Then, once I felt like I might live, I couldn't upload pictures from my camera to my computer. My hubby finally fixed that so....here'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 http://www.dollfacedesign.etsy.com. 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....