As you may recall, I was honored in the month of November to be asked to be a contributing artist at Gingersnap Creations blog during "fashion & sewing" month. I had such a wonderful time that I wanted to make one more piece that fit the month's theme. This wall hanging is done on plaster wrap, painted in a Michael DeMeng color wash style. I added some grungepaper flowers with vintage buttons as their centers and a bit of vintage lace. I'm tempted to add a quote in white above the two lower left flowers, but I'm holding off on that for right now. It feels good to be getting back to working with plaster and to actually finish a piece (this one has been "in process" all month). And, for some more good news, the Gingers liked my work so much that they asked me to stay on for another month! Yea me! So, you'll be seeing more of my creations there during December.
In other news, my computer has reached a critical stage in its continuing decline. So, today I bit the bullet and ordered a new computer. It'll take a few weeks to arrive, so I'll keep limping along with this one until then. My biggest current problem is the inability to link to many blogs because my computer reads them as "threats." I can still visit and comment on my ipad, but it's hard for me to add links here in blogger. On the upside, I ordered Photoshop Elements, so 2011 will definitely be the year I move into more photo editing. I also ordered my Christmas present to myself last week - a fixed 80mm portrait lens, as well as a replacement for the telephoto (70-200, I think) that I broke over the summer). What are you getting for Christmas?