my humble home, and art, and such....

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I and my Bucket

I scanned one of my favorite things- a beautiful Victorian Book cover for this piece. I was aMazED at how the printed image turned out as beautiful as the original! I heart my scanner!!

If I lived in the 1800's this would be my scrapbook layout ;)!!

I found the precious little photos at a antique shop just out of Topsham ME. They originals are sooo light you can barely see the little girl. Enhanced them using picasa. Wow!! I heart my picasa!

A few weeks ago at a yard sale, came across an antique album w/ these beautiful, vintage blue, worn pages/ frame mats. Got the album for a song and a dance...ok those of you who know me know I CAN"T just a song!!

This project was done for the MPTS design challenge Try the September challenge on MPTS and see what you can come up with!

If you like the pics I used...I have digital copies for sale in my etsy store, Lulah Hildebrandt...for a song and a dance...please stop by! More beautiful vintage images to come!

If you are not a member of MPTS forum yet...check it out! The best scrap book/ altered art forum I have come across...and they just keep on improving it and making it even better. And the talent is amazing. My favorite part is the challenges!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

more of my hymnal...close ups

(double click on each pic for a closer look!!)

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I gave my altered art team the challenge of creating a piece of altered art that best introduced them to the rest of the group, and the rest of the MPTS forum.

This hymnal is the project I created to introduce myself, "describing" a few aspects of my personality...

I love "altered hymns"...old hymns set to new music. The words of some old hymns cause one to stop and think...the depth and theology in such a time as through some old hymns once!!some fave phrases...

Jesus lover of my soul, let me to the bosom fly!
I need thee every hour in joy and pain
Years I spent in vanity and pride, caring not my Lord was crucified!
Joy that seekest me in pain
You overwhelm my days with good!
Your wondrous love will never let me go

I love God, and am his daughter, under his cross, under his wings...For all of my faults... ALL of them, I am forgiven and I am loved and am saved for eternity! Today I will screw up, and seem to forget this awesome least a thousand times. And in His mercy he will forgive me and in His grace he will keep me.

Like my hymnal, I am not perfect... pretty frayed and tattered actually, but very colorful, unique, and interesting ;)

The bright colors and dark colors in my art- life is light, bright, and beautiful at times, and other times serious, somber, and seemingly sucky...but still let's face it, the truth is life IN CHRIST is beautiful! Illness, car repair, a messy house, bills beyond measure ...these will ALL soul rests in CHRIST FOR ETERNITY! Truthfully and basically- I will die someday, and none of this crap matters, I am his for eternity, saved from an eternity I don't even want to think about. I am loved by GOD forever!

Some colors match, some don't...kind of following my gypsy cottage art/ decorating style and my life...nothing matches perfectly, and I don't care...I did it that way on purpose...sort of! If you visit my house you'll see I gave up the quest for perfection a while ago! After all, the best part of home, is well...just being home! I have some time off to think about this, and I am loving it! I heart my imperfect home...and my imperfect family!!!

Well, that pretty much sums it up I in a hymnal.......

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

yellowgreen, darksalmon, and lemonchiffon...OH MY!!!

The More Paper Than Shoes color challenge for August- Yellowgreen, darksalmon, and lemonchiffon.....hmmm....

What shall I find...What shall I do....What shall I create...What a delightful conundrum!

Well, went on a little hunt in my studio's nooks and crannies today for found objects with this lovely color scheme in mind, have a peek at my finds. My most treasured find...a single wing found in a spider web in the corner...a little sad...but so precious and beautiful!

Come back and visit soon and see what I have come up this point your guess is as good as mine!

Join MPTS and join in the challenge fun!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

my little LULaH art in my little LuLAh shoppe

listed some little tags in my etsy store Lulah Hildebrandt today. tiny. cheerful. fun. love making and selling these little things :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lulah lOvEd ParIS iN tHe sPRingTIMe... my altered cigar box for the MPTS August challenge...

Lulah Hildebrandt...aspiring young American the spring of 1922 perhaps...

Traveled to Paris to find herself, experience life...and paint. She didn't have much money, nor did she know anyone there...but knew she must go.... A cœur vaillant rien impossible - To a valiant heart nothing is impossible!!

I imagine an young artista in the spring of 1922...would keep her treasured paints and brushes in a little box such as this...

I imagine she would've taken it with her on her walks, along the Seine, along with some sort of canvas, to paint whatever it was that inspired her that Paris.. in the spring time...

Well, That is what I imagine anyway ;)