Friday, December 29, 2006

stuff, stuff, and more stuff

I've been busy creating just for my sake - I am giving myself til the first and then it is back to the norm.

This clipboard is called "Great Expectations" (gee - imagine that)...the quote says: "I took her hand in mine, and we went out of the ruined place; and, as the morning mists had risen long ago when I first left the forge, so, the evening mists were rising now, and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light they showed to me, I saw no shadow of another parting from her."

The photos are sweet - all featuring flowers. I love the one on the top right - it has an old shed and hollyhocks and a little girl - reminds me of my maternal great-grandmother's place - the old 'garage' and the hollyhocks.

The lower-left has a image of a seventeen year cicada. The mirror came out of an old accessories suitcase (I bought at Goodwill recently) - it was one that had elastic straps to hold a mirror (which had no frame on it).

This clipboard is called Doll - the middle photo had the name Doll scribbled on the top. The top photo is humorous to me - the images in the wall are apparently old fashion images (say Godey's or something).

I ripped a definition of Doll into the collage - the definition reads: "a toy in human form"

I love the background on this one - it is painted lace - I painted the clipboard and then laid the lace on it and painted it down in several colors and then pulled the lace off.

I am very happy with this one in spite of the mishap - I accidently spilled half a bottle of glue on it. I used a wet sponge brush and sponged, and sponged, and sponged away. The tea bag says "Fortune favors the brave" I have an old book lining with some quotes on it that I want to slip into the library card pouch when it dries.

These silhouettes of the girls are for my MIL for Mother's Day. I had fun with them. I love the frames - I would have not distressed them except one of them had some sort of green oxidation going on so I painted and sanded...(thrift store frames - what else do you do?)

BTW anybody want a clipboard? I will trade you for something - (I would love dozens and dozens of cardboard egg cartons (I am in the midst of a massive paper mache project) and I can always do clip boards or beads or...let me know...

I am also willing to give away - Intelligent Design or I'll Fly Away which you can see here: Design - is the big Sun and Fly Away has a big musical bird.

Wendy has snagged 'I'll Fly Away; and Christine has requested 'Great Expectations'


  1. Fun. Here is some more stuff for you:

    I wanted to thank you for dropping by and commenting on the painting I did for my church last Sunday (Christmas Eve).

    I also wantd to invite you to help yourself to the finished inage (completed this afternoon).

    If you can use it in anyway, please feel free.

  2. Anonymous5:23 AM

    Had I known that you did this I would have mailed you the ten clipboards (from the business I closed down earlier this year) that I just recently broke down and gave to Goodwill! Darn It! You are so creative...I may try one of this clipboard projects myself! I wish I could help you with the egg cartons...but we don't eat much eggs around here ...unless we go out for breakfast ;)

  3. Anonymous5:29 AM

    P.S. When I was in undergraduate school I had to do a special project for my Adult Aging involved visiting a nursing home...I went there once...and had to switch my project to an older couple that I knew at the time...the emotional anguish I felt went beyond my coping area the Lord is certainly working on. I am also checking into the Samaritans Purse website..thanks!!!

  4. Me, these are wonderful! What a great idea for collage. I wish I had some egg cartons to trade you for one of them, but we live in a small condo so all recycling heads out the door as quickly as possible.

  5. Wow do you have talent! i just love that first clipboard on the post with the open window, and also the I'll fly away one on the link

    I would love to trade for the I'll fly away one. I actually have been living on eggs lately so I could send you a box of egg cartons, but it would take awhile to save up the cartons (till now Ive just been recycling them).

    A Very Blessed Nw Year : ) Wendy

  6. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Those are really great Me, I love them!

  7. Wow, the stuff you make is just amazing. Have a very Happy New Year!

  8. These are so great! I bet your MIL was thrilled. I would be. I love the clipboards, too. I really really like your style of collaging.