Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekend at The Studio at Crow Haven Farm

I have to say...even for myself...I had a very busy weekend. My girlfriend from Nancye's Art Dolls came over to my house on Saturday and we started working on our Tags that we are involved with over at www.nancyesartdolls.ning.com. Some of the members over there are putting together a Tag Book. The project was to make Tags for everyone that is involved and send them to Nancye so she can make us a Tag Book from all of the participants. Here is what I made...they will be shipped off tomorrow to join the Tag Swap Book...I used Pouting Amelia as my Art Doll...there is just something about her that I absolutely love...may be it's the pout...LOL
Sharyn and I also started working on our Journal Pages for the Art Doll Journal that we are starting over at Nancye's Art Dolls. Unfortunately, we only got a few pages done, but you know me...later that night this is what happened!
Now I am going to show you an extremely cheap and easy way to make your own beautiful journals.

Step One

Take a plain folder (you buy a box of 100 at Staples for 5.00) Make sure you get the heavy weight ones! Punch holes using a three hole punch.

Step 2
Gesso your Folder and let it dry.

Step 3
Start playing and having fun. Use watercolors, acrylics, modeling paste, stamps, inks, pictures, whatever your heart tells you use and put on the page...Just get color on there. It's amazing what happens...I've never been one to journal and when Sharyn showed me this simple way of making journal pages to get over that "BLANK CANVAS" SYNDROME.... Well...Look what happens! LOL







Now, for my Team over at DAG, our Tombstone Challenge is due tomorrow...This is what I created for the Challenge...I really like how she came out. I haven't name her yet...Still hasn't come to me... Usually the names come to me in the wee hours of the morning! LOL


I had to post some pictures that took early this morning as the sun was rising...It's a rainy, foggy, London Day here in Pennsylvania! Great Studio Day! whooohoooo!!!!!




My Farm Boots...now where are Allen's...Oh, yes....he has them on as he is making his way down to see our neighbors new little chicks!







I absolutely love getting up Sunday Mornings, sitting on our porch, drinking my coffee and hearing nothing, but the silence of morning!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend...it's not over just yet. I will be finishing up some other things and then making my way downstairs for some homemade meat sauce...that I can smell from all the way up to my Studio...hehehehehe I hope you enjoyed your stay with me today and have a safe and beautiful Sunday....
Until next time...
CHEERS!

17 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

If I were single, I'd hitchhike my way up north just to land at the Studio at Crow Haven Farm ... no worries, I'd bring a tent, but would appreciate the occasional restroom access ... *smiles* ... a girl can dream, eh?

your tags turned out GREAT; Pouting Amelia was the PERFECT choice.

And thanks for sharing that DIY journal - what a clever, clever idea ... hmmm ... me thinks me needs to make one ... somtime before 2020. :) your pages are simply wonderful.

OH! and that Tombstone!! I had no idea where you were going to end up with her, but you totally outdid yourself - I love all of her accessories. Nice. Very nice.

ps - I seriously want to live there. :)

Sue said...

I want to live there too!
Beautiful pictures and as wonderful as sunny days are, I do love foggy, dreary days when they happen in such an idealic
setting!

Michelle thanks for your little tut on the journal pages! Filed away for future use (hahaha! key word there is "future").

Your tags are great as is your tombstone - I'm exhausted seeing how productive you were.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Oooh, I can't wait to get my hands on one of those tags! Look at that little pouter :] I still have a few more to do, probably this week.
Looks like you had a great play date and did lots of fun things!

Great pics!

Pattee said...

ME TOOOO!!!!
We could all come visit you Michelle... What nice shots of around your place. It looks so peaceful.

Great Tags... they made me laugh!

Your pages for the cool book you making are awesome!

Did I miss something? I thought the scull trade was before the tombstone one!
Pat

Leah said...

Oh my goodness, those journal pages are awesome!! what a great way to attack that blank canvas syndrome!!

Sonia ;) said...

Soooo magical it feels when I see your pics and work...

Smiles,

Sonia ;)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Cool!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Never mind if I was single.....me and my crew are comming to live at your house!!! It sure looks like there is room for us, You will not even know we are there:) except maybe when I snek into your studio!! hehe
I love the tags you did, they are awesome!! and your skull ornie is wicked cool!!


HUGZ My Friend and sistah

JACQUI

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

We should have a retreat at your house!!
We can pitch tents in your yard:)

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Oh Thank You Michelle,for the compliment and for stoppin by my bloggy.
Yes hes a clay over cloth. You are so sweet! I havent been into Art dolls only, i just am not sure i have the touch of art in my dolls right now, i know that the doll type i do is considered art dolls but some how i just dont have all the pizzaz it takes. ya know? Besides i had gotten so far behind, i wanted to do a Shakespeare doll, an have barely started....
Many Hugs,
jackie

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Oh Thank You Michelle,for the compliment and for stoppin by my bloggy.
Yes hes a clay over cloth. You are so sweet! I havent been into Art dolls only, i just am not sure i have the touch of art in my dolls right now, i know that the doll type i do is considered art dolls but some how i just dont have all the pizzaz it takes. ya know? Besides i had gotten so far behind, i wanted to do a Shakespeare doll, an have barely started....
Many Hugs,
jackie

Imagikal said...

I love all the cool ideas in this post! So crafty! And your little piece of the world is absolutely beautiful! Just the pictures make me feel calm. :)

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

OK, SLEEPOVER!!! What a FABULOUS place to live! I hope to have that kind of serenity eventually. Suburbia is not my idea of livin'. Thank you for sharing your magickal work and the pictures of where that magick emanates from. :o)

fairychildheirlooms said...

Oh WOW! I am SO loving the pictures of your farm! hey, there's alot more pictures on our flickr page for the fae/pixie swaps now... no, the swap wasn't canceled, I've just been having trouble getting people to post their pictures!
have a great day!
:) Missy

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Michelle, My Bell....I bet you can come up with some fabulous entries for the Paws For Charity project! Just post them all to the Flickr link and post as many as you want!

Did you realize it's almost Friday?

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

I love your porch !! What a wonderful ailent morning. Looks perfect. Do you have flowers in the half barrels ? Oh please share again photos with us when they are blooming :o)I will grap a coffe now and think of you, your wonderful works of art and your fabulous porch !!!

Caroline said...

I love the pics of your house and surrounding area :)

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