Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

FYI (family photo of mom and friends,seemed appropriate)

A few words about my 8 choices for the Proximidade Award!

Barb and judy! My patient teachers when I joined alteredartswap yahoo group. They taught me to cut and paste and resize images, post my pics and let me play in group projects...even when I'd get the details all muddled in my mind. Thank you!

Beth, Tally, Tamara, and daughters! You let me share your families and make me feel like a contemporary! I love it!

Carol! I knew you online and then had the pleasure of meeting you last fall. You have an amazing calming way about you that I love. Always encouraging and teaching in the nicest ways!

Julie, my youngest! Two years ago when I stayed at your home, I discovered "the blog"! You were such an inspiration and I came home and said "I can do this".....Thank you!

Sandee...who was not on my list cause someone beat me to it and gave her this award!!!! She used to live 15 minutes away from me. We would have play days and meet for coffee to exchange round robin projects and oooo and ahhhhh over the art work of others that we were passing on!. We went on several "altered trips"...thanks to my directions(ask tally about that) and she was always there for me. I have watched her art develope into her own unique and beautiful style. She has an instinct for combining images and papers that is a delight!


Tally for sharing your family!

Tamara for friendship and begonias!

Julie for your generous hospitality!

Barb for sharing your darling family!

Judy for your encouragement!

Jen, for your warmth and thoughtfulness!

Beth for your friendship and wonderful sense of humor!

Carol,for being my teacher and friend!

God bless us all, everyone.

Santa Claus is coming to.......


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New header!

Merry Holidays!!!!!
(my mom, age 6-7, on her horse Buck!!!!)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Proximidade award/pass it on!

Here are my 8!

While I was trying to pick just this number, one of my choices got this award!!!! So, SANDEE H, my "once neighbor", you are not on my list!

Barb B

Judi E

Jenn D

Tally O

Beth M

Tamara C

Julie m

Carol S

These artists are my sisters, my daughters, and my mentors!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Art heals and cheers the soul!

Helena LOVED santas! She had the most wonderful collection of santas from around the world. Her holiday display took over the whole family room. What a treat. I collect snowmen. Each holiday we would exchange ornaments...of course she got a santa and I got a snowman.
I met helena through my art group which raises money for art programs in the local schools by selling our paintings.
Anyway...sadly, she died suddenly last spring. I miss her. So, I decided she needed a new santa ornament . She loved old fashioned handmade ornaments.
Helena, I made this for you!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday surprise!!!

Lynn F at surprised me with this award.
Thanks lynn for my early christmas gift!
I will post my 8 after I have a chance to make a decision from the many blogs I so enjoy.

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY -nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Family Christmas card....197?.....

I used to make our christmas cards. When I did the drawing I would try and incorporate what the boys were in to! This was he year Star Wars Came out!!! Tiger our cat and Rex our dog.
Dan on top and chris on bottom!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


You may be a year older, but you still have that wonderful smile I fell in love with!!!!
Thanks for taking such good care of all of us!

.....a few more using Divasdeste images!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Paperwhimsy collaborative holiday doll 2007!

I made the face and hat on a bendy doll. Sent her out naked to the first of 8(?) artists in the group. Look at the little beauty I got back!!!!!
Her name is Snowball!
Now, as soon as I find the little sign in book that lists the contributing artists....I will post their names!!!!
I just love her!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

...a few more!

Image decoupaged under glass. Images from my collection christmas cards and catalogs!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Winter Queen!

Artchixstudio image/scrap

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tip in page for sandee!

Her theme was poetry! I picked my very favorite poem ever by AA Milne

"The End"