Thursday, July 12, 2007

Miniature Eye Portraits

We've come up with some lovely travel bugs using our eye portraits and some small plastic keyrings. We simply cut out our favorite eye pictures, ran them through the Photoshop watercolor filter and printed them out. The diningroom table is littered with eyes - I love them all. I think we will have to make some keyrings for our very own. And lips! These long rectangular labels are made for lip portraits! I read that Queen Luise of Prussia commissioned portraits of all her children's eyes as a gift for the King. I feel a birthday present coming on! I would like to find larger keyrings, or luggage tags, and then epoxy some pearls onto the frames - or brass doo-dads. I think this will require the rotary tool!

I'm also paging through Gwen Diehn's The Decorated Page to get my travel journal ready for action. Too often I return home with a bag full of ticket stubs and this and that and it just sits in an envelope somewhere. This time I'm bringing the glue stick!

I'm not sure the new runcible phone is going to work in Eastern Europe, or want to send photos. I am sure I'll have some wonderful pastry shots come August.

1 comment:

Kate said...

I tried to post on the earlier geocache post and it didn't work. I love geocaching and can't wait to get started! I have never heard of it before but I already have an account and a plan to look for one near a farmers market near home this weekend.

I also love the eye portrait stuff. My husband had a picture of my eye on his cell phone that would come up when I called or texted him. I had no idea he was doing something with such an long history on such a modern device!