Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


   Our large Hickory tree is finally turning color.
The leaves will be dropping soon.    This is a shot of how many leaves we
have to rake each year.

There are several trees in our yard and in the neighbor's yards
that blow in.  As if ours aren't enough.   Good news......
we have a yard man this year.  He'll be doing leaf duty from now on.
This pic was taken shortly after we moved in.   Since then we have
painted the house a creamy white with dark green shutters and light 
green trim.   It looks so much nicer than this horrible blue.

  When I bought this at a craft fair it was called 
a Christmas cactus.   I think it is a Thanksgiving cactus because
it blooms every year at Thanksgiving.
It will be in full bloom soon.

It also does another small bloom in February.

Mom had a cactus that bloomed each Christmas.
She had quit putting up Christmas trees by then but her
gorgeous Christmas cactus was always in bloom when we'd 
come to visit for the Holiday.

This is a work in progress.  I've been working on this for quite sometime.
I'm thinking of making it the focal piece for a Fall collage.

The stamp is from Rubberstamp Ave.   I stamped it on card stock
that I distressed with two colors of gold Distress Ink.   I used a new
to me hybrid ink Palette by Stewart Superior.  I used the black from the
Escher Cube Set
I really like this ink and I can see more of these gorgeous sets in my future.
The sets are based on colors used by famous artists.
I buy mine at OWSE at a very good price.
The image is colored using an assortment of oranges, yellows and purple

Another element of my collage will be these leaves that I've altered
with Twinkling H20s in purple and green/gold.

Uhm, doesn't show up well here.  But they do have a lovely
shimmer of purple and gold.    I'm sure that I will be sharing the
completed collage.

Here is a tip that I got from an old Altered Arts Magazine.

If you find yourself with some free time, snip out lettering from
junk mail, mags, newspapers, etc., and store in baggies.   They will be ready
for the next time you need random letters for a piece.   Go one step
further and store by letter.

My leaves post is for 4 x 4 Friday - Leaves.
Be sure to follow the link to be in the draw for this
book The Art of Personal Imagery.

Thanks for stopping by.  It is good to be back posting again.



linda said...

Weocome back to the art world, Jeanette. I'm so sorry to heat of all the troubles. they do, indeed, seem to come in threes. I hope that things are beginning to get better for you nad your famiy.

I love your leaf piece and the Zetti woman is meaningful and cheering!

Kersten said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)