hi, everybody! I'm so nosy, I'll follow you if I can find you (check your settings!)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

fairies, a please, and a thank you--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #253

The fairies:
Oh-kay, back to working in the living room on a tray table:
working out the details with tape . . .

the daughter helping with some fussy cutting!
The please??
One of my collages is in the running for the cover of Altered Arts Magazine, but
they're having a voting thing.  Soooo, if you're a facebook kind of WOYWWer,
please go vote for "D?"  Here's the linky:  Altered Arts Magazine Cover Vote.
(THANK YOU to Julia, not only for hosting woyww, but for voting for me--I seriously
appreciate it--I was in one of those moods, so you actually made me cry!!!)
this is the collage in question
The thank you!!
If you've ever heard of Our World, Our Art, I'm participating, and giving away a
little thank-you-for-leaving-a-comment gifty.  Here's the link for that post: LINK 
FOR THAT POST.  (You may recognize the gifty!)

Happy What's On Your Workdesk, everyone!  I'm having a good snoop tomorrow,
so see you soon!  (House update: got the trim pulled off in the living room, painted 
walls and ceiling, and pulled up all the carpet and pad.  New trim and carpet next!)

(PS--After a few daughter comments, I want to point out that the daughter LIKES
fussy cutting!  If she comes in the room and I'm cutting out something, she'll scold me
and say, "Why didn't you save that for me, give me that!"     How great is THAT???)

Our World, Our Art Event

Have you heard of Our World, Our Art?  Once upon a time, it was One World,
One Heart--it's an international, get-to-know-your-fellow-arty-bloggers event and
gift giveaway.  Even though the event has begun, you can still join in.  Just click the
OWOA button in the sidebar for details.  And even if you don't join the linky list,
you can still participate in the get-to-know-you/giveaway part, but you do
need to be an active blogger.

So hey, everyone, if you're new to this blog, my name is Trisha, and I like making
pretty much everything.  No, seriously, pretty much everything.  Now I'm not saying
I'm particularly good at everything I try, but you know, it's the process, right?
atc with Gelli print background and stamp

hand made book full of tags
Lately I'm enjoying stitching up little handmade art journals.  A couple of months
ago, I sent one off to a friend, but to the wrong address!  We thought it was lost
forever, so of course I resent her a different one.  ANYWAY, over two months later,
and voila!

The little journal has found its' way home, and wants to come live with YOU.  Please
leave an e-mail address with your comment, so I can find you.  Plus, I'm always
happy to blog follow and visit you, but PLEASE make sure your blog settings are
such that I can find you.
pocket sized hand bound art journal--my OWOA gift giveaway
Happy Our World, Our Art to you, and I'll be around to visit this week!  Winner of
the gift giveaway will be announced the 19th, comments close the 18th.  Thank you
to Lisa for hosting!

UPDATE--Teresa is the winner and has been contacted via e-mail, thank you to all
who commented!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Floriculture--a tiny gift tag booklet

A tiny tag booklet for the Rogue Redhead Blog Hop--I see this as a gift tag,
tied to a flower pot full of gardening goodies, a sweet Easter or May Day or
Mother's Day gifty for someone who loves growing flowers:

Clean and Simple!

(Even better, the Floriculture plate is on sale this month for only $10!)
Find more spring-like projects using stamps from the Rogue Redhead Designs
Floriculture set at the RRD Blog Hop.

Join the Rogue Crew in our Floriculture Tag  blog hop!  Here is your list of links to follow:

Sharon Briss - Ill Tempered Ink
Helene Huber - Lotsa Scrap from 2amscrapper
Krisha Ogle - Krisha's Keepsakes
Vicki Robertson - He"Artful" Validation of Vicki
Debi Ryan - My Bird Flying Free
Trisha Too - Easily Amused, Hard to Offend...
Barbara Washington - Magic Delights
Sharon Briss - Rogue Redhead Designs blog

Happy hopping, and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

So many tiaras . . .

Just a little sneaky peek at a "Teacups and Tiaras" themed collage, inspired by the
Reader's Art Quest at Unruly Paper Arts this month:

So many tiaras . . .
Please stop by and see the rest of this collage at the Altered Pages Artsociates
blog.  The Artsociates are teaming up with the Unrulies this month, so there
should  be lots of great inspiration for everyone.  (That pretty little tiara stamp in
the background?  From Something Tattered.)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

a machine stitched atc

Ummm, okay, just a little peeky--you can see more at the Altered Arts Magazine blog:
Thank you for stopping by;  I'm still in the middle of home improvement projects,
and finding little time for blog visiting, but will be by to visit you eventually--no
April fooling!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A mail art postcard

featuring Altered Pages Vintage Text Collection and collage image

A little mail art today--my favorite type of background, all that yummy ephemera--
more on the Altered Pages Artsociates blog today!

PS--Please let me apologize to all my bloggy friends for being woefully behind in
visiting;  still painting the house, putting down flooring in the living room next.  I'll
be back to blog snooping visiting again soon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

doing lots of painting . . . What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #251

Hello, WOYWWers!  Did you miss me?  I've been doing a lot of painting . . .
but it's been on walls and ceilings, not canvases!  Two bathrooms = finished.
And the living room ceiling.

But no one wants to see that, bleah.  Here is a jewelry holder I finished last
night, though--it's hanging in my bathroom--an altered frame, fitted with
window screen to slide earring hooks through, and cup hooks to hang
necklaces on:
It's been so ling since I've made the rounds, I look forward to "seeing" you this week.
Happy What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, everyone, and thank you, Julia!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Little surprises around every corner--but nothing dangerous. (Easy-to-add flaps, doors, pockets, and pulls for altered books.)

It's Altered Book Month at the Altered Arts Magazine blog, and today I'm going to share with you some of my favorite things about altered books:  interactive flaps, doors, pockets, and pulls.  Here are several simple ones, all from a book created to feature grandchildren from baby-to-older-child:
double doors, or gateway fold

stitched vellum pocket, opening at top, tag pull

glued edge pocket with opening at top and a tag pull

mini-niche door or flap, hinged on the right side

full page glued pocket with corner foldover and tag reveal
I've shared several more layouts, using even more flaps and suchwhat, in my post today at Altered Arts--you can find it   H E R E.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

a little book of Rogues

I've been making little books again, and the latest is an origami fold wallet book full
of atcs featuring many of the rogue women of Rogue Redhead Designs.  I really like
this one:
from the Relish Reading plate
(Books really can give you wings, can't they?)
You can see more here:  an origami wallet fold book of Rogues.
Happy Sunday, everyone!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Do you? altered books at Altered Arts Magazine

March is Altered Book Month at Altered Arts Magazine, and my post is up today
sharing a very simple way to add a little interest to altered book pages--here is a
clue (or dead giveaway?) :
Either way, if you have a minute, stop by, see more, and say "hi" at the Altered
Arts Magazine blog, I'd love to hear from you!  PS--I think this was my very
first altered book layout ever, can you tell??