Tuesday, December 25, 2012

merry christmas

may the spirit of christmas bring you peace
 the gladness of christmas give you hope
 the warmth of christmas grant you love
wishing everyone
a very merry christmas
and all the best for 2013

Monday, December 17, 2012

encaustic class

i love creating texture
practicing techniques and learning new ones
sometimes by accident
sometimes i have an idea and other time it just happens
and it always makes me happy when someone loves what i do
this time i made something just for me

above, the start of my canvas and details of the sky and ground

this symbol is from a book that was given to me from a shaman in new orleans
i am beginning to understand and it has inspired me to create this painting
not sure where i will hang, somewhere special for sure

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

instant glam part 2

i just couldn't wait to get this all put together
(see previous posting)
yesterday  carmi posted some wonderful creations
it's amazing to see that everyone started with the same elements
and created such different and unique pieces
more will be posted today so go and check them out

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

instant glam challenge ........ you decide

my friend carmi mailed me this wonderful set of instant glam by fernando
with a challenge, what would you do with these?!
of course the wheels have been turning ever since and i could have come up
with at least 10 different ideas ( i could really go off the rails with this)
but since it is "glam" i thought i should keep to that theme
 i narrowed it down to 2
but before i get out my drill and start the assemblage process
i though i would see which one you liked

of course i got out the wire and started twisting
the first one is very symmetrical and looks like a lotus to me
it might even look good with a photo of a painting inside
and then layered with resin??

the second, i got a little carried away and then scaled it back a bit
there is something i like about an asymmetrical design
let me know what you think
i will finish it off later this week and post the finished design

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

free form crochet

since discovering free form crochet earlier this year
i've been on a roll
using up all of my leftover yarn and then looking for more interesting yarns
also learning new patterns
pinterest is a great resource for finding tons of information, websites
patterns and like minded people
i've joined an online yahoo group just for free form crochet

i love making these purses
i had a hard time finding handles and the ones i did
where the wrong color, too big or just plain ugly
so i figured a way to make my own
out of piping cord and yarn
problem solved!!
i also found these wonderful magnetic snaps

i usually start with a color palette 
then the fun begins
making tons of shapes until i have enough  to start sewing together 
some day i will make something bigger
perhaps a coat!!!
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