Monday, August 25, 2008


The World Will Be Our Happy Home, 5x5 on white matboard collages on paper, matted and ready to frame! Yay. It's about time I went for something new and three antique elementary school books from the River Market Antique Mall were all the inspiration I needed.

The collages I've recently finished are actually on cardstock leftover from my handmade wedding invitations. (Why didn't someone tell me I was insane when I decided to make 300 wedding invites, by the way?) Then, I've added book pages from the antique books, painted, added paper collage elements, mounted them on 8x10 inch matboard so they are all ready to frame. Ta da...

We Climbed A High Mountain, 5x5 on white matboard

Lesson VII, 5x5 on matboard

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bridesmaids Gifts, Part Seven

This one may look a little familiar. Kelli has two sisters and I used the same picture, but a slightly different treatment for each. Whew! That's a LOT of bridesmaids. Thanks again, Kelli.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just around the corner...

Where has the summer gone? Seriously? Was it not just June? Now it's almost September. Halloween decorations are out. Whatever.

The Hidden Glen Art Fair is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for September 13 & 14. I got my booth assignment today. Number 54.

I MUST get busy over the next couple of weekends, which may be hard considering all remaining weekends are jam packed. I did recently venture into collages on paper, which I've matted on 8x10 white mat board. I'm pretty pleased with the turnout and plan to post some here soon.

Bridesmaids Gifts, Part Four

Some of you might recognize our little friend, Zoe. Too cute!

Only in Salina

Don't get me wrong, I loved growing up in Salina. Things like this will always make me think...only in Salina, though. (This happened earlier this summer and my mom cut out the article in the paper to warn her hubby of the potential danger in his daily Sonic "Diet Coke with lime pieces".

From the Salina Journal...

Man blames Salina crash on 'brain freeze'

A man said he crashed his car into the front steps of a house on South Fifth Street Tuesday afternoon while he was drinking a cold drink that gave him a “brain freeze.”
Robert M. Schulz, 66, Salina, told Salina police he had just purchased the flavored, frozen drink from a Sonic restaurant and was drinking it while traveling east on East Crawford after 3:45 p.m.

Schulz said he suffered a “brain freeze,” followed by a “chest freeze,” causing him to loose control, leave the street and crash into the front steps of the home at 703 S. Fifth, said Desk Officer Brandon Tomson.

Schulz was taken by ambulance to Salina Regional Health Center, where he was treated and released.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Commissions

I was hired by Kelli to create seven commissions - one for each one of her bridesmaids! Kelli got married on Saturday, so I have the green light to show each one. Stay tuned all week.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

No Big Deal

We were pretty lucky last week to be invited to go to the Royals vs. Red Socks game with Gayle and Bill. These weren't just any old tickets to a Royals game. They were front row, right behind the plate in the Crown Seats. Hence the "No Big Deal". Chris thinks were a regular VIPs.

We had a blast. Free buffet including Midwest Airlines chocolate chip cookies. Great drinks with a waitress. What more could you ask for? I guess a win would have been nice, but I loved it anyway! You're the B-O-M-B, Gayle.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Magically Delicious

After Katie's wedding on Saturday night (Em was the Matron of Honor, which may explain the 'do), we ventured to an Irish bar for some late night dancing. Em and I danced to the Irish version of Gin and Juice AND Callin' Baton Rouge. Life doesn't get much better than that!

Unless you suddenly find yourself dancing with a real life Leprechaun...

Em and I both had the pleasure of dancing with the jolly little guy. He was just so small and his hands were so tiny. I felt like I could pick him up and throw him across the bar, but he was a gentle Leprechaun and it turns out his name was also Chris.

Until next time, Leprechaun Chris...

Real Life Leprechaun

So Blogger isn't let me upload photos right now, but please check back because Em and I met a real life leprechaun on Saturday and there are pictures to prove it.
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