Remains of the Day Journal

Altered Dictionary "Life's Blessings"

10.25.2009

Maps to Alter


I belong to an alteredbook yahoo group and we are doing a book page swap, where we have books that we are willing to tear up and swap for others.

I have this large atlas book that has really neat maps in it, that are hand drawn and would be cool to alter into your own personal map. They are mostly in foreign language so it only makes since to alter them and not worry as to what they are a map of really.
I think I will do one this week and post it later.

10.18.2009

Another Weekend Gone . . .


I did get a lot accomplished. Yesterday was raining and cloudy and sooo cold for October. I stayed in and organized some more stuff. We moved a large cedar chest upstairs to my art room. I filled it with magazines, all kinds, Gardening, Travel, Decorating, Fitness, Women's. I have lots of them to go through and cut out what I want. I like to save them for some reason. I have some that go back to the 80's.
I found a card kit that I only made about half the cards, so I finished the rest, but I made them into to Christmas cards. I have sooo many cards. I may package up a few for presents.

I have been reading about doing collages with encaustic paints and beeswax. I bought a small kit last year about this time and so it is time to use it. I have a small box that I want to try out a project I saw in a book called Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media Artists by Ann Baldwin.

The book has a lot of techniques in it.

Today I we went out for breakfast, I had Stuffed French Toast with blueberry topping. It was sooo good! I bought some fleece sheets at Kohl's on sale, so I will be warmer at night. Then when we got home, we made chili and headed out to mow. I mowed the lawn and Greg mowed the pasture and hills. It was sunny, but the wind was freezing. I got about half the yard done it an hour and decided to get my camera and take some pictures of the changing trees.

Summer (our dog) came with me up the hill, we saw a doe. Greg said he saw quite a few bucks, one with a monster rack.

Getting ready to watch the Amazing Race, after about 1 1/2 hour delay due to football :-(

Everyone have a good week, hopefully warmer ;-)