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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some Collage Post Cards

I really enjoyed putting these collage post cards together to share and exchange through the mail.  It is so fun swapping art and correspondence...

Friday, August 16, 2013


While riding my bicycle the other day, I passed a house with a front porch. Hanging from the porch was this American flag.  I was dismayed by its condition:  bedraggled, ripped, tangled, disrespected, forlorn, hanging on by a thread.  And it reminded me of this great country for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all... and how far we may have fallen from our forefathers' vision and our earlier glory.  A sobering thought indeed.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Reptilian Star

This cute little creature has been starring in many different advertisements, even for a tooth whitening product.  Since he's sporting two of my favorite colors:  blue and green, I just had to make a collage.  The glass flower beads have smaller glass bead centers.  I do love bright colors!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sneak Preview

Lily Bud About To Open

This bud showed the folded-up beginnings of a new blossom through a parting of petals.  I had never seen
anything quite like this before...  And the fragrance from this flower was amazing as it wafted on
every breeze.

Fish Swap

My online mailART exchange group held a FISH SWAP.  I received a brightly colored postcard from someone in France, and also a seahorse postcard with lovely poetry.  These were my contributions:
The top one I titled "Fish Behind Bars, but which fish is?  And the bottom postcard was "Peeping Fish."  You never know who, or what, might be looking in your windows!

Far Out Envelopes

I had some fun staining envelopes with bright colored rubber stamp ink.  Next was acrylic paint, covered with gesso and then decorated with rubber stamps and fanncy paper napkin designs.  WOW!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Green Visitor

I planted this lily a year ago, and it is doing well.  The other day I noticed a bright green kadydid on the open blossom.  It moved slowly and I took a lot of pictures.  Consider the lilies, they do not labor, they only bloom in simplicity and beauty where they are planted, and their Creator takes care of their needs.

While I Was Playing...


Bracketed by the Viscerian Sea, Tyvekistan is a land mass formed by numerous volcanic craters with a climate similar to Hawaii.  From outer space its topography resembles the moon's surface.  There is a diversity of animal life with few predators.  Coastal grasslands support large herds of zebrassa and antelopians.  In the hilly country, smaller mammals include rabbitis, lemurians, monkesha and mongooselin.  Corn, rice, papayas, pineapples, sugar cane, macadamia nuts, and a primary export, coffee, grow well in its warm climate.

Along the seashore, men and women fish from hand-hewn boats.  Natives in the interior are very artistically expressive in visual arts, music and dance.  Several worldwide not-for-profit organizations help to market hand-crafted wares.

According to verbal history, the tribal inhabitants have always been a peace-loving people.  Infrequent visitors have witnessed a communication network of drums from hilltop to hilltop by which long-distance messages are sent and received.

The tourism trade has virtually ignored Tyvekistan which for the locals is probably a good thing, allowing them to preserve their family values and simple way of life, and to maintain a stress-free environment.

Company, Crafts

This stylish model appeared in my mailbox wearing a yellow dress.  I thought I could do better, so I cut out a black and white dress from a catalog, custom fit it, gave her a hat to coordinate, and changed her earrings and necklace..  Oh, and I added an orange and purple stole.  Now, she has pizzazz!

While  some nieces and nephew visited this summer, we had an indoor craft session which resulted in feathered rock creatures and decorated boxes.  What would we ever do without hot glue?