Archive for November, 2007

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Left or Right Brained?

You Are 15% Left Brained, 85% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Are You Right or Left Brained?

Birthday card


Birthday card I made for my cousin. The background was done by gluing strips of paper horizontally to a piece of cardstock. Then I cut the cardstock into vertical strips, and shifted and fastened them to the card.

Bermudian Coins


My grandmother sent me some Bermudian coins in the mail when she hear about the foreign coins I picked up at festival. I love foreign currency and postage, and have a nice-sized collection of the latter. Mostly Japanese and Chinese.

I took this photo of Ethan in the foyer shortly after festival. We had just taken the dolls off of the cart and came back into the room to find him settling in.

Bad blogger… : (

Here are some photos of the letter tile I did for the Distressed Alphabet swap on ArtTechniques:


And here’s the technique:

Using a 1.5″ square piece of chipboard as a base, I covered it with a piece of distressed sheet music paper. To emboss the edges, I dipped them first in an embossing ink and then in embossing powder, hitting it with my heat gun. Then I tore a piece off of a beverage napkin and glued it at an angle over the front of the tile. Using a Marvy Uchida punch, I cut a heart out of a sheet of red paper and distressed it with my PC Chizzel-It, then stamped and embossed a black W to the heart, attaching it to the tile. Upper-left and lower-right corners are adorned with hand-dyed venise lace.

Right now I’m also working on an annotated hypertext edition of Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” in middle English using HTML andย  notepad. Should keep me busy for a while.

I’m still here…

… just can’t show you what I’ve been working on yet. Some pieces for a swap and Christmas cards.

Here’s a photo of Ethan rolling around on the dining room floor:




“Would you get out of my face?”

TOGC Clock/Doll

She’s home. And has been for a while, I just now got around to taking photos:


  • Front
  • Front-Right
  • Back-Right


  • Back
  • Front-Left
  • Above


  • Clock Face
  • Inside Clock

Ethan and Sarah


Ethan and Sarah in the computer chair.

IQF 2007

IQF 2007 will end tomorrow, we went to look at the exhibits and go shopping this Thursday past. Here is a photo for a small section of the doll exhibit, mine can be recognized as the one with the clock (center on the lower half), they hadn’t put the name-tags down yet, so I do not know who all did the other pieces in the photo:


After we were finished poking around over there, we headed over to the vendors side. We did the whole floor, and ended up walking for a full 7-1/2 hours. It was exhausting.

Here’s some of the “stuff” I picked up:

Vintage linen tea towel (?) and handkerchiefs.


And here’s a close up on the floral embroidery on the one.


Earrings… small and simple, but significant. IQF is one of the best places to pick up jewelry.


Foreign currency. 3 from England, 2 from Yugoslavia, 2 from China, and 1 I was not able to identify. I picked these up at Hands of the Hills, the only booth name I ever remember as they always have the coolest stuff… last year they had Japanese postage.


Okay, Art Institute Glitter is another one I remembered, but only because by the time I walked out of there, I was covered in glitter… I think they covered the floor with it or something:


Barbara Trombley did my name in glitter:


Okay, you have to admit this is cute. It is so tiny… mini-iron:


I also purchased some charms… which I’m not even going to try to photograph.

It is now Saturday, and my muscles still hurt… but it was worth every bit. ๐Ÿ™‚