Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm baa-aaack!!! I know, I know, you've been wondering where I've been, right? I know you've been on the edge of your seats, waiting for me to post...I know. You've missed me, right? Well, I've missed you, too. I've been gone for SUCH a long time. But, I have a good excuse. Two, really. Okay, the first is that I had a kidney infection. Oh, yeah. THAT was lots 'o fun. I won't bore you with too many details...let's just say high fevers and a particularly large kidney stone were involved. YUCK!!! So glad to be better!
Then, once I felt like I might live, I couldn't upload pictures from my camera to my computer. My hubby finally fixed that's what I've been working on.
This is a large-ish record book that said CASH on the front. It has fun ledger paper in it, which I love. I wanted to make a book like Pam Garrison (that Craft Goddess!!!) makes in her workshops. I don't have any idea how to do the signatures and the binding, so for now, it's just a pretty decorated book. The first pic is the front. I titled it Her Hearts Content. The second pic is the side, with silk ribbon and a rhinestone earring, and the third is the back (not a very good pic, I don't know why!)

This is my latest piece. I am really excited about this one. Do you ever have an idea that takes up residence in your brain, and just stays? And it stays and knocks on your brain doors until you have to let it out? This is one of those. I am not Catholic. But I LOVE the old cathedrals and the stained glass and rosary beads. The statues of saints, the Marys. I have been on the look out for some religious ephemera for quite some time. I couldn't find any, but I did find a FABULOUS artist on flickr. Her name is Layla and her shop is She did an AMAZING collage called Virgin Mary Superstar. Anyway, I went to a super fun local store called the Salvage Studio with Tiffany and Kathy. They have a wonderful book out, also called the Salvage Studio- check it out! I bought a collage sheet of vintage 1930's French prayer cards there and this image just spoke to me. It's all about the love story between God and those who talk to Him in prayer.

That's it for now, peeps. I will try to be better at posting more often, so please don't give up on me! I'm off to scrounge up some chocolate....



dollface design said...

hey tammy!
that piece is GORGEOUS!!! i love those colors, amazing work! thanks so much for the shout out on your lovely little blog, i appreciate it to bits! i'll be back to check out more of your fab creations! :D

KatCollects said...

Hi Tammy,
The book and collage turned out beautiful! I am so glad you are feeling better now. It was alot of fun shopping with you and Tiffany. I am having surgery on my foot on November 19th and will be off of it for quite awhile, but this spring we will have to plan another day out! I hope you are having a great day.
Kathy said...

Its a very pretty book! Glad you are feeling better, kidney infections are the worst!

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

So glad you're feeling better AND you can upload pics again! The book is lovely!

Maija said...

I KNOW Pam would be proud! Your book looks so fabulous!!
I ran right over to doll face design and ordered one of her beautiful collages!

PS- glad you're better- kidney stones suck. Especially the tube they put in-ick!

MizSmoochieLips said...

Hi! Just found your blog via Inspireco and see that you're in the NW also! Love your blog... I peeked through your archives =]

Recycled Rita said...

Your creations are gorgeous! I Love them! karen...