) designed this really cool skiing sculpture of her father. She worked really hard on this..............

Aren't they great?!? (Mom says proudly!!! LOL!!)

Friday, August 24, 2007

At Last!!!! Some art!! Happy Birthday, Hubster!

Quickie Update: Thank you to everyone who replied with comments and encouragement on this collage! I have made a decision to leave as is. "Whimsical" was a word used by someone ...... I like that! :)
Answer to lyrics question: Band: Styx. Song: Crystal Ball - 1976

Whew!!! Kids back in school, a few house projects under my belt, and a little time for some art! YIPPIE!!!!
Here is an altered canvas collage I made for my hubby's birthday. I hope he likes it. It is certainly not a unique idea, but the subject matter is quite unique to us! LOL!!!
**This is an 11x14 inch canvas. I used several layers of acrylic paint (thinned with Matte Medium) for most of the layers. I used paper towels to blot the paint to create the textures. I (obviously) used blues and white. I did use some Micaceous Iron Oxide in the mix to "darken" things up a bit.
**I added some stamped flourishes and birds to the canvas. (Flourishes in acrylic paint, birds in Brilliance Black Ink)
**I printed the car image and the photos with my Inkjet printer and sealed them with PYMII. (Let me tell you a bit about
Preserve Your Memories II sealer.....LOVE IT! I had NO smearing of the images when I slathered on Matte Medium, Gel Medium, and paint! Yeeha! This stuff is worth every cent!)
**I then added some song lyrics from one of my hubby's favorite bands. Who can tell me the name of the song and the band????
I hope it is masculine enough......what do you think?? Is it too "foofy"? I tried to keep it pretty clean, but I HAD to add those flourishes!! LOL!!! :)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Coffee Gril Survey.........Ok, it's not art......but, kinda fun! :)

This is what I turned out to be..........a Plain Ole Cuppa Joe..........LOL!!!

You Are a Plain Ole Cup of Joe

But don't think plain - instead think, uncomplicated
You're a low maintenance kind of girl... who can hang with the guys
Down to earth, easy going, and fun! Yup, that's you: the friend everyone invites.
And your dependable too. Both for a laugh and a sympathetic ear.