02 May 2007

disaster narrowly averted


Oh my god.. what a day! I downloaded updates for my computer and then went to reboot and it would NOT BOOT UP!! All I could do is think about the work I would lose.. the issue #5 Zine, my art and some top secret projects. I literally felt sick. BUT!! Super dad strikes again and was able to talk me through a recovery and reinstall of my OS and I didn't lose a thing! Thanks dad!!

Pheeew, in good news I got my hands on a card reader today so I can start sharing my tags for Tammy's tag swap. I am going to space them out a bit since there are 12 in all so I will post just a few each day. There was no real set theme and I have great difficulty doing ANY sort of production work so each of my tags is unique. I played with some ideas for the polka dot book that I am hosting and have a direction to go now that I have my book. Again, I imagine that each of my pages will be unique.

I should mention that the fun watercolored backgrounds on some of these tags are courtesy of my fabulous daughter who painted a sheet of watercolor paper for me to cut up. I wish I could be as FREE as she is in her artwork. I am going to try to bribe her to make me another sheet :).

Finally, since I had to run up to Gilroy to Best Buy to get said card reader I decided to visit the "old downtown" area where I used to have my business before having the wee one. We popped into a couple of antique stores where I struck out on any kind of millinery items or ledgers but at the last minute I scored on this BIG batch of vintage chandelier crystals. The drops measure 2.5" long and there is plenty of crystal beaded chain and some flowery pieces too. I regularly price crystals in shops and on eBay and I think I got a heck of a deal at $35 considering the large crystals can sell for upwards of $3 a piece and there are more than a dozen here. I plan to use some of them in jewelry and probably piece out some of it to sell since its heavy and takes up a lot of room in the studio.

Ok, so that's it for today. I will have more tags for ya tomorrow and a new Blyteh dollie outfit to share. Sleep well ya'll!

8 comments:

  1. Nice score on the crystals!! I try to look for millinery flowers and ledgers when I am antiqueing also and never have any luck. I have bought a few ledgers on ebay but the flowers...toooo pricey!! I love your tags and the backrounds courtesy of your daughter are great.

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  2. How cool it is to use the phone book as a back drop for the tags!! I love that idea!

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  3. How fun!! Yay, yay, yay on the tags!!

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  4. Yay! You got a card reader! I told you it would be a good thing to have. No more looking for that cord...

    The tags are just lovely, too!

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  5. Okay, sent you an email...didn't read my own rules...you've been tagged! See my blog for more details. :)

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  6. Karin (creativechaos)5/3/07, 11:13 AM

    Woo hoo!! I get one of those tags! I get one of those tags (read in singsong voice) Beautiful! Ok...I better get moving on mine!

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  7. Like Lora said, I really love the phone book page as the background. It sort of grounds the images or something. the tags are gorgeous and having thwe wee one make backgrounds for is brillant!

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  8. great job, very creative. The tags are fantastic.

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