Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Collage Fun & More Giveaway's!

This is a new one of a kind collage piece that is available on PFATT this month. I really enjoy doing mixed media and collage work in addition to my sculpted works, as it gives me a chance to incorporate antique and vintage imagery into my art. Speaking of collage...I recently had the pleasure of attending a class with two dear friends, Colleen and Iva! We had a wonderful time making an altered book with a secret drawer to hide something special in. Here is a picture of Colleen and Iva, and of some the books that were made that day by the attendee's. As you can see, we used the same elements, but they all came out very different.

It seems that giveaway fever has spread throughout blogland....so many are holding their own this month! Please stop by these wonderful blogs to throw your name in the hat for some fabulous prizes!

Lorraine of PieCake primitives, April of April's Folkart, and Colleen of Merry Wishes and Vintage Dreams. I hope that I haven't forgotten anyone, but if I have, please let me know and I will update with your giveaway info too.

I was tagged a while back by April and Sarah to list 5 random things about myself....so here goes!

1. I am a huge Dr. Seuss fan! I grew up learning to read with Dr. Seuss, and I am helping to teach my son to read with all of my favorites too! That might help to explain my quirky sense of humor about life. :)
2. I hate coffee....including anything coffee flavored like candy, cake, mocha drinks, etc. I can't stand the smell of it brewing either....churns my stomach. I know most people like coffee and will probably think that's strange, but too me it smells just awful.
3. I am a clutter-holic.....piles seem to multiply in my home, which is why you'll rarely see photographs of my house, LOL! I live in a small house, and have a hard time throwing things away, so stuff accumulates. Now, I am not as bad as the ones you see on TV where there are only paths going through each room, but I do have to say that I have more "stuff" than I really have room for, and should really get rid of a bunch of it!
4. When I was in high school, my group of friends loved the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and we used to go every Friday night, and would dress up as characters from the movie. I had very short hair back then, and so I was a perfect Columbia for those of you that are framiliar with the movie. I had the whole costume, including the top hat and tap shoes, and I'm sure our parents thought we were crazy, but we sure had fun!
5. I am always cold at home, and like to turn the heater up....hubby is always hot, and has to turn it down. And so the thermostat wars go on...day after day....year after year....with neither one of us winning. I know some of you can relate! :)


Scrappy Jessi said...

so fun! i went to silver bella with these girls. we sat together at lunch. they are both so sweet.

Donna O. said...

These books look great, Sylvia! And a darling pic you snagged of the gals.Hope to see you soon!

anniebeez said...

Love your bunny collage, wow! That is so cool! I am trying to learn how to do altered books out of a book! Wish we had some classes around here! Love all of your work so much!

Kingfisher Farm said...

What a lovely photo of you and Iva! Give her a hug for me! Your give away was darling! Pam
PS I had to enable moderator approval on my blog too, some n'er do well left me a virus! And he was a blogger! Bizarre.

La Donna Welter - Vintage Photo-Oil Artist said...

I am also a huge Dr. Seuss fan! I can't wait to see the "Horton Who" movie which is coming out soon!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Some of the photos on my web I take, some I buy from other artists! I love to support the arts! ; )

La Donna

Lorraine said...

Your collage looks awesome! How cool that you got to go to a class:o)! Do you have any pic's of you dressed as Columbia???? We gotta see!!
Thanks for the plug:o)!! I got your name in the extra drawing!!

Sylvia Anderson said...

La Donna~ I am looking forward to the new Horton movie too, and will be going to see it in the theater! :)

Lorraine~ I actually do have a pretty good pic of myself dressed up as Columbia...it was a shot that made the front page of the local free newspaper at the time, LOL! Maybe one of these days I'll be brave enough to post it. ;)

kaniki's Inspirations said...

Love the bunny collage Sylvia!! OMG- I'm a collage lover too- and I have soooo many graphics and papers and books and drawers and bins full of "elements" and play with it all when I can!! I too don't throw anything away- all of it can be used for something fun ya know??? :)

Well- you're stuff is great!! Fun Fun stuff- and you can most certainly tell how much fun you're having with it:) Can't wait to see what's new:)


Colleen said...

rocky horror??? YOU???? I LOVE IT!! Do you still have the costume????

Bluejean Primitives said...

You were a Rocky Horror Picture show groupie????!!!! and being Columbia!!! I'm cracking up here! I had so many friends who did this also and they were SO into it! How fun!

Jean :)

Doreen said...

I am very much looking forward to the new Horton movie...."I meant what I said...and I said what I meant"....(I love that line from the movie!!!)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and leaving me such a sweet comment about my doll. I truly appreciate it...you made my day!

Love the collage picture with the rabbit..that is wonderful. He's so distinquished.


Lori said...

Hi Sylvia, great list:) i am SO with you on #5, i am the original freeze~baby and the dh has his own internal furnace...love the pic of sweet Iva and Colleen, sounds like you had fun at the class!!!

Pea said...

what a fun time. I miss my crafting times with my best friend. No one here to do that with not unless you want to take painting at stupid Joann's or cake decorating. pooh.
Oh it nice that you gals can get together and have a ball. BTW dear I always enjoy popping in just don't always say something.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Dittos on the thermostat--and the volume on the TV. (I turn it down, he turns it up.)
Love your collage work, btw.
Have a great week~

Zinnia said...

Hi Sylvia!
Glad you came by to visit me! I see Colleen and Iva have stopped by to have some fun. Wish I could too! Love your blog...!

anniebeez said...

You've been tagged by Annie Beez Folk Art(don't kill me). To learn what it means to be tagged, visit my blog at http://www.anniebeezdoll.blogspot.com.

beth said...

hi sylvia !!! thanks so much for stopping by my blog thanks for your sweet comments- I love your work too and would love to add you to my blogcontacts!!! I also got to meet those two sweet gals at silver bella !!
take care,

Lana said...

LOVE the Mr. Hare collage! Can't wait to see more Sylvia.

Pea said...

Please go peek at my blog. There is a message there for ya!

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Love, love this hare!

Please stop by my blog, Sylvia - I have an award waiting for you!


Signature Vintage said...

I love the collage! Your blog and art is amazing!

Lone pierette said...

Hi dear Sylvia - I have given you an Award - please visit my blog !

hugs Lone

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

I wish we had classes like that in my area....but I guess when you live in Podunk you expect to get your classes online! ;)

Happy Weekend to ya Sylvia!