Sunday, October 28, 2007

ReUse Wonders

The oh-so-cool 12 Days of Christmas Swap is here and I've completed my gifts! They're wrapped (see right) and ready to be mailed. Headed up once again by Lelainia Lloyd, this year promises to be another fun-filled experience. I can hardly wait!

My ART buddy, Arlene is participating this year too ~ yay! She's in the other group of 12, so I'll get to see all 24 creations. Plus we are making an additional gift to exchange between each other which will be fun.

Can't tell you what's inside the packages though, but I can tell you that (1) I created the gifties with stuff entirely from the Edmonton ReUse Centre (my favourite-est art supply store, e-ver!). (2) People who receive these babies will be able to hang them on their Christmas tree if they wish. (3) The item has a vintage feel to them. (4) The gifts are wrapped in florist foil wrap and topped with a slide with the number "9" on them (since my gifts will be opened on the 9th Day of Christmas). A little red, green or gold bow tops the slide for a little added pizzaz.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wac-ky, man!




Check out art-e-zine to see the Wacky Photo Booth Swap photographs. We had a great time wandering off to our local malls with props in hand and doing "photo shoots" then coming home to create wonderfully wacky ATCs for the swap.
It was fun to see the different participants' take on the theme ~ take a peek!
Thank you Gillian, for letting us do this swap through art-e-zine.



Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ahhh Autumn!


My favourite time of the year is fall. To me, it's pure joy! The colours are breath taking, and the scent in the air is awesome. It's cool but not yet cold and by afternoon it's warmed up to almost 20 degrees. What a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend we're having. It's perfect for a picnic in the park, a walk in the river valley or time to throw some leaves up in the air and laugh with friends. I love the crunch of the leaves beneath my feet and the cool breeze on my face. Add a piping hot cup of herbal tea or java to the mix ~ near perfection! Every season has its own beauty, but to me, autumn is THE best.