Henry got into his presents with gusto. Actually he just likes the wrapping paper so he gets all of it. He joins me in wishing you a happy Solstice, Holiday, and New Year!
Happy Animal WednesdaySuki's Art Journal is Completed When ever I receive one of these traveling art journals in the mail I am always blown away by the quality of the art they contain. I have usually already seen the art on a blog, and always liked it then, but it never ever shows the depth of the work, the richness of color, texture, etc. that I see when I hold it in my hand. And it is the same with my photos of my page for Suki's book. Just trust me when I say the colors are brighter, the fabrics shinier, the beads with more sparkle, the threads and candy wrappers adding more texture than is possible to see here. this piece contains three fabrics, silver and blue candy wrappers, wrinkled papers (I found today at the thrift store) and beads. Actually every part of this page was gleaned from thrift store finds. I brag about that because I feel really good when my pieces are GREEN/earth friendly. The base is a grocery brown bag. And the crinkly paper you see on the ends wraps around the back.
I find both the latter to be incredibly relaxing. It's a beach scene for Suki...her footsteps in the sand...taking her where ever she wants to go. But we know she loves Cape Cod.
I will not stand another half hour in line at the post office BEFORE Christmas!
(I did that twice this week already, and enough is enough)
I also think it will have a better chance of getting to Suki just before the new year!
This book IS SUKI'S BOOK and I send to Suki so the book is finished
with my page!
It started in September 2009 and just a short four months later it will be in Suki's hands.
Suki: I adhered as closely as I could to the measurements of your book.
However, you know me, my page is just a tad taller than the rest.
If it bothers you you may cut it to fit,
but I hope you'll be okay with a little bit of my style
that is outside the box.
See you next Monday!