Monday, August 25, 2008

Mondays, Butterflys, and Art!

So I am back from a little blogging break and feeling a little more relaxed and less stressed. I had a very enjoyable week-end at home and loved it. Saturday morning, Daniel and I got out early and went to get some tires on his company truck. While we were waiting on it we took my car and went down to my favorite Junk/Antique store, Yesterdays Treasures". Daniel spoiled me with a few things he bought for me there. I will post pictures of them later this week. But it was so nice not having to go work on the other house and just getting to spend a little fun time together.
When I got back to the house I spotted a pretty butterfly on flittering around on some of my flowers in the front bed. So I chased him down and took some pictures of him.
Of course I had to do a little bit of house cleaning but it didn't take long and then the rest of the day I worked on some art projects.
I owed a few of my friends some goodies. One friend has sent me so many goodies that I just wanted to send her something back in return. Below is what I made to send to her.

I used the peeled paint technique on this collage. It was hard to get a good picture of it so I used different backgrounds when I took pictures of it. Then I made a ATC and a necklace for her too.
The picture is a little dark but these were fun to make. I also made some more goodies for my blogger friend Jill because she was one of the winners of my buggy contest a couple of weeks ago. But I am not going to spoil her surprise. Jill, I mailed it out this morning so be watching for it.
Later on saturday afternoon I went over and picked up Mom and she and made some fall and halloween chunky pages, post cards and ATCs. That was fun too. We also worked on more of them on Sunday afternoon.
It really felt like fall yesterday. We openned the windows again and there was a nice breeze and it was overcast and leaves flying around. Just a very fallish feeling day which helped when creating Fall art.
Today, the remenants of Hurricane Faye has hit us. I rode into work in some very hard rain. Its still raining. But we sure do need the rain so I am not complaining. Its suppose to rain the next couple of days so that will be a nice change, not to have to water my flowers every day.
I hope everyone had a great week-end and hope you all have a great week. I will being posting a little more often this week.
Hugs to you all!


jet1960 said...

Yay, I'll be eagerly checking the mail now, looking forward to seeing my prize!

Beautiful collage! Love the colors and the background! So soothing. The atc and the necklace are lovely, too! How did you do the background on the atc? Very pretty! With that and the beading, very oriental in feel. Like the touch of the corner punch, as well.

Your butterfly looks like the ones down here visiting my butterfly bush. Wonder what kind they are?

So glad you had an enjoyable weekend and got to relax some making art and spending time with your hubby. We got to see the girls on Saturday evening and we got rain yesterday, so it's been a good weekend.

Janet said...

It's good to read that you had some fun time this weekend....not just work. I also love seeing your art, and knowing that you're having time to play.

Don't get washed away by Fay. She seems to linger longer than usual.

Jeanie said...

Hi, Beth! You got to the Gypsy before I got to you! Congratulations on your award -- well deserved. This is a wonderful post -- so nice to see all your beautiful art, and especially knowing you are finally getting a bit of time to be creative. These are simply gorgeous.

Flower said...

You have been having some fun! I love the butterfly picture, your collages..and that necklace is really sweet!!
It's good to have you back!

Mary Timme said...

I love that you are sounding so contented right now! Breathing room is great isn't it.

JessInFocus said...

Beautiful butterfly! Glad you had a good weekend and that you have time to breathe at work again! I love your art!

miss you!