Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Just for fun . . .

Since I have been AWOL again, I thought I would show you pics of projects I have done in the past when I first got interested in altered art and mixed media. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

I love hats, as you well know. This project is done with the beverage coasters you get in restaurants. I decided to do a hat book out of the coasters featuring the hats of these vintage ladies.It was a lot of fun to do. Especially the junking up of each page! That is my thing!This is one page from an altered book that I did using photos of my mother. They were taken in the late 1930's in Los Angeles. She left the rural farm life of Henderson, Iowa (pop. 300 give or take) and went to Los Angeles to work. Here she is with a couple of her friends -- names unknown. My mother is on the left. I just love their hats!

Last week I was contacted by email by a lady who lives in the Netherlands. She had found my blog online and wanted to know if I would trade some ATC's with her! Of course! I sent my ATC's off to her on Monday and she has sent hers off, too. I am excited about receiving her ATC's. I will post those when I receive them.

Her name is Nadia and her blog, Patch and Stitch, is intriguing! Nadia loves to do cross stitch and quilt. But her other passion is collecting ATC's. If you view her blog, you will see her lovely cross stitch and quilting projects. Also she has some nice pictures of her vacation time in Pyrenees. What is really intriguing is that she blogs in Dutch (I think??) as well as in English. Anyway, I am looking forward to receiving her ATC's. Check out her blog!

4 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look great!

CeCe said...

Just caught up with your blog. Judy, the Halloween items are great. Is also hard to believe these posted beauties are beginning projects!

Michelle said...

I do the same when I'm absent from blogging, I love sharing tid bits from my past and seeing yours!

Sweet Sage said...

LOVE these projects, Judy!
Your talent(s) never cease to amaze me!