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.
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!!!!
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!!!!!
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
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