"The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit,
the greater your capacity to create."

~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, July 17, 2009

Steaming Away

As promised, here are the steampunk-themed ATC's I made for my upcoming swap on Paper Traders. Some of them are a stretch, I know... but this whole genre is completely new to me! Every card has something on it that moves:

The wings move on this one...
The "arms" move on this one...
The radio dial turns on this one...
The timer dial turns and the tea tab is on a loose string...
The tape measure can be extended on this one - a true creative feat =)
The dial on this one moves - this one also has a real glass bulb on it...
The heart can be unplugged on this one...
The "antenna" can be moved on this one...
The barometer dial turns on this one...

My New Nephew

While this is not a great picture of the new baby, this is a good picture of me - LOL! This is my brand new nephew, Nathaniel River Austin! He was born on Monday at 7:45 am and weighed 8 lbs 5.7 oz. As his big sister says, "he's noisy!" He sure was screaming at the hospital and apparently is still pretty fussy now that he's home. With two other bouncy toddlers, my sister has definitely got her hands full... but, oh, I think they're worth it!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Howdy from Western Wyoming

Okay, so Cody isn't THAT much farther west than Colorado... but it sure feels like it! Lots of cowboys and pickup trucks, rodeo every night, open plains and tall mountains all around, no really big cities anywhere near here.

After driving up to South Dakota for a family reunion last week, I traveled west to Wyoming to take care of my mom for a couple weeks while she is recovering from surgery. She is doing well, healing nicely, but will still be laid up for some time due to the size of her incision. I don't think my boss was too happy about me maxing out my vacation time all at once, but family is my priority. The hard part will not being able to take any more time off for the rest of the year - LOL!

Today I am going to take my nieces to the movies... we're going to go see the new Ice Age movie - should be fun =) I've managed to get a little bit of art done while I'm here but mostly have been doing work around the house (Mom & Dad's place is a lot bigger than my little apartment!) and I've become addicted to a new online video game: Bubble Town - what a time-waster but so much fun!

Well, that's a quick update on me. I'll post photos of my recent art as soon as it's all finished.