Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
This is my entry for the Spring Theme ATC lottery at Alteredesigns group. I stamped the image on acetate and painted the back side using shimmery powder pigments. I then glued it onto a shimmery paper lightly stamped with a leaf stamp using the same pigments instead of ink. Titled GROW.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I did this by taking to exact copies of a drawing and cutting into 1" squares. I then went around each square with a gold ink. The first layer was glued down flat. The second layer was done by folding each square into a triangle, leaving the long side puffed up and then gluing down onto flat square in a rotating pattern.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
She is getting to be sooo amazing!! Here is her drawing of a face. She trys to copy everything that she asks me to draw for her. She will be 3 in June and already the budding artisit. Maddie LOVES to draw and paint rather than just use coloring books. Brittany and Jessica were the same way and they art very artistic also.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Jon got this awesome shot by taking a picture of the back window on the van. OK so he was REALLY trying to get a picture of all the bird crap on the van!! Only because it was hilariously COVERED in crap, as though every bird in the county used it as a target!! It was WAY too embarrasing to drive it to town so we detoured to the car wash first.
We decided today's 62 degree weather was perfect for getting a start on cleaning up the flower beds. We worked for about an hour cleaning the beds and weeding the walkway. I need to get planning on what flowers I'd like to try this year. I'm sure it won't matter since everything I have gotten in the past have grown way over the size they are supposed to be. We have great soil in these beds. It will also be time to soon start on the veggie garden and OH do I already have that planned out!! It is bread & butter pickle time again this year since I am down to our very last jars and everyone is already asking if I am making them again. Maddie loves digging AND screaming "WORM" every time she unearths one!!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This pin features an enameled charm from the 1970's. Also attached to the brass safety pin is a heart charm and glass beads to accent. All of my pieces are one of a kind using old, vintage and found/recovered jewelry parts. This venture is really exciting for me as I have put off doing my art for so many years.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I got a scanner, FINALLY!! WOOHOO...if you knew the story you'd understand my excitement. ANYWHOOOOO....I can now scan my jewelry that I have been making and put them up on my Etsy shop. I should have everything set up for an opening early next week. Here is a preview...this is a silver pin that I made. I made the face bead using shrink plastic and added it with a mix of silver & glass beads and a stamped silver charm.