Monday, October 25, 2010

Last Days in the Garden

The last pale pink rose of our garden has just bloomed and faded . It's pretty pink color and our passing garden were the  inspiration for my tiny bird houses. These little treasures are only 1 1/2 inches high and are painted in pastel colors with Artchix images applied to the back and sides. The front has small cut out words and there's a  precious charm for hanging too. These are part of a gift swap  held at Artchix Studio, a  picture of my gift packaging for this swap is below. I believe a gift's wrapping can be creative as the actual gift, in fact it's like getting two gifts at once. Till next week, craft on.

Three tiny bird houses with portable backgrounds.


The wrapping.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's Very Scary

It's my favorite time of the year, that being autumn. I love the crisp fall air, the changing colors of the leaves, wearing sweaters and of course Halloween . Today's post shows some Halloween signs or cards I have been working on. Ok I'll admit, been going  a little bit crazy with a spin art machine that belonged to my daughter when she was younger. Spin art is so much fun, the colors blend together so randomly and you never know what will appear. Whatever the spin art creates is so very boo-tiful.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Altered Victorian Clothespins

For  my Artchix group, we are doing a swap of little gifts for the holidays. Here are my altered Victorian clothespins that I created for this project. The images are Victorian at least, because the clothespins are definitely not. With these embellished clothespins you can clip them to anything, like a lampshade, a bulletin board or even a cubicle wall. They could also  hold together all your secret  love letters. LOL.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Inspired Paper Shrines

There is an ARTchix challenge right now for shrines, so today's post contains my two submissions. The first is:  "The Shrine to Love", it was inspired by a wonderful movie I just saw called " The Red Violin "  (1998 with Samuel Jackson), a marvelous story spanning 3 centuries. The shrine was originally only to be black and white but after seeing this movie, I had to add red. The second is: "The Shrine of the Little Seamstress" having recently finished the book "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress "  by Dai Sijie. I couldn't resist using the thought of a little seamstress for this project's inspiration, even if she isn't Chinese.
Hope you enjoy this art filled post.

The Shrine to Love

The Shrine to the Little Seamstress

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