Monday, December 6, 2010

Upcycled Christmas!!

Dear reader, perhaps readerS ;) I will get back to my pull a kindergarten project out of my hat challenge PRomISe!!! But it is Christmas....soooo....lets try something new! Or better yet, try something old...again :)!! Please send me your own recycled upcycled ideas/ links for Christmas decor, gift ideas.

My first idea/ project, these altered art bottles listed in my etsy Lulah Hildebrandt shop! Don't they just sing gypsy cottage! Oh I had fun :)! Please join me, the more the merrier!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Proverbs and an egg carton

Well, I hope no one was expecting the Sistine Chapel for as long as it took for me to complete this project. Still trying to figure out how to sync my new work schedule w/ my art schedule!

Pulp egg carton turned to stone!! In this piece it is supposed to be a stone tablet. The verse along the bottom of the frame is Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart. This is one of my favorite verses in Proverbs. My piece is supposed to represent the table (or tablet) of my heart. My other two favorite passages of Proverbs are the verses that portray wisdom as a woman Proverbs 1:20 on the left and the last chapter about the virtuous wife Proverbs 31:10 on the right.

Oh and of course I had to glaze the whole thing w/ a layer of beeswax. I couldn't help myself.

I am imagining the possibilities...egg carton stone walled gardens, stone cottages, castles!!!! And NO painting required, the egg cartons are stone colored to begin with!

Maybe you weren't expecting the Sistine ceiling...maybe you were expecting to see one of those cute little caterpillars we made in kindergarten;) That was my first thought, but then I decided to work outside of the box...well carton...on this one.

How many egg cartons would it take to do a stone wall in my bedroom??

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friends, Please pray for my little nephew Peter, he is the little one in the stroller. He is in the hospital with pneumonia this morning! Please pray for his healing and for peace for the family, Thank you and God bless you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

and the winners are...

The book of Proverbs...and an egg carton!

Sooooo... keep check back to see what exactly one would do with such a pairing!!
When I come up for air this week...I will create ;)!!

God bless you for stoppin by! Please come back again!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chaucer and crayons, Shakespeare and a toilet paper roll perhaps??

It is my day off...fInALly...and Monday begins a 60 hour work week...transitioning out of 1 job, starting a new seasonal job and working hard at the other new today no work....just play...and rest!

So thought I would try something fun. I wrote in my previous post on sundapplednest something about using items from crafting days of childhood in some altered art projects...soooo that is what Iam gonna to do. The fun gypsy cottage nothing matches and everything is wonderful twist....I am going to match each item up w/ something or someone a bit more classy and dignified. Hmmm, but it is not so challenging if I pair the two up myself... how about if I put them in a hat, and surprise readers and myself with the random selections?! Hey rocky watch me pull an altered art project out of my hat! Hehe.

And the best part about this challenge blog...only perhaps one follower (love you Sharlotte!!!) so not too embarrassing or scary ;)

If you do happen upon my blog...and you would like to submit ideas for either list, please do! List 1 the supplies, list 2- the theme.

So far for list one: toilet paper roll, construction paper, egg carton, tissue paper, finger paint, crayons, pipe cleaners, tacky beads, those little pom pom thingies, safety pins, paper clips, rubber cement, paste, masking tape (I must used over 20 rolls of my grandma's masking tape over the years), chalk, paper mache, homemade playdoh, store bought playdoh, oatmeal container, shoebox, yarn, candy wrapper, comic paper, pressed flowers, pressed leaves ( waxed paper!!), smiley face stickers, star stickers....

List two: Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austin, Henry David Thoreau, Psalms, Proverbs, Martin Luther, Ancient hymns- Be Thou my Vision, Be still my soul, Shakespeare, ancient Celtic crosses, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Queen Victoria, the Victorian era, the Renaissance, Bach, Beethoven, Chaucer, Greek, Roman Mythology......

giggle giggle....this is going to be fun ;)

Monday, August 23, 2010

altered art hymnal

I gave my altered art team the challenge of creating a piece of altered art that best introduced them to the rest of the group, and the rest of the MPTS forum.

This hymnal is the project I created to introduce myself, "describing" a few aspects of my personality...

I love "altered hymns"...old hymns set to new music. I love God, and am so grateful to be his child, under his cross, under his wings...

Like my hymnal, I am not perfect... pretty frayed and tattered actually, but very colorful, unique, and interesting ;)

The bright colors and dark colors meaning- life is light, bright, and beautiful at times, and other times serious, somber,but still beautiful...

Some colors match, some don't...kind of following my gypsy cottage art/ decorating style and my life...nothing matches perfectly, and everything is perfectly wonderful!

Well, that pretty much sums it up I in a hymnal.......

Sunday, August 22, 2010

my GypSy cottAge...soon...

thanks for visiting...sorry I am not home yet at my gypsy cottage ...please stop by my sundappled nest blog for now ...see you there!