I’m finally “almost” ready to start in on this cardboard shadowbox. I’m going to dress the “doll” up in frills and add some bling to this to make is a silk purse! Tomorrow is dentist day again so I’m hoping to get to this on Wednesday… I did manage to get a bit creative this morning however… I fancied up my fingertips.
See you Wednesday to share my shadowbox progress.
A little something I’m toying with to get back in to the groove of creative expression. A way to cast my health worries aside and devour art. To heal my soul. I’m gradually working toward being able to focus longer and stretch my creative energy. This is “Be Still.” I drew on a whim and have been adding gradually… today I’m ….. this far.
I’m thinking rhinestones/pearls along the feathery hat and some beads and bows throughout. I have no idea on the background yet but it’s likely that is will dictate itself as I make progress.
She’s dressed from spring and ready to be still and hear the word of the Lord.
Spend some time today being…still!
While out overstocking on Halloween candy for zombies that didn’t show up… they must have had an apocalypse to attend…I found this gorgeous eye shadow palette. I’m sure I’m getting what I pay for at only $3.00 but HOW do pass that deal up. I wear VERY little shadow as it is so I would only be using a small bit of color over eye shadow primer which will give this staying power and can always be used for other delightful things as well… Which I’ll likely experiment with as time goes by.
I picked this up at Walgreens so if you have one close and you want go grab one. The only bad thing about this is it’s hard to open. I just used a lil box knife at the side of the closer to pop it open. For the price… it’s a fun toy.
Have an awesome Friday and a great weekend. I’m getting ready to start a commission this weekend so wish me luck… I’ve been having trouble focusing lately. Bleh!
Check out the link for the eye shadow palette here.
Here’s my newest ACEO. I’m calling this one Bingo Buddies. I’m planning to make one a day for the month of October. My way of appreciating my ‘breaster’ half.
I’m going to hold off on posting another bosom buddy ACEO until the third of October… I just wanted to get your attention and I think I managed. /wink!
Tomorrow I’m starting a new painting while I make the mental transition from my art doll series to my sewing series. I’m thinking fall like flowers to celebrate the season.
I hope to see you back soon. Don’t be afraid to leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.
Finally touches of gorgeous green are popping up everywhere! This is the maple tree as seen from the stairway landing. I’ve been watching these buds grow everyday and decided today was the day to share these gems with you.
I also have some other flowers popping up in a kitchen basket that I thought I should post.
Okay, so they are a little addictive to make. That’s the fun of it. I’m hitting the grocer today and you can bet I’ll have a package or two of wooden spoons in my cart to add to my funky family!
Today I’m working again on my paintings and I’m happy to report that I’m delighted with how they are turning out so far… I promise an update as soon as I can.
Back to getting my hands dirty! Happy TGIF!
Nothing is safe with me! I decided to stir things up a bit with these wooden spoon dolls. Then I got a bit addicted and went a bit crazy…
Cute huh?! I’m working on the rest of the spoon family today and having a great time playing dress up and making each utensil unique! This really is a fantastic way to use up lengths of ribbon and twine that are too short for anything else. I’m going to have fun naming each individual doll and adding a tag to the spoon. I’ll dream up some fun stuff tonight while cuddling on the couch.
I’ll take some pictures of my living room transformation process… I don’t think I have too many old pics but I’ll dig through my photos to find out… and I’ll share them this week.
Until tomorrow… Have a awesome April day and enjoy all sunshine you can capture!
I’m finally at peace with my blogging tool. I’ve been emailing the help desk off and on over the past few days and this morning I got my solution. And I got my old version of ScribeFire back! I’m a happy blogger now. I could not make heads or tails out of the new …simplified… version. As they say, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!” Word!
I’ve been working on this peace banner over the past week and it’s finally ready to share. I still have to put eye hooks in the sides for stringing it but for the most part it’s… Internet ready.
Next I’m working on price tags for my auntie. She wants around 200 of them so I’ll be very busy with Photoshop and scissors making tags with a statement. Wish me luck. As for now it’s time for me to Occupy my Studio! See you tomorrow with something or another.
I dare to be different… just ask those who know me!
