Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lost and found

I have been listening to The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown on audio CDs while I paint and scrap. It is very fast-paced, totally predictable, and selling like mad. I painted these paintings on Saturday and designed them to fit into these thriftshop frames.
I did this layout for Larissa's perfect life challenge on SIS. I had a lot of fun with this - I had taken this photo of Hana a while ago and have been saving it for the "purrfect" layout. She is such a sweet little fur person - so affectionate but also demanding for attention - I found her at the Humane Society and she was about 9 months old and had already been spayed and declawed (front only). I would never declaw a cat as the pain must be hideous and then they are defenseless. She is so gentle and is always patting me with her paws but she never even attempts to go outside the house or screened in porch. She is now 4 1/2.

I made this layout with Harlee-Quinnz Scents Remember Lucky Stripe and Paper Indian papers, and used a Harlee-Quinnz Butterfly Gardens Garden Icon stamp (can you believe it came out perfect!!!!!!!!!! I have been a stamping fool lately and I guess my technique has improved). The rub ons are making memories and pink paislee, the 2 is Heidi Grace, the die cut is daisyds, the ribbons Michaels, a real brass buckle off of an old canvas belt, and a handmade felt heart with embroidery and a nautical tie tack. the photo is of Dan and his twin sailing on Chinook, our small sailboat in Jacksonville (this is not the sailboat on which we lived. We sold Chinook when we bought Kalahari.)

So I have been busy creating this past weekend. Tonight we are going to a wine tasting dinner - all the wines have names like Spellbound and Devil in them. It's a Hallowine dinner (sorry for that but that's what the restaurant is calling it).
I will be back on Thursday with the latest These are a few of my favorite things challenge. You have one day to finish up this one - your favorite time of day.


deana said...

Beautiful paintings & beautiful LO's! CONGRATS again on struttin' the Catwalk! You SO DESERVE IT!

I am so loving that you are going to a Hallowine dinner tonight! I just ♥ a theme! How FUN! :-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the paintings and those DRAWINGS!!! AND YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY CONGRATS on the CATWALK!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Georgia Visacri said...

Love your paintings and layouts, I'm always impressed with your ability to create amazing things with so different medias, you have a great style and it shows in everything you do!!!! TFS all this!

McMGrad89 said...

Wow! I can't even imagine how scary the hurricanes might have been and the mess you had to clean up. We get tornadoes in central Texas, but the area we live is generally sheltered so we have been blessed to never have experienced one.

One day You WILL Laugh, I am certain of that.

sarah said...

beautiful paintings!!!!

congrats again for being on catwalk!!! :) i'm so proud of you! :) but i'm proud of all you fav gals! :)

hope you have a fabulous day!

big hugs,

Jeanet said...

Oh wow..Chris..LOVE your paintings and your lauouts!Huge congrats on making the Catwalk!!SO well deserved...I keep looking at that LO and keep checking it out..very wonderful!Beautiful one of the damage of the hurrican..not the damage..awfull,really, but the LO is stunning!Love all of your use of mixed media!The brothers one is so cool,love those colors and your design...cool that the stamping is going better!!
And I hope you had a tasty Hallowine night!

Jenneke said...

BEautiful work again, Chris!! And congrats for being on the Catwalk!!
What a story about the hurricanes..
I'm glad that we don't have them here in Holland!


Marit said...

Those paintings are gorgeous again Chris! You keep on amazing me with your skils!