I was looking through my acrylic flowers the other night and realized the colors were too bright for a project I was planning so I grabbed my Alcohol Ink and thought I would experiment. These flowers were pale pink and yellow before ink was applied.I used a cotton pad instead of a brush because I didn't want to haul out all the supplies so these are smudged but with alcohol ink, you can easily fix that which I will do today. The colors are much nicer and I may use more acrylic in the future!
When my friend Jan Obertein was heading to AZ last week with her hubby for the Winter months, she stopped to drop off a birthday package because they pass the Chesterton exit. I felt very privileged to have the chance to say goodbye in person. Not only is Jan a wonderful crazy quilter/china painter but she also works with paper and makes the sweetest things. Using a bird theme she dressed up some files and a book of folders which I am thrilled with. Her soft colors make it so pretty. I have a nice collection of her work. Thank you Jan!!!!! Elizabeth Woodford sent me some pieces of her sun printed cloth. It is so pretty and I will use it in my CQ. Thank you Elizabeth!!!!! Terri Takacs, my bud from CT made these butterflies on her embroidery machine. I saw one on her project which won a ribbon a few months ago and loved it but wouldn't dare ask for one. To my surprise she tucked two of them in my birthday gift. I will have to think long and hard as to what project they will be used for. Thank you Terri!!!!! Last night I began to clean and organize my picture files. With this new computer, I can do it in no time. I haven't had a desktop in a long time and I am getting spoiled with the speed of this one. It will be so much more enjoyable working on the magazine and perhaps I will catch more mistakes with this 27" monitor instead of a 15" laptop screen! (hope so anyway) Thanks Ed!!!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes, it was a wonderful day (weekend) which I enjoyed to the max.
The Boho, puzzle piece, and prize for Lottie are all mailed, the house is clean, and I am settling down to work on a little Inner child doll that didn't get finished last night. The sun is shining and I may take a beach walk later. I hope you have a great day!