Sunday, April 5, 2009

Elmer's Glue Debacle ATC's

Remember my post a while ago where I told the story of overflowing the sink at work? The one in which I tried to make glue skins with Elmer's because I was trying to save money and not use Golden's Gel medium. And how by accident I got some cool water logged images out of it?? Ok nobody cares anyway, so I'll just get on with it. teehee. The first ATC I made using one of the resulting images from said debacle has a woman's fading beauty as the subject. Personally I am fascinated with this subject. Becoming middle aged for me has been really difficult. My head seriously still thinks I am young, cool and thin. I pass a window and go, who is that old broad and why is she wearing "comfortable" shoes??? Then I recognize my hair and think, Oh shit, why did I ever give up drugs and alcohol??? Just kidding. I haven't given them up. Just kidding again. So, I'll just end this diatribe with one more OVERSHARE: if I were on one of those Survivor type shows, the ONE thing I would HAVE to take? TWEEZERS. Nuff said. You know exactly what I mean, don't even try to deny it.
The fabric flower is courtesy of Robin, awesome blogger babe. Thanks for the inspiration! My last creation of the weekend uses a thought paraphrased from Jennifer Egan's book " Look At Me". It reads in total: " Mercifully, my flask was still full of tequila. I shoved it in my purse and gulped a little in the elevator, distressed to find that Despair had followed me there and was planning to chaperon me through the evening-or perhaps the rest of my life". Now how awesome is that?

Enjoy. xoSusan


  1. What's a little alcohol with BP meds?? Love these ATC's too. You have been busy making beautiful art!! Such an inspiration! One of my fav songs is playing "You're never there"...just love your blog Susan!!

  2. Love these latest artist trading cards Susan! xoxo

  3. I think the reason I don't take the prescribed Pain killer/anti depressant (ENDEP)Meds is because I wouldn't be able to enjoy my little glass of red wine every now and then!!
    Love these - great stuff.
    Take care my friend xo

  4. Oh, I can so relate to the middle age thing except to say that if I were on a survivor type show, I would have to take the tweezers AND my glasses to see what I was tweezing but I guess that means I need a magnifying mirror too.

    Your pieces are lovely, v e r y lovely.