Two more cards in the art deck completed this morning...the top has the theme of "text" and the bottom the theme of "vision." With the first one I used a poem by Elinor Wylie called "Velvet Shoes." You should be able to click on the image for a larger version and hopefully then you can read the lovely words she penned sometime in the 20s. A favorite poem of mine.
And the bottom one is a favorite piece for me with a message that is an important one of the importance of looking withing ourselves for the answers we seek.
I hope all in blogland had a lovely weekend. One highlight for me was getting to go to a few yard sales in my neighborhood on Saturday. My best score was this armoire for 40 dollars. It also came with a bonus rocker but I didn't get a shot of that before my camera's battery died. Here it is right inside of our doorway. It is now residing in my stepdaughter's room and is just perfect there. I just love a good deal! Don't you?
Also purchased were a huge pile of fringe ball curtains for $2...I will probably take them apart and use the fringe in art projects. I bought this vintage dress at another house and also there I bought 5 old windows for $1 each.
This week I have set a few goals for myself so I may not post again until later in the week. (Well after I can get over this feeling bad stuff. I have a bit of a fever today and some dizziness ---really bad at times---but that is all, no other symptoms. )
1. I hope to do a painting on a large wooden ironing board top that I disassembled last night. This painting will be in our foyer if I am successful with it. The size intimidates me but I am going to just jump on in and see what happens. What do I have to lose, right?
2.Paint trim work in the hall and paint the hall table red.
3.Finish painting the wicker on the front and make three more cushions.
4. Repot the plants for the porch.
I keep putting these things off but they are weights on my mind, always there. I am going to "get'r done!" as Larry the Cable Guy and my husband Kelly would say.
Don't you hate those things that carry from one "to do" list to another? I know that we all must have them. I thought I would write a bit about them here in the hopes that by putting it out there I will feel more inclined to accomplish what I say I will do. And I will post pics.
4. The biggest of the goals for me and the hardest for me to share but here goes----I have made it a goal to make a piece of art--or pieces of art---to send in to Somerset Studio for their call for art. Click here to see what they are currently looking for in their publications.
I know that I can't post that art here but this is a bit of the beginning of things.Also this weekend was the monthly meeting of the Hollins Altered Artists (I may not have the name exactly right) - a great group that meets at a local library here in Roanoke. My favorite part is always the show and tell part in the beginning. I am always amazed at their work and hope that eventually they will have blogs in which to share some of it with you. (Hint. Hint. Marni) There is such unseen wonderful expressive work going on in our community. It was also quite nice to get together with like-minded ladies. After the show and tell we did a bit of art and that was great too though I am still at the stage where I find it hard to get in the zone around others. I am used to my routine. My cup of earl grey...papers and paints in the same spot....the same TV series playing on the computer's moniter....
Also, Sweet Creative Susan Tuttle whose blog is a daily addiction and constant source of inspiration for me has given me the thinking blogger award and I thank her so much for thinking of me. I get to pick five blogs to give the award to and I am copping out just like I did in the other post---I honestly feel a connection to many bloggers and they all make me stop and think, they inspire me and sometimes just delight me with pretty images. So, I want you, kind reader, to look at the side bar and pick 5 more names that maybe you aren't familiar with and pay them a visit today.
May you all have a wonderful week filled with creative ideas and actions. I am off to order some of the pens that were suggested to me from a few posts back.
micron pigma pens
sharpie post paint pens
pitt pens from faber castell
sakura glaze pens
signo white uniball
Thank you again for all the suggestions. I am going to try to give all of them a go and see what happens. :)