Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Art Among the Mosquitoes

I risked my health going outside to take these pictures a little while ago. The mosquitoes have always been big in Texas - but these that are here now after Hurricane Ike are MONSTERS! Even OFF! doesn't really work.
So above is my bird canvas.... I think it's completed. The nest is made of a page out of a little New Testament that I have had most of my life and just never used it....so I tore a page out and spread ink on it - now it will be read!!! I plan to use that little New Testament a lot for art in the future!
And here is the little holly leaf hanging. I do love the utee sign. So easy and does so much! As you can tell the stamp said Joy to You..... I kept getting the top of the to in there...but that's okay. I am NOT a perfectionist. And I wanted to show you these skeletons. I was about to be eaten alive so I threw them down quickly. I saw garlands of them at Michael's weeks ago for about $5. I got these at the dollar store...Dollar Tree, I think, for $1 for 4 on a string of twine!!! I've seen them online where people have dressed them. I simply MUST do something with them. You should go get some!

6 comments:

Anna said...

my fav bumper sticker i ever saw in texas was.... "smalltown tx. where the mosquitos are part of our cenus"... i forgot the town name... and probably forgot the punch line... but anyhow you get the point right?

Sand Flat Farm said...

Linda - Glad to hear you and yours are ok after IKE. I kinda took a hiatus from blogging when I lost my camera and blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I kept all you coastal people in my prayers. I'm glad you didn't suffer any damage to your home, so many did.

I really like your little birdie in it's Bible verse nest! Also, I have little green tree frogs that stick to our little farmhouse all the time. Only at night. If I catch one hanging out, I'll have to take it's picture for you!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love your new pieces, especially the sweet birds nest! And the photo below with the chubby little frogs belly, adorable!

Sandra Evertson

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Every time I visit you, I feel like you paint pictures with your words. I can just see you chuckin those little guys down and then dashing inside. Your creations are beautiful ~ they get me excited for more Fall! Can't wait to see those skeletons in their duds. Blessings, Katie

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

Oh those skeletons are wonderful! How fun! And I LOVE your little collages! Nice job...

Kim G. said...

These skeletons are too cool, can't wait to see what you do with them!