Monday, March 30, 2009
Yep, that is what I did today after I straightened out my area of the garage. That is part 1 of the garage, part 2 will be tomorrow! I have a few more nests to make and get eggs into. I put this one up at my Etsy shop. Another dreary day here, so why not lay eggs or rather make nests then lay eggs. Click on the images to get a better look. I really need to learn how to take better pictures...or maybe Jupiter, or the powers that be will shine on me and give me a better camera! LOL! Like I said I am a dreamer!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Oh do I admire a good birds nest! Not saying mine are as good as a birds, but they will do! I made several in the shop today. I got some climatis vine and some raffia and just kept going. I think I may make some porcelain bird eggs to go with them later. I don't know if it is legal to copy from free photos so I decided to make my own bird nests. Here are some pics. I just realized the nests need some feathers!
Monday, March 23, 2009
My Etsy shop is now open! Wheew, I need to add some more items, I only have 4 listed so far. Wish me luck please!
I don't know how to get my pic on the left as a banner. (Oh Rischa I wish you lived nearby!)
What a day I have really earned my dollar trying to get this shop set up...I certaintly hope it works out! My neck hurts and my eyes are burning, the whole day spent on taking pics and figuring the rest out.
Any advice you all have out their with your Etsy shops set up and running I would love to hear from you! Critiques welcomed!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Ah, the warmth of the sun! Just for a day I hear but that is ok!
This little girl is on a paper covered 2" x 1 1/2" block of wood. I used my acrylic white again and water color and Pitt Artist pen. I never knew this before but when you put water color over acrylic paint you end up chasing the color around! But it was fun! I am still teaching myself or rather learning on my own about water color! It really is a fascinating medium to me! The things you can make it do or it makes you do or whatever...I am really enjoying it! I suppose I will have to use a fixitive over the paintings I have done these couple of days as I think an acrylic spray to protect this will only make the paint run! More discoveries! Anyway, it is here now so if I ruin it I will just have to try again!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Then there is this one that was the end of a torn twig. It looked to me as if it was a face of a man with a hat.
I have been able to do some playing in my workshop for my creative texture class. I love playing with the techniques but when I get down to painting I get it all muddied and don't know quite what to do! I realize I need to stop looking at other students works and let my own muse flow thru. There are a couple I will show here even if they are bad maybe to record progress. Right now they are as usual drying. I went to use some watercolor pens I have and the shank was WET, just to let you know why the drying is taking so looooooooong! DAMP, damp, damp! At least there is no snow and the weather is warmer! It is ok, I love playing in the workshop!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I just started a new "Creative Texture" project and left it to dry in the lil house of dreams! Now I guess I have to start something else in house today! Like I said before I am no good walking in the snow! Afterall I am a So. Cal. girl!
I was going to post pics of some altered book projects I have done in the past but for some reason I can't find them in my computer! Probably in the "other" computer! Well I suppose I will leave you for now. I need to get moving and doing something before I fizzle out (I am a morning person)!
BTW, I found this blogsite that offers free picture downloads - http://thevintagemoth.blogspot.com/
Have a wonderful sun shiny day wherever you are!
Monday, March 9, 2009
This is Medusa Sleeping with her pets, Catfish & Seahorse.
I think I really did the catfish first and had to make something to go along with it thus Medusa was born!
Monday, March 2, 2009
This is Pippi Van Winkle! She hated housework and finally one day the sun came out and Pippi's family went to visit relatives. Pippi immediately went out to the garden and enjoying the warm sunny day she quickly fell asleep! Five days later she awoke to horrible tugging of her hair and the rest is obvious what happened!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
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