Monday, April 17, 2006

Six Months Old!

Riley is six months old today! I just can't believe how fast time is going. I took him to have portraits done at JCPenney to commemorate the day. They certainly aren't the best portrait studio around (in fact, I like a lot of the photos I take of him better than the professional ones), but they're cheap, and I sort of like having a few of the "cheesy" studio portraits. It reminds me of the ones we always had in our photo albums when I was a kid. Anyway, he was very good, and it looks like they got a couple of really cute shots of him.

I also wanted to do a piece of art in
his book for his six month birthday, so despite two different deadlines I have looming over me at the moment, I worked in there instead! Here are the results. I really like this spread, thank goodness! If you've been reading my blog lately, you know that I haven't been very pleased with some of the art I've done recently. Maybe this means I'm out of the slight rut I seemed to be in. Unfortunately, the lighting in these photos is bad, so I don't know if you can get a good sense of the colors.

I used some more of the great vintage wallpaper from Pam (the yellow bits) and some of my recent fabric purchases, in addition to several different scrapbook papers and a vintage photo. The poem is called "The Mother's Heart" and is about the eldest child. I'm not sure of the author. I originally saw it on a piece of art by Mikel Robinson. He is a great artist-take a look at his website if you're interested.

Also, here is the sign-in page for the collaborative project I spoke about in the last post. Again, the lighting is really bad. I like this page, but not as much as the cover. It was a little more difficult since I knew I had to leave spots for the other artists to sign in, so I had to work the page around that. One more page to go, and that obligation will be fulfilled, at least until I receive Lauren's project next month!

Six Month
Sweet Riley!
I love you!!


Rosa said...

How sweet. I love his book. This will be such a keepsake for him. I wish I had done something like this when mine were young!

tararossstudios said...

Love your sense of color and layering, I have learned a lot from you regarding layers.

Ulla said...

Wonderful Corey - as usual! Happy 6 months Riley!!! It is amazing how time flies... Love the sign-in page too...

Erika said...

he's beautiful!

pam said...

LOVE it all! Happy 6mo to Riley. Can't wait to get my hands on this book, lucky me!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

sweet baby blue and delicate color mamma!