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Friday, July 9, 2010

It's Because Uranus Is In Retrograde

I have no clue what that means.  I do know that if you walk up to someone who's complaining about something or having a bad day and say it with the utmost sincerity you will receive the most stunned reaction you've ever seen.
Works everytime!  AND at least for a while it's true.  Uranus IS in retrograde.  That being said I thought I'd make some tags 
with stuff I have laying around the house.

This is called Molly Sue and the Crystal Ball

If you look closely you will see a man's face hovering inside the crystal ball.  This is the man the psychic said would be entering Molly Sue's life.  Soon.  Very soon.  Molly Sue hopes so.  She's tired of surfing on Hot Singles.com.

This is titled Sea.
It really doesn't make a lot of sense.  This is what comes of me doing art too early in the a.m.
Without coffee.


It's my take on an ATC.  I made it on the back of an old playing card.  
I hope I don't forget that I did that.  
Otherwise my chances of winning at a game of  solitaire 
with this deck are really reduced.
It's pretty strange and I sort of went nuts with the gesso.

These are better.  This is a series of three I did.
I call it The Alphabet Tree.
I rather like the way these turned out.


Here are closeups of the three tags.




I actually liberally "borrowed" the idea for these tags from Tim Holtz.


He used Ranger ink to color the tags and then stamped images
 with his new line of rubber stamps.

I painted water color paper with paint.  
Cut out the tags, and drew on my own tree.  
The little birds are cut out of an old children's dictionary.  
Inspiration in it's finest form.
Have a great day.
And remember the retrograde thing.  ;o)

9 comments:

Prior said...

lol, Uranus, I work at a Jr. High, so I get that humor. LOVe the tags, especially the birds. Lezlee

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

As usual, with or without coffee you are so funny! My favorite is the Christmas tag. I love that season.

Róisín said...

Ah, you had me laughing out loud when I read the start of this post on my dashboard :) The tags are great by the way. Really lovely.

Lynda said...

Very pretty :) I love the crystal ball tag. I have no idea what that uranus saying means...but I'm going to use it next time someone complains for shock value, lol :)

Cameron said...

Oh my gosh....am totally gonna use that statement first opening I get....too funny!!

They call altered playing cards APC's, btw. There's an acronymn for everything!

Love the tags! Borrowing is perfectly acceptable...especially when it inspires you to create :D

Beth Leintz said...

Your take on the Tim Holtz tags is cool- actually, all your tags are cool and I can tell you had fun making them.

I'm going to write the retrograde thing on my hand so I'll always know what to say...

AlphaBetsy said...

Beautiful tags!! I love the crystal ball one.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Very cool series - you've inspired me!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Yours are much better than Tim's!! Why didn't I know you were a painter?