Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here's the forty foot tree in the Banquet Hall. The tree was cut from a tree farm in Newland in Avery County. The ornaments on this tree are huge. Now that's what I call a Christmas tree and by far the largest I've ever seen.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Thursday, December 1, 2011
I decided I wanted to do an art canvas for Christmas. I did this Christmas tree using rolled paper, paint, spray mists, snowflake stencils with molding paste and sparkly paste. The words are "Meet me under the mistletoe" and "Noel".
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
This is the original photo of some Iris plants from my garden this past spring. I cropped the Iris on the right side and created the rest of the photos.
This is the cropped version with only a few changes to enhance the photo. Then I took the cropped version and just began to play. It's fun to just play with all the different effects and come up with a completely new photo. I love to PLAY!!!!!!!!
Here's some more of my wax play. The ribbon is a vintage piece from 1933. I found it in some old pictures from my great aunt's pictures. I thought that it would be a great way to preserve the ribbon. The picture of the lady is a vintage piece probably from a postcard. It is all mounted on a piece of wood and then coated in layers with wax.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I found this old vintage photo of my grandmother and great aunt rowing on the lake on a summer day. I mounted the items on a board and collaged with wax. I love the result and it's a great reminder of two of my favorite women. Both of these ladies had a profound influence on my life and helped shape the woman I am today.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
"the tide recedes, but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand.
the sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land.
the music stops, yet echoes on in sweet, soulful refrains.
for every joy that passes, something beautiful remains."
With Fall in full swing I'm taking a few minutes to remember what a wonderful summer I had this year. Walks on the beach with family and friends. Enjoying the walks and the fun of the hunt for beautiful shells.