Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Book 2

I am seriously hooked.  Plaster is amazing to work on -it's texture heaven and takes to paint so beautifully.  This book is my new favorite and I can't wait to write in it.  I'm saving it for the Art Journaling Workshop with Judy Wise - coming in March here .

Curbside Find Today

Astounding what people throw away.  I don't understand why people are too lazy to donate perfectly useful items.  Found this coffee table in the trash while walking Chloe.  It does need some TLC refinishing, but it is a very sound piece of oak and even has a drawer. It's nicer than what I was using so lucky find for me today ♥

Monday, December 26, 2011

Back to Work

I've been kind of a slacker keeping up with blog posts.  Last week I was able to watch a goodly portion of the Plaster Studio E-book by Judy Wise and Stephanie Lee.  I LOVE what they are doing with e-books and highly recommend both the Hot Wax Workshop and the Plaster Studio e-books.  Stole time between watching Chloe and Christmas doings to prep some plaster boards.  I think (for me) plastering is a fair weather activity as I do not like sanding it in my studio and would much prefer to sand outside. That said, it's a fabulous way to create texture, and I am a texture and technique junkie!  I'm very excited about the potential it offers for book-making.  Here's what I have prepped so far:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Family Pic

At long last, a family picture!  I think this is the first year in a long while that I've had a nice family picture to send out with Christmas cards.  Treasures of my heart, each one precious.  I am so blessed.