|Gimme Shelter - altered book spread|
Since the infamous power surge that got my computer last month also took out my stereo...which is in my playroom...and we haven't taken to be repaired yet...I'm feeling very fortunate to have my record player.
Isn't it adorable?!? I had one very similar to it - which I bought with my own allowance - when I was around 10 years old. It was my first major purchase.
|Gimme Shelter - left side of altered book spread.|
In addition to my allowance (there were six of us kids so it wasn't a lot) (but I'm more thankful than I can say for what I did receive) I also sold greeting cards door to door in those days and believe me...every penny was hard earned.
When I saw this record player at a yard sale in 2k9, I at first thought it was a beautiful box. When I got closer and saw what it was, I got that tingly, hair raising excited feeling and I knew I had to have it. This little gem cost me a total of $3 (I didn't even try to talk the price down) and I've played it off and on ever since.
I was teaching workshops in those days and took it with me to play old records while we arted. I loved it! I even took it all the way to Houston when I taught my bohemiannie! bag workshop at International Quilt Festival. (insert smile) (big). (I have to throw that in every now and then). (The fact that I taught there).
|I AM - I doodled in my art journal quite a lot while the computer was down and Sophia was UP! :) She doesn't mind if I art while she's watching cartoons - as long as I'm in the same room...paying attention.|
But I digress...
|Words To Remember - another doodle page|
So...during this past month I've been playing my OLD records and last night when I was sewing, I listened to my Grand Funk Railroad album - Closer To Home. And of course it got me excited about my upcoming trip to the States which I'm sure you'll be hearing more about.
|Your Wish - doodle|
And which is one of the reasons why I haven't been on the computer very much this week. I'm busy getting ready for our quickly approaching trip to Florida and Texas.
|A round robin spread which I think needs a little something more but I don't know what. Any ideas?|
|I painted fabric after making the sandwiches in preperation for some door knob quilts.|
So anyhoo...the pictures on this post are of what I worked on last month - with a bit of a description under each pix. I'll post again when I get a minute and will visit your blogs asap. I'm reading them...just not taking the time to comment as much or as often. Got art to make!!!
|another base for a door knob quilt|