Monday, February 23, 2015

An Artist Card

I recently began the online "Perfecting Pencils Class," by Kit and Clowder." Due to life getting in the way, I haven't gotten very far into the class. I due appreciate the detail, advise and assistance offered by Alyce Keegan, the artist, who works on giving each of her student the best class experience. In appreciation for her genuine good , a sponsor, "Scrappers Delight" an online digital stamp company, gave crafters the opportunity to download a free digital image of lovely Ms. Keegan.
Image of Alyce Keegan colored in Prismacolor pencils by Carla Brooke
Image of Alyce Keegan using Odorless Mineral Spirits over the Prismacolor pencil work by Carla Brooke

Rather than getting to work with my lessons, I colored the image of Alyce, cut it out and layered it on a card. I hope you like it. I should get even better once I get to my lessons!

 I colored image and entered it in the challenge at for Crafting from the Heart. They have an Anything goes challenge here

Come back and check to see what I do next!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A 45th Anniversary

Forty-five years ago on Sunday, February 15th, 1970, the weather was just about as bad as the North East is currently experiencing. Long Island had snow with blizzard conditions. Sandy's family and mine were at my parent's house in North Bellmore, New York. We were supposed to go to the local synagogue where the Rabbi would marry us, only I refused to get married without my Grandma Minnie. Finally late in the afternoon, she arrived driven in the bad weather by my Aunt Harriet and Uncle Jack. We then went on to the synagogue, where Sandy and I were married in the Rabbi's study under the traditional chuppah (canopy). Sandy shattered the traditional glass (covered light bulb) with his foot. We were finally married and we all celebrated at a local Chinese restaurant. That March we all celebrated again with friends and family at a reception in Leonard's in Great Neck, Long Island.

 So here it is 2015 and due to my really bad cough, me, Sandy and our oldest son Gordon had dinner at the local Chinese restaurant...this time in Florida!