Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Buried in the Sand

It has been a couple of months since I have done an ATC. Last month, I was busy helping my husband get our book ready to give to our publisher so I elected to skip that month's trade. This month's theme is "At the Seashore". I decided that I wanted to cut something with a little humor. I hope it makes the other ladies chuckle.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Want to Live in Sherwood Forest

When I was a kid, I wanted to live in Sherwood Forest or in a castle nearby. Robin Hood was one of my heroes. The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn was my all time favorite movie. I could watch it over and over again. I had a record with the soundtrack, and while my friends hung posters of hairy rock stars on their wall, I hung a big black and white poster of Robin Hood. It was cool! Last week, I watched again The Adventures of Robin Hood with my husband, and it inspired me to create this cut of Robin meeting Little John on the log bridge. According to Howard Pyle, Little John was over 7 feet tall. He makes Robin Hood look like a little punk.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Parents at the Park

This cut is based on a photo that I took at Murray City park a couple of weeks ago. It is interesting to think that we all move to the sidelines of the playground eventually. How long has it been since these people were the ones excited to try out the slides and swings? When did the benches have more appeal than the monkey bars? I know it has been awhile for me. Give me a book and a bench anytime.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Western Hoe-Down

This has been my project the last couple of weeks. Wednesday night was the annual Achievement Days daddy-daughter dinner/date at our church. This is for the 8 to 11 year old girls and their dads. It was a western hoe-down theme. I created wanted posters with a silhouette for each of the girls to hang on the wall as decoration. They also made a fun game as the girls tried to guess who was who.
I made 17 of these. I was getting pretty good at cutting that cowboy hat by the end. The girls had fun guessing, and when the night was over, they all had a souvenir to take home with them. It was well worth my time and effort.

Monday, July 6, 2009

No Luck With Men

July's fairy tale is about a girl who didn't have any real luck with the men in her life. I'm talking about the miller's daughter in Rumplestiltskin. First, her father practically sells her off to the first king who rides by with a false promise of magical accomplishments. Then, that said greedy king threatens her nightly to perform an impossible feat or "off with your head" never thinking about the fact that the miller didn't have piles of golden straw at his mill. The little man who magically appears to help her doesn't do it out of the goodness of his heart but is only looking for a way to weasel a child out of her. Sure, the girl does get to keep her head and marry a king, but is she really happy with the arrangement? Notice that she doesn't turn to her husband to help solve the mystery of Rumplstiltskin's name. What is she afraid of? I don't think she trusts any man at this point. I don't know that I would either.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Have a great weekend full of fireworks and parades!