As an art teacher for almost 30 years and nearing retirement from that career I decided to embark on a new adventure that combines many of my interests. I am blessed to be able to carry over my people and organizational skills as an educator along with my love of design and architecture. Finding my clients their home sweet home is a very gratifying feeling.
This journal page is about collecting. I love to collect cool found objects. Some of my favorite things are vintage charms, old photos, holiday and travel postcards, luggage labels, foreign fabric, ribbons, bottle caps, milk caps, old advertising, & vintage German ornaments. I like shiny and colorful things. Maybe I am a raccoon! To think it all started with something big. I used to collect quilts, and now most of my treasures are small!
The photos above are my twins. Bella is wearing a Pioneer costume for Statehood Day that I wore when I was in third grade!
Here is my stepson Chris and the cute girl is my mom as a child. Her mother was quite a seamstress.
Once again the twins and me as a child. Love that plaid dress.
The first photo is from my dad's childhood. Here is my oldest daughter then and now. Below is my other stepson Paul at Disney World. I think he looks like a model here.
I LOVE to make paper bag books with a theme and then create ATC cards to fill them. Here is one I just finished-I had been working on it off and on for over a year; when I was in the mood. It may be one of my favorites! Hope you like it.
Finally, I have finished the pillows and even made a July 4th charm necklace.
Here are the beginnings of two Fourth of July pillows.
Finished photos of the banner and the pillows coming soon.
I have been working away on a Fourth of July Banner. It was really fun to make. I embellished it with random things I had on hand- tiny pom pom trim, crocheted flowers, red stripe fabric, sequins, glitter paint, and ribbon. Next, I am going to work on a pillow. For being one of my favorite holidays, I can't believe I haven't done this sooner!
I am a little behind lately. School is almost out, baseball season is about over, and now maybe I will have a little more time to create. Anyway, here are my latest journal pages. The top page has a photo of my mom sitting on an airplane when she was young. I always wondered whose plane it was. Sadly, I will never know. Ask the questions while your loved ones are still with you!