Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mission Accomplished

At least I hope to say, "Mission accomplished!" very soon! It seems as if I haven't accomplished much at all this summer. I'm doing something every day, but some of this and some of that is not getting one entire project completed. I hope by the end of July I can look around and finally see some finished projects. :)

However, I can't take off the entire summer without working on handmade items for my shop, so I have made another set of angel wings and a wreath.

These angel wings are made from an old church hymnal dated 1951. I don't make these very often anymore as they are time consuming, but I thought I'd do a set once in a while so I wouldn't forget how I make them. When I designed them a few years back, I didn't write out instructions... which is something I guess I should do at some point.

The more traditional round wreath... possibly it's round shape is the only thing traditional about it... was made from a 1956 World Atlas and Gazetteer book. I decided to make a more colorful wreath instead of my usual ivory and black theme.

I've not abandoned my painting. In fact, I can hardly wait to get back to painting. I just have a few more things to do before I clear off my workspace and say hello to canvas and brushes and tubes of paint again!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit my art blog! :)

Take care and God bless,


  1. These sure are pretty! You do such amazing work!

  2. You are amazing Lana...and what an inspiration you are! I love your map wreath and the beautiful angel wings. I was just reading on your sidebar about everything you are published in and I am just amazed at your talent.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
    hugs from here...

    1. Thank you, June! You and your family have a grand weekend, too! :)

  3. The hymnal angel wings are always a sweet treat and reminder of glories ahead.
    The map wreath is the prefect way to remind us we are pilgrims!
    Love these and all your paper creations.

  4. Oh my goodness, such GORGEOUS wreaths! I do marvel at the way you tuck a bit of history into your paper goodes...a wee story on each page. It must be a delight to ponder the past owner of each lovely bit and bob as you work your magnificent creations. You are an outstanding artist indeed!
    Sending a hug to you...