Thursday, May 28, 2009

Edward's Passion

I love topiaries! The first thing I thought of when I saw this kit was "Edward Scissorhands".
No happy dancing bunnies, no beautiful Spring garden, no dancing children with smiles on their, not me. I thought of Edward Scissorhands.

I used Holliewood Studio's new kit "The Topiary Garden" available at Oscraps

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

She Seeks Escape.......

I spend a lot of time surfing the web. I have this area in my head that is filled with useless trivia and unusual information, and the web keeps this area filled to overflowing. One of my recent searches led me to a book published in 1937 by palmist Nellie Simmons Meier called "Lion's Paws: The Story of Famous Hands".
She had collected hundreds of inked impressions of famous people's palms, and analyzed the subject's character by the size, shape and lines of their hands. One of the people she included in the book was Amelia Earhart.
In her analysis of Earhart's palms, Meier wrote this line: "She conforms to restrictions for a certain period, then the urge for physical and mental activity becomes so strong that she seeks escape by a flight in her plane."
Amelia Earhart vanished during a flight six months after Meier's book was published.

I used Lori Davison's "Ticket to Dragon's End" available at Scrapbookgraphics and Lili Designs "Paint The Ocean" available at After Five Designs. The photo of Amelia Earhart and her plane and the copy of Meier's manuscript are from The Library Of Congress.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Let's ponder the universe

Ok, I admit it.....I'm a physics geek. I LOVE theoretical physics. It's the only science you can never be proven wrong fact, none of the stuff can be proven, so it's a GREAT field! You can theorize and dream all you want, and nobody can dispute you! My favorite TV show is the History Channel's "The Universe". I have a secret crush on Dr. Michio Kaku (shhhh! Don't tell him! :) ) He's my favorite physicist on the show. With the Hubble space telescope just getting repaired, I thought since I had nothing better to do this weekend, I would make a piece using some Hubble photos and ponder the universe. The photos in the marbles are of other galaxies in the universe taken by the Hubble. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is on the bottom left.

I made the marbles with the bubbles in Birgit Kerr's "In Dreams" from Scrapbokgraphics.
The backgroundn is from "In Dreams", overlayed with a Hubble photo.
Dr. Kaku's photo is one of his publicity shots. The tabletop is from istockphoto.

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Day At The Beach

I'm sure many people must be headed out to the beach this weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. I too enjoy the beach, except I like it when it is cold and/or rainy, and I have to wear my jacket. Beach season for me starts in mid January and goes through the end of March. I went to the Mississippi Gulf Coast this past February, and the temperature was in the mid 20's the nights I was there and the wind was blowing around 40 miles per hour. Perfect beach vacation weather! I had a wonderful time!

I used LilyDesign's Paint the Ocean and The Boy Is A Boy from After 5 Designs

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gimme Shelter - 40 years too late

Man, there are some edgy new kits on the market lately. Skulls, crumpled beer cans, booze, cigarettes, chains, everything a bad girl needs to let her mind go wild. Add a little Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (whom I always found rather attractive in a sick, twisted kind of way), and you're set to go! Your mission today while you are inside my head is to figure out why I find Keith Richards attractive. Discuss among yourselves.

Background is from Flerg's freebie kit "Helter Skelter" available at Digiscrap Addicts. Other pieces from Holliewood's "Old School" available at Oscraps.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What to do with a dead armadillo?

So this is your "What's up with that?" layout for today. There is never any way of telling what is in an artist's mind. Some people look at the dead armadillo and see a mug handle. Some people look at the dead armadillo and see.............well, just a dead armadillo.

I used Lori Davison's Bunnies, Bees and the Bird's Big Balloon from Scrapbookgraphics. The photos of the woods and dead armadillo and from my friend. The mug on the windowsill is the one my friend made me from a cast she made of the armadillo's tail.

Katrina Goodbye

Out, out darn Katrina crap! You have been in my head long enough. It is time for you to move along so new, potentially explosive unresolved emotional issues can take your place.
Bye-bye now!

Studio MGL's Urban Life for the background, blended with a background from Lorie Davison's Flying Dreams , both available at Scrapbookgraphics. The bubbles are Birgit Kerr's In Dreams available at Scrapbookgraphics. Background photo is New Orleans City Park. Guys with the boat is from the Historic New Orleans collection.Photos inside the bubbles are ones I took shortly after Hurricane Katrina.

Don't try to reason with hurricane season

Inside my head right now: Hurricane season.
I really hate this time of year. It's hot, it's humid, it can potentially kill you. If it doesn't kill you, it can leave a multitude of emotional "issues" that can effect you for years to come. Or, nothing happens and you can get a really nice tan!

Lorie Davison's Flying Dreams from Scrapbookgraphics. Kasia Designs Play Kitchen and Twilight from The Shabby Pickle.New Life Dream's 1001 Nights and My Dream World from The Shabby Pickle.Jofia Devoe's Smells of Summer from The Shabby Pickle.Catherine Designs Chic Spring from After Five Designs.Lily Designs A Boy Is A Boy from Scrapbookgraphics.Lauren Blavin Wishing Pool from Digital Scrapbook Place. Floating girl is from on old Disney movie poster for the movie Captain Hook.

Welcome inside my head

Sometimes I can't figure out what is going on in there, so I decided to start a blog to see if you could help me figure it out. I always thought of myself as being "relatively normal" (cue up the Einstein's Theory of Relativity layout), but sometimes I have questions. This blog will be the place where I can share some of my more interesting layouts, and share a little of what is going on in my head at any given moment.

Berna Datema - Light Blue Alpha
Lily Designs - The Boy is a Boy - One way sign
Laurie Davison - Flying Dreams - background, airshipRough to the Touch - phone, motorcyclePrairie Gal - Flying key, Aladdin's lamp
Catherine Designs blog freebie: Add on for Chic Spring - floor
Shabby Pickle:
Jofia Devoe - Smells of Summer - earth, tables, pinwheelsThe Bright Night - Books, mobile frame, clocks
Digital Scrapbook Place:
Laura Bavin - Wishing Pool - whirlpool
Photo of Einstein: Princeton University Library