This quote says it all for me:
"I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
My small place is my studio area in the corner of my living room. My Whimcees are all the dolls, bears and other creatures that I sew from cloth or sculpt from clay, the cards and papercraft projects that I create.
It is with this blog I hope to share my world created in my small space.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
My First Book Box with Graphic 45 Oz
My first box book - and of course I had to use some of my remaining Graphic 45 Oz papers! I was channel surfing Sunday night and hit on Channel 31 and there was the original Wizard of Oz movie with Judy Garland - and it was just beginning! My son Jim was visiting and I hurried out to the living room to tell him to hurry in as his favorite movie The Wizard of Oz was on! It was such fun to watch it again - I forget details like the wicked witch attempting to set the scarecrow on fire with a flaming broom. Jim's favorite scene is the wicked witch melting - he loves it. This trivia detail I didn't know - do you know the original color of Dorothy's shoes before the technicolor version of the movie?
Here is my book - what fun this was to make! I first painted it black and then hours of cutting and pasting again - inside and out! All the inside images are fussy cut and layered on the background paper to give it a 3-D look. I am really happy with this first attempt and am now working on a second book with another of the new Graphic 45 papers - Mother Goose!
It is cold here in this part of WI - I guess the snow is not going away this time. Today I got good news and bad news. The good news is that I get a new stove in my apartment. The bad news is that I don't get it until Friday so no oven for the turkey dinner. I guess that isn't as bad as having the stove quit with the turkey in it - it was bad enough that on Sunday the baked potatoes were still almost raw after 1 1/2 hours and I had to put the meatloaf in the microwave to finish cooking it. I took the potatoes to the apartment manager yesterday as 'proof' and today the maintenance man was just here and the oven thermometer stayed at 100. So - a new stove! I have been wanting one for so many years now - it has been repaired 4 times now over the 10 years I have been here. It is one of the original stoves from like 1978! But now I need to rethink what we are having for our Thanksgiving dinner when Jim comes back to visit!