Saturday, September 22, 2012
Here is the finished painting, titled "Source" that has taken me all summer and then some to finally complete. It was done using decalcomania - a surrealist technique and is being included in a show next month consisting of instructor and student work. The experience will be great, just setting a goal and realizing it. I've not had anything in a show since high school, which was 30+ years ago. eek.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
**An update a year later (June 2013).. these are great unless there are gale-force winds. Repeated smashing against the house is not good and I've had to replace 2. Part of it is there is no telling what stress the glass had on it before and it seems to have a history so, part house smashing, part hidden stress. Overall though, very enjoyable. I think the next design will require some tweaking, as my rock tumbler gets testy when it has too much glass to tumble! Man, these rock stars...divas! LOL
Ended up taking off the CD/wind catcher and that seems to have calmed things down a bit, as the slightest breeze set things in motion. I'd use that again though, just on a less fragile chime material.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Check out this squidoo lens by Margaret Schindel a fellow member of
Have fun and please post your creations!!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Well, the rhubarb is up! or as we say here rhubaaaahhb. All things rhubarb..pie, jam, sauce, bread, wine. Wicked good for you, Deah. It's an acquired taste, like Moxie!
A couple of years ago, I made a cement bird bath from a rhubarb leaf. This could be the year I actually paint it or whatever and put it out for the birds. But, I think Timmy has other ideas!
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Since I haven't painted in a few years and will be taking a class starting the end of the month, I thought probably it was time to find the paints! Thinking I'd just maybe see what colors did what again, it was surprising to me that this happened. It's a little 4" x 4" -ish painting. I forgot how enjoyable it is to paint... and thankful to now remember. Do something you enjoy as often as you can so you don't forget.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
www.bsueboutiques.com and get yourself some fabulous brass stampings to fab into something lovely! For these I modified chandelier earring type connectors by snipping off a couple of loops, sanded to bring up some highlights, tinted some 2-part epoxy with alcohol ink for the centers, and added some chain and pearls.