Mad Scientist Monday #7: "Here then as I lay down my pen...

FUN STUFF:  I was featured on Creating my Way to Success' blog today...Check me out!   Very creative, very inspiring blog...it keeps me motivated to keep moving forward in my art and business.

Hub and I have been steadily working on updating the website and are working our way towards the store. OCD sole proprietors gotta do everything methodically one step at a time ;)  I had been selling and working on sewing stuff locally and I think it would make my business much more well rounded to expand to more online.

(I will be posting information on hand sewing and embroidery lessons shortly.)

Let's all Snoopy Dance 

and we return you to your regularly scheduled program....

Day 202  ...and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of  that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end."  

We continue our discovery to find our favorite mad scientists...today is Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish author, bohemian and it seemed a tortured creative soul going against everything society said was 'right'.   Author of such famous stories as Kidnapped, Treasure Island and of course The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (my favorite).

I think this picture makes him look like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde all wrapped into one person.
This weekend while waiting between events at a swim meet my daughters helped me work on the altered book the cover of which is my entry into the Covered in Stitches project (linked to the right there).  And might I say it was really fun to mess with people's heads as they did a double take upon seeing us coloring and drawing in a book, a library book with a bar code on the back GASP HEHEHE how taboo were we?!?  They didn't know it was discarded and bought for a dime at a garage sale did they??  And now the book has been turned into a work of art.....
Yea I know my fellow nerds this is not the exact quote, creepy movie.

Don't know what we were doing, sort of the doors to Oz with a yellow brick road detail.

We sketched out the constellations that were in the pictures in the book larger and colored them.

Coyotes howling at the moon under some colorful stars.

Fish swimming in a river as the animals walk along the 'bank'
I expect that this will be completed by the end of this month.  When I finish I will take better pictures of the outside covers and all the pages in order.

What will you create today?


  1. love the pictures.

  2. Thank you! They have been a blast to work on.


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