Saturday, November 2, 2013


     Yes, I know that Halloween is over, but I'm still working on a Halloween (Tim Holtz) alterations box and am posting a picture of the inside.  The most difficult part was lining the little boxes.  Nothing is square and even though I measured, trimming was still necessary and I almost ran out of paper just to make matters more interesting.  The little ghost, mouse, and owl were handmade by Dot of Dot's Pots in Moline, IL.  She does a lot of whimsical things in clay and I also have some of her creations in my printer's tray in the kitchen.  I just finished painting some little black legs for the box and the next step is attaching them.  Hopefully that will be done very soon and then I'll post a picture of the finished box.
     We've had some very cool nights along with rain in the past few days and the combination seems to have made the colors of the trees really "pop".  I'm posting a picture of the maple in our backyard.  This past Monday was our 46th anniversary and we took a scenic drive up to Galena, IL.  The hillsides were colorful, although there didn't seem to be much red, but I just don't think there are many native trees that turn that color in our area.
Am ending for now, but am hoping to post more soon.

     The little mouse is my favorite piece.  As you can see, I've also included a couple of Tim Holtz pieces.

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