I was worried I might not be back online in time to show these, especially after I had all the trouble about the time the last batch came out. Here are the latest entries for July 4-10, or Days 34 through 40.
"Happy Birthday USA" (July 4, 2016) I received a birthday postcard advertisement in the mail and decided to create an image transfer that I paired with vintage sheet music. The background began with some of my handmade shimmering mists.
"An apple a day." (July 5, 2016) I began by stamping my apple stamp on the IC, then added the clear label that came from a bakery product years ago. I'm finding things I've forgotten I have and scraps are the best for these ICs.
"Oz." (July 6,2016) I had these Oz related images and paired them with various scraps to create one of my single staple entries.
"Dragon and Chief." (July 7, 2016) More scraps from found papers I paired with a paint chip sample and a piece of leftover shimmering mist.
"Crowned." July 8, 2016 I didn't realize it at the time, but I could have used the Chief instead of the woman for this page. A woman's image from a magazine, a painted then punched crown, and a scrap of shimmering mists were paired with part of an index page all glued to an IC I misted.
"Goddess No.8." (July 9, 2016) These were all mostly scraps, including an old label that has been hanging around since 2009. I did like that I used a postage stamp which I must have unconsciously chosen when I saw the series my friend Cindy at Pink Bird Studio recently created.
"Pink." (July 10, 2016) This is another of my one staple entries and a way to use up all those pink leftovers.
Yesterday was long (July 9). My basement flooded again on the 8th, and this was the worst ever. It moved furniture and shelves, including items that had been on the shelves. It even toppled one shelving unit. I worked in my basement from early morning (minus time I spent visiting a few friends on the internet) until my friend Scott showed up.
I had already bagged many bags of wet and possibly moldy books and had them at the curb when he showed up to help. By this time I was already tired and very discouraged. I really wanted to sit and cry rather than put on a brave face. I hated that I threw away a French dictionary, a French book of art, and three books on Marie Antoinette. Even though they were all hard cover books, they could not be saved because they were soaked with dirty wet water. There were other books, too, many of them on statistics or advanced mathematics. There were books on American history and ones on chemistry. There were even several on architecture. Those I didn't care about as much.
Today I'll be working in the basement again. This time to clean the walls and shelving units before I return dry items to the shelves. I'll be taking frequent breaks, though, so I hope to visit as many friends as possible before the end of the day.
Thanks again for visiting. If I haven't been by to see you yet, I will definitely be by tonight. Again, thanks for your wonderful support of both my art and my flooded basement.
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