Sunday, May 18, 2008

Show and Tell

Thought I'd give you a peek at what I've been up to the past couple of weeks.

Karla's Great-Aunt Caroline will celebrate her 100th birthday next month. When Karla goes to the party, she will be taking 100 birthday cards to give to Caroline. The cards are from readers of Karla's blog. Each card is created by the reader to honor the crafting that Caroline has done all these years. Here's the one I sent:

These are the panels I made for Karla & Beth's Birds & Bonnets Vintage Workshop Swap. In early June, I will receive panels from four different artists that Beth and Karla will have assembled into a one of a kind screen. An interesting part of the swap is that everyone was to use at least one image or background from The Vintage Workshop collections that were provided--a bonus in itself!

The canvases that I'm painting in my online Mixed Media Landscapes workshop are making progress. I finished painting my trees--here's a look at three of them.Last week's assignment was to paint houses on the hills. I'm almost finished with those and I'll be ready for our final assignment this week, where we add some finishing touches to our canvases.

I also finished my project for Bella-Enchanted's Mermaid Swap and sent 'er off Friday to my swap partner, Terisa (Running With Scissors). After Terisa receives her package, I'll post pictures. Now, Terisa posted sneak-peek photos of her creation for me on her blog and after seeing them, I am more excited than ever to get it! I have seen some of Terisa's other works and I am very confident that it will be gorgeous!!! She mailed my package on Friday also so I'll be sharing with you again, soon.



Michelle said...

I love your birthday card! how clever andd your panels are so pretty. Mine seem plain compared to everyone elses.

I love your blog too, going to book mark it!

3rdEyeMuse said...

That card really is pretty & your panels came out fabulous!, but I absolutely love, love, love that landscape! it's incredible. :) said...

Can't wait to see all of these in person, how cute! The birdhouse panel with the portrait at the hole is really cute!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh goodness Marilyn, you make me feel lazy! LOL You are so brilliant! I love the card you made... tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me & all of Alabama too. ;)

Happy day to you, Monica :)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

p.s. I missed you guys too!!!! :)

Altered Kat said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for poppin in!
Kat :o)

cookievf said...

I love your panels, they are ALL so pretty and your tree canvas is AWESOME ~ great job!! - vicki xo

cindy said...

LOVE your card you did for Karla's Auntie and your panels are gorgeous! Hope I get one..and love the painting too. Great post.


jthom03 / Jan Thomason / said...

marilyn, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! you were so sweet to take the time to do that - and i'm glad i was able to give you that Sonic ice tip:) Makes life worth living some days. LOL
I am in the same bonnets and birds swap that you are but i was in such a rush to get my panels in the mail before the po closed that i forgot to take pictures. i was so ticked at myself!
that's what i get for waiting until the last minute!

hope you have a fabulous day and i sure enjoyed your blog,