Saturday, July 28, 2007

Punch Art

Lately I've been made aware of Punch Art, and I fell in love with it. It calls for more creativity, to see things that aren't there, but can be made with other pieces. Or, simply put - to use punchies to create and build things (shapes, animals, backgrounds, borders, flowers, etc.).

It's a lot easier to understand when you see examples, so here are a few ATC's I made with Punch Art:

The cards were made for a Swap I organized in the Arts & Crafts Forum in Ynet, here in Israel.

I'm sorry about some of the pictures. They were not taken by me, and they were taken rather fast, and late at night...

In making these cards I used the following sites:

My Birthday

I haven't thought so much about any of my birthdays as I did about this one. Maybe it's because of the "How Old Are You" challenge I did for "All about Eve" a few weeks ago.
So, tomorrow (on Sunday, actually) I'll be 37. And doing that LO really got me thinking about what does that age mean to me. What does any age mean to me.
It's easy to say that it makes no difference, and truly, most days I really do feel like it means nothing but the actual number of years I'm alive. But there are other days. The ones I don't much like. The ones that get you thinking more seriously about what you've achieved in life and what have you got to show for yourself.
So I've got a few diplomas, and basically I learned that I can get good grades if i only so choose. I also learned that I love studying, so that became a big part of my life. I'm always learning something.
And I finally got a new job (after almost 3 years being unemployed), but in truth I'm still waiting for it to really start. For now I work on an hourly basis, and in a short few months (hopefully only one) I'll move on to full time.
And I finally had the courage to open my own blog online and share a bit of myself, something I'm learning to do more and more each day.
And I have a wonderful family, comprised of my father, two older sisters, and two gorgeous nieces, which I love to death.
I have friends. Good friends. Loving friends.
And I have my art, my craft.
What more does one person need?

Saturday, July 14, 2007

How Old Are You?

This is my page for the second challenge in All About Eve. I worked on it all night. After missing the deadline on the previous challenge, I decided I'm not going to miss this one... A simple page, but I love it.

What's an age? To me it's just a number. Is stands for the amount of years I exist. That's all. I don't feel my age at all. I havent for a long time. In fact, after almost three years of not working (not by choice), I have finally started working again, anf my life, which seemed sometimes to be on hold, have started again.


The background paper is called “Harvested Pumpkin”. I don’t know who created it, and I couldn’t find it again online. If you know who created it, please let me know, so I can give proper credit.
Gel dots are from “Sweet Sprinkles”, the Feb 05 freebie from Shabby Princess
Flower doodles are from “Doodles take 5” by Angie Briggs
Posies by Sillybirdnut (Couldn’t find a link)
Fonts are: Ringbearer, Times New Roman.

What's your talent?

I've been scrapbooking for about two years now. I love scrapbooking. It relaxes me.
Not too long ago Hagit, a friend, joined All About Eve, and so I became acquainted with that blog. It is basically a blog of 8 scrappers, and their goal is to set a new challenge every two weeks or so. The idea behind it is really cute: usually when we scrap, we do so for others, not for ourselves. The challenges in All About Eve are all about you! Isn't that something?

The first challenge was about talent. I looked at it for a while, but then I thought I'd give it a shot. So I worked on mine, and it took me a while... only to find out now I'm a little late... The first challenge has ended, and the second started... So you get to see my talent page, and I get to go back to work, and style my age page...

Apology: I got to be honest - For a long time I've downloaded a lot of freebies. I've never changed the file name, but I organized them in my computer in libraries that are different then the original ones they were downloaded into. Therefor I don't always know who made the element of paper I'm using. I spent a few good hours today trying to track down the ones I've used in this page, but some are no longer to be found...

So if you find I've used an element or page you've made and haven't given you credit - please let me know and I will add the credit.

Thanks for understanding.


FamilyAffair minigift by Amy Teets (couldn't find a link)

Fonts I've used: (All were downloaded for free from various sites)

Albemarle Demo
Times new roman

Want to tell me what's your talent?

Monday, July 02, 2007

Here I go

I've been thinking about having my own blog for a long time, but the fear of opening up kept stopping me. I suddenly realised I've been letting fear run my life for a little too long, and since today is the beginning of the month, it seemed appropriate to open my personal blog today, without further hesitation, without letting fear run me (well, I can hope, can't I?).

So here I go...

A little bit about me:
I am 37 years old, I live in Israel, and yes, English is only my second language (So I hope I don't mess up too much). I love English. I find it sometimes easier to express myself in English, so I chose to have my blog in English. It will be a good practice for me, and hopefully not too painful to whoever reads this.

I love my family.
I am single, and am very close to my dad. My mom died when I was really little, and I never really knew her. I have two older sisters, and each of them has a baby girl, so I'm an aunt to two of the most amazing kids I've ever met. Can you tell I love them to death?
My family chooses to remain nameless and faceless online, and I respect that, so their names and pictures will never be on this blog.

What will be here? My thoughts, my plans and me art.
I love art. I try to learn as much as I can, and with time I'll show different things I've made.
Above is a little sample of something I did a while back - Painting on wood.

See you soon.