Friday, October 25, 2013

Rest In Peace

We recently had to put our sweet cat, Rascal, to sleep. At the end he had many problems and we finally made the hard decision.  It was also hard because his previous vet was no longer working and we had to find a new one. The vet we found had a wonderful manner and was very sensitive to our loss. Thankfully we also have Hubble and Ms. Bea to comfort us in Rascal's absence.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Chicago LWA Halloween MailArt Workshop

This past weekend I was up in Chicago and I went to the Halloween mail art workshop that Donovan hosted at Greer.  It was AWESOME!
There were 5 of us there including Donovan. I just had the greatest time. Here's what the 5 of us had made at the end of the two hours: 

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I'm so glad that I had this as an impetus to start making more at home! 

The Frankenstein's monster heads that you see in the photos are actually from napkins. I didn't use one while I was at the workshop, but I took one home to experiment with.  I tried one yesterday and it came out kind of wrinkled and I was nervous that it would rip, so I covered that piece of mail with packing tape. Maybe next time I will try a different glue stick.

At the workshop I also used glue tape for the first time.  Donovan recommended its use for heavier cardstock or thick things (not the napkin).  It looked a lot like the roll on white-out tape in the way that it was packaged. I think I am going to buy some for myself, because I really liked it. Here is a link to the Staples brand.  

More photos soon of the envelopes I made at home and at the workshop!

Monday, October 21, 2013


I love the look of using the sticker selvage from these star stickers. The color combinations look so great.

A letter to Mrs. Duffy... using one of my artistamps... it's from a painting I did a few years ago as a postcard.  PIE POST!

And finally a fun envelope made from a beautiful calendar I was given. I like how colorful the illustration is, but how it also looks so wintery.