Thursday, November 20, 2008

Whitney's Playland at the Beach Ride Tickets

Here are some wonderful old ride tickets I found at an estate sale the other day. The top three are the original color before I beefed up the color a little with my image program. Actual size of each is 1 3/8 x 3". Whitney's Playland at the Beach was in San Francisco and closed in the 50's. It was very famous for it's many great rides and carnival atmosphere. There's even a website where nostalgia reigns as people who loved Whitney's talk about the good ol' days there. Feel free to use these tickets in your artwork.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Altered Artist

Had fun with 3 1/2 year old granddaughter, Lauren, whom I am grooming to become a famous altered artist! She was making a book for her mommy and daddy. She used all my handmade paper flowers - especially the ones that had micro beads or glitter. Actually, I tried to steer her away from them but to no avail. When she said "I didn't know you had THESE!", I knew my stash was toast. She LOVES the punches and has to stand up on the chair and press down on them with all her might. All the pages had to have rounded corners with the corner round punch. Then she wrote WOW which was supposed to be MOM but it was upside down. Too cute.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Here's a page from an old schoolbook I found in my stash.
Scanned it and I share it with you to enjoy!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Tim Holtz Weekend

HOWDY PARDNERS! Taking a class from Tim Holtz was the most incredible event! He is absolutely the best teacher ever........very organized and very sharing of every possible technique. He holds nothing back! He taught at the Stamp Art Shoppe in Roseville, CA over the weekend and I, in my attempt not to spend too much money (oh sure, Pat!), only signed up for one class. His projects are awesome and he supplies come empty handed and leave with a fantastic piece. My class made a little collaged frame piece that can hold one collaged domino (we made three).
It's just too sweet! It's a project that can be made up with different backgrounds for different seasons, birthdays or whatever, although this one is obviously for the Christmas season. Can't wait to put it on an easel.

Sandy, owner of the Stamp Art Shoppe was celebrating her 6th anniversary and Friday night, she threw a party with a western theme you wouldn't believe. We had a true western bbq, door prizes, & mustaches for all. See group picture. Tim was there with his cowboy hat and his accomplice, Mario. Tim has already blogged about this weekend on his blog. You have to take a look! There's a group picture and I'm on the far right with the pink shirt and blue ball cap (my jeans zipper was down I discovered later but fortunately it didn't show....LOL *(I'm not kidding.....I was so excited and anxious to get in the picture that I actually forgot to zip my jeans after a trip to the ladies room!)
Anyway, it was the most fun weekend ever. I just feel bad that y'all (cowgirl lingo) couldn't have been there. If you get a chance to take his classes anywhere.......go for it. You won't regret it!