Thursday, December 21, 2006

Just for fun.....

We were hosting a wine tasting, so I made these and they were quite the hit! I let everyone take them now I need to make more!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Picture Day!!!

Senior portraits arrived yesterday! I can't believe my "baby" is going off to college next year. He picked his sister for his buddy shot. Awhhhhh......

I need to go finish the quilt now. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

TAC Stamps/Sets from 2005/2006 Catalog - Still Available

This is for Janet. I couldn't think of another way to get these to you, hope this helps. If you click on each image it will take you to a full size picture of the page. There are 5 more sets that I couldn't get images of, they are 1) bouquet of blessings T872 2) dance border T2198 3) filbert frog R69 4) hello easter T1002 and 5) snowman blocks T857.

Enjoy! gv

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wanted to Share...

So, it's been a fun couple of weeks! Ted came in 5th place at the North American Cup in his division in Fencing. He didn't move up in ranking but had a wonderful time!

While he and his dad were there I was with Arielle. The high school band performed at Giants Stadium. It was an awesome experience!

So, here is a picture of the doll I made in the Sherry Goshen and Jean Bernard class at Doll U in Seattle last week. Her body is fabric and soft sculpted. I was taught how to turn fingers using turning tools....need lots of practice with that! We learned how to use molds and masks and adhere them to the fabric. We decoupaged the body and surface embellished. We used Apoxie sculpt for the armature and learned some different painting techniques. So much more, I hope I remember it all.

As soon as I finish "The Quilt" I've been working on forever, I hope to play some more with dolls!!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Just back from Doll U in Seattle!!!!

Cathy Fulton, an unbelievably talented doll artist, was my neighbor at Doll U in Seattle this past week. She "borrowed" from me some of our TAC exclusive papers for use in her doll. I'm honored to have them included in her artwork. Isn't it wonderful!!!!!

Monday, August 28, 2006

We saw Sylvia 6 weeks ago. Here is the last picture we have of her. She is surrounded by her son, neice and nephews. (My husband is on the left in the blue shirt.)

She will be greatly missed.

She had an art show to prepare for in the fall. Her daughter-in-law is going ahead with it in her memory.

All proceeds will be donated. She was an amazing lady.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

catching up

well, i am still recovering from falling asleep in a hot car for 3 hours, falling down the stairs and surgery. they say things come in threes.....that's it for me, definitely much better and looking up. i made my first card using TAC products, finally! (although i did copy the idea for it!) it didn't scan very well but here it is anyway:

that leaves me with 1 round robin book to work on, the last one of a round robin with 11 players. and, my never ending quilt for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law...that has so far been 2 1/2 years in the making.

my son has been away to a summer studies program at brown university and will be touring colleges. my daughter just left with a student ambassador group to australia and new zealand.

i am happy to report that my dad's heart seems to be holding up well and he got the okay to resume activities. mom is doing great. my hubby has slowly gotten his voice back, he has developed polyps on his vocal cord. we'll find out what we need to do about that in a few weeks. i hope to be productive in the mean time! enjoy! gv

This is the book I made for Arielle for her People to People homestay visit.

This is the book I made for Ted for his People to People homestay visit.

Monday, April 24, 2006

catching up

i've been a little behind ..... i've decided to slow down on my art commitments and just do what i can. i need to focus on me. we planned a cruise for our spring break. a much needed family vacation and celebration - we took my parents along to celebrate my mom's 75th birthday!

the first formal night of the cruise. my folks, my daughter arielle with me and my hubby and son ted.

after 2 wonderful days pampering ourselves at sea we arrived at old san juan. the colors were awesome, it was like walking around in a painting!

next stop st. thomas. we shopped a bit and then we did "BOB" little underwater motorscooters called breathing oberservation bubbles - haven't developed the underwater photos yet but it was great fun!

our ship was the royal caribbean's radiance of the sea. our last stop was st. maarten. the beaches were the best i have ever seen!

this picture is one of the last we took on the cruise. in true zwang tradition the last two days were spent in quarantine. my daughter contracted a stomach flu. while tending to her we ignored my dad's symptoms as he slowly developed congestive heart failure. he was hospitalized after we pulled into miami. he is now home. my husband developed strep throat and spent the week home and will hopefully be returning to work this morning. as for me, i'm just doing the best i can while keeping my sense of humor! Donuts anyone???? Hugs! gv

Thursday, March 16, 2006

catching up

i finished marisel's shawl and she loved it. i'm pretty pleased with it myself. the beads really sparkle when the light hits them, i have to do that again on my projects!

this is arielle on her way to opening night of the play Oklahoma, she was Aunt Eller

a final kiss for luck from angel

opening night went wonderfully!!!!

ted, getting to relax a little now that fencing season is over and waiting for tennis to begin

maybe someday he'll tell me how he did this to his hair!!!

Monday, February 27, 2006

february 27, 2006

well, here is my finished shawl. need to work on my photography skills.
i already gave it to my friend, i'll try and get a better picture from her.

i was happy with it! she seemed to like it also!