Thursday, February 25, 2010
weather in bohemia today: rain, fog, sunshine, snow on the foothills, rain, sunshine, repeat randomly throughout the day... the bohemian's weekend was spent inside the sports' dome watching the state wrestling tournament. about 10 hours for 2 days in a row. yes indeed, sore bum!! $3.oo waters?! well... our school girls' team took 4th place and my daughter took 4th place. about 500 athletes gathered there, boys and girls. it was inpressive. she pinned her opponent... a sadness: remember this mask the bohemian painted? it fell from the wall and broke into pieces. sigh. get out the super glue, but it will never be the same... a glad thing: the forsythia is blooming out!!! come on, spring!! another glad thing: new clay creations to play in the paint with... and a start in my altered book for the RR. the left-hand side page did not turn out this way. the bohemian was not satisfied with it and kept changing it. she'll post the final results later. and the cute gloves she found... well, that picture just disappeared. so maybe she'll post that later too. lovely spring rain+sun=rainbow wishes to all...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
yes, it has been rainy lately but the last two days have been glorious!!! they begin with misty, moisty mornings... then beautiful spring weather. of course, the bohemian was shocked this morning to discover it had dipped down to 26 degrees! it has been keeping to the 50s. but it seemed damp rather than frosted... the bohemian has been wandering in blogland, trying to find inspiring and challenging blogs... her muse has been a little absent-minded lately. this black page was inspired by a michelle ward challenge: "come over to the dark side". yes, that little girl is the bohemian. yes, she has red-winged blackbirds in her neck of the woods. yes, some day she WOULD like to learn to dance some latin-type dances. another try at the challenge: 'braving the elements" (michelle ward). this is the beginning of the layers. now where to next...? another faerie for her faerie book... the hopeful faerie. a much-needed muse right now... the bohemian-townie-hipster daughter created a bunch of these sweet little cupcakes made out of old sweaters!!! aren't they adorable? this one is a wild blueberry cupcake, looking good enough to eat... yummmmmmyyyy! matchbook card valentines for la familia... (these were so fun to make!!!) put in pics of the parental units to remind them of what they looked like:).... the beginnings of a cover for an altered book... hurray for upholstery fabric sampler book gleanings... and another breath-taking glimpse of her bohemian mountain as the sun begins its sinking of the day... crispy sunshiny wishes to everyone. take time to make art!!
Monday, February 8, 2010
hawk feathers, soaking in bleach... serendipitous find in an open field... drying now, on a chair beside the woodstove. gorgeous natural colors, soft and silky... now, to turn them into altered art... the bohemian sat in a gym all day saturday to watch her youngest wrestle the very tall girl beside her... notice she is standing down one step but still taller than the bohemian's daughter, who won first place in sub-regionals. 2 more weekends to go: regionals and state. the bohemian took her friend's class in BACKGROUND PAPERS at her retreat in Jan. this first picture shows marbling done with shaving cream. beauteous, no? here are faux encaustic wax papers (actually, crayons on a hot iron... it's too bad you can't see the metallic and glitter of the crayons!) the bohemian soooo loves bubbles! these were made by blowing inky soap bubbles and swiping them onto the paper ... FUN AND BEAUTIFUL!!! now to turn them into collages... friday the bohemian's mom came over and they made envelopes from calendar pages and magazine pages... wouldn't you just LOVE to get sent a letter in one of these?! swoon... the colors made the bohemian unable to stop smiling! and, at last...time to put away the snowmen. here they sit in their pile, waiting to go back into their boxes. sad, sad, sad... see you next year, happy snowmen ( and women)! it's raining AND sunshining right now. and you know what THAT means! gotta go look for the rainbow! happy heart and valentine wishes to everyone!
Monday, February 1, 2010
are you tired of our bohemian's re-treating? hope not! the new day dawned...the bohemian was up and into the shower. this was the view that greeted her from the upstairs bathroom window of the dorm!!! so she ran for her camera (quietly...late night sleep-ins were still in dreamland...) and snapped the picture through the window... ooooo! it got better.... the day came like fire over the edge of the world. this HAS to be a good omen! yep... it was dress-up day. oh, what creatures visited the hollywood awards night!! there were fairies of all kinds... silent movie screen divas... mousecateers... (yep, we all knew the words to the M-I-C-K-E-Y song!) then guess who showed up in her spider web arm warmers... and her striped legs and lacy black whirly-twirly skirt? she had a ratherlarge ring on her evil hand... it bodes no good... if she opens it, out will spring poison!!! oh relax... she just kept chocolate in there. what?! her chocolate's all gone?! look out! run away! uh oh, she cackling.... did you guess it was the wicked witch? not the flat pancake one, of course. the one who covets dorothy's lovely red sparkly shoes! isn't dress up fun?! austin thought so too. may your days be filled with playfulness! dress up, if you like that kind of thing. it's fun to be someone else, but just for a very short time. hope you love the skin you're in!! cackle if you feel like it...it's kinda fun. and do it LOUD!!! and pay no attention to that man behind the curtain...