Monday, April 13, 2009

Please join me in helping the American Cancer Society stamp out cancer in our life time. My collage titled, "98.6 IS Normal" is dedicated to my dad who is undergoing cancer treatment. The piece reflects normal body temperature which we watch so carefully throughout his chemo treatment. With luck and the grace of God he will beat this deadly disease. This piece is needle felted roving in varying degrees of color intensity. It was then reverse appliqued under black wool felt and then beaded in colors of varying degrees of color again. I've added a charm with my artist initials and additional beads. The piece is mounted on bristol board and signed and dated on the back.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Three winners will receive and Egglet starter kit which includes: 6 hand painted watercolor eggs punched with spring designs, backings and yummy ribbons for tassel. All you do is paste, add the words, embellishments and grommets then bind with a wire ring and tie tassel. Good luck to all who enter.
Hugz, Normajean

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Ahhh Sping at last and what better way to celebrate the season then with a Egg-ceptional EGG Egg-stravaganza. The photos to the left are my little Eggs-tra special book. It's a half dozen hand water colored paper and punched with a large oval punch. I've added a bit of Liquitex Iridescent/Pearescent Medium to my water colors to give my eggs just the right touch of Easter. I punched through the eggs with other small paper punches that I have, added a colored paper backing and added Spring insiped words cut out from a quilting catalog. I hope that my F.A.T. friends (you know who you are LOL) will join me in a fun challenge/trade of these tiny egg booklets or should I call them Egglets?

Here's the challenge (Begins on Monday 4/6/09 and ends Friday 4/10/09)

We will be creating a tiny Spring egg-booklet (Egglet) with contains a half dozen (6) simple pages (paper or fiber) plus a cover of some sort. You must include some type of Spring inspirations on the pages. There are no restrictions on size but they must be egg shaped. Mine is an egg shaped page that measures 2" long x 1 1/2" wide. You do not need a paper punch to make these, they can be cut by hand and embellished with any Spring inspired embellishments, text etc.

-You will have until 9AM Wednesday (EDST, New York City time) to;
...create your 6 page (or more if you want) plus a cover, Egglet (booklet), your photo's (one close up and one full view only please and make sure you include your name in the photo file so we know who's it is) and
...sign up in the database. One entry per member please.

-Wednesday morning I will set up a voting poll for all contestants with their pictures in the album. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite entry until
-Thursday evening when the polls close.
-Based on the voting we will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners.
-Thursday evening the partners will be announced.
-Friday these need to be mailed! Please make time in your day to get them to the
post office on Friday (and YES the US Post Office is open on Good Friday but I
don't know about the rest of the world). I will be mailing the prizes to the
winners on Friday also.

I hope that you will join in this Egg-ceptional fun event.
Hugz, Normajean