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Busy Busy
So it's been awhile, I know, but I have good excuses. This summer has been the busiest summer ever! I got married in June, went to Yellowstone for the honeymoon, taught What's Your Story at RIT's Kids on Campus in July, and am now in the process of buying our first house. I'm also trying to get motivated to plan for the upcoming school year where I will be teaching a new class called Digital Art.

This is all very exciting stuff but it left me little time to work on my art. I've been craving creativity and I'm dreaming of my new studio space!

There are a couple of mini-projects that I want to share:

- I made my wedding bouquet and my husband's boutonniere out of hens and chickens. I kept the roots intact and then transplanted them into a pot the day after the wedding. I can't wait to plant them in my new garden! Hens and chicks were also the little gifts we gave to family and friends.

- Yellowstone's landscapes were amazing. We took so many great pictures.

- I entered a back-to-school-inspired-centerpiece contest for the EveryDay with Rachael Ray Magazine and I won! Above is the photo I entered and below is what was published. Check it out in the September issue.
Topic(s): 2009 craft contest photography workshop
By Heather on August 13, 2009 at 1:54pm EDT Add/View Comments (1)


Birdhouse Gourd
Well with refreshing spring on my mind and Mother's Day almost here, I thought I would share with you a little crafty project I did over the weekend.

My studio is filled with all this fantastic but overwhelming "junk". It is time I use the things I've collected or get rid of them. This birdhouse gourd I dried two years ago and decided to make it a Mother's Day gift. She adores nature and the hand made. I love the natural markings the mold made as it dried. Call me crazy but nature is beautiful, mold and all. I decided to personalize it by wood burning dogwood blooms into the surface. Dogwood trees remind me of my Poppa, which adds a nice family connection. My Poppa is the greatest nature teacher ever.

I think that I might try to grow the seeds that I retrieved from the guts. They may or may not grow because they've been around a while, so keep you fingers crossed!

Happy Mother's Day everyone and don't forget to do something sweet for Mom!
Topic(s): craft gift woodburning 2008
By Heather on May 9, 2008 at 11:47am EDT Add/View Comments (2)
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