pinterest-d9ec2.html paperswans: October 2009



Saturday, October 24, 2009

aackh...out of work...

....for the first time in a long time- but frankly glad to have a couple of days/weeks (no longer or I panic) to breathe, work on 'the site/the blog'!... the garden (though after so much rain it's mostly too wet, play housewife (that remark was for the husband)...
and... must send out mailers to drum up work. Here's one that will go out next week to school book clients... typical freelancers lament- too busy, not busy enough. I don't think it matters how long you've been in business; you never get used to it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

texas snowman

I think I will actually get a holiday card out to clients this year... I cheated and used an image I was fooling with last Christmas and the letterforms were adapted from an alphabet I did for a book.

Monday, October 5, 2009

cleaning up files

Here's a slide show of Poloroid transfers done several years ago (and some 'fake' transfers using new photos and old transfer borders done recently). Poloroid has stopped making the film I used for the process but I understand that Fuji has put out a similar film that I can try... I've heard that the colors are even more muted. I was always trying to brighten them up. The part that is peeled away when you make the transfer is often very mysterious and interesting too. The last slide of the birdhouse on the fence (orange hue) is an example.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


We went to a wedding this weekend and I wrapped the gift in one of the more elegant of my spotty papers ( not the yellow and red spotty one here!) with a big lace rose on top with some chiffon wrapped around the box- kind of over the top but fun, and I made an pop-open heart card adapted from one at You hold the top sides of the heart (which I had glued together with tiny dots of Elmer's- cheating, I know, but it looked better that way and made it so you couldn't see the message inside) and pull it open- the message inside pops up. Kind of hard to get the idea from these scans.