"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Monday, April 13, 2009

Life's A Beach!

I told you it was madness! I have been feverishly working on bottlecap jewelry for the Cary SpringDaze festival coming up on April 25th. If you are local, please come and stop by and say hi!

I also have some GREAT news! I entered the "Life's a Beach" challenge offered by Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, and my piece was selected! It is in their hands and I am hoping it will make its way into the July/August issue of the magazine. I will let you know!

In the meantime, I made another page for the book page swap that I am doing with a private group. The theme is "dream home" and this page is for Lori, whose dream home is at the beach. My room for her is the Lanai, or back porch ... with a view, of course!

The sea shell wind chimes sway in the breeze, the coconuts are buttons made from coconut shell, the flowers are punched from a tin can, and the sea foam is made from a cellophane gift bag.
On the back, I included some items necessary for life at the beach... most importantly, margaritas with salted rims!

This month I am making a page for Heather in Scotland. I have my idea and hope to begin work on it by week's end. I'll be sure to share the results! Just think, I might actually post twice this month. Gasp!


Fannie said...

Congrats, Michelle. i hope to see your challenge project in CPS! Bravo.

You've been busy. I'd enjoy your beach home, lanai, blossoms and rubbah slippahs . . .

Elizabeth said...

The details on this page are amazing!! I love all of it!! The sea foam is genius and I love the punched flowers and the gecko!! Tooo Cute!!!
What kind of punch do you use for the flowers??? I am going to have to try this sometime!!

Wish that I lived closer- so we could play and so I could come by your Fair and see all of your goodies!!
Beautiful work!!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I love this one. The back is as cute as the front...love those margarita glasses!

Karen said...

So awesome Michelle, you really out did yourself on this one.

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Margarita Korioth said...

It is absolutely gorgeous Michele, love every detail!

Marilyn said...

Love these little gems!