My Life In Pictures

Had a great weekend in Riverside at the Norton-March Alumni Association Reunion, but that put me behind this week, so I am still trying to catch up!

Needless to say, I was not nearly as productive as usual, only just squeaked out this week’s Diva Challenge (#317). The assignment was to tangle around a picture (from a magazine) and we all know how well I follow directions! And…I am still on my pointed pen bender, so I just had to be different. I printed out a picture of my great-grandparents, mounted it on a background, and tangled them both with sepia and gold ink (in my trusty pointed pen.)

Diva #317

Lizzie and Billy never looked so good! (I have the original of this picture, along with their marriage certificate, framed. They got married in Custer, South Dakota, in 1899.)

And I did get to finish my “FrankenPen” experiment with the Bleed Proof White in my fountain pen. It is a bit tricky getting the consistency right, and if you leave the pen sit, the ink does dry up. So this is a work in progress to make this a more “portable” art form for me. I think I may be relegated to “normal” colored inks in the pen. But that will work fine, as I just got some exciting new colors to try!

Red Scallop Heart

Still working on the new, improved web site. Bear with me, but in the meantime, you can check out the current class schedule for June here.

Make Stuff!

9 thoughts on “My Life In Pictures

  1. As a college history major (a fact that is historical in itself at this point), I love that you used a photo of your great-grandparents for this challenge. Their wedding photo in Custer, South Dakota, was taken only 23 years after Custer’s Last Stand. Goosebumps. You’ve inspired me to look into a fountain pen as a tangling tool. When I attended school in England (11th grade) all our work had to be done in fountain pen. Coming from the US, I had never used on before. And, we had to wear white blouses—-not a good combination.

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