Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 9:06 PM
I sent this picture to Brave Girls to see if they would use it on one of their Daily Truth emails and . . . THEY DID yesterday!! I am sooo excited!
Can you tell?
I decided to altered the cover on a few of my composition books for Christmas presents. I may add some quotes through out the book too.
This one is going into the lottery at AFTCM yahoo group.
It is snowing so beautifully today. Christmas music is playing in the background. Smells of cooking in the kitchen. Love this time of year, when I can stay home enjoy the snow.
Have a peacful, safe day. Create some art!
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 1:45 PM
They were a lot of fun. Lot's of sparkle that doesn't really show up in the pictures.
I made another version but blogger won't let me upload it. Don't feel like fighting with the computer tonight, so I'll just leave it as is.
Have a good week everyone!
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I have joined the free classes online & Willowing & Friends. Tam is a great teacher. I have wanted to try faces for a while now, so I jumped in and did one in my art journal altered book I am doing all this year. The paper was a challenge with all the layers she has us doing. So it's not quite what I wanted but not too bad. We were to write words of affirmation on the other page. Something that we need to say to ourself more often. So that is why I choose these words. I think as women we need to do this more. I am putting myself first now in the need for time to exercise. That is why I do not blog as much, or comment as much in my groups. If I spend that time sitting on the computer then I do not have the time to exercise. So here is my finished product if blogger cooperates and lets me upload them.
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 10:52 AM
Yes I have. My email address book is empty. But I have still have access to it. Changed the PW, so I don't know if I should stop using it or not.
I'm waiting for yahoo to get back to me. This has happened to many of my online friends and friends at work. It's ridiculous!! Is someone actually paying these people . . . they must get something to keep doing it. I can't imagine anyone really thinking this email was from me. It was pretty good as far as including I am in Canada. Except I am home and safe!! But the grammar and really would anyone email people if they needed help.
They used my signature too, so I am changing it too. I'm just really pissed!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going to go work on my travel journal and just enjoy the rest of my day!
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 12:40 PM
We had a great time. Met great people from all over. Bill & Sherrie were a blast to hang out with. I added our album for you to view above. (the title is a link to photobucket) I took over 400 pictures so this is just a sampling.
The views were beautiful. The food delicious. Everyone was so friendly. We were like one big happy family by the end. Our tour guide, Andrew, and coach driver, Graham, were the best.
I have a travel journal started and have to add some mementos and pictures.
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 3:24 PM
It's been a hard month. Our family lost a dear young man beginning of the month. My youngest son joined the AF with him and both my sons have been life long friends with him. Tragically he was killed while home on leave in a car accident.
So we have begun to move forward, but will miss him a lot.
I had a few projects I needed to get done and sent out. This one is in my partner's journal. It's a tribute to the end of summer.
Enjoy what is left of it . . .
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So click here and it should take you there: ABC's of the Seashore
I made it out of a black & white composition book. I tore a lot of pages out to make room for the bulkyness (is that a word) of the collages I did for each letter. I left a few pages in between groups of letter pages to add some of my personal pictures and memorabilia. I have been working off and on for about a year on this project. It took off this spring and has kept my attention until I finished it a few days ago.
Thanks for looking!
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 5:02 PM
I just finished this one. It was started in June. This happen a lot, I get the collage glued down then add finishing touches and journaling later. I want to write more on my nuts pictures but have to go get another sharpie black extra fine pen. This was a jelly pen and didn't work too well, so I stopped.
I am adding more pictures to my photobucket album above called MY ART so you can see some of the other pages in this journal.
Thanks for looking . . .
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 12:54 PM
I also was able to create my signature that I have been struggling with over the past year. That's right I have been blogging for over a year. I had no idea until I looked back to my first post that it had already been one year.
Hope you like the new look . . .
I plan to post some new artwork in the next few days.
til then . . .
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 10:46 PM
if i was a day of the week i'd be saturday
if i was a time of day i'd be ten in the morning
if i was a sea animal i'd be a dolphin
if i was a direction i'd be west
if i was a piece of furniture i'd be a chaise
if i was a liquid i'd be a margarita
if i was a gemstone i'd be an opal
if i was a tree i'd be a willow
if i was a tool i'd be a paint brush
if i was a flower i'd be an english rose
if i was a kind of weather i'd be a warm spring day
if i was a musical instrument i'd be a guitar
if i was a color i'd be aqua
if i was an emotion i'd be joy
if i was a fruit i'd be a pineapple
if i was a food i'd be a tuscan pasta dish
if i was a material i'd be denium
if i was a scent i'd be bergamot citrus
if i was a flavor i'd be chocolate
if i was a sound i'd be a praise song
if i was an element i'd be water
if i was a mammal i'd be a horse
if i was a phase of the moon i would be full
if i was a berry i'd be a bumbleberry
if i was a bird i'd be an eagle
if i was a book i'd be island of the blue dolphins
if i was a place i'd be a beach
I decided to do an art journal page using this self made poem . . . and added the picture today 6.30.10
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 8:36 PM
*Learn how to bind your journal of watercolor paper
*Learn the art of Altered Books
*Learn transfer techniques
*Find out what ATC (Artists Trading Cards) is all about.
