Sunday, June 26, 2022

Ready For Cooler Weather

So the ac is out today so dreaming of cooler weather. Also miss my Jeep and wandering down the logging roads in North Georgia. Here are some pics from 2006 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Geek Out A Little

So a few years ago a couple of my paintings were bought for a tv show set, Raising Dion. It is a sci-fi show which is right up my alley. I watched the first season and never saw them and was a little disappointed and thought maybe they didn’t make the cut. Found out yesterday that there was a second season and had to watch it anyway. Was so excited to see my art even though never a clear shot. Below is my picture of the television ( and no it isn’t the only one lol) and below that are pics before they were framed. 

Thank you for putting up with my geek moment lol. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Just One More, maybe

In 2006 I was on a roll with making gift albums. It was fun not trying to work around a photo and just playing with creating a back drop. Love me some yummy papers lol. 

This one was a baby shower gift. Can you tell I was into buttons and ric rac?

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Celebration Part Two

Here is another blast from the past (2006). This is the wedding keepsake album I made for Scott and Wendy. 

And my current situation as I write this post đŸ€Ł

Monday, June 20, 2022

Celebration in Review

My art journey started with scrapbooking and my favorites were making gift albums where I would just play with layering papers. When my brother Scott and sister-in-law Wendy got married they commissioned some guest memory albums and this is the one that went to mom. It was a really cool small destination wedding where we had fun all being together and celebrating for a week. 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Photo Review and Getting in the Groove

So I’ve found it a challenge to pay attention to my blog but last night I was looking through old photos and thought why not just post about my favorites and see where it goes. 

My oldest photo on Google photos is a pic of the dining and living rooms set up and ready for the family to come eat Christmas dinner. And why not relive it in June lol. 

So below is from 2005 where the living room was mom’s English country style and the dining room was my traditional plum and red phase. 

And the second and third pics are my more contemporary phase now with set up for the family and then with all their beautiful faces sitting at the table. 

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Art play time

Haven’t posted in a bit but have pulled out my cold wax paints the last few weekends. A number of pieces in the works that I’m not happy with yet but I am with these four. They are smaller at 6 x 6 each for the painted section but I’m loving the colors. 

What have you been working on?

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Cleanup time...

Created a few more jewelry pieces for gifts. Well, the copper ring was for me. 
Silver link bracelet and clasp

These two sets of earrings were projects from Kim St. John’s online class, Soldering Trifecta in Wired Jewelry. I wasn’t feeling very creative so a couple class projects were perfect. This first pair isn’t done yet. Going to add a dangled bead. 

Last couple of weekends I’ve been working on finding my studio again underneath all the stuff I had out. It’s time to pull my paints back out. 

Went from this 

To this

Also recovered stools from this 

To this using scrap fabric I bought at Reconsidered Goods in North Carolina last year. 

I have a full time job that thankfully I’m able to do remotely so during this time of quarantine I’m trying to get at least a few of the to do items done on the weekend. Along with staying in touch with family and friends with virtual chat sessions. 

What are you doing to keep some semblance of normal during this time?  Getting any projects done?

Hugs and stay well and safe. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

More Jewelry Making...

Had fun today making a copper ring with this gorgeous labradorite I bought. I used copper solder instead of silver solder and I’m really pleased with how well it blends in. 

Also, here is the completed Azurite ring I made for my mom. Kind of getting the hang of this soldering business. 

Over my Christmas vacation I played with a technique I had seen but never tried where you melt silver solder (the type for stained glass) on copper and then stamp into it. Definitely want to make more of these and am on the hunt for red rubber stamps (can handle the heat) with deep details but not fine details so they show up well. 

Also made a copper bracelet. I enjoy silver but copper calls to me. 

What cool things have you made lately?

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

New Year’s Vacation Play

Having a lovely week of vacation with creativity and rejuvination. Can’t show everything yet because all have been gifties. I can show a silver bracelet I made with 16 gauge sterling silver wire. Made the links with jumbo round pliers and after connecting all of them stretched them into ovals with small round pliers. 

Tried out balling the wire for the first time to make the hook. Definitely easy and gives a nice touch. 

Made some silver earrings but cutting out sterling silver sheet and texturizing with my new Brenda Schaefer Fretz hammers that were a gift from my sister. Love them!

I also started a ring with Azurite that I’ll finish up this week. 

Had fun texturizing the band with the Fretz Raw Silk hammer. 

Hoping everyone is having a wonderful new year and taking time for themselves to start the year off right.