Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Is anyone interested in doing that with me?
I figure it would build our art collections and as an added benefit we could be helping out the Postal Service employees too.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sandi at Victorian Gypsy has won the book and I'll be sending it off in the mail today.
I had a lot of fun making this book and I also learned some ancient alchemy and botanical history.
It proved hard for me to part with this book, I'm thinking that I'll have to create one for myself.
If anyone is interested I do make Altered Art books on commission.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
To help remedy the situation I located some great looking black metal window boxes, hung them at the top of the wells and planted my flowers. I love looking out and up at them when I'm in my Studio working on my art. Outside the boxes are at ground level.
I also planted along with my flowers some white dusty miller foliage and thought by Fall they were going to look marvelous.
I was working on my small Kitchen herb garden at the same time. Things were nicely growing, I was envisioning lush looking plants and looking forward to eventually harvesting all my herbs.
Seems the neighborhood bunnies were waiting for me to finish my gardening, so they could have a convenient drop in eating establishment.
I'd come out to find half of my herbs eaten away. I would cuss at first under my breath later it became out right screams of frustration then I'd replant , sprinkle pepper, garlic and any other natural rabbit repellent I could find. This only moved them to eat the petunias, sample the marigolds ( which they didn't like but still kept nipping the flowers off!) and the dusty millers.
I ended up repotting my herbs in large containers, putting small wire fencing cages around some of the herbs and my small mini rose bush and digging up the few remaining petunias and planting them in a pot and setting the pot on my front porch.
Then out came my Scarecrow with his Crow buddy and they are keeping an eye out for any marauders. So far they are helping me win a small victory in the Battle for the Black Petunias.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I've got one more page spread to complete the book and the inside back cover. There are several blank end papers and I've decided to keep them that way so there will be a place for the lucky winner to write their own thoughts.
I'll be drawing the name of the winner tonight at 7 pm eastern time. If you want your name in the drawing please let me know by leaving me a comment That yes, please add your name to the drawing.
I've had a great time going around to all the participating blogs and seeing what they had to share.
As far as thoughts on a rainy October after noon, I've been reading a lot lately on the discovery of the Divine Feminine as written by Sue Monk Kidd. Her books Traveling with Pomegranates and the Dance of the Dissident Daughter have really moved me.
I can count on one hand the books that I have read in my life that have so profoundly spoken to my soul because they seem to have been written especially for and about my personal life and experiences. These books effected me to the point that while reading them I have cried and have had to put them down and think about what I have just read so that I can come to grips with the soul stripping awakening that they have lead me to.
Have you ever encountered a book or books that have had the same effect on you?
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I had originally thought to do a spread featuring herbs and a little old Witch and have small bottles attached to the edge of the paper that would be filled with different herbs. After sorting through my bits and pieces I discovered I didn't have enough bottles, so my muse took me in another direction and Matilda offers potions and spirits. I'm finishing the other side of the spread using a picture of the Greenhouse from the movie Practical Magic.
Speaking of Practical Magic, I'm still creating my Altered Book for the past Party. I am working on Gilly's part and I thought to do my version of the page from the original Movie Spell book which has the spell they used to bring back Jimmy. You can find a photo of the original on the October Farm blog.
While creating this page which required a magnifying lens to help me decipher the words, I got intrigued about the ingredients. I began to look them up and what an education.
Who ever created the original page was very knowledgeable. Every ingredient was founded in ancient alchemy and it all deals with good health in some way or another.
My goal is to have the book done by this coming Saturday so I can do the Giveaway.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I like to hang mine on the front closet door knob and either fill it with Fall foliage or Halloween candy.
I've also completed another Halloween Art Tag.
Monday, October 3, 2011
And all up the vale,
From the Autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers;
The red fire blazes,
The gray smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I've posted her button so you may go and see others who are preparing for the celebration.
I personally pulled out my notebooks, yes, I have at this point two Halloween/Fall notebooks that I have filled with Halloween History, Collecting, Decorating, Cooking, Party Ideas and Art/Craft ideas.
I have been rummaging in the basement pulling out my boxes of Halloween items and am having the best time opening them and oohing over my collection. I add new things every year ,so it feels like Christmas!
Let the decorating begin!!