… it seemed only yesterday…
… that I gave birth to a little baby boy…
… and when did this happen? Did he grow overnight? Did I blink?
Today, my son is 19 years old!
Happy birthday dearest!
Last Sunday it was 40 years ago that Jim Morrison died (you know,
the lead singer of the Doors). I made this ‘tribute’. It’s the first page
in my ‘album cover folded book’
(30,5 x 30,5 cm - 12 x 12 inch)
The background is pattern scrapbook paper. The face is drawn with a black
marker. I stamped the text and used distress embossing powder (Tim Holtz)
to make it stand out more. A little bit of distress ink (‘vintage photo’) around
the edges finishes it.
I don’t know if you can see it well (you can click the image to enlarge)
but I drew Jim’s face with raindrops (‘Faces come out of the rain…’)
Here’s a detail of his eyes
Then we come to the WINNER of my giveaway.
You are the lucky winner of the small, handmade book!
I will send you an e-mail to inform you.
Last week was all about the weather – tropical days followed by
thunderstorms – and ‘Le Tour de France‘. (In fact, the next three
weeks will be all about the Tour! Watching ‘The Tour’ on TV is
sort of a ‘Summer ritual’.
(30 x 21 cm - 11.8 x 8.3 inch)
And last but not least – I made another index card.
I couldn’t let go of the mermaids yet…
(Index card: 8 x 13,2 cm - 3.1 x 5.2 inch)
The background is made with Adirondack color wash spray ink – Ranger
(‘Stream’ and ‘Denim’) and salt. The mermaid and shells are stamped and
embossed with glossy, black embossing powder. The ‘bubbles’ were made
with a pearl pen.
I’m known for being a lousy cook, but I’m going to hit the kitchen now
to bake my son’s birthday cake. The famous ‘Elvis pie’*
I baked it before and failed only once, so it’s do-able, even for me!
One ‘problem’ though… the pie contains two cups of whipping cream,
at least 300 grams of sugar, bananas…
I’ll be back blogging on Friday with at least 2 pounds heavier weight!
*Curious? Here’s a post about it on my old blog.
Enjoy your week dear ones!