Friday, October 24, 2014

3 Weeks Gone

Time flies by quickly these days- Gary and I went and painted pottery about 10 days ago.  I did halloween
themed stuff and he painted a bowl with a college logo (that he drew himself)  It was his first time to do this.  I think he did pretty good for a beginner.

top view

other side
Gary's first attempt at painting pottery!

bundle ready for steam


blah result
I've also pinned a lot of "eco-dying" pins lately.  I've loved the look of the paper and fabric since the first time i saw it several yrs ago.  A friend of mine tried it last wkend on paper-hers turned out pretty good.  I decided to try it on fabric during the week.  EPIC fail is all i can say.  some color came off the blue twine i used
to wrap the bundle but that's about it.  Guess I'll try again after i have my garage sale. (finally)  Then i can
start to get my house back in some sort of order.

Monday, October 13, 2014

On My Table

 I've been on a bracelet kick since i made some wrap bracelets this summer and took an online belt bracelet class.  Suffice it to say, people will be getting bracelets this Christmas.  I just finished a halloween fat book project so decided it was time to clean off my table (sort of) and make room to start a jewelry frenzy.  This of course led to the decision to organize my beads and doo-dads so they would be easier to find/use.  So last night i sorted through stuff i forgot i had, set aside "kits" of beads for certain people and got everything ready to go.  I got 2 started last night-many more to go.
some of my doo-dads
 I recently read this book I found at my library. If you liked Seth Apter's books, you'll like this one too.  It asks a series of questions from a wide variety of artists-how they beat creative block, what would they do if not artist, etc...  interesting read.

And of course, what is a binge in the art room with out a chocolate. Blue Bell's new malt shoppe...chocolate malt ice cream with mini malted milk balls.  i don't usually like chocolate/candy in ice cream, it's too hard.  but if you set them aside to warm, they aren't bad :)