Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman





Monday, September 13, 2010

Art Play

This is post 97. We are counting down (up?) to the big 100. I'm excited about this. I spent a big chunk of time yesterday putting together a giveaway. I think you will all be as excited as I am...whenever that 100th post should appear.

Meanwhile, I'm getting lots of great comments on the new look for the blog and I thank you for the feedback. Doing anything on the computer is trial and error for me. Even if I figure something out one time I have to go back to trial and error because I can never remember how I did it. I also tend to have to "live" with things a bit before I'm sure of them. So, please, keep the comments and suggestions coming.

Yesterday was also an art day. I finished the butterfly for the Houston Holocaust Museum.
While working on this I thought not only of the holocaust children, but of the children of Pakistan, and Haiti, and the Middle East and the countries where they are forced in to prostitution and slave labor and molested and hurt. Not to diminish the holocaust memorial but sometimes I wonder if we've learned anything.
Here's the link to the Butterfly Project.

On a much lighter subject I did                            
another tag for the "gold and lace"
challenge at Dezinaworld.

This little girl playing grown-up
mommy had me wondering if
she dreamed of a big house
with lots of fancy things,
including gold, lace and diamonds.

I am really loving doing these tags. This
one has Distress Ink, a gold ribbon and sequins,
laces, ribbon, lace and the picture and words
from my stash. All was glued on with gel medium
and The Ultimate glue which I learned about through
Sarah Whitmire's Soul Journaling classes. That stuff
holds a lot of bits-and-bobs.

Today I have more artsy goals. One is to start the
Layer Love painting class through Julie Pritchard.
I signed up before I went to Washington. I think it's
finally time I get started. Don't you?

Do you have a weekend art project to share? Let me
know through your comment by adding your blog or
other link and I will go take a look.

Art is to be shared.

6 comments:

  1. Ohhh my goodness Rita this tag is gorgeous, and i love how your thoughts went with the little girl playing grown ups and dreaming. This is a beauty. thanks for joining in the challenge my friend and good luck.
    also i love your butterfly its beautiful too
    hugs June xxxxxx

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  2. Beautiful butterfly, and so much detail in your tag. Your blog is looking great, and I can SO relate to the "trial and error" technique of doing anything technologically savvy. It took me forever to get my blog set up ... and now I'm afraid to change it for fear it will be all a mess again. You've done a marvelous job with yours!

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  3. I bet she did dream of having riches. It is cute and I love the bow on the dolly in the pram.
    Sue xx

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  4. A really gorgeous tag. Love this. Lynne M

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