Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wrapping it up

 My latest Sketchbook Project page. I used tissue paper, magazine pages, acrylic paint and a Luna moth's wings. Yes, they are real, no I didn't kill it. Either a cat or a bird was the culprit. I was a bit surprised how this page turned out. Not quite my style. I did just watch Avatar ( movie).  What a visual feast that movie provides!

We are wrapping up summer vacation. School starts September 2nd. Last Friday we visited McConnell's Mill State Park. The park is famous for the Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. The gorge was created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago. The park has many trails to hike, a covered bridge, an old flour mill and huge boulders. Lots and lots of boulders.

The dam behind us diverts water into the bottom of the mill where it turns the turbines used to grind grains.

I would like to wish my mom a Happy Birthday!


  1. found wings are amazing on your page, wow! some gorge too, what a beautiful place to be. xox Corrine

  2. Love those pages! (better than Avatar ;)

    I'm sure I remember covered bridges from my childhood, beautiful place.

    Yes, the embellisher machine is for dry needle felting....nothing else. I hope to make my work worthy of the expense!