Tuesday, April 16, 2013

journal cover, take 2

If you recall, I started re-covering a journal a while back
with a paper collage foundation. Here's the next stage:
I've done some painting and blocked in one of my
daughter's lovely drawings. I'm using Kelly Rae Roberts'
technique from Taking Flight of coloring the skin with
oil sticks and the background with fluid acrylics.
Believe it or not, the oil sticks in the book looked familiar to me,
so I dug around in my mom's shed for a while and found all
the colors I needed from an art project we did when I was a kid --
in the 80's! They were barely used and still worked great.
It's not the first time my mom has come through with the right
tool for the job from her well organized shed-of-crafty-delights.

Friday, April 12, 2013

redecorating: room 1

 We have been dancing our way through room redecorating 
this spring. The kids are shifting into new rooms, 
and it's been many years since the last fresh coat of paint. 
So it's up with the linoleum and down with the concrete stain.
 The kids got to pick their accent colors,
and Elliott went for teal.
We also put in a few functional accents, like hooks
for all the bags; a hamper that has a handle and wheels (!);
chalkboard paint on one of the walls; and a magnet board.
Ashton's room is up next, with pictures coming soon!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

corvallis snail, take one

This colorful snail was one of our friends on sabbatical last year.
We were all captivated by the little guy.