Wednesday, December 30, 2009
"Starting on Saturday, December 26, 2009 (through Sunday, January 3rd, 2010), I’ll post a Giveaway on the blog every morning, and you’ll have until 11:59pm PST to enter. To enter all you’ll have to do is leave a comment on that day’s blog post (don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winners!)* After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner."
Go and make a comment and have a chance to win! http://www.alphastamps.com/blog
Sunday, December 27, 2009
"featherweight" canoe he made for Steve in 2006.
Tell me More collage sheet. There are so many great words you can add to a collage on this sheet; as usual, Helga has done an awesome job! I also added a bit of rubber stamping with permanent ink on top of my masking tape background, as I often like to do for depth. To me the stamping of the branches represents the mangrove trees here and all the canoeing through tunnels, and other new adventures that Steven has been having! merry christmas, steven!
-lenna young adnrews - december 27th, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Passionate Pursuits collage sheet and cut the image out in a heart shape. I stamped the 2" square with silver stars after the watercolor had dried and then laid the romantic heart shaped image on top. I also added words from ARTchix Studio's Tell Me More collage sheet that were perfect! I finished the edges with a silver metallic marker and splattered just a bit of the same ink on the squares. I can't help but do this! - happy valentine's a wee bit early! lenna young andrews - december 26th, 2009.
. . . earlier this year i was asked to join the "oh my gothic" yahoo group, which started out a couple of years ago making and exchanging gothic arches. Then the group moved into making/exchanging house-shaped collages and starting in 2010, the group will be creating 4" x 8" 'skinny book' pages. This size, shown above, is an interesting and new shape for me!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Warm wishes from Florida! I'm looking forward to sharing art with you in the new year and I'm wishing you much art and love for the holidays (a card for you!)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
There is so much natural beauty here in the Bradenton, FL area. I am really enjoying our daily walks and I'm using my camera a lot. When we get settled and the moving truck comes down with all my "stuff" including my scanner and printer, I can see myself using photos like this one in my art. Hmmm, transparencies, fabric transfers . . . to view more Florida photos, click on the photo above.
I did create my silver and white ATCs yesterday. This was a challenge considering I am working out of a bag and a box for a studio!! But they need to be received by my exchange-mates before I share them with you, so look for them down the road.
Our good news is, Steven & I have found a year long lease, a house that suits us, yay! It is one block from a small park with a tiny beach. The dogs can run there & Steven can put in a canoe and paddle to his hearts content! The house is larger than the cottage we are in now and will fit all our furniture. It has extra bedrooms so friends and family can visit and even a whole bedroom for my studio.
I have called our moving company and they will "release" our things in storage on January 11th. There is a 4-8 day window of arrival in Florida after the release because there will be 3-5 families items on one large tractor trailer. Can you imagine? I have never done an out-of-state move before, so this was all new to me. But, this means sometime between January 15-21 we will be in a more permanent situation and I can start putting my studio back together! : > )
lenna young andrews - Decemember 16th, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Yes, there are LOTS of bugs, lizards and creepy crawlies in Florida. Well, maybe not QUITE as big as you see in this photo though . . . .
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
we are enjoying our new life, visiting with son Decklin & Tina, my sister Kathy arrives today in time for mom's 75th birthday party . . . looking at houses and rentals, taking lots of walks and breathing in the new nature that abounds, Steven is in paddling 'heaven' and we have lots of anole lizard friends!!! Click on the photo above for more, or go here for a slide show!
with love, lenna young andrews - December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Casie has had the calendars professionaly printed and they are now available on the Vintage Image Madness Etsy site for $10 a calendar, with 1/2 of the proceeds going to Bernie Berlin's A Place to Bark this year! This is the third year I have participated in this collaborative effort and I am so proud to be a part of it! The calendar measures 4.75 inches by 5.5 inches and comes packaged in a CD calendar case. It comes with 14 total pages - 12 months plus the front & back covers. Each month is a separate page. The case can be turned inside out to form a desktop stand to hold and display the calendar. The calendar has been professionally printed for outstanding color and wonderful reproduction. This calendar would make a lovely gift for yourself or that artful someone in your life and will help Bernie Belin to continue her outstanding animal rescue work. lenna young andrews - December 8th, 2009
-Wow, thanks to all of you who have gone and voted on swap ideas already! So far, ATCs and 4x4 collages are the most popular. If you have not voted yet and you are thinking of participating-please go to the creative swaps blog and make your preferences known! : ) lenna young andrews, december 9th, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Isn't this wild?
