Tuesday, May 28, 2013

finding light

I try to keep things light here
but I have been going through a personal thing that has me up one day and down the next
... and it's affecting my blog ...

I try to say "it's one fine day"
but some days I just can't

today I held up one of my older photo transfers to the light
and it was transformed
... now they're all strung from thread and hanging in my window ...

and it's little things like that that change everything

Thursday, May 23, 2013

a serious need for chocolate

look at this face!
she's a real princess and it looks as if she's about to say 
"where's mine, missy?"

as in: "where's my hot cocoa?"
because that's what I needed this morning

it's been a stormy day and only 42 degrees - 42 - yup, I said 42 - A R G H !
sitting here with my hot cocoa, the princess, and The Quilt
- of which, I can finally say, "DONE"
I finished the patch for the back that has names, dates, etc.
my embroidery skills are rudimentary - but love is there

(I used an old hankie for the patch)

- when I have a sunny day, I'll hang this quilt out on the line for a full photo -

and I know I will have a sunny day again soon
just trying to believe that we are in the northern hemisphere
and that the calendar actually says  M A Y

Sunday, May 19, 2013

one fine day 9

6:15 p.m.
(and the moods are cascading up and down)
in spite of that it has been one fine day

Saturday, May 18, 2013


... the e's have been shot out with bullets

are you having a refreshing weekend?
or a rfrshing one, like me?

this is another polaroid emulsion lift
this time on watercolor paper
I allowed the right corner to float and drape as I did the transfer
it really works well with this rigid composition
don't you think?
I think I'm due for some float and drape in my own life
... looking forward to Sunday afternoon ...
that's when I take a big old nap

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

one fine day 8

(this morning sometime)
I'm almost finished with my daughter's quilt
and it's been one fine day for working on THAT

and I even had time for tea

Saturday, May 11, 2013

one fine day 7

(1:48 pm)
five girl cousins swinging their hearts out
it's one fine day

Friday, May 10, 2013

a new kind of image transfer

... well new to me at least

polaroid emulsion lift has been around for several years
but I never had a polaroid camera to play with
another one of the things my dad gave me is an old 600SE
(or goose)

here are some snaps I took yesterday
-rather ho hum-

but, transfer them to something interesting
like beach glass and pottery
(flotsam and jetsam)

and the magic happens

if you are interested in the how-to's:
google Polaroid Emulsion Lift Technique
I didn't find any tutorials for transferring the image to glass or ceramic
so I just did it the same way I saw people doing it for paper

and a shameless plug:
these pieces are available in my Etsy shop
and any new sales will fuel my new film craving
xoxo  :)  xoxo

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

lost keys

my dad gave me a huge ziplock bag full of old keys
I made a wind chime with them

I wish you could hear how it sounds 
(if I were techie, I could upload a video)
I strung them in such a way that they all jangle on each other

he also gave me brass buttons from his uncle's uniform
I strung them up from this mustard tin I've been saving

you can see blue sky and green trees in the background
it's really here
spring, that is
winter seems like it was just a dream on a day like this


I'm slowly catching up on comments
thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words and thoughts!
it's been a crazy few days

Monday, May 6, 2013

one fine day #6

it's 6:28 pm
and my fraud problems are now being deftly resolved 
partly in thanks to a kind woman named Constance
(I am thankful for the kindness of strangers on this one fine day)

Steadfastness, as in purpose or affection; faithfulness. 
The condition or quality of being constant; changelessness.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

this is NOT walmart

let me explain:
while chasing down some credit card fraud in my name
I found on my credit report that I'm employed at WalMart as a manager,
I enjoy shopping at Bloomingdale's,
and I was hoping to rack up some major American Airline miles with my new platinum Visa card

I'm getting it ironed out

in the meantime,
while NOT working at WalMArt
(thank God)
I get to do other things
for instance:
the wind chime in collaboration with the 4/5/6 class for their art auction

it turned out great and the kids are proud
... so much better than my other fictitious life ...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

one fine day #5

5:56 a.m.
(looking out the window: tea in hand and 26 minutes into my day)
it started out to be, and has remained, 
one fine day

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

just a cuppa thoughts

having my second cup (always constant comment)
with a slice of barm brack
and thinking these things ...

... how lovely to have sunshine,

the trees are nearly leafed out,

and Dad's key collection will make an awesome windchime

what are your random thoughts today?