Weekly Weather: Fog

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This week’s topic is FOG (a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that obscures or restricts visibility (to a greater extent than mist; strictly, reducing visibility to below 1 km).)

I looked for pictures of fog and smoke. I stayed mostly in the blue family because fog makes my blue if I’m out driving in it.

 

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New Altered Book

The local library offered a free class on Altered Books this week – and being one to never turn down a free craft class – and even though I have at least two altered books waiting in the wings for me to do – I went to the class and started one anyway!

The book is a Reader’s Digest Condensed Book, Summer, 1956. The title of the over all book is Harry Black Teal. I chose that name because the first story in the book is called “Harry Black” and since most of the illustrations were various shades of blue and green, the theme will be the color teal with a masculine flair if I can manage it. (Being a girl, I find it difficult to think like a man.) The pages I’m showing today are just the ones I started on Monday night at the class and by no means are the finished product.

I’ll post updates as I work toward finishing it. 

 

Weekly Weather: Dust Storm

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This week’s topic is Dust Storm ( a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface. Also called black blizzard & black rollers – terms used during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s; also called haboob.)

For the dust storm collage, I went with mostly desert scenes and a few pictures from National Geographic of an actual storm – with local residents praying for relief. The Virgin Mary is a bit of a twist since the men are most likely praying to God known to them by a different Name. But it reflects how truly helpless mankind is in the face of weather and how often we pray extra hard when suffering through something totally out of our control.

 

 

Crayon Collage: Fashionista Series

Time for some more crayon collages. I focused on one primary crayon color – a la’ Color Your World Challenge from jennifernicolewells.com .

Let’s step back in time for some really restricting fashion for well-to-do ladies.

Crayon Collage – Shoe Series, The Blues

Time for some more crayon collages. I focused on one primary crayon color – a la’ Color Your World Challenge from jennifernicolewells.com .

I’ve got some serious blues today…

 

As always, click on the image to biggify!

 

Weekly Weather: Clouds

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This week’s topic is Clouds (a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground).

This week I went with clouds of all colors and shapes and included somethings that would make wonderful cloud formations. 

 

 

Crayon Collages: Veggie Series

Time for some more crayon collages. I focused on one primary crayon color – a la’ Color Your World Challenge from jennifernicolewells.com .

Don’t forget to eat your veggies (just not my collages!)!