Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Card Making

One thing two of my younger siblings greatly enjoy is making things. Recently we made accordion cards. It was a nice project to do with them and a great way to use up scrap flowers.

I made this one for my neighbor.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mushroom Creek

This afternoon I finished my version of a class I took online with the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild. This picture is made of: mushrooms, onion membranes, pine needles, sweet potato, ferns, bougainvillea, iris leaves and some sort mossy stuff from China.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Now What?

OK, look at what we got! Now we just have to figure out what to do with it. This is a heat press for transferring images onto T-shirts, totes, sweatshirts, etc. So now as soon as the transfers arrive I can start putting some of my pressed-flower pictures onto shirts. It was nice to see it shipped in so much bubble wrap because now I can use it to wrap pictures.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Wiese Home in the Wiese's Home

Last Saturday my family was invited to a renewing of vows ceremony where my brother played his mountain dulcimer. A reception was held afterward at the couple's home. They where the same people who commissioned The Wiese Home, the picture I made of the red house. So it was really neat to see my picture displayed like a real piece of artwork in their home.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Healthy Pictures

Last night I asked my Dad to pick up one sweet potato, a couple of onions and some mushrooms from the grocery store. What am I planing to make? A pressed-flower picture! I'm taking a computer class with the World Wide Pressed-Flower Guild about how to use onion membranes to create a stream and how to turn mushrooms into rocks. The sweet potato peel is for the banks of the stream. I plan to post the picture once it's complete.