Archive for September, 2012

I finished my “pink star” collage…I think it turned out so cute!

wish upon a pink star

The only thing I wish I had done better is the outline around the lady. First I did it in marker and it was terrible! So I went over it with a charcoal pencil, which helped.

I was debating about the arms…I couldn’t figure out a way to add them that would look good. I decided to look at Ms. Hellmuth’s book (Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond the Unexpected), which was my inspiration for this piece, to see how she did hers, and a lot of her collages feature armless folks. So I figured if that’s good enough for her, then it’s good enough for me too!

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We spent this past weekend at my Dad & Stepmom’s house in Dushore, PA. It’s really lovely there and so pretty – nothing but trees, fields, hills, farmland, and creeks everywhere. As well as strange noises in the night!

We ate breakfast as usual at the Jolly Trolley in town. We also checked out an arts & crafts show, played in the creek, went to the Sullivan County Fair (and saw our first demolition derby!), and spent some time at Lake Jean in Rickets Glen State Park.

Here are some photos…

This is the field across the road from my Dad and Stepmom’s house.

lovely field

Lily in the creek.


A prize-winning rooster at the Sullivan County Fair. He really was quite beautiful!

prize-winning rooster

And some prize-winning cows.

prize-winning cows

This is the demolition derby at the Sullivan County Fair. It was neat; I think I could have watched the whole thing! It goes on for hours – it started at 6 and when we left at 9 it was still going strong.

demo derby!

demo derby!

demo derby!

Here’s Lily – I took this photo while we were at the demolition derby. She looks so beautiful!


And here is Marc and Lily, on the beach at Lake Jean.

at lake jean

We started on our journey last Friday, and stopped at Knoebel’s on the way. It was so nice! We really love Knoebel’s. It wasn’t very crowded, which was great. Lily went on her first “grown-up” roller coasters, the Twister and the Phoenix. She loved the Twister; not so much the Phoenix.

All in all we had a great time. It was my Dad’s 65th birthday on Labor Day, so it was nice to spend this time with him.

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This morning my little girl headed off for her first day of first grade. She looks so pretty, as always!

my little first grader!

Marc and I walked her to school, and my Mom met us there. She was excited to go, but nervous when we got there because of all the kids and noise. Then she saw her friend E, and ran over and they hugged. It was so cute! Lily and E were at Play and Learn together, from the time they were babies until they started kindergarten. They’ve always been friends. Unfortunately again this year they are not in the same class, but at least they will see each other at recess and after-care.

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