24 February 2007

Altered washers

These are some altered washers I made as part of a challenge on Violette's forum. The cat washer I will be making into a necklace.

Bra Bag

This is my bag made from a recycled bra. I first saw one of these bags on Violette's wonderful forum and thought I must make it. What you can't see is the frog enclosure and the diamente "E" on the bag.

23 February 2007

ATC received

I am in a wonderful ATC swap at the moment and the cards keep rolling in and they are all very creative and gorgeous. This one however knocked me over - I have never seen anything quite so exquisite before, it's stunning. I'm not sure what to do with it, if I place it in my ATC album I won't be able to admire it, I think I may have to buy a small frame for it.
Thank you to Slaterza for knowing I am a cat-lover and allowing me to have this card - I am standing, applauding your talent.

18 February 2007

Book swap

I received this lovely book as part of the Create the Connection book swap. Thanks to my book partner Catherine for the great choice. I'm making my way through the story now.

16 February 2007


Altered art - an embellished initial.

10 February 2007


I made this for a very dear friend of mine. Whilst the design is not my original idea (I'm sorry but I can't remember where I saw it, thus can't give credit at the moment) I have modified it a little and made it for my friend.

I am worried she may not like it or it may not be her "thing". Like me, she is a perfectionist, and this is not perfect, and she is extremely fussy. However I wanted to give her something special to let her know I do think of her and value our friendship.

08 February 2007

Getting to Know You: Snap Decision Making

This meme is a chance to practice snap decision making.

1. You run into a friend who has just chopped off all her long hair (or suddenly has an Afro). What do you say?
OMG, it looks totally different but suits you.

2. You walk by a well dressed man with manicured hands who smells like a gin martini. He asks you for money. What do you do?
Ignore him.

3. Your brother or sister or best friend falls madly in love with someone you think is a jerk. What do you do?
Tell them so, but hey it’s only my opinion.

4. You get a terrible present from your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. Do you let it show?
No way, I appreciate any gift. I would never intentionally say or hurt anyone.

5. Who's your favorite Beatle?
Peace loving, John Lennon.

6. You walk by a disheveled man wearing soiled & tattered clothes. He politely asks you for money. What do you do?
If I don’t ignore him (through fright) and, if I could afford it, I would probably buy him something to eat, to ensure he does and not spend the money on “incidentals”.

7. Skinny Elvis or Fat Elvis?
Neither, not a real Elvis fan, before my time so to speak.
Next, go find an outrageous picture of your Elvis on the net
(Sorry, no velvet)

04 February 2007


Unfortunately the picture isn't too clear. However this is a set of nine canvases in two shades with textured string attached.

01 February 2007

Getting to Know You: Senses

We're going to explore our reactions to the world around us, as experienced through the five senses.
A Feast for the Senses

1. What are some of your favorite smells? What's a smell that many other people seem to like, but you don't?
I love the smell of home cooking, browning onions, and particularly garlic and I love freshly brewed coffee (throw away that instant rubbish).
I hate, detest, am violated by the smell of chewing gum, it makes me nauseous and I cannot think of a good thing to say about gum.

2. What are some of your favorite tastes? What's a taste many other people seem to like, but you don't?
Love Vietnamese foods and well, one just can’t go past any type of dessert (isn’t it the most important meal?).
I do not like the taste of steaks, chops etc. - I guess it relates to the concept of where it comes from!

3. What are some of your favorite textures? What's a texture that many other people seem to like, but you don't?
Love textures, I’m a tactile, feely-touchy person. I cannot think of a texture I do not like at this stage.

4. What are some of your favorite sounds? What's a sound that many other people seem to like, but you don't?
Love the sound of waves crashing on the shore. Just can’t beat the tranquility of the ocean.
I don’t like loud noise because of the distortion of voices. Also my skin crawls when someone scraps their fingernails down the blackboard (either this is almost eliminated now with whiteboards)

5. What are some of your favorite sights? What's a sight that many other people seem to like but you don't?
Anything natural, close to nature, scenic - very hypnotic. Once again anything aquatic.
I do not like viewing anything from heights, I like the safety of the ground or near ground viewing.

Bonus: If you could greatly enhance just one sense - say for instance see as many colors as a bird, or smell as many distinct scents as a dog - which sense would it be and why?
I think if I could see more colours I would be more frustrated by my art. I think I would like to enhance my overall vision, to take in more and see longer distance (I imagine that would be a bit of information overload from a visionary point of view).