Page spread from Karen's folded paper journal.
This week we got together at April's. She baked up a pineapple upside down cake to share with us. Wow, that was delicious! Thanks April!
April's completed shell angel. This will make a great ornament for her Christmas tree this year. Only about 284 days till Christmas!
Here is Mary's shell angel, beautifully framed. Nice work ladies! Thanks to Sharon, Mary's friend, for donating the shells and beads and idea. It was a fun challenge!
April has been enjoying some doodling on decorative card stock using her Signo Uniball gel pens purchased at Jet Pens, where they have great prices. We all love the white gel pens, they are the best for writing over just about anything. These will be great additions to her card making.
April has a unique characteristic: She collects dead birds. Yes, you read it right, she collects dead birds. She doesn't kill them! No, she only collects fresh ones that she finds dead. Here she is holding a bagged Gray Jay she found on her deck. Evidently it hit the window too hard. She looks like the cat who bagged the canary!
What does she do with them, you might ask? That is what we all ask her, anyway. She has great plans for them although she hasn't fully decided just what those plans are as yet. In the meantime she keeps them in her freezer. Here you can see two Varied Thrush, one Stellar Jay, one Western Tanager, a Red Shafted Flicker and one Evening Grosbeak. We tease her mercilessly about this hobby of hers.
When Jan came across this picture in a Smithsonian magazine she couldn't help but alter it a bit before giving it to April.
We love her anyway.
That's it for this week. Be sure and return in two weeks for our next exciting adventure in art! Happy Spring break!!