Thursday, May 01, 2008

April Postcards

Luckily, April's postcard exchange colors were turquoise and red, so while I had all those papers and things out for Michele's book, I just kept on going. I found the Chinese urn in Dover's free clip art downloads recently, so that became my centerpiece.

Michele's Turquoise and Aqua Book

Here is my latest layout for the True Colors journal round robin. I DO LOVE these colors!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bev's Quilt in the Dining Area

I've been meaning to hang the gorgeous quilt my sister-in-law made me (based on a collage I made, how cool is that?) in my bedroom, but since we've been painting and redecorating the rest of the house for the past couple of months, I just didn't get it done. Now I know why!

Here's my redecorated dining area:

I love the punch of color it adds. It grabs your eye the minute you walk in the front door. Thanks, Bev!

Thrift Store Finds

The past couple of weeks have been a thrift shop bonanza for my art room. I found two cabinets with shallow drawers perfect for collage papers:

Of course the domino effect was in full, well, effect (or should one of those be affect? Have to ask my linguist daughter). Anyway, rearranging to put those cabinets in meant a few things lost their homes, so I needed a small bookcase, which I found for $16, along with the book holders with the small drawers underneath, for another $16.

If you think it looks like semi-organized chaos in my art room, I'd say you're very perceptive.

The fun find of the month, though, is the little crumb brush and dustpan I found for $3.99:

Can't you just picture the penguin-suited waiter with his white gloves brandishing this little baby between courses? You can't? Hmmm . . . I must have read too many English novels lately.