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 7:33 PM
It's a 1935 2nd Edition Unabridged International Dictionary
It's huge and in pretty good condition. You would not believe the things I found left in it. Of course I have not looked through every page, but I found 3 uncashed checks to "The Noodle Company" for .98 cents each, from 1980. A small envelope with to the tooth fairy with a tooth in it. :(
Then just little notes from words looked up, I think.
I don't know if I should altered it or not. I will have to think on this for awhile. Inside the front cover is described the different versions that were printed and how much they cost. I have the 17.5 lb. version so it either cost $30.00 or $35.00 back in 1935. I think that was quite a bit of money back then. I paid $20.00 for it. I think I got a pretty good deal!
Enjoy Life ~ Deb
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Enjoy Life! ~ Deb
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 2:26 PM
I am doing an art journal with the alphabet of the seashore. I am going to add personal stories throughout and vacation pictures from over the years. This is one of my favorite pages so far.
I'll post a slideshow when it is finished.
Thanks foor looking . . .
Enjoy Life ~
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 11:06 AM
My son Chris's present was a great one too . . . he told me is has quit smoking!!
What more could a Mom ask for . . .
2 great sons and one awesome daughter in law!!
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 8:31 AM
The bag in the back was a find at the Artist Marketplace on Sunday.
It's made by Kathy Stantz of www.sylviasdaughter.blogspot.com
The book is an altered book clutch.
The flat piece is the beginning of my encaustic creation.
I want to work on it some more.
Here's a close up of the clutch.
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 9:19 AM
I made an altered book clutch on Friday afternoon. It was an old Leo Tolstoy book, so it has really cool pictures in it. We used some of the text to cover the inside. I will take pictures and hopefully post them tomorrow.
on Saturday morning I made a leather bound journal. It had 5 signatures and I used brown supple leather for the cover. Pictures soon. It is a binding that I can use with fabric or heavy paper too.
On Saturday afternoon I had free time to look at all the neat offering at the marketplace. Spent more money than I probably should have.
We had a 5 course dinner on Sat that left a little to be desired. But met some great ladies and had wonderful conversation that made the meal easy to get through. Of course another martini didn't hurt either.
Sunday morning I was able to sleep in a little after getting my roommate off. She is from Indy. She and I only met this weekend in person, but I feel like she was a long lost friend.
Sunday afternoon, I took an encaustic (beeswax paint) class with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch. It was an awesome class, where I learned a lot about this medium I have been wanting to try for over a year. So much so that I already have all the supplies, just needed some hands on guidance.
I had a great time and am already looking forward to next year and I know a few of the classes I want to take if they are offered again. Who knows maybe I will be able to teach something I know too. Stay tuned on that front . . .
Have a good week!
PS I'll do my best to post pictures tomorrow.
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Here's a spread I did at the end of Feb. I bought the paper in TX when we went to visit friends.
I love doing this partnership journal with Vickie from Sacto. She got to go to the beach for spring break. That's probably the thing I miss most about living in CA. We have to drive 10 hours to get to the Virginia coastline. I do love Chincoteague, but not the drive through the mountains in Maryland & Virginia.
Happy Easter everyone ~
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 10:29 AM
My score: 60% Right 40% Left.
60% Fantasy-oriented (My most dominant characteristic)
Fantasy-oriented processing is used by the right hemisphere as a method for processing information with creativity. It focuses much less on rules and regulations than the processing method of a left-brained person. Due to the fantasy-oriented processing mechanism of a right-brained person, they do not adjust well to change. Instead of adapting to the change in the environment, a right-brained person attempts to change it back to the way they liked it. But fantasy-oriented processing also provides the advantage of creativity to right-brained individuals, and since emotion is integral of the right side of the brain, anything a fantasy-oriented person becomes involved in emotionally will aid their ability to learn.
My Fantasy-oriented Analysis
You are highly able to process information you receive with creativity. Your focus does not get caught up in rules and regulations. However, you usually do not adjust well to change. Instead of adapting to it, you often try to keep things as they were. Creativity is your big advantage as well as your tendency to become emotionally involved in your work.
Have fun with it . . . Deb
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