Mildred Elizabeth Trent (born 1869-died 1969)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Mildred Elizabeth Trent (born 1869-died 1969)
Saturday, October 28, 2006
I'd like you to meet Mildred Elizabeth Trent (she is the one snoozing on the haystack at the bottom of the photo). Keep tuned to this blog. Her sad and sordid story to be told later. She is my "faux relative" to be included in Laura Duet's Faux Family Album Swap. Here is a link to Laura's blog "Maude & Mozart".
Posted by Shari at 9:35 PM
Friday, October 27, 2006
BUT, my luck has changed!!! I won two---did you hear that, TWO drawings this week!!! First, I won a collage created by the famous and fabulous DJ Pettitt which I can't wait to show you (I will scan and download it later this evening)!! And I also won (just today) a wonderful little art card created by Lia the Art Junk Girl. It is titled "Life Is Beautiful" and you know what...life is beautiful!!! I will upload this one too as soon as it arrives.
Thank you to both of these creative, generous artists for holding these drawing and sharing their amazing artwork with me.
Posted by Shari at 9:51 PM
I'm a crazy woman huh??? I was directed to a current charm swap being held by Amber Dawn, please check out her blog and her Yahoo Group Charms2007swap by my "new best friend", the marvelous Heather Simpson-Blum. The swap is for either 21 for 20 or 42 for 40 (I've elected the 21 for 20 choice). I am happy to say that Amber has set up very well defined guidelines, which will insure this to be a very artistic and quality swap. I am excited about participating and if anyone wants more information, just let me know and I will show you the way!!
As far as the vacillating about holding my own swap---I have had several people show interest (even though I said it wasn't going to happen!). Actually, I have received quite a lot of encouragement and ideas and I am once again seriously thinking about doing this after the first of the year---this would be in addition to the one I am participating in now. So...look for future updates!! JUST LOVE these little charms---kind of like the 1x1 mini collages!!!
Posted by Shari at 9:09 PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Yes...I have come to my senses. I have been informed by some of my friends that there are already several other charm swaps going on out there. I will look into them and find one to join instead of hosting. Would you believe that I am sometimes really obsessive and really impulsive???? You know that "I have to have it" syndrome!!! If you were reading about my "thinking about hosting a swap post" and were thinking of joining the insanity, I will report what I find out about current swaps and post all the info tomorrow. It is now 2AM here in the midwest and I am going to bed!!!
Posted by Shari at 2:04 AM
Monday, October 23, 2006
I recently become aware of a FABULOUS swap that was just completed by a group of 25 very talented artists and hosted by Ruth Rae. You can view many of the individual charms including step by step instructions from many of the artists on Ruth Rae's blog, Simply Charming. I am so jealous that I was not a part of this swap that I am thinking of (I can't believe that I am saying this) hosting my own charm swap!!! Here is a pix of the finished bracelet---
Please let me know if there is any interest out there. We would need at least 25 participants to make it a go (we need to have a REALLY chunky bracelet!!) and I might need some organizational help since I am swap host inpaired (never done it before). What do you think???? Please let me know and PLEASE feel free to jump in even if you have already participated in the Simply Charming swap!! And just to let you know, I would not be opposed to somebody else jumping in and hosting/co-hosting!!!
Posted by Shari at 9:24 PM
Saturday, October 21, 2006
James Taylor is one of my all time favorite recording artists and he is playing in Chicago tonight to a sold out house. I was hoping that my husband would buy some last minute tix on ebay (for Sweetest Day)---but alas it is not to be. Maybe next time around. There are links in my previous post to two of my favorite tunes. I just figured out today how to link music to my blog. Click on them and enjoy!!
Posted by Shari at 5:14 PM
Posted by Shari at 3:07 PM
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Got together with two of my good art friends today. We get together on the first and third Saturday of each month to create and enjoy each other. Sometimes there are more of us and sometimes it is just the three of us---we like each others company and we inspire each other. My project for today was to continue making my little 1X1 masterpieces. Here are the next 30!!!
Posted by Shari at 11:44 PM
Friday, October 06, 2006
I have completed the next 25 (total 40) for the 100 square swap. I am just loving making these! When I posted to the list that I belong to Altered Art Obsession, I used the analogy that it was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle!! I have all these little pieces of ephemera, images and words in front of me and I keep moving them around until I find the perfect fit! It amazes me that I like working this small. Will be doing some more over the weekend.
Posted by Shari at 5:32 PM