I am fascinated by my new surroundings. Taking a walk around here is simply amazing. It seems i can't stop taking photos!! Click on the photo above for more recent pictures that I have added or go to my flickr set - Florida: new life-slideshow.yours happily, lenna young andrews - december 7th, 2009.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I am not sure if Sharon may have already received this award or not, but i would love to pass this on to Sharon Borsavage - Livewire Jewelry. Sharon makes jewelry and mixed media art with a definite style that i LOVE. i think you will agree, she sure has style!
with love, lenna young andrews - december 6th, 2009.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
To see the pages I did, plus Christy's Sign in page and Cover, click on the image above. This is a transparency from ARTchix Studio - in fact, one of my favorites, which i layered on top of confetti vellum. The delicious words are from ARTchix as well. Or follow this link to my altered book set to see the pages in this book and more - enjoy!
lenna young andrews - December 5th, 2009.
Wow! we are recovering from our move out of our old house and our drive down here -from CT to Florida. You will find me unpacking the few things we brought with us into our temporary rental and getting ready for my oldest son Decklin and his partner Tina to visit us next week for 4 days!!! We are all very excited. To counter-act all the stress and all the sitting we just went through -and to get the dogs and us active again, we are walking and walking! Taking a walk is quite a different experience here in Florida compared to Connecticut . . . . yowza!! There are tall palm trees, bougainvillea, herons, hibiscus and tons of different foliage . . . . i know i will enjoy walking here. It's been raining today, but that gave me time to upload my most recent photos . . . you can click on this link to see the entire set if you like!
with love, lenna young andrews - December 5th, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Having the whole idea of coming here first be a dream, then something to work for, and finally something we are doing, makes it seem this way. We have a furnished place to rent for two months while we look for a longer-term place . . . and i must admit, it is quite cute! what do you think??
our cottage has a really nice, tropical backyard . . .
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
-Here we are at my parents!!!
Steven & my mom . . .
my dad spies the trailer full of his handmade boats . . .
steven tells my dad traveling stories . . . really??!! ; )
Monday, November 30, 2009
of course we argued over little things spending all that time together -but we still smiled . . . . don't you like my mom's sunglasses? ; ^ ) I'm bringing them down to her!!!!
We are in Port Wentworth, GA tonight. Tomorrow is the last leg of our trip and with any luck, we should be at my parent's house in Bradenton, FL late tomorrow afternoon.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
now the pile is even bigger and i am taking a break!
We are working away, it seems up to the last minute to get the packing job done. The moving truck comes Saturday. It is really hard to imagine all you have collected until you need to pack it and move it. I gave myself some time off from packing this afternoon to make a little video photo montage . . .
This is sure to be my last post for a while. The modem and computers are shut down on Saturday and we start our drive to Florida on Sunday. I do have a couple of exchange projects i need to do for Colour Groupies and ABRR, but they will have to wait. No time for that before we go!
i am thankful and blessed. love to you, lenna young andrews, november 26, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Amazing! Still hard to believe. We have concentrated our efforts recently on selling and giving away anything we don't need so we do not have to move it, and I have been working on packing up my studio. This is probably the largest area to pack in the entire house I must say, sheesh! Today I can proclaim that the job is done and my studio is looking rather sad . . .
Steven in the meantime, has been perfecting the 'Dale Andrews (my dad) Boat Trailer' . . . adding cross supports, padding, and now tying down all the boats my dad made, plus squeezing in 2 of his own kayaks. Steve will test the rig out on Sunday when he trailers it down to his brother's house in Mystic and they'll use a professional boat shrink wrap system on the boats to help cut down on the wind drag. wow!!!
Yes, my father made ALL of those wooden boats . . . and Steven wants to get them safely to him. When we get settled in Bradenton, Steven plans to get my dad to show him some of the tricks of his craftsmanship. And tomorrow I'll start boxing up the contents of our home which I know will be a lot easier than my studio!
I will be back again before we leave on our adventure . . . lenna young andrews, November 19, 2009.