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21  body, mind, music and spirit in CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES by selkie on: February 05, 2009 06:58:08 PM
I have big plans for this year!

I've been doing a lot of collage work of late. I find it soothing to rip apart old magazines. My sarcastic street loves to take pictures and words from different sources to create my own meanings.
I've also wanted to incorporate different things with my collage. I've had so much fun making this, for at least an entire week I didn't really accomplish much else.
The frame is a window part I picked up from a reuzit shop for next to nothing. Bases for the sections are old folders and duct tape holds it all together! (zipties and duct tape will fix anything!)

Left top and bottom:

I want to remember how art, creativity and fun are essential to who I am.

Social justice is a passion of mine. I need to remember that I don't need to save the world by myself, but I can try to make things a little more fair for the people around me.

I used an origami graduation robe pattern, I covered the paper with black silk and then worked really hard (after 20 practice robes) to make it look nice. The paper in the background is from a swap - handmade by velvet rose! I completed my Master of Divinty in 2007 and I want to work on my Unitarian Universalist ordination, I'm several
years away from that, but there's a lot of work I can do in the meantime. I already finished my candidacy packet - I could have done that in 2005...

Right top & bottom

I want to be healthier this year. I've been spending more time at the gym and being more aware of what I'm eating.

I really need to learn to and remember to take time to listen and be in the moment.

I've been a musician since I was 5. I started the oboe in high school and picked it up again as an adult about 8 years ago. With seminary I had to give up my lessons for a while and I haven't gotten back to it. I also sing and I found this piece of sheet music:
"Everyday miracles, flowers, fireflies, buttercups, and butterflies, fish swim, birds fly, roosters crow.
Raindrops, rainbows, fiery sunset, moonlit skies, I see creation's eyes looking back at me."
The flower bouquet is a combination of beads and buttons. The butterfly and roosters were from a package of charms I had bought and never looked through! I had no idea that I had rooster charms and it was perfect!

I think this is going to be one of those projects that keeps developing over time. That's the best thing about mod podge - you can always add another layer!
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22  Re: Shop the Swap 22 **Discussion Thread** in New Swap Theme Ideas by selkie on: January 28, 2009 06:17:37 AM
allrecipes is the best site for crockpot recipes.

I'm grateful that DH anticipated the snow day and stayed home today.

Phizzy - found these on facebook and knew they were for you!!!

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23  Re: French Beaded Wedding Bouquets (Pic Heavy!) in Weddings and Bridal Showers by selkie on: January 21, 2009 04:35:48 AM

ooooh can I see a picture of it? French Beaded calla lilies are gorgeous, but definitely not  easy to create!

I didn't make these, a woman I knew through the kids preschool does a lot of flowers and made them for me! I paid for the flowers and she gifted me the bud and leaves.

picture with our marriage license from when we eloped in 1993, wedding was 2003 on 10th anniversary!

Requisite kissy picture
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24  Re: Shop the Swap 20 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by selkie on: November 14, 2008 06:33:37 AM
Selkie to Ptarmic Wumpus

yellow - upholstery, cotton 54" x at least 5 yards

1 pointaqua - upholstery, cotton, 54" x at least 4 yards

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25  Re: Shop the Swap 20 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by selkie on: November 13, 2008 05:14:31 PM
Seklie to ZeldaSuicide

pink fabric - linen, I think, 54" x at least 6 yards

Thank you!
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26  Re: Shop the Swap 20 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by selkie on: November 13, 2008 09:34:59 AM
Send by Nov 18th

Selkie to LaughingLark--1 point -@ 7 yards of pre-washed cotton fabric - snowflakes (1)

1 point -@ 7 yards of pre-washed cotton fabric - snowflakes

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27  Re: Shop the Swap 20 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by selkie on: November 04, 2008 04:40:58 PM
Selkie to cookies
1/2 point business card holder - holds 100 cards.
Covered with Where's Waldo and comics (Dimension X)

2 Water Park w/ Neptune
Top 3 Robin Hood - Waldo is in this cover

Selkie to Ptarmic Wumpus
custom sign - 1 point

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28  Re: Shop the Swap 20 Discussion Thread!! in New Swap Theme Ideas by selkie on: November 02, 2008 08:52:15 AM

I tried to get rid of the glare - not happening this am.

