Monday, November 30, 2009

Mind Wide Open November Challenge

This is my first time to participate in the monthly challenge for Mind Wide Open. The image given was so lovely and really looked complete. It was quite a challenge to try to improve on it. I have manipulated the image digitally and then used it as a part of a collage on a handmade journal made with handmade paper.

A day of Memories

Last week was the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. Traditionally it is a national holiday of thanks. But for me it has also become a time to think about what I have to be thankful for in my personal life. I try not to get so caught up in the feast and preparations of the day that I forget to be thoughtful and thankful.

This year we had planned to spend the day at the home of extended family. Two days before Thanksgiving Day, our plans changed and my daughter and I made a quick list and trip to the grocery store. All other tasks were put on hold while we baked. For the first time in many years as we set down to the table, it was just the four of us. Rather than feeling like the setting was lean, I found it to be quite nostalgic. I looked around the table at the faces of my 20 something kids and remembered the year when they were 6 and 9 and we celebrated this day with just the four of us. We did team baking that year also.

The kids and I have found community in the kitchen since they were preschoolers. We baked together for holidays, for many homeschool projects, and sometimes just for fun.

I've included pictures of the pies my daughter made this year - pumpkin, pecan, and apple,cranberry, pecan (a new one this year). And also a picture of her baking bread for her Grandpa's Christmas present when she was 2 1/2. She had a little help from her Daddy that day.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Melange Challenge

The challenge for the Melange team this time is prayer. As a mother, this collage expresses my prayer. The children are a vintage image - not my own children. The quote, "I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth." was typed on a vintage typewriter. The collage is for sale in my WindandHoney shop.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Soartful Challenge

The soartful challenge for this week was an old picture of 2 very cute and curious dogs. I couldn't resist. here is my interpretation of how to embellish that image. Wonder what they are wishing for.
This image will be available in my WindandHoney etsy shop in aceo size.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mixed Media Monday

The theme for the Mixed Media Challenge this week is "I am Woman". I have chosen to focus on a woman in the making, one looking forward to the future with her dreams. This original collage is 3" x 5" and is for sale in my etsy shop.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Soartful Challenges

In the Soartful Challenge this week, we were given a vintage image of a parlor. It was empty except for a few pieces of furniture and some drapes. The theme was Welcome to My Parlor. Here is my interpretation. Originally I was going to add a lovely couple dancing romantically. Then I found these two and thought they would look quite humorous dancing in the parlor. The quote says The neighbors always talked when Mama and Papa danced in our parlor. The digital print comes in aceo size ( 2.5 x 3.5).
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