BE sure to check out the 'Inspired at Home' radio show! Here's the link to the written highlights of yesterday's show, which mentioned my Digi-Dolls Thanks so much, Tiffany Windsor! I loved listening to your show. :^)
Here. A week ago today, my dearly beloved husband, who was at that time almost 7 weeks post-op right total knee replacement, had a stress fracture which finally went 'POOF' and his right femur snapped in two. Ouch? yes..he had surgery that night for rod and pins to the femur. The good news is that both of his 'artificial' and superman new knee joints are fine and working well. The bad news? He is non-weight-bearing on his right leg for several weeks. There's no cast, as he must continue to bend his right knee (the rod and pins totally stabilized the femur.) He is adorable as he hops on his left leg with his walker (or crutches) as he moves about.
Meanwhile, yours truly is working on a wonderfully humongous book art project, and gathering momentum to make a commissioned journal, which will be so much fun! Oh yes - I also have a kewl design team project in the works for my fave image source, Ten Two Studios! With chauffeuring and doing fun stuff with my mom, playing fetch for darling hubby, all in all I'm having such a fun summer! heh heh. Actually - it HAS been fun, for the most part - and best of all, our darling 'grands' (pic in below post) and family, will be in the area this week! yay!
DH is healing well, moving pretty well, and so easy to 'care for', that life is moving along - now to get a bit cooler...up around the 100's+ this week.
Here's a little photographic birthday tribute to my wonderful mother, Charlotte.
My uncle Terry, aged 6, and mom at 2 Mom at about age 7,my aunt about age 5, and my grandfather. My Aunt, and Mom at about 12-13. ...and a little later into their teens.... A beautiful young lady! Dad and Mom in the early days - they were married Sept. 5, 1936. Mom and Dad in the 1970's Mom at her 'dream' bookstore- Powell's- in Portland, OR - about 2006 And here is Mom with 3 of her 9 great grandchildren -(Who happen to be my 3 grandchildren! :^)) (from l-r, they are 7, 11, and 14) - June 2009
As the mail has been pouring in, I set the envelopes down on the rug to sort and then enter info. into my computer. Buster thinks he can help! (I promise- no damage done to these envelopes, and no cat hair got onto ANY art!)...I had to tell Buster that for once his help was NOT needed.
I had originally started this process back the end of March, but the protein skimmer failed and I had to quit the treatment, which is for reducing nitrates and phosphates in the system. (click image to enlarge)
...Betty, died last evening from a long battle with lymphoma, which was preceded by a stalwart battle (seemingly won at the time) with breast cancer. Through all our married lives (we were married during the same summer -she in June of 1966, me in September), we were separated by our continent- she living on the East Coast, me mostly on the west coast. But when our respective families got together over the years, we always laughed, loved and enjoyed each other's company so, SO much. She is(was) the wife of the oldest of my three older brothers.
In 2004, I joined in with Tracy Roos' artist group in creating this image for Tracy's "Art 4 the Cure" playing card deck, the proceeds going to breast cancer research.
Betty - you are loved and will be terribly missed by all in your extended family and beyond.
I admit I've been too long a lurker and slacker on the cool Yahoo 'Gluebooks' Group. Today I decided to remedy that- I love the prompt for today - the letter 'E'. I also admit I 'cheat' at bit with my gluebooks- because besides glue and paper, I 'cheat' by adding paint...but I have fun anyway! and I always tell myself that with my art or paint 'play', I can do what I want! So there.....;^)) Today's gluebook page:
Today was a day to make a few French romantic digi-dolls - so Marie was the name for the day ;^). Each doll is based on a craft stick. Once again I used digital print-outs from sheets from Ten Two Studios. Here, here, here and here. I also printed out the butterfly wings from the Butterfly CD Collection.
As many of your know, I am on the design team of Ten Two Studios. Tonight I was in the mood to create some little dolls....so I grabbed my large craft sticks, and then my digital printouts (laser copies work best for paper and color quality) of these, these, and these. I just started cutting, gluing and before I knew it, these three little 'digi-dolls' were ready to fly!