Thursday, February 7, 2008

Look around your home. What is Beautiful to you?
(NO humans allowed!)
I was thinking about this the other night and got the idea for this
mixed-media picture.
I couldn't wait to get out of bed to play with my ideas.
A soon as the sun came up I was up and out and at the worktable!
Beautiful to me??...
My books
Gabby Cat
My soft red chair
My camera
I put a cupcake on the arm of the chair to represent all things tasty.
I'd have to say photo albums & scrapbooks too.
But I'll save those for another picture sometime.

Here's a closeup of the books so you can click to see titles if interested.
Cutting these out was the most time-consuming part of the

This is a closeup of the background paper. It's from KI Memories and
has lots of words associated with HOME. So perfect for the feeling I
wanted to capture.

I sketched my next picture, but need to run out to get the
right-sized canvas.
I hope you're having fun too!


Thimbleanna said...

Very cool Joni -- I love it. Good choice on the cupcake too -- that would have to be sitting right in the middle of my chair!

Anina said...

You should sell these! So cute!

Angie said...

I assume that Key Lime Yogurt is somewhere on that list, too. And Boyd's homemade french bread. . . right???

Helen Hancock said...

This is wonderful! You are so inspirational Joni!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That's an absolutely fabulous picture Joni - I really really love it! Lucy x

syko kajsa said...

I can see why you could not sleep! Great idea with all the book titles showing!

melanie said...

if you're taking orders, let me know :) love it.

Isabelle said...

And what have I been doing while you've been creating pretty things? Well, marking... preparing lessons. Nice to know you're having fun!

Katie said...

That just makes me smile! :-)

Wanda said...

These are so cute...Am I having fun....of course Joni, packing is a blast!!! :)

de vliegende koe said...

WOW Joni, I love to see all your beautiful things gathered into a little art-work! It looks really great!

Junie Moon said...

I love the idea of collaging what you love. It helps bring your focus back to those things that touch your heart and mind. Sometimes it's easy to get complacent and a project like yours is just the reminder we need to pay more attention.

Janet said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I absolutely love this has some of my favorite things....books and a cat!

happybunny said...

You have such wonderful creative ideas - This is lovely - so much work has gone into this. What an inspiring way of showing what we love in our homes.