Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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Anyone still out there???????
Forgive me for my absence. Let's see. I starting working part time as a sub. What an experience. Interesting. Challenging. Rewarding. And for the record......everyone should have to sub for at least ONE day in their life and I have said this many times and I will say it again and again...TEACHERS do NOT get paid enough!!!!
What else. I have been trying to suck up the courage to start an Etsy Site. Apparently I have some mind stumbling blocks.
We have a dog that is suffering from separation anxiety....needless to say my return to work has not been ideal for him. We have come home to find that he had been under too much stress and caused himself some bodily harm. But.... I am happy to say that he is getting better. Whew!
I have completed a few things and this is one. My great friends back in Minnesota that I do the regular charm swaps with are doing a stuffie swap. What is a "stuffie" you ask? Well, they are all the rage in the crafting world. They are wildly creative "stuffed" creatures. We exchanged names and I got a friend that was generous to share her home with my family when we were in between homes. We stayed for a couple of months and I am proud to say, it went really well. This friend was always amused when my daughter, a kindergartner, made her appearance before heading off to school. Her sense of style is....shall we say...very confident. She mixed patterns, colors, styles with freedom. So I tried to create my "stuffie" for her with the same sense of style. Another idea for this "stuffie" was that it would "hold" ideas for her.....the two of us were constantly coming up ideas of things to make and sometimes it was just too much. So this "stuffie" will hold the ideas until the time is right.
notice the "charm" bracelet.....had to do that for my fellow charm swapper!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLNww389bww or here at her blog http://christineadolph.typepad.com/
Monday, November 2, 2009
Then I switched gears to some miniature treats out of polymer clay. They are so sweet. Kids can't stop playing with them, I can attest that they are very durable! The lollipops are cute, but the stick needs a little tweaking, not quite right.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
So in light of the focus on all things Halloween/Fall/Spooky I played with some pictures.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Oh, you have to check out the side bar too.......15 hours after the post she had an update on her project. I burst out laughing!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Now.....an update on my latest addiction....paper beads. I love 'em. Now I need to start making something with them. I love being able to see words, I have decided as an artist I am drawn to including words into my projects. I don't always do it obviously, but I definitely don't avoid the opportunity.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
sweet smells of summer. taking an on-line photography class with Susan Tuttle. Today was my first chance to play with the tutorials. This is just the beginning. Lots more to learn and lots of practice awaits me.
Unloaded the kiln and sent off some charms. Halloween theme charm swap is scheduled for next week. Can't wait to see what little goodies are coming my way. I'll post pictures of my charms after they swap next week so I don't spoil the surprise.
until next time..............
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Yes......"old fashion" typewriters. The kids think they are a hoot. The one above is in...cursive and has a smidgen of ink left in the ribbon. It is the funniest thing to hear one of the kids clanging away at the keys. So. why you ask, would I want one of these buggers (no...not the kids but the typewriter!) Well, I have this vision.....as always.....of having a manual typewriter in the entry way (not that the entry way is THAT big mind you.....but I am tired of waiting for the "perfect" house. I am going to decorate and have fun with this one). In this typewriter I will leave notes (that may have to printer off my computer since the ink will only last for so long) in the typewriter...encouraging visitors or family to peek. I want our house to be interactive, not a "look, don't touch" house. So.....today I hit the Goodwill again and found this beauty!
It comes in it's own case.......Ahhhhhh...I will have to decide which one fits my needs. But I couldn't pass up the "suitcase" style box. But the kids will be thrilled that there are two to bang on tonight.
Coming soon.....pictures of the entry way!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Here is a page in the book that got my attention.......considering I just whipped up some "day of the dead" charms......I just chuckled and continued to be inspired!
Aren't they fun. She creates her own paper fabric. The technique is very freeing and definitely, DEFINITELY a project to do with the kids! Can't wait.
Speaking of kids.......................
You know what I love about this...... I guarantee you she will get some looks today at school, probably some chuckles from the adults, but she won't even notice, won't bat an eye......... because she is who she is. My wish for you today is that you have the confidence, like she does, to go for it! Just do it!!!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So, this morning I have managed to create some really fun charms for my latest charm swap with my Minnesota ladies....with the theme of Halloween, of course. Let me just say, these were a hoot to make. I can hardly wait to have them out of the kiln and ready to glaze with some FUN colors.
For a quick fun project.....check out Heather Bailey's blog
http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/ She has detailed directions (including a video) to make fun, fabric flowers. Another project added to my wish list! May be just the thing to have in the car for when I have a few minutes (Heather says that they can be made in about 10 minutes!!!) in between taking one of the kids to a practice......never understimate the power of multi-tasking!!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
A slight distraction from my previously planned art projects.
The mixed media art group that I belong to on-line is having a fabric postcard swap during the month of August. I was going to get to them, but once I started receiving some.....the pressure was on. So I used that as incentive to get going on them. They are fun to make. Mini pieces of art. I started looking through my fabric pile...which as some of you know is a bit out-of-control...to see what inspired me. Once I had some fabric in mind I sat down with sharpie in hand and started sketching. Then viola I had and idea and a basic pattern. I am pleased. I added some fun thread art and some beads. It really is exciting to discover a little piece of art in your mail. A little bit of sunshine. My fourteen year old would agree!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
LOVE it! So refreshing, inspiring and......let's just say I have started to work on my "Halloween" theme charms for the next charm swap with the Minnesota ladies!
Speaking of Funky I made some molds of the design tiles for the back splash I am designing....not so good. I had to trash all of the molds. Super frustrating. So I have taken a couple of days off from that project and will get back to it tomorrow. I knew my frustration would only hinder my progress. So.....I let loose with polymer clay instead.
Have a great day!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Hope you are having a great Sunday!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Downtown was Friday Night Live. The streets were filled with people, live musicians and entertainers......jugglers, puppet shows, numerous bands, local restaurants selling food. We were in a long line waiting for none other...ice cream!
Finally we made our way back to our seats. Listened to more live bands and waited for the show.
Friday, July 31, 2009
We spotted this at the Como Zoo in St. Paul. Years ago I started a quilt after taking a class with Maxine Rosenthal. I really need to finish it. See the similarities....
Have a Great day.