Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pin Man

I have entered this Bezel competition on Susan Lenart Kazmers site “Objects and elements”.
I have used a tap fitting from Bunning’s added wings and a vintage image then added her wonderful Ice resin which I just brought back from my holidays in the states. You should try it.
I can’t wait to do her classes next year when she visits, I know there is another lady just as keen we are both huge fans of her work aren’t we Ro!!
Have a look at the wonderful entries on there I think voting closes Wednesday US time which is Thursday to us Aussies LOL.
Wish me luck here is the link
http://objectsandelements.typepad.com/objects_and_elements/I have entered this Bezel competition on Susan Lenart Kazmers site “Objects and elements”.
I have used a tap fitting from Bunning’s added wings and a vintage image then added her wonderful Ice resin which I just brought back from my holidays in the states. You should try it.
I can’t wait to do her classes next year when she visits, I know there is another lady just as keen we are both huge fans of her work aren’t we Ro!!
Have a look at the wonderful entries on there I think voting closes Wednesday US time which is Thursday to us Aussies LOL.
Wish me luck here is the link
http://objectsandelements.typepad.com/objects_and_elements/

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Linda's Book

I promised you a look at the book I made Linda, here is the front cover details up close.
This book was a mixture of bits and pieces of pages I loved.
The book was made with my frames I have had made.

This book cover opened to show a poem.










I thought this poem was perfect for our friendship and sisterhood.




These pages were from some of my own good stash, I have always wanted to use cultery on my pages. I have seen them used before some where and I just love it.


Linda loved the bird cage I learnt in Judy Wilkenfelds class so I had to do one for here

I really like the shadow box on the back page it has a sterling silver pocket watch in it.
So if you ever need money Linda break glass in case of emergency LOL.

On another note,thank you to everyone who have been asking how Linda is after her current operation.She is doing well in alot of pain but recovering slowly.The good news is No cancer.
Im off to Melbourne this weekend to teach the swallow book again with 10 students,one is even coming from Perth !!
Jen









Monday, October 5, 2009

The King Lives

Hi everyone! I've finally recovered from our 3-week holiday in the good old USA.
Mark and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas.
I surprised him by renewing our wedding vows with the King himself at the Las Vegas sign. It was very romantic: bus loads of tourists and fire trucks tooting their horns as they drove past us. Elvis sang us two songs.
Later that night we went and saw The Lion King. It was a very wonderful day and second honeymoon. Sorry guys the other photos are censored LOL.
Below is a view from our room over-looking the strip.
Nb: I must say ladies, Elvis was about late 50's, but he had nice buns in that white jump suit gggrrr.

After one week alone (gggrrrrr) we picked the kids up from the airport to travel up to Couer d' Alene Idaho, to be with my Sis (I have adopted her) Linda, and husband Jim, to live the American life style for a week. Linda and I met on the internet over 6 years ago now and we have visited them twice now. It was sure great to show my kids off to them.

The kids had never been on a boat before, so it was great fun watching their faces. Here they are having a tow behind Jim's wonderful boat. Matthew was shouting a few nice words to Jim driving the boat, but we couldn't hear him.
Us girls had a go too. I have never laughed so much in my life. I promised Linda no photos of us on that LOL.

Another day we took the kids up to Green Bluff to pick pumpkins. We returned home to Jim and Linda's so the kids could carve them (another first for them.)


Matthew and Nicole's pumpkins.


We did play in Linda's studio. I made her a camera necklace and we tried our hands at etching as well.

Here is a combined necklace from us both .


Linda's etched necklace booklet I taught her. It turned out so wonderful.

It was such a special holiday for us all, our first as a family for 8 years.
I will share with you a book I made for Linda in my next post.
On a final note, my dear Linda is in hospital as I post this. She has not been well for awhile, having survived ovarian cancer and now more complications from her previous cancer surgery. My thoughts are with you dear Sis. I'm so proud of you. You are a fighter and will get through this.
Love
Jen