after, of course, mrs. mizzle announces who she's going to live with (and other miscellaneous news is shared). we'd both like to thank you all for your kind and funny comments... i don't think i've ever done so much smiling in front of the computer!
mrs. mizzle has her bags packed -- she's going to the southern hemisphere! she's gonna be an aussie! jacky, look for mrs. mizzle just as soon as the mail plane can get her there. she's smiling thinking about going to live with you and your klimt dolls... and the horses!
we've had this christmas cactus for 5 years and this is its very first bloom. isn't it the most gorgeous flower you've ever seen?! there's only one bloom on the whole plant... i think it put all its resources into this one amazing flower...
every morning for the last three days i've snapped pics of it before even putting the coffee water on. that's what flower love can do to you...
i've been out wandering -- leaving signs of tree love behind.
it's a festival out there! plants popping up, creeks rushing, birds singing!
eb's got me thinking about mandalas when i'm out... some indian corn that i left behind as a 'thank you'.
the main MAIN thing i've been doing is messing with stencils! yup, i'm catching up in mary ann moss' stencilry class. i am smitten!!!
these four pics are the inside and outside of my stencil portfolio cover, made on cardboard.
i've tried different techniques...
i didn't use spray paint,
i used a very little spray ink, which was maddening because the sprayer got clogged up easily.
mostly i used this roller sponge and regular 'ol acrylic paint. i need about five more of these...
the front cover... i don't think it can take one more thing, do you? i used three layers of muslin (glued together with gel medium) to hold the front and back together, and then painted over it.
she's offering this class again in august. i HIGHLY recommend it. not only is it chock full of videos and information, it's very well laid out. this is the first online art class i've taken and i can't say enough good things about it... thank you, mary ann!
okay! now we can proceed!