Saturday, May 30, 2009

Grand Ma's Woods

Dear Diary,

What a fun class this was today. I was running late but got caught up with the other ladies pretty quick. I learned how to do the wax build up technique on the sides. Mike helped me with the blue. I still need to add some stuff to it. It is not quite "there" yet. Sista Sarah Ann gave me the brooch and I bought the destiny dog tag and door key thingy at Mystic Paper. That is a picture of Daddy in WWII (I think he is in Belgium) and the picture that is not Elvis is my Granny. Don't tell anyone but one time she set her woods on fire. I think she was "burning leaves" at the time. The wasp nest I got out of a bush in my front yard. Suddenly last summer, I did a little wasp whispering. I got 3 wasp nests out of the deal and spray painted them gold. I knew they would come in handy one day! I'm going to need to look at this new project for a few days. It is missing something but I'm not sure what yet.

As usual Mike was fantastic! The class was full. I'm sure they have pictures on the Mystic Paper Blog. It was amazing how everyone's piece was different.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

I really want to see these pieces you're making UP CLOSE!!! They are amazing in photos and must be even more so in person!!

Paris Cowgirl said...

Who woulda thunk...a wasps nest. Only you Lisa! You're incredible!

eclectic archivist said...

I saw Mike's donw at Mystic...yours is wonder!
Love the vintage pictures.

Jennie said...

This is fab, and not sure how come your alcohol inks go muddy..try putting the colours separately on the felt( not touching) and don't add blender ...
Jennie

Esther said...

In my confusement, I put my foot in my mouth when I told Sarah Ann, wow, your grandma DOES look like Elvis! I need to improve my reading comprehension.
-Esther

House of Hullabaloo said...

Esther, I laughed and laughed when I read your note. I do have a picture of my Momma that resembles Elvis. I'll post it!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I want to see them up close too! This looks gorgeous! I love the warm and cool colors working together. And the wasp nest, you brave girl you! It all just looks fabulous! You are so talented and very lucky to get to use that talent and learn Mike's secrets. By the way, I don't think it's missing anything! Perfecto!

marsha