Isn't this wild?
I am fascinated by my new surroundings. Taking a walk around here is simply amazing. It seems i can't stop taking photos!! Click on the photo above for more recent pictures that I have added or go to my flickr set - Florida: new life-slideshow.yours happily, lenna young andrews - december 7th, 2009.
I am not sure if Sharon may have already received this award or not, but i would love to pass this on to Sharon Borsavage - Livewire Jewelry. Sharon makes jewelry and mixed media art with a definite style that i LOVE. i think you will agree, she sure has style!
with love, lenna young andrews - december 6th, 2009.
To see the pages I did, plus Christy's Sign in page and Cover, click on the image above. This is a transparency from ARTchix Studio - in fact, one of my favorites, which i layered on top of confetti vellum. The delicious words are from ARTchix as well. Or follow this link to my altered book set to see the pages in this book and more - enjoy!
lenna young andrews - December 5th, 2009.
Wow! we are recovering from our move out of our old house and our drive down here -from CT to Florida. You will find me unpacking the few things we brought with us into our temporary rental and getting ready for my oldest son Decklin and his partner Tina to visit us next week for 4 days!!! We are all very excited. To counter-act all the stress and all the sitting we just went through -and to get the dogs and us active again, we are walking and walking! Taking a walk is quite a different experience here in Florida compared to Connecticut . . . . yowza!! There are tall palm trees, bougainvillea, herons, hibiscus and tons of different foliage . . . . i know i will enjoy walking here. It's been raining today, but that gave me time to upload my most recent photos . . . you can click on this link to see the entire set if you like!
with love, lenna young andrews - December 5th, 2009
Having the whole idea of coming here first be a dream, then something to work for, and finally something we are doing, makes it seem this way. We have a furnished place to rent for two months while we look for a longer-term place . . . and i must admit, it is quite cute! what do you think??
our cottage has a really nice, tropical backyard . . .
-Here we are at my parents!!!
Steven & my mom . . .
my dad spies the trailer full of his handmade boats . . .
steven tells my dad traveling stories . . . really??!! ; )
of course we argued over little things spending all that time together -but we still smiled . . . . don't you like my mom's sunglasses? ; ^ ) I'm bringing them down to her!!!!
We are in Port Wentworth, GA tonight. Tomorrow is the last leg of our trip and with any luck, we should be at my parent's house in Bradenton, FL late tomorrow afternoon.
now the pile is even bigger and i am taking a break!
We are working away, it seems up to the last minute to get the packing job done. The moving truck comes Saturday. It is really hard to imagine all you have collected until you need to pack it and move it. I gave myself some time off from packing this afternoon to make a little video photo montage . . .
This is sure to be my last post for a while. The modem and computers are shut down on Saturday and we start our drive to Florida on Sunday. I do have a couple of exchange projects i need to do for Colour Groupies and ABRR, but they will have to wait. No time for that before we go!
i am thankful and blessed. love to you, lenna young andrews, november 26, 2009
Amazing! Still hard to believe. We have concentrated our efforts recently on selling and giving away anything we don't need so we do not have to move it, and I have been working on packing up my studio. This is probably the largest area to pack in the entire house I must say, sheesh! Today I can proclaim that the job is done and my studio is looking rather sad . . .
Steven in the meantime, has been perfecting the 'Dale Andrews (my dad) Boat Trailer' . . . adding cross supports, padding, and now tying down all the boats my dad made, plus squeezing in 2 of his own kayaks. Steve will test the rig out on Sunday when he trailers it down to his brother's house in Mystic and they'll use a professional boat shrink wrap system on the boats to help cut down on the wind drag. wow!!!
Yes, my father made ALL of those wooden boats . . . and Steven wants to get them safely to him. When we get settled in Bradenton, Steven plans to get my dad to show him some of the tricks of his craftsmanship. And tomorrow I'll start boxing up the contents of our home which I know will be a lot easier than my studio!
I will be back again before we leave on our adventure . . . lenna young andrews, November 19, 2009.
I made 6 mini cards (1"x 3") for the swap and 2 extra just for fun. This was a little 'mental health break' for me while i was packing up my entire studio!!!!!!!!!! yikES! We are leaving our home, which recently sold, and driving to our new home: Florida, in less than 2 weeks. Click on the image below for a bit more detail. For these mini cards I used a color copy onto FABRIC of the Snowflake Kisses collage sheet from ARTchix Studio. I love how the images reprinted onto fabric; it gave them a nice, soft hand. I used my xyron machine to attach the images to watercolor cards. Then I used a silver glitter marker to add a border and small dots of silver glitter to the mini cards. I used a fine tip permanent black pen to write the word blue . . . and add a few cross-stitches. Then i popped them in the mail, just in time for the November 16th deadline!!!!!!! Again, i am grateful to Helga for all the inspiration she provides me! lenna young andrews, november 16th, 2009