Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cabinet of Curiosities {Dream}


It's time for theme #3 of the Cabinet of Curiosities challenge! This prompt is over on Bonnie's blog. What she wrote about dreaming is fantastic. You're all going to have a lot of fun with this one:) My page consists of dreams that I have of traveling and exploring. The black-and-white picture is of me at the age of 19, when I went to Italy on my own for a creative photography class in Tuscany. Talk about a dream come true!! The picture was taken by professional photographer Harvey Stein with his pin hole camera. I've always loved it. Thinking about dreams, I remember back to wanting to be a National Geographic photographer. I think it was the combination of seeing new places along with my love of photography that made that seem so appealing. I guess I'm living a tiny bit of that dream by documenting my daily life in pictures and noting the changing of the seasons through photography. We'll see you back here for prompt #4 on Sunday.

I also jazzed up my banners for my etsy shop. They just seemed to plain...not quite me, ya know?! I added some yummy pink velvet ribbon, a flower on top of the rosette, some more ribbon and a vintage card from my collection to each and now they seem complete:)

As far as the moo cards I shared in yesterday's post. They do take orders from the US. The company is out of the UK, but I am in the US and had no problem. They came pretty fast and shipping wasn't bad at all! You can see some other fantastic ones here and here.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

kari, this is beautiful. you have captured the dream-like feeling perfectly. i love the colors and the image of you is really cool-how neat to have a pinhole camera image of yourself! (i made a pinhole camera once in school and i remember how cool it was-but we only did shots of buildings) i love the way you have the birdies carrying in the dream banner...i love it. think i will go back for a second look. :)

Bonnie said...

Kari-stunning as usual! I love the soft muted colors of this-so "dreamy" looking and you captured your dream so perfectly! I do so wish to travel to Tuscany too. In fact I did a double art journal page about it a while ago you can see it here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonniemommy/355714118/in/set-72157594476694936/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonniemommy/355715909/in/set-72157594476694936/

About the moo cards-question: can you have anything on them? Like even other peoples images or just images you have liked and saved as favorites on your flickr account? I wouldn't want to be against any copy right laws, so was just wondering about that. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Did you know your comments about Moo cards are on their front page?

I must "do" some of these. Wanna swap?

Norah's said...

Your pages is just plum dreammmmmy

MyMosaicMind said...

Beautiful page for prompt #3, Kari! Makes me dream about France. Hmmm... Maybe that's what I'll do my page on.... -Ginger

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, Kari!

Anonymous said...

Love your page, Kari! I am still debating mine... smiles!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I really love your dream entry! Really pretty colors, which give it a surreal-dream-like-feel. Gorgeous. And I love the girl's face... is that a stamp? So pretty! I hope to sit down this evening and get my third entry done. This is so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful piece! I love the way you embellish- the combinations, placement and colors. I'm learning a lot studying yours and others pieces and repsonses to this challenge. Thx so much.
Carol
http://terranovadesign.blogspot.com/

la vie en rose said...

ooooohhhhh...i've been looking at all the fabulous things you've been creating. i totally forgot about the cabinet challenge. now i'm too far behind...

Anonymous said...

Oh that is stunning. That picture of you!! Wow! It reminds me of a whisper...

Lilia Meredith said...

Love your page girlie, so cool!

jenny holiday said...

Love this post! That photo is so so cool! and ..wow!! your trip sounds amazing!! what an awesome experience! Love this page!

Your banners are really really lovely!! Super sweet!!

I too have some Moo cards on the way! Cannot wait to get them!! How much fun is Flickr?? Luv it!

Cannot wait to see what you create next!
xoxo Jenny

Anonymous said...

Beautiful banners!

debbie said...

I LOVE your page, it is very dreamy!

I posted mine at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83858473@N00/370858958/in/set-72157594490367796/

My colors are darker than I thought I was using and it's a bit wrinkley, but I had fun making it!

Anonymous said...

love your dream page - finally finished my curiosity challenge number two - what a fun idea to just pull one technique at a time - quite challenging too
Juliann

Nerissa said...

Kari
Your work is beautiful. I'm a pink freak and love the background. I'm also a doodle fan and love all the swirls. The composition is gorgeous. I love how you put the title "dream" in the work.
Mine is up, better late than never1
Nerissa

She Who Flies said...

You created such a beautiful page for this prompt! I faved it on Flickr ;-) So soft and dreamy. And I just love your sense of composition. Wishing you many more dreams to bring to life.