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To say that home is where we live is much too simplistic.  It’s hard to describe, but we know it when we feel it.



“Here’s a little collection of pictures of all the places we’ve called “home”… California, Colorado, Ohio, Florida and soon to be New Mexico. (Along with a favorite saying among the Air Force wives).”


“A series of collages about what I consider Home, and what goes in it.”


Andrew W.:

“I pieced this image together from over twenty separate images.  I definitely learned WAY more about donkeys and llamas than I ever expected to.

As people in our mid-twenties, we all have stylized images of what we perceive “home” to be. These are based on our experiences as children, but are also based on experiences we pick up as we grow older. Since we are all so transient during this period, we carry these perceptions with us. We carry them until all of a sudden, we find ourselves with a family of our own, and we feel that it is time to “unpack”, and create a home of our own. Sometimes, though, the donkey has a mind of its own, and just eventually refuses to move. Then, wherever he stops is home.”





Quilt block 15″ X14″,  free pieced ( no pattern).



“I did this collage for my younger sister, Kylise, who left earlier this week for a 6 month long job working with Orangutans in Indonesia. She doesn’t have running water or electricity where she’s staying, and internet is a village away. We’ve travelled the world, explored fairy castles, and pushed our parents’ buttons together. We always seem to be most at home when we are together – so 6 months is a long time for us to go apart. This little collage went in her travel journal, along with photos and notes from friends and family.”



“Mine is called “Home is Whenever I’m with You.” (Thanks, Ed Sharpe!) That song has been stuck in my head all. week. long.”



“Home is comfort and familiarity. It’s a place where you want to linger and know that you can be yourself. Home is Sunday morning in you pajamas reading the paper.”


Andrew D:

Crayon on Paper


Erin K:


Erin C:

35mm film



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Golden Results

“Don’t let yourself feel worthless; often through life you will really be at your worst when you seem to think best of yourself; and don’t worry about losing your ‘personality,’ as you persist in calling it; at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 P.M.” – F. Scott

Sorry for the delay in posting! I felt so guilty all day today.  This week we have my neighbor Laura as well as my old friend Coral participating for the first time.

  • Liesa sent me a shot of her and John at the State Fair in Sacramento with a gigantic golden bear.

  • Laura says that when she saw the “Golden” prompt, she was reminded of her Europe trip last summer, as Europeans “can be extravagant and love the gold”.  Isn’t that the truth!  She put together a collage of a few public restroom signs (as well as a shot of some tasty looking beer).  Apparently she was met with some strange looks while photographing the restroom doors, though!

  • Mariel is back with yet another lovely visual – a quote from her friend Jason.  She says, “I don’t remember what I said to him that made him so happy, but I definitely remember his response.”

  • Coral sent me a photo she took of her Golden Retriever, Lodi, adventuring somewhere with Coral’s mom.  What a sweetheart; he was one of my favorite dogs ever!

  • Erin M is back this week with another unconventional yet really well-done project.  “The premise my project is to take a box I found and reconstruct the whole thing in this gold cardstock board.”  She hand-etched all the lettering on the gold cardstock herself!

Gold cardstock:

Original box:

Our next theme is called “Contrast”.  What’s your take?

Deadline: Saturday, February 13th by the end of the day (feel free to e-mail me if you need a little more time).  I’m moving next weekend and I know things will be crazy, hence the two-week period.

  • Remember, there are no restrictions so don’t feel that you are required to use any particular material!
  • Send your completed projects (and questions) to erin.conger@gmail.com.
  • If you’re feeling lost, have a look at the About post.


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