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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heritage Advenure Quest (Art Journal Caravan 2011)

This month members of the Caravan were challenged to delve into our family history and design something that reflects our heritage.  Since I have recently been addicted to Ancestry.com and have been researching my parents' families, and have a ton of family photos, this challenge was right up my alley.  I finally chose one photo that, I think, symbolizes the journey for most families coming from one country and settling in another.  This ancestor and her new husband traveled from London, England, in 1869, to New York, and then homesteaded in Nebraska, before finally landing in Fresno, California, via Idaho.  As I was designing this piece I had time to think about what life was like for this family and how lucky I am to have my home and family, health and happiness.  Family history can lead you down an interesting and enlightening road ...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

#37 - Eyes (Digital Whisper)

Lots of different ways to go with this one, but here's what I came up with ...

#37 - Eyes

With Thanks to:
Catherine Designs
Crowabout Studio
Tumble Fish Studio

Friday, July 8, 2011

Art Journal Caravan 2011 - June Scavenger Hunt

The Art Journal Caravan led by Tangie Baxter over at http://www.scrapbookgraphics.com/ took a detour with a scavenger hunt.  We had to do a page a week for the month of June with a list of items to be used in our art piece.  This is what I came up with ... and boy, was it ever challenging!

Week #1
Items to be Used:  Elephant, Telephone, Moon, Bubble, Fence or Wall, Coconut

Week #2
Items to be Used:  Bottle Marked "Poison", Luggage, Horseshoe, Chameleon or Reptile, Thermostat or Thermometer, Telescope or Binoculars

 Week #3
Items to be Used:  Game Piece, Crown, Street Sign, Hot Air Balloon, Stamp, Crow

Week #4
Items to be Used:  Light, Aquatic Animal, Precious Stone, Astrological Sign or Constellation, Ink, Flag

Thursday, July 7, 2011

#37 - Eyes (Digital Whisper)

I reworked a prior piece I'd done just because it reflected the "Eyes" theme.  Using elements from Tumble Fish Studios, Crowabout, and Catherine Designs give this kinda of a "collagey" feel.  Thanks for looking!

#37 - Eyes

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

#49 - Stripes (Digital Whisper)

Well, it's a little late to post this for the 4th of July ... but better late than never!  This is a photo of my dad who served on the U.S.S. Laffey during the Korean conflict.  Several years ago, my dad, sister, and I got to visit the destroyer when it was ported at Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and it was quite an experience.  Not a lot of room to move around ... that's for sure!  Thanks for looking, and hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July.

#49 - Stripes

With Thanks to:
Texture:  Shadowhouse Creations
Waves:  Tumble Fish Studio
Striped Paper:  Miss Crow