Altered Art

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Beaded bracelets I made.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Techniques pages for Altered Art Obsession

This month we are doing a swap from the Alphabetica book. On the front I painted the background randomly then I added metal tape around a picture of my dad and used a stylus to draw lines and words into the tape. I also added a heart. I made tags that tells what page and technique I used.

back page

On the back I used adobe photoshop to layer a letter from my grandmother and picture of my dad and his sister. I dont know the year it was taken.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

ATC cards for Altered Art Obsession

We are doing an atc swap for Femme Fatales. I used matte medium to glue vintage fabric to the background then added seed beads around the edges. On the pink one I added pink mica powder to the matte medium.
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Stressed Out.......Breast cancer scare...

I havent been posting much. Two weeks ago I went in for my annual exam and they found a lump in my breast. Three days later I had a mammogram. Then I had to wait for 3 days and see if they called me back. Thank God they didnt call. I think its riduculous that they cant call and tell you either way. Nope, you have to sit and wait for bad news.
Last year I had a mammogram the day before Thanksgiving. The next Monday I got a call saying we see "something" and you have to come back in. A week later I had a sonogram and I could even see the lump. Then I had to go see a breast cancer Dr. Since he couldnt feel the lump I had to make an appointment with the hospital and have a biopsy done. They put a little titanium clip in the spot so they can watch it easier on each mammogram. There was a woman there who was training to do biopsys and they asked me if she could come in and watch, I said sure. Well, I saw her looking whoosy and down she went. Passed out from watching what they were doing to me. Then I had to wait 3 more days to find out if it was cancer. He called me back himself and it was not cancer. It took 30 days and all those appts. to find out if I had cancer. We have no insurance so the biopsy cost almost $2000.00. We are still paying that bill. What a nightmare. I am very thankful that I am o.k.