Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Photo play

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!!!!!!!!

Lovely Lady

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

Summer Day on the Lake

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

Remembering Summer

"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."
author unknown

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.