Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Utter Chaos

Help.... I think I need a 12 step program. I wanted you to take a look into my chaos right now. I've got way too many projects going on and I think I've tipped the craft room upside down.
Can I really get anything done in this mess?? Wish me luck! Maybe I need a little cleaning intervention tonight. Some chaos is good but this is ridiculous!
Calgon take me away....


Monday, October 26, 2009

Jumping on the Jewelry Bandwagon

Boy have I been busy....don't you just love all this goodness! Been soldering and torching like crazy. These are components waiting to be made into something fabulous! At least I hope ;)
Trying to get a few pieces done for Silver Bella. Count down to 2 weeks until boxes have to be shipped. YIKES!!
Below are just close-ups of a few pieces.

Until next time

Friday, October 23, 2009

Getting Things Done...with just one little Distraction

Well, for starters I told you these little girls would call out to me how they wanted to be accessorized. So late last nite I set to work. I'm not a big "Marie" fan but I think her hat is calling her name.
Running out of room....guess it's time to start boxing things up. Snowgirls and supplies abound.

Ornies crammed on top of each other. The little shoes need a little finishing today.

My punkin girl made at Terri Brush's art retreat. Not the best photo...but I love how she turned out. I found some little doll bodies I've had forever so I'm thinking snowgirls they will become ;)
I'll let you know how that goes!

And this is my one little distraction. He thought he needed to play with my camera yesterday so I decided we needed to take a picture. He loves looking at himself in pictures. Gotta love that little boy! Can't wait to spend a week in Maui with him and his mommy and daddy!
Off to finish some stockings, jewelry and those little snowgirls.
Tomorrow....antique show and Queen of Tarte's show. Yeah!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Class Projects.... Almost Finished and a Halloween Treat

I love white, love, love them. Sprinkle them with mica and they're even better. I decided I needed a piece of Halloween art for myself. I love how it turned out. Now I'm waiting for the mica to dry on my paper mache pumpkin doll I made in Terri's class to sit with it. The doll is so cute...can't wait to show you pictures.
Aren't these crystals the sweetest things? The project was to make them for necklaces, which was great but I have another idea for mine. Now I'm in search of an old metal lampshade and these are going to dangle from it with pretty ribbons. Mmmmm....yummy! I love the mannequins. Now if I could only find an old one to display jewelry on I'd be in heaven.

Not a great shot. This was the competition piece for Terri's class. I didn't solder anything at class so home she came to finish. Kat gave us the old test voila it became a little flower vase. I think she's going to sit on my window sill in the kitchen.

And the last piece...the soldered house. Thanks Joy for the little piece of bling. It really needed it. This is one side.

And this is the other. Notice I use this picture a lot it seems. They are my maternal grandparents and I adore this picture. Just happen to still have the picture in my bag from the weekend befores class. So glad I did.
Okay....I really must be sick. Three posts in a row. What was I thinking??
Off to the art room for more creations today....yeah!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Art in Progress

During the art retreat this weekend the comments about how bad I am at posting and showing my art was topic of discussion. So here goes a little look at the works in progress. If you're in the Sweet Treat Swap for Silver Bella, close your eyes at the last picture unless you don't want to be surprised! ;) A collection of snowman heads waiting to be turned in to something adorable!
These little guys were just aching for me to roll them in mica. Oh how I love my mica.
And yes, 50lbs of mica will last a lifetime. Just be warned!

These little ladies are waiting for finishing touches. Not sure what that is yet but I'm sure they'll be whispering ideas to me everytime I look at them. There really good about that.

A grouping of a few finished pieces and a few not. I'm totally loving the baby shoes. And that paper shred from Cari Kraft is amazing. Just love it!

A whimsical little clock, Lisa Kaus style. Thought I needed to add one of my birdies too!

This is the picture I worked on in Stephanie Lee's Selective Painting class at Art and Soul. I'm so in love with the technique. I'm hoping to do some things on a smaller scale for Silver Bella. Let's hope I can get them done.

The one finished piece from Terri Brush's Art Retreat. I adore this look. I really am more of a rustic girl at heart.
Ok...don't peak if you're a Sweet Treat swap partner. Thought I'd show you a little sneak of what I put together.

A soldered charm made from a copy of an original piece of art I made. I put the same imagine on the tin for the charm to rest inside.
So, there you go. A little look at what I've been doing and the oodles of things I have to finish. And that doesn't count the 50 million ideas swimming in my head. Oh there just isn't enough time in my about yours?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Little Art at the Beach

So excited I got to spend a few days with my friend and art companion, Natalie. She flew in from Cali to attend an art retreat put on by Terri Brush. Since I live so close I joined in the fun. Wow, talk about an over-the-top experience. So many projects!!
Food cooked for us by Julie (she's an amazing cook).
I didn't attend all day both days but definitely got my share of goodies started. Yes I said started and not finished. I'm hoping to finish them tomorrow along with a couple pictures I did from Stephanie Lee's class the weekend before.
This is the group shot of everyone who attended the event. Great group of ladies I might say. So glad I got to know Terri and my table mates, Joy, Sheila and Kat. Sounds like Terri is conspiring with Natalie to do another event. Think I might just have to attend that one too. (Maybe Colleen and Stacy can make this one...hope you girls are reading this)
But shhhh...don't tell my hubby yet! He thinks I'm spoiled taking all these classes.
Maybe so...but they've been so inspiring. I've got my brain on overload with so much new info. I can't wait to put it to use creating new ideas.

Trying to finish up packaging my swaps for Silver Bella. They're all done except the packaging. I think more time goes into that than the piece itself. It's all about the presentation...right!

Thanks girls for a fabulous weekend.
Can't wait to see Natalie and Stacy in 4 weeks.
OMAHA here we come!!!