I don't think I could ever get tired of using copper. I love the way it looks after being fired with a torch. My friend Donna Gunn at donnagunn.blogspot.com has taught the bracelet class using the copper metal. I loved the way it looked and thought it would make a great cover for a Journal Book. We get together about one day a month for our fix "Art Day" and this is what I made. Of course I had to make a bracelet too. I love copper not just for the way it looks, but it's also a healing metal. I find that when my Carpal tunnel flares up I just put on my bracelet and the pain goes away. Try one and see. Maybe it's just me, but if the pain goes away I'm gonna wear it.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
My latest Journal Book……didn't last long already gone! But I did get a great deal for it. I love when I can barter, and that's what I did with my first fabric journal book. I used a lot of vintage fabric and the heart…. I cut up silk, crush velvet, ribbon and glued it on to some stiff fabric. I used a vintage button and an old key to lock and hold all your secrets in. For the binding I used delicate sheer lace.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
I am finding that I LOVE to use old vintage pictures of my family when doing my journaling or any Art work. This is a picture of my Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather. Unfortunately I did not get to meet my Great Grandfather. My Great Grandmother was known as Gee Gee and she was a lot of fun. It's good to remember the past and all the LOVE that came with it.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Laugh when you feel like crying...... Life can bring so many challenges and sometimes all you can do is cry. Well it's been 7 months since my post about Reflection, and my mother has passed. I know she is free, free from pain and now she laughs as she dances in Heaven and experiences the joy's that only come as knowing Christ. It's been a whirlwind of emotions for me, crying one moment and then laughing with the joy of new life entering into our family. God is good and He has blessed us with a new grand baby girl...Aubrie Madison. 2 more to go, LOL.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
My first day of vacation....couldn't have spent it in a better way than being with my grand daughter Jadyn. She is so funny! I love being with her, she makes my heart smile. It's the most wonderful thing ever being able to experience life with her. Seeing her eye's light up with so much excitement playing in the facet with the water splashing in her face was priceless. Oh yeah, that was after playing in the mud and yes eating some. Didn't we all make mud pies?
Sunday, January 30, 2011
It's funny how words are so often heard, but then all of a sudden it's said and it's as if you've heard it for the very first time. For me I have never said those words and I don't even know what it sounds or feels like to say "Daddy I Love You". As I am on this journey of going deeper in my relationship with my Heavenly Father I have realized that He is my Daddy. So for me to say those words to him feels very strange BUT theirs this amazing since of peace and gratitude that I have for being able to say those words to my Heavenly Father. I couldn't even imagine not saying "Daddy I Love You".
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I love being able to take a day off from the regular routine of life and spend it with a friend just being creative. This month was my friend Donna's turn to come up with the Art for the Day. And being that I have been wanting to learn some riveting, this is what I got to make. I love how when you torch copper you never know what you're going to get, it takes on a whole new different look. Well I have to say I throughly enjoyed my day. Thanks Donna it was fun. Next month my turn......mmmh what are we going to make?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Well.... It finally feels good to get my Journal done for the year 2011. I have to confess.... I've started one for the last 4yrs., but for some reason have never really gotten too far. I'm hoping this one well be different. This is my prayer journal where I will pour out my heart to God and really take my relationship with Him to a new level. It's easy to say you're a Christian or that you know God, but I think the question should be... Does God know You? So I'm looking forward to this new chapter of my life and establishing a deeper walk with my Lord and Savior.