Saturday, January 8, 2022

Happy Saturday.


How are you spending your Saturday?  We aren't having snow but it is cold for Northern California.  I think I'll knit a bit.  

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 1/4/22

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Good Morning friends.  Lets have a cup filled with roses on this first Tuesday of the  new year.  Maybe later I will have Earl Grey in a cup while I visit Elizabeth and the others  who gather for a weekly tea party.

I have been working on an art book.  I had a nice video saved but can't seem to link it here.  I'm challenged when it comes to technology.  I've fiddled with it but no luck and I'm about to run out of "Tuesday".  So here is a peek at what I created.  It is the best I can do.

Here is the book laid out.  It is based on a long strip of brown paper.  The art is all mine, mostly gelli prints printed on rgular computer paper.  The center pages are sewn in and fairly plain so they could be added to or used for journaling.

I included a number of pockets so things could be tucked in.  I could write a note on the piece of paper tucked into this pocket for instance.

This is the first inside page.  Again there is a pocket.  See the blue folded paper coming out of a somewhat hidden area?

This was my first experiment with this kind of book.  It was fun and I'm sure I will be making another..

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 12/21/21

 Happy Winter Solstice.  

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Is everyone busy wrapping the last gift and putting a bow on the last box?  We had an early Christmas get together with one part of the family last Saturday.  Will have a small group here for Christmas dinner.

Today I am drinking my coffee from a cup my Granddaughter gave me.  She has always called me Nana and when she was little it was Nana-Banana. Notice the banana is wearing glasses.  Lol. This is the third "Nana" cup she has given me.  Three is a collection, right?

Please join me at Elizabeth's blog as I lift my cup in celebration with long time friends there.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Tea Stands for Tueaday - 12/14/21

 Good morning friends.  Long time, no visit.  I hope the Tea Party is still going strong.

One of the gifts I needed to shop for this year was tea.  We all know there are lots of brands of tea out there.  I searched around and found this American company.  I bought some for a gift but wanted some myself too.  It is quite good.

We don't put up a tree but instead we visit the kids and grandkids and enjoy theirs.  I like to make a little ornament to hang on the tree each year.  This year I chose Danish woven hearts.  I made mine with felt.  They open and you can put a few treats inside.  Always fun.

I'm anxious to reconnect with some of those who attend the weekly tea party Elizabeth host.  If you want to join the fun here is the link.

EDIT:  Oh my, so many typing mistakes.  I hope I fixed them all.  Santa should bring me some new glasses.



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 10-19-21

I'm running late but it is still Tuesday where I live so I have time to join the tea party at Elixabeth's.  If you haven't visited the party before here is the link.  

I have plenty of tea.  This morning I'm drinking Lady Grey.  One of my favorites.

As long as I don't care if my house is clean, I think I'll play.  Did you play with paperdolls when you were a child.  I did.  One of my favorite things to do.  I believe if you click on the image and save it then you can print a page of Halloween paperdolls for yourself.  

Enjoy a cozy autumn day.


Monday, October 11, 2021

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 10/12/21


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Hello Tea Party friends.  The above picture seemed perfect for our Tea Tuesday.  I am so glad Elizabeth continues to hold this get together every week.   Anyone can visit her at Altered Book Lover.

Some time ago I was given a Gelli plate for monoprinting.  The idea has been quite popular but I wasn't really on the bandwagon.   I haven't been creating much art for awhile and I think the person who gifted me thought it would be a nudge to get back at it.


My first try.

Prints done so far.

You can see I tried it on one card.  I think it would be useful for backgrounds in collage work.  I'm not sure where the technique will take me but it was fun to experiment.

If anyone creates Gelli prints I'd love to hear your ideas for creating and using them.