Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
There's a lot to do lately.
First of all, I received a similar message on Facebook from two special friends. Both filled out '25 random thoughts' about themselves, and passed it on for me to do the same. I've been thinking about 'the 25' ever since. Both friends are so deep and interesting, I want to respond in the same way. What a challenge! It may take a few days.
In the meantime, I have two pillow orders! And they have to be done by Friday. I'm also up-dating our Church Directory in two forms. One for new members, which is a revision of our last Pictorial Directory. The other is a digest size with just names and addresses - a nice, convenient size. And my last seewing class is this afternoon. And, it's gotten really cold again! brrrrr
Some time ago, I made a lampshade for Bob, using pictures of him from baby on, that I found when we moved. The lamp is a great old brass table lamp his Mom had given him many years ago. It is special to him, and the shade was stained. I covered the shade with textured silk I had sewn the pictures (printed on cloth) to. It turned out really well. I'll take a picture and post it soon.
After that, I did a small, childs lamp shade for display in my studio, using some pictures of me. A picture of it is at right.
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.