Friday, June 30, 2017

Day 1800: The magic book!

Grandpa, collage, old photo & digital

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Click here for Tony! Toni! Tone!, It never rains in Southern California.
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A beautiful 75 degree day in Westminster, CA ...

at Catalyst ...

 the last of the series of 4 classes ...

using mixed media to make a magic book!

Working on 22 x 28" 140 lb Arches watercolor paper ...

the suggestion was to cover both sides of the w/c sheet...

What I love best is the individuality shown in the work!

A time intensive venture to coat both sides and dry ...
later to accordion fold into a choice of a large book, 

a combination half book, quarter book, 1/8th book, 
or torn into single sheets book.

Update on mini-journals featured here.

by Carrol

by Betty

by Carrol

Their mini-journal work is on-going & terrific!

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Day 1799: An unusual refusal.

women, collages, old photo & digital

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Click here for Al B. Sure, Night and Day.
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An unusual refusal.

WonderWoman texted & called inviting me to lunch!
Now if you know me at all, you know ...
I drop everything, anytime for a family request.
But, I already had an important appointment.
You see, I looked like this, (not as cute, but) hair-do-wise.

I told WW I would have to pass, unless we could meet after?
When I would look like this, (not as cute, but) hair-do-wise.

Thanks to Julie, I can now see out. 
Much safer for driving.

For FB Throwback Thursday ...

Costa Mesa Dojo Demo Team at O.C. Fair 1990?
Roy Center, Jerry Short, Karo Makserejyan, Rick Anderton, Steven Van Wormer, Billy Vlahakis
Devon Johnson, Jared Stanton, Harry Makserejyan, David Spenser, Cathy Lenzi, Tess Bernstein, Carolyn Shettler, Brendan Flannery, Liliana Valencia, Cheyenne Lopez, Danielle Anderton, Kasey & Tayler Hobberlin, Kelly Harada, Jake Spielberger, Jordan Lawson & more,

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Day 1798: Gold shoes and a dare.

Fox, collages, photo & digital

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Click here for Lisa Lovebrand, Come on baby, light my fire.
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It's story time, a current one, but you need to know the past.

WonderWoman & Kerry went to elementary, 
junior high & high school together.
Living just 2 blocks apart they were bff's & still are.
They married the same summer, even
sharing bridesmaid dresses for both weddings.
A few years later they were both pregnant at the same time.
I have a pic of them both pregnant, but they would kill me.

Sedona, Jake, Jordan, Zack, Kylie & Delaney

Kerry had 3 girls, WW had 3 boys, same ages.

Jordan, Kylie, Delaney, Zack, Sedona & Jake

They have all grown up together, living nearby. 
Kerry & WW are honorary aunt/moms to each others kids. 
But this story is about Sedona, Kerry's middle daughter.

Sedona & WW, both being feisty, bonded in a special way.
WW dared Sedona to stand out at her graduation.

Sedona, Delaney, Kylie & WW on the way to graduation.

WW bought & dared Sedona to wear these shoes ...

for her graduation, and she did it!

The shoes were featured in the OC Register (above).
Sedona won the challenge ...
and a pair of designer shoes from WW.

Kylie, Sedona, WW & Delaney

So many memories. 

Kerry, Sedona & WW

And another great one to add.

A smile for Wednesday ...