Monday, March 06, 2006

I Have Big Plans

Now that the Macaroni/Bowl is done I have decided on the second "bowl" project. These bowls are going to be a *play on words* type of thing. We had dinner Saturday at my husband's favorite restaurant. They have paper on the tables and each table gets a handful of crayons for doodling . So we started drawing "bowls". The waiter even got in on it with a fantastic idea- Skorpion Bowl. My college age children loved to have a skorpion bowl or two before a night of dancing. I think they may have outgrown it???

I love this Journal Page. I had a quilt and asked "what do I do" and got all sorts of help. Sonji was the best. She kept giving me ideas and then she would write "now I'll shut up". Then more ideas would come and "I'll really shut up now". Then more ideas. It was so much fun!!! I wrote it all down off the emails onto this journal page so I can always have it to remember. Thank you, Sonji!

So, now we come to the "Big Plans". I was re-reading my Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines and found this article by Karen Michel on transforming photos. I've spent a good part of the day looking for candidate photos for alteration. I love what Karen did with a plain jane picture of a dog and I have this photo of my dear departed cat, Buzzer, to make into something "fab". The second candidate is a picture of my husband sitting in a rowboat on a cold lake in Vermont. Later that day the rowboat would get loose and he would have to actually get in the water and swim out to retrieve it. COLD! But he's still smiling and warm here. I have a handful of really bad photos to practice on. I hope it's fun. Anyone else try it already???

2 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh I can't wait to see your altered photos. Funny... I just discovered Karen Michal's website. It's like a big journal that you can flip through. Each section is a different "button." You know, "About the Artist," "Gallery," "Links" etc.

kathy said...

didn't deborah blog about that once? I've been there several times but don't think I found it on my own. Can't wait to see what you do with your altered photos...I'd love to learn more....