Thursday, September 22, 2016

Some other artwork I have created: 

9/2016 - Made with found objects from nature: Pussy willows, polished wooden pieces, sea glass from Lake Michigan, dried backyard lily of the valley flowers, shells from the sea and smooth stones. My paper beads accent the sides.

Journaling Tag monthly calendar pages - 2012
Individual tags added each day of the month.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paper TableTop Lanterns - with battery powered candles

Paper Beads - made with UTEE, wire, markers, glitter, book papers, robin's egg shell.

Paper beads - before adding UTEE

Some Paper beads after UTEE addition

Paper TableTop Lanterns - with battery powered candles

Paper Beads - made with UTEE, wire, markers, glitter, book papers, robin's egg shell.

Paper beads - before adding UTEE

Some Paper beads after UTEE addition

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Asian Swap Artist Trading Cards

Just finished the ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) for a swap related to the Asian New Year. I decided to make them all different this time (I typically make ATCs for a swap all the same). Some of these I like better than others. Plus, I made an extra that I can keep for myself... not sure which one I want though :)

The backgrounds of all the cards are the same - I used a Korean text wrapping paper (from a gift from one of our Korean "daughters." On top of that I included bird and foliage images cut from Japanese rice paper napkins that are very delicate.

Year of the Tiger - 2010, I used the tiger from a Chinese "red envelope" that Claire got at school as one of her classmates shared her Chinese heritage.
I like this ATC a lot, even though it is not complex in its design. The dragon comes from some cool wrapping paper I have used in other artwork. The tassel is Korean and one we purchased when in Korea.
For this card I used "sea glass" found on Milwaukee area beaches on our annual Father's Day walk on the beach. Although not Asian (I wonder if sea glass washes up on Asian beaches too), the green color was a nice complement to the bird picture and adds some dimension to the card.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Seol Nal - Korean Lunar New Year 2010 - Year of the Tiger

Here is the annual picture from the Seol Nal - the Korean Lunar New Year Celebration our Korean adoptive family event. Claire is wearing a new hanbok this year, as her "baby" one didn't fit any longer. Jaden will need to get a new one next year.

The kids enjoyed the various crafts and activities - as always. Here they are making spinning tops.
The kids and I, posing in front of a beautiful tiger painting done by one of Mrs. Min's friends, just for this occasion.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Beauty in a Snowstorm

We are in the middle of a winter storm warning- 24 hours, 12 inches. Saw this little guy watching me, very resplendent surrounded by the white snow.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Valentine Swap

Here is the valentine I created for a swap. Looking forward to getting one back that was made by another artist. I'm not overly pleased with mine. There were a number of requirements: a button sewn on, doily, lace, use of the color red, addition of music/notes.

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Photos of the Family

Jaden participated in his first Boy Scout Pinewood Derby Car race this past week. Jim and him took weeks in making this beautiful car that won 3rd place overall out of 34 boys and their creative cars. We were so proud of him (and Jim) for the work he did. Grandma and Grandpa came and cheered him on as well.

Claire and me at the Milwaukee Admiral game on Friday. We went along with Jaden and Jim and his cub scout troop. Even though it was mostly the boys and their dads, Claire and I had a fun time. You also get to see Claire's new haircut. She had been begging for bangs for months. Finally we had them cut and we all think she looks so cute (and older too)!
Jim and I went to the American Club this past weekend, in Kohler, WI. It was a Christmas present I gave to him - a "five diamond rated hotel" in WI. We had a fantastic time. The grandparents stayed with the kids and we enjoyed time together, just the two of us. This picture is of us at breakfast - didn't think you'd want to see the picture of us in our robes and slippers in the cool Kohler designed bathroom with whirlpool and heated towel bar - even though it is cute too :)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Couldn't Resist Posting

This is a picture Jaden recently brought home from school. He said it was from kindergarten. Maybe it was something his last year teacher found and sent home with him. However it got it home now, I was tickled when I saw it. The translation for the words... "I want to go upnorth." It was nice to see his plans for the summer and that he loves upnorth-the place we go for a week each summer. The two main components of the picture (besides his family) are the cottage and the fire pit AND the wood wagon we use to get the firewood from the woodpile down the hill to the pit. How cute is this that he included this! The yellow light is coming from a big round sun that didn't scan. But I loved how the sun goes into the house and illuminates it as evidenced by the yellow in the windows! This picture provided a little light into who he is and what he loves. I love it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Making Salsa

My wonderful gardnerer neighbor Bob, gave me a load of his beautiful tomatoes - all kinds and colors. To use these ripe little guys before the fruit flies overtook them, I made salsa. Here is the process...

First, the tomatoes - lemon boy, green, red plum and lovely orange. Fresh flat leaf parsley and a bit of fresh basil.

The tomatoes, cut up and oh so beautiful...

All the ingredients mixed in - including garlic, a bit of onion and a splash of fresh lime juice.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

101 Posts and Latest Korean Drama I'm Watching

I now have 101 posts on this blog! Kind of a celebration, I think.

I am watching a Korean drama online (no more buying these expensive DVDs any longer!) now that I have found a site where I can see so many! This one has my favorite Korean actor/singer - Rain or Bi. He is so young in it. It is called, Let's go to school. I like that the episodes are broken down into 2 or 3 sections of about 20 minutes each. Just enough - during lunch break or for a short mid afternoon break!