My recycling projects are still in full swing. I tinker with them between other projects. I try not to let too many paintings and such stack up before completing them. I don’t want to bury myself in undone do-dads.
This is made from two toilet paper rolls that I flattened and adhered together. I used a pretty paper napkin to decoupage it adding painted painters tape to the sides and glitter paints for accents. I topped it with a 3D flower embellishment with collaged leaves. To finish the top I used fun fur yarn around the upper lip and poke a hole in each side to string colored wire through for a handle. It’s great for collecting lots of things either hung from a peg or a nail. It’s a mini catch-all or super girlie pencil holder for your locker. The possibilities are endless.
Kinda cute huh!? And sparkles too!
Part of the inspiration for this is from one of my mom’s gorgeous flowers… What a couple of glorious blossoms.
Bet then again… if you know me… you know how I feel about PINK!
My whispers for today’s edition of Whispering Wednesdays are…
- This morning I taught myself how to made PDFs for the first time! /Flex!
- I found a new blog here…. Read NeiNei she’s a true inspiration.
- I’ve got some serious pain in my neck and back that has been getting worse by the weeks and now months… Dr’s appointment on Friday.
It’s that time of year again when things around us are happy and joyful. The season of candy! Lots and lots of candy. Soon little goblins will be ringing the doorbell for Nom Nom! Then we’ll smell the wonderful aroma of turkey roasting in the oven… and before we know it we’ll be bringing Christmas gifts to those we love.
With this painting I went with pink and spring green instead of the traditional red and green… something fun and whimsical instead this time. I’ll get to more mainstream colors soon enough. =) This is painted on watercolor paper with collage papers, rubberstamps, doodles, tinsel confetti and little bling stickers. The hat is embellished with fun flock… and yes, the pompom on the end of the hat is now drying. =) Oh the details! This is going to be made into cards once the glues all dried!
I posted all but one of my Autumn Owl ACEOs on Etsy today so click on over and take a peek!
I wanted to share my harvest from this year… This is a little less than halve of what we got from our forgotten potatoe plant we planted. We forgot to harvest (it was planted in an outdoor pot and our deck was rotten to the core… thanks to our diligent landlords maintainance.) This year when it started to grow I had the feeling whatever it was wasn’t a weed so I let it grow.. one day it hit me… “Oh yeah!” “We planted potatoes!” Here’s what we haven’t yet eaten!
They are a product of placing “this” in a pot outside and forgetting about it. I can’t wait to plant more next year. It was SO fun digging through the dirt to find an edible treasure. Each time I was just giddy! Funny huh?
Now for Whispering Wednesday…
- I love taking pictures of virtually nothing and turning them into digital art.
- I NEED to go through my art supplies to weed out what I don’t use and give the rest to charity.
- I’m a salt freak! Given the choice between a savory or sweet snack… I’ll take the salty one every time.
Speaking of snacks… I hear some trail mix calling my name. See you tomorrow for more Christmas in October.
♥ Flowers In Her Hair
I finished this little ditty last night. I used embossed collage paper for her dress and painted over the embossing with colors to go with the flowers in her hair. I also used a lot of glitter glaze on the dots and circles on this painting but my scanner didn’t pick up the yumminess. I’ll post her on Etsy tomorrow when I have a bit more time. I’m getting ready to dash downstairs to make dinner.
The commission is almost done and at the moment it’s drying. I’ll snap a photo for you later and let you see how it’s coming along. I should be done with it tomorrow and be able to get it in the mail on Friday … hopefully!
- Dinner tonight is courtesy of Bisquick! (I actually had all the frozen ingredients for this.)
- I listened to a documentary on Goebbels while painting today. What a creepy guy!
- I joined Pinterest.com this past week… awesome website! Join me.
Time to cook! Catch you on the flip-side of dinner ♥
♥ Work in Progress ♥
This little sweetheart is going to be a redhead. I’ve been commissioned to paint an angel… her wings are sitting on my desk and will be added after I’ve progressed in the painting process. I’ve done commissions before but this one is a bigger piece so it’s going to be a lot of fun to get creative with. The colors are going to be reds/burgundies/pinks, and greens. I think I’ve already decided on the collage paper for her dress.
I’ll get more messy with this tomorrow as you’ll see … today is working on the face day.
I took some pictures of my studio to share with you. Now that it’s cleaned up… I can start reorganizing things that got shoved to the side during the moving and settling process. I’m also donating some of my old scrapbooking supplies to charity so I have more room for storage. I’m also planning out my wall space for shelves, storage and art! Should be fun!
As you can see… I’m getting there. I think I’d like to put some shelfs around the upper part of the wall to put decorative storage bins on. It would be neater and more efficient than digging through the closet for items I need. While I’m doing this I “should” take an inventory and record where I store what… but that’s a bit over the top. Although it would be relatively easy using a camera and Excel … It might be a worthwhile undertaking. =) Time will tell. Heh~
Once again it’s Whispering Wednesday… and Hump Day
Here’s a few tasty tidbits.
- Thanks to being an insomniac I only get about 4 hours of sleep each night.
- The older I get, the more I see everything through a creative eye.
- Lately my favorite lunch is 29¢ Cup of Noodles. (Gotta love Winco!)
Over n Out for now… I’ve got a face to paint!