Monday, February 21, 2011

Catching up...

I've managed to have a nice weekend with a little creative time and a little to do list time.  Saturday I spent some time with one of my best friends, Rebecca, hanging at Michael's for a crop.  I started a diptych collage but only got as far as some preliminary layers of paint so no pictures yet.  I seem to be in a girly phase with pinks.  Rebecca did a couple of lovely layouts that I'm sure she'll be posting soon.

Yesterday I installed a new light over my craft table (old gold chandalier v new brushed nickle).  The shades are more beige than the white in the picture.  Did laundry and vacuumed.  Still need to mop but it can wait a bit longer.  Don't want to get too crazy with the to do list stuff.

I have another collage I created towards the end of the year that I will post about soon but here is a card I made for my sister's birthday that started last May.  One of the workshops I took at Inspired last year was with Margie Romney-Aslett where we refolded a manila folder into an accordion type thing.  We only got a little way done with it because she concentrated more on some techniques like the rosettes.  As I was working on it in class I decided I would make it for my sister.  Didn't have her future birthday in mind but by the time I actually finished it that's what happened.  I made a couple of tag notes to go in it where I wrote her some personal messages.  There was one bird in the original design but I decided to add some more and a couple of butterflies scattered in.  My sister is one of those special people who is just a love bug and who has been going through a lot of personal painful stuff.  For me the birds and the butterfly are a symbol of good changes to come for her where she morphs into a new her with wings to fly and become who she wants to be.  Love you bunches and bunches Sher-bear.




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4 comments:

Mary said...

Hi Laurel, love, love that light fixture.

What a wonderful gift to your sweet sister...

Marilyn Rock said...

Your light fixture is wonderful as is your collaged gift for your sister - beautiful!

laurel said...

Thanks Mary and Marilyn!

Alexzillasmama said...

I am visiting late...sorry! I loved, loved the project for your sister! That was so special and thoughtful. It is one of my favorite things that you have done. Perhaps that is because there was a significant sentiment about it.
BTW, I am really digging your pink phase!