Let me know if you like it....

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29  Re: Shop the Swap 20 **Shops Only!!** in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by selkie on: November 01, 2008 03:58:27 PM
Selkie crossing here!!!


Sharing housespace with 3 feline four-legged critters and multiple fish- we lost all but one of the hatchet fish, we lost the albino catfish and the plecostomus - the occasional bird who decides to fly in or escapes one of said feline's...

1 point Fish bag from the Folk Knits book
100% wool, handknit and then felted.
Second picture has a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper for size reference...

2 points - memory board - 20" x 1"  -  2 available
#1 memory board - teal/green with gold ribbon and gold buttons - color in picture is off Sad   Buttons get sewn on where the ribbons intersect!

#2 memory board - Zebras with brown ribbon and buttons!

1 point
knit and felted wool lunch bag with your choice of buttons - specify green or yellow

1 point felted wool basket

1 point waldorf style wool doll - stuffed with wool

Christmas/Yule/Solstice/Hannukah/Kwanza tree ornaments.
1 point for 20, 1/2 point for 10 - choose shape - if you let me know which color you prefer, I'll do my best to send as many of that color combo as I can. I can't guarantee any one color - just the nature of watercolor.

Garland has yellow bows in between each - The puzzle pieces would also work as a garland, but the stars are too small - would you believe I'm having trouble finding a large, plain star?

1/2 pt - wet felted turtle coaster/trivet

1/2 point

1/2 point business card holder - holds 100 cards.
Covered with Where's Waldo and comics (Dimension X)

1 Roman soldiers attacking
2 Water Park w/ NeptuneTop 3 Robin Hood - Waldo is in this cover
Bottom 4 Comic book - Dimension X

inside view - folds nicely but I'll mail it flat.
Custom holders are avaialable - email me with your ideas!!!

1/2 point
Java Cuff

1/2 point
Moebius scarf - tan silk - more of a dressy scarf/neck decoration than a winter scarf.

1/2 one hand made soap - made by a friend, not me - I was going to make felted soap for everyone for yule a few years ago - being overly ambitious, I bought too many soaps!
   Soaps are 3 inch circle...

   ocean breeze - 2 available
   cool water - 1 available   
     flowers - 2 available

1/2 point
Dark Red floral print cotton bag, lined with inside pocket, made from decorator sample book.

1/2 pt - needlefelted vignette of a tree with swing


Fabric points are negotiable - suggested:
2 points
red with flowers - probably fuzzy polyester or acrylic 54" x at least 2 yards

1/2 point for both books

1/2 point box of 10 cards - vintage - dinner/brunch invitations with envelopes
approx 4x6 (too lazy to find a ruler to measure exactly)

1/2 point patchwork quilt primer - kinda like those vinyl sticky pictures from the 70's/80's

1/2 point for 6 sets available
AOL tins - they sent them out 4 or 5 yrs ago (I think)

1/2 point for a refrigerator tin filled with magnet samples

Claims from me:
Selkie to Ptarmic Wumpus - custom sign - 1 point
Selkie to Cookies - business card holders - 1 point
Selkie to LaughingLark - 7 yards fabric - 1 point
Selkie to Zelda.Suicide - pink fabric @ 6 yds - 2 points
Selkie to Ptarmic Wumpus - aqua & yellow fabric - 3 points

Claims I have made:
la chrystelle to Selkie - small quilt - 1 point
calluna to Selkie - 2 custom books - 2 points
antiruth to Selkie - 2 knit dragons - 2 points

Started with 0
Current 3
Total 3
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30  Re: Shop the Swap 19 **gallery*** in The Swap Gallery by selkie on: October 30, 2008 04:51:51 PM
selkie to mimiw

1 point seahorse batik fabric - a little over 4 yards

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