I dug out my journal for some playtime and had a great time with some brand new collage papers my mom bought me along with pastel pencils. Oooo-la-la! What fun. It’s going to be fun to fill this journal. I think my next entry is going to be bursting with fall colors….. and here’s why…
This is the view from my studio window. The Oak tree across the street is the first to turn this fall… it’s framed by green so it really stands out and says… “Look at me!” It really is quite vibrant, especially in the sun. I’m playing in Photoshop today trying to convert some of my scanned paintings into ACEOs for selling. The program is giving me a rough time so I thought I’d break and drop in here to chat it up a bit.
Halloween was a huge success. We had 48 trick-or-treaters. That’s a record high for me. I didn’t get any before moving here and I was very well prepared. I bought four bags of candy… there are a few fun sized bags of M & Ms left for household tricksters. There were some really cute customs and kiddos. One that sticks out was a tiny little boy dressed as a fireman. He was no bigger than a minute and uber shy! We had a baby in a stroller who slept through the whole thing while his proud parents took him around on his first Hallows Eve. The funniest was a group of three boys around the age of 12 they were dressed identically as Urkel and they acted the part. Super funny.
It’s Tuesday again and time for my show and tell. Here’s this weeks toy.
The bears name is Bartholomew he was given to me by my mom after I destroyed the bear given to me by icky bad evil ex-boyfriend. I needed a fresh start and Barty here smells like potpourri so he’s far from icky. I decked him out in some rain gear for the fall season. If you know Washington state – you know how much rain we get here… Barty will be safe from the weather this winter…and he’s looking very stylish while doing so!
Until tomorrow. Stay high and dry!
I did not draw this adorable picture but I did find it on a wallpaper website and thought it was super cute. I wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween with some eye candy! I’m looking forward to tonight to see how many ghosts and goblins show up at our new home. We live in a populated neighborhood with lots of kids around so hopefully my candy investment will pay off this year. If not …it’s more Reese’s peanut butter cups for us.
I finally found time and energy to finish my mini markers I’ve been working on. They are posted on Etsy now and ready for purchase. Super affordable… great for gifts, cute for tying onto packages or tucking into cards…or Christmas stockings. Take a moment to click over to check them out.
Here’s one of the sets.. they are sold in sets of three and I’ve posted five different sets. Fun, functional, and great for your friends!
I’m also working on this…
I have five matching pieces of birch left in my wood pile and started what is going to be a banner style hanging. This is the result of day one. It will take me a few days to put this “banner” together as each tile is different… yet the same. It’s going to be fun to watch this come together. I’m going to make prints from the original on this before adding heavier dimensional items.. then I can add bling in Photoshop or glue unique items onto the prints once mounted. It’s a work that’s coming together with very little pre-planning. We’ll see how it turns out.
Now I have to plan dinner… I took sausage out of the freezer yesterday and I’m leaning toward a lasagna casserole of some sort. I’ll hit up Google to see what recipes I can find. It’s chilly today so something hot in the tummy sounds like just the ticket! Until tomorrow and Tuesday’s Toys … I’ll see you on the flip side. Enjoy all the candy you get from trick-or-treating and remember to save some for me! Nom!
♥ Summer ♥
I finished my series. It was so much fun! Now I need to add the hangers, vanish the paintings and post them on Etsy. Should I post them separately or as a set? What do you think?
I’m getting super low on birch wood and decided to make a mini banner hanging with the 5 smaller pieces I have left. It’s going to say PEACE… I’m in the middle of drawing it out now. And again I have to decide on colors… oy vey! The hardest part of my creative process. Once I’ve chosen a color scheme I can create like a mad woman!
I’ll be starting Christmas gifts very soon. I have some ideas already about what I’d like to make for peeps. I can’t share them here till after the fact though as I actually have at least ONE family reader. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one reading my blog. I’m more than sure that’s true on most days. Hee!
Tonight’s supper is going to be a delicious medley of beef, rice and beans with a Mexican flare! I dug through the larder and found all the ingredients I need. I did however quit buying avocados … they are just too expensive now.
And now time for the final shoe to drop in my teeny shoe collection. Here’s this weeks installment of Tuesdays Toys.
Next week I’ll share the weather appropriate attire of my teddy bear. Fun stuff ahead! Stay tuned.