Friday, October 14, 2011

A Young Rose

I was playing with one of my favorite books, Digital Expressions, by Susan Tuttle, and put together this picture.  This is my paternal grandmother, Rosilia, at the age of thirteen.  If you look in the background, you'll see Rose (as she was called) when she was probably in her sixties.  My interpretation of this image is of my grandmother remembering herself as a young girl.  Here are the two photos I worked with in Photoshop:

They really knew how to take portraits back then!  This would have been around 1900. 

I love the brooch my grandmother is wearing in this picture.  I couldn't resist giving the young Rosilia a rose to hold in her hand.

Which image do you like best?  With or without the rose?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

September's Chart

I talked about The Chart in this post in early September.  I'd say the month of September was quite a success - I filled in 35 of the 40 squares with my projects.  My October chart is hung on the design wall.  These charts really do give a boost to my motivation!  I love filling in the squares....

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Palm Beach is Up for Auction!

A couple months ago, I started making small art quilts and donating them to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  Each month the AAQI auctions off 26 of the donated quilts.  This month (October 1-10) one of my quilts (Palm Beach) was chosen to be part of the auction!  Here's the link if you'd like to look at the quilts availabe for auction this month, and click on Palm Beach if you'd like to see my quilt's auction page. 

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative™ ( is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. The AAQI auctions and sells donated quilts, and sponsors a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's. The AAQI has raised more than $591,000 since January 2006.