Monday, May 17, 2010


This weeks theme honors the birthday of Malcolm X, AfroAmerican liberation leader.
What came to me are all the crosses and connections we weave in our lives and that somehow the more connected we are the freer we are.
Think about it, create art around it, journal about it and leave me a comment about it.
I wound rubberbands around a brayer and inked it up to get the background. I stamped and embossed the Quietfire quote
with a mix of back and gold embossing powder. I then stamped my X's with the stamp positioner and added Stardust pens.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The year of the Lupine

I've always wanted to grow lupines. They never did well for me in Pennsylvania.
Here in Montreat they seem really happy.
I go out and visit them several times a day and say thank you. Lupines symbolize imagination
Shout out to Painters Nursery for the great plants.And Miss Rumphius the lupine lady.

Are they native?
Surely this is fairy habitat.

I was wanting to put a lupine poem here and couldn't find one that I liked. leaave me a comment if you have a good one. leave me a comment anyway.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mirror Mirror

This weeks theme asks us to use something reflective and/or purple.
this is a colab with my SIL Diana Montgomery- foil artist extraordinaire. I'm sorry how porely the foil shows up in this scan. Diana did the background card with digital drawing and Jones Tones foils and I added the Quietfire quote, heat embossed on vellum .
I love the reflection of the image and that the lily pond itself is reflective.
I often reflect on the things for which I am grateful, and Diana is at the top of the list.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Read All About It

I had fun with this card. May 3 is Freedom of the Press Day (shout out to brother Brett on his 55th birthday) hence the theme. I inked up the card with sage and wheat chalk ink, then altered (stamp positioner) the Quitefire, I write you letters stamp and embossed it with some cheap embossisng powder I got on sale years ago- it looks like distress. Collaged some inked up newsprint and then inked up the raised side of a cuttlebug print embossing folder, lay the card on it and brayered. I used the pilot parallel for the lettering, and added stardust glitter pen and white glaze pen.
Thank you thank you to all who share the written word and keep it free.