Sunday, January 31, 2010

New bleached photos

Since I can't seem to grab enough time to start an art project, I am posting more bleaching pics. They are always fun to look at. My son just had his gallbladder out & it's been a bit busy. He is doing fine now, thank goodness but still a bit sore.
I am going to bring out a bag of fabric today & start moving on my next collage.
Make sure you all enter the OWOH giveaway. It's going on for the next two weeks & winners will be drawn February 15TH. In checking Lisa's blog this morning I see 859 participants...WOW! Join in for the fun!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


It is that wonderful time again for One World One Heart Giveaway! As you can see this year we are riding the magic carpet & I invite all you bloggers to join in.
This event has been organized by Lisa Swifka in an attempt to bring bloggers together from all over the world. Well, she certainly succeeded at that with this being her 3rd year now. Starting with approximately 85-90 participants in 2007 to 911participants in 2009 representing 28 different countries. WOW!!!
This year I am going to have 3 THREE giveaways! This is how it all works:
1) You must leave a comment to win
2) I must have a link or email to get back to you in the event that you do win
3) The contest ends February 15th 2010 & the winners will be announced that day.

Best of luck to all of you!

1ST giveaway Image transfer 9x12 flat canvas

2ND Giveaway Image transfer 9x12 flat canvas

3RD Giveaway image transfer 3x5 regular canvas w/edge

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Get Ready for One World One Heart

Monday is the day that One World One Heart begins. I will be posting all the information on Monday. You can pop over & check out Lisa's blog
to see if you would like to join in the fun.
I am also posting a couple more bleached photos. My husband really did take some great pictures along the way & I am so lucky to have a gigantic bag full of 35 mm prints. As you can tell, this has been one of my favoritee things to do.
I hope you all have a great Thursday!

BOOOOOO and it's not even Halloween!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Online Class Was A Success-New Collage

I finished my project yesterday with my fabric collage through the KC Willis collage camp. The class was just wonderful. I was very nervous about taking an online class but my worries were for nothing! KC was brilliant! I loved the class & now I will be on the hunt for more online classes.
I have posted 3 pics this morning. The collage is 16x18 inches & consists of fabric placed on canvas. I am very pleased with the results. Check out that little zig zag stitch on the image transfer. The sewing machine was a breeze...More worry for nothing! If any of you have contemplated taking a fiber collage class, I highly recommend KC Willis. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bleach, Bleach & More Bleach

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love bleaching photographs. I am having such fun with this process. It really is like magic!
I've posted a before & after picture, one of my favorites of a motorcycle & some advertising, & the top one....good old graffiti in Holland.It's really amazing how beautiful some of the graffiti is.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Two of my favorite boys

Good morning! I have been delayed a bit working on my collage due to a muscle pull in my back. I am hoping to wrap it up by tomorrow or the weekend at the latest.
I am posting 2 pics this morning of two of my very favorite boys in the world, Dexter, my beautiful bengal boy (under the blue robe & Cooper, (one of my gorgeous little stray cats.)
The kittens are around 10 mos old now & doing wonderful. I will post pics of the other two when I get some good shots.
Happy Thursday, everyone!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Update on Fiber Collage

Good morning everyone! My fiber collage is coming right along. I have everything layed out & now the scary part begins. I have to use that white thing I have posted a picture of this morning. Oh my gosh....I hope I don't destroy everything I've done with stitches that run wild! My hubby bought the sewing machine a few years ago so HE could do some sewing. I NEVER thought the day would come that I would be sitting in front of it! Keep your fingers crossed!!!
I am also giving you just a sneak peek at the image transfer I will be using in my collage. I hope to have it all done by the end of the week.
Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More Bleaching

I am in the process of gathering supplies for my new collage class & have found just about everything. I am so EXCITED! I can't wait to actually start putting the piece together. But for now....I have quite the supply of bleached photographs. I actually hit the jackpot a couple of days ago & found a HUGE plastic bag full of 35mm photographs. My husband rarely left home without a camera in his hand. I am sooo glad now that he took so many pictures. I am posting a tipi shot he had as well as a log cabin. I thought they both turned out very cool.
Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stepping Into Unknown Territory

Well, I have taken the plunge. I promised myself I would sign up for an on-line class in 2009 & I finally did it. It took me until 12-30-09 to do this but I did it.
I am taking a collage class with KC Willis of & it is working with fabrics & apparently some sewing. That's a place I thought I would NEVER go. I really don't like sewing but I've seen so many gorgeous collages come out of KC's classes that I had to give it a shot. After all, I can't keep bleaching photographs forever, even though I love doing them. This will be very cool to try a new process & I am quite pleased with myself that I took the jump. Check out KC's site, you will love it!