Friday, April 24, 2009

Playing "Catch Up"


FISH ARE FROM PAPER WHIMSY & BATHING BEAUTY IS FROM ART-E-ZINE, I BELIEVE. SHELL AND STARFISH STAMPS ARE FROM STAMPINGTON, AND LETTER STAMPS ARE FROM MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS.


IMAGE IS FROM NANCY DOOREN, STAMPS FROM RHONA FARRER, PAPER LACE FROM MRS. GROSSMAN'S, FLOWER FROM DOODLEBUG DESIGNS, BUTTONS FROM AN ANTIQUE SHOP.


GLITTER FROM STICKLES, PAPER FLOWER FROM PRIMA, STAR STAMP (UNKNOWN). CLICK TO SEE BETTER!

I arrived home from my trip Tuesday night, and in between unpacking, laundry, housework, visiting family, tending to the garden, driving my husband to the airport early in the morning, picking up my grandchildren from school and babysitting, etc.,(whew!), I managed to finish the Gothic Arch I started before I left for my trip, (and subsequently messed up and had to start over), for last Sunday's Gothic Arches theme of "Home is Where the Heart Is." Run-on sentence, I know!
(A note about the arch--I've always thought it would be so much fun to have a cottage as my home; the picture is a scan I made from a story called "The Magic Cottage." It appears in a book published in 1931 that belonged to my mother; it was her 3rd grade reader, and she often read stories from that book to us when we were small. Since it was my favorite book when I was growing up, my mom gave it to me many years ago, and I also read to my own children from that book when they were growing up. Now I find myself reading these stories to my grandchildren! How wonderful is that!)

I also made a couple of ATCs today for ATC Wednesday's theme of "Lace" and TGIF's theme of "Fish"--now I'm going to sit down and relax a little, and watch last Sunday's episode of Desperate Housewives!

12 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

Love your art.. and I'd love to know the story of
The Magic Cottage..so cool that you have your mom's book.

Deena

Lynn Stevens said...

Great fish art!

Sandy said...

Wow Jann your fish creation is fantastic. Wondeeful work. Lov them.

Thanks Jann for your fish to TGiF.

Femmy said...

love them all!! the fish one is great!!!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful artwork

Rein said...

Wonderful art work!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jann, each one is lovlier than the next. Your fish ATC reminds me of the game "go fish." And that image from ND is gorgeous! Love the shape you chose for your arch, too.

Aileen said...

What a lovely arch! Thanks so much for participating!

Happy Creating,

Aileen~

stamp and scrape said...

I came to comment on the lace atc, but found myself being treated to 3 lovely pieces. I think the lace one is my favourite though.
Ros

Martina2801 said...

Wonderful artworks !

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Ohhhh, your artwork is beautiful!! I'm especially fond of your Gothic Arch! It is absolutely charming and very special with the image from your favorite childhood book. I just love everything about it Jann!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Love, Carol Anne xoxo

hastingshall2 said...

Jann, I love your fish picture. The other 2 are just fabulous too, especially the lace.
Faye