Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
The bandshell was repainted in the past year or two. It used to be a soft blue, but apparently the taupe was the intended color when it was built. I liked the blue better, but the neutral hue does make a nice backdrop for these flowering trees, doesn't it? These flowers are all blooming in the Rose Garden to the east.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Father's Day Card. If any of the dads in the family are reading this, sorry for spoiling the surprise. I made these cards for my brothers and cousins. The sketch is one from Splitcoaststampers and the idea came from the tool embellishments I had on hand. I wanted to find a quote that might be a play on words relating to tools...something like "measuring up" or ? Even Barlett's Familiar Quotations was no help, but a phrase started to form in my mind and the sentiment evolved into:
A man holding the right tool can create great things
A man holding his child's hand can create miracles!
The card is made from DCWV photo-papers that I distressed along the edges. I even used the little "tracing wheel" tool that came with the kit to deboss a line of holes along the outer edge of the card (it may be hard to see in the photo). The tools were attached to the sentiment with wire and brads.
But the last picture is a tree I can see from my studio window, so I'm not really missing anything, am I?
Monday, May 19, 2008
The photo below is the dock jutting out into water of Lake Nebagamon (Wisconsin). You can see from the tree color - really, lack of color - across the lake that Spring is slow in coming. But we had excellent warm weather for the day-and-a-half we were there.
A tiny plant making its way up through the leafy ground cover.