Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Indian Elephant Cookie. C and I attended another preview party Saturday night, this one at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The exhibit was photographs and videos of India. There were light appetizers and this cookie to take as we left. C ate his, but I promised to take a photo before I ate mine. Since I had been sick early that day, it wasn't difficult to keep my promise; usually any treats in my car are gone before I get home! There was no art activity like those the Walker Art Center usually has, so this was my only souvenir (and my only photo because my memory card was full).

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Tenth Fall. Wouldn't that be a great title for a book? My 10-year old maple tree is again glowing with color just as the other trees are dropping most of their leaves. It's amazing how fast it changed from green to red - maybe two days. Mom lost a large tree in her backyard and D&K replaced it with a "baby" version of this. It's a fast-growing maple that will be shading her yard in just a few years. Hers changed to red even this year.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Have You Discovered Wordle
? Wordle.Net is a fun site that allows you to arrange a bunch of words into a random pattern. You get to choose the color and font, and guide the randomization - vertical, horizontal, some of both, or neither. Click on the photo for a larger version, and to get to the site.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Walk, Part 2. The colors were just starting to turn when I walked last week. I like the conrast between the greens and oranges before the colors are at "peak" (according to the news). The two trees above were just glowing in real life and on my camera screen, so I hope it's translating to your PC screen.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall Flowers. On my walk to the lake a few days ago, I was drawn to some of the colorful flowers in the front yards. The golden mums may be blooming in typical Autumn hues, but the pink and yellow flowers (don't ask me what they are) were quite surprising. Spring flowers have nothing on these!

Boo-tiful Couple. My youngest brother and his wife are celebrating their 14th wedding aniversary, so I made this dual Halloween/anniversary card. The penguins are Imaginisce stamps. I stamped them, cut them out, then traced them on other cardstock and mulberry paper (the bride's hair) that I cut and layered. Frankenstein's monster is holding a little pumpkin on a stick that I made from a section of a Martha Stewart edge punch. A label-maker sentiment and a few plastic jewels finished it off.