First, let me just say "thank you!" to everyone for the lovely comments about the PageMaps sketch contest. I'm still buzzed.
As for what I'm currently addicted to, three guesses (if it starts with a "j" and ends with an "ewelry," you nailed it!)
Here's what I did while I watched the Avs blow another game tonight... (I'm looking at it this way. If they don't make the playoffs, I have more time to spend on homework and hobbies and such instead of watching more playoff games.)
This is a result of my absolute love of aquariums and my total fascination with sea horses. I'm totally going to wear this (I'm wearing it now, in fact.) In case you haven't guessed, my taste in jewelry isn't all that subtle. lol. Here's another view:
Look Mom! It's monochromatic! (heehee... I couldn't resist.)
I mixed some store bought (sales and coupons, of course!) with bargain bin and found objects. I had a bag of old metallic necklace strands and this one with the plastic silver balls was the perfect length and compliment for the other strands. I had to do some creative wire wrapping to attach it, but I'm pleased. I just wish I had mixed in some rust colored beads to set off the focal pendant more. Oh well! It still looks good and I'll remember to think of that kind of thing for next time.
I also did a quick page in my art journal... this is an idea I've had for a while based on some cool fortunes I've gotten in fortune cookies. I pasted my two favorites onto the page, including the one that predicted Steph's wedding back in May of 2009 (I'm so not kidding! I marked the date and saved it... I had a feeling as soon as I got it that it would be Steph, and just a few months later she announced her engagement. True story!)
I used all kinds of goodies from China... the rice paper calendar pages are awesome when you decoupage them onto a gesso covered surface... I also added some little embellishments that were actually from the charm swap our tour group did.
That's it! I'm just hoping that the snow is gone in the morning (it's our annual April Fool's storm). I'm so tired of Winter! It's time for Spring. Seriously.