I'm back online and NOT complaining, but want you to know it's taking me so much longer than I imagined to visit everyone. After using my friend/neighbor Sally's fast cable, this DSL is like dial-up. And my computer guru/strong man Scott's phone is amazingly fast, too. To think a phone can be so much faster than this internet I pay so much for each month is beyond me. The sad thing is, I'll be gone most of the day because I'll be with Scott all day today. So I guess I should have said I'll visit when I get the chance.
But for now, here's a piece I created while offline. It's for Art Journal Journey and the host this month isYvonne, who we know from her blog Meggy's Way. Her theme is "In my garden there is."
In my garden, I've planted happiness among the flowers.
My flowers are not ones you will find in most gardens, but bloom with abandon in my fantasy garden
while the colorful butterflies flit and flutter above them.
Leftover painted cardstock was cut to create the flowers, then sewn together. Even the birds started as white paper. I found the butterflies in my stash and thought they were just whimsical enough to complete the scene. The background was created months ago when I stamped a grip material that keeps objects secure in places like campers and earthquake prone areas. I glued the entire piece into my Coll-AH-ge Two altered book.
Thanks for dropping by, and I hope to return your visits soon. And of course I'm just thrilled you are still visiting me, especially now that I'm back online.
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Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
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