Showing posts from December, 2010

Sacred Feminine Janet RR

In 2010, I participated in a Round Robin swap of art journals with the Sketchbook Project, a Yahoo Group. Every month  a journal arrived and and  two pages created for the theme selected by the books owner.  My favorite was Janet's.  I never showed my photos of it as I wanted it to be a surprise.  I suspected the lack of reverence, deep thought and introspection  was  disappointing. It was fun!
When we were in Tuscon the theme and what to design occupied my  mind .  When we were driving around the University area I was completely blown away by the football Stadium.  It dominated the area, had to have cost millions to build and dwarfed the academic buildings.  It struck me that here was todays temple and sports the god.  So this was my inspiration for Ballz Goddess of Sport
the cover made from a crumpled painted  brown paper bag  covered with gel medium

This Ballz on a background of painted torn tissue paper that was coated with high gloss gel medium.  The balls from various sports a…

Another Christmas is over

Before surgery i set up our only chair with arms and a little higher than the others for me to sit in.  While hospitalized it was taken oven by The KING, Spunky.  He needs shaking off it for me to sit down.  He does let me have it for my coffee every morning.  but expects me to drink that second cup quickly.

On to Christmas dinner

We started with a fine white  Navarro 2009, Pinot Gris.  Here I am with the Cab Sav 2005 also a Navarro.  Smooth and superb taste. 

After the fine rib steaks we moved to the Christmas Pudding.  Of this course I have no memory.

The sauce was liberally laced with brandy, Remy Martin.

Before teaten the brandy was poured over the pudding and set alight.  You will not see the flame as apparently I was madly searching for the camera.

Ah, ha the mince pies.  the glowing eyes in the background are from tripper who was not a participant in the feast, and moved in to claim his couch seat, disappointed there was no ice cream.

New Mexico Travel Journal

Santa Fe is my favorite city in the US.  It is old,  quaint and also a friendly city. It appears to be a favorite place for older women enjoying life.   It came as a surprise that i had never made a journal of our trips their.  The last visit was just before my mastectomy and this visit was for celebrating life. 

My travel books consist of pages from gathered travel catalogs and moments glued onto pages then assembled into a book.  This is a little different.  I started with folded sheets of card stock dividing the trip into the route to Santa Fe, Santa Fe and Taos.
The cover (above)is made from my fabric paper sewn to Peltex and cotton fabric.  We head west on back roads.  The land scape is desolate and the marker at the Fort Sumner State Park told how millions of years ago ancient people scraped a living from the semi barren earth before moving on.  Nothing has changed, spirit of those ancient people remains, the wind blows, the dust swirls and the sun beats down.  

Above is  the insid…