Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
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Monday, March 2, 2009
Easy to do, all it is is a painted piece of Timtex, painted ribbons (which I then sliced thinner) and red thread. I enjoyed sewing the meandering lines. Very therapeutic.
I'm catching up on things that have been patiently waiting in line to be finished. Since I completed another one, I figured I earned the right to finally play with my new lutradur. I LOVE it! This piece is a rusty copper over green aqua fabric. I like the heat gun and playing with this first piece has given me some ideas. I'm looking forward to more play time!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Go ahead and treat yourself like a Queen today. You're WORTH IT! :o)
To push things back even FURTHER, last Friday, the kiddos were off school. SO. We had a houseful of kids over for Art Day followed by a sleepover. Since we had some little ones here, we started off with a simpler project. We made collage bookmarks. OMG, they were SO into it! I chopped up all kinds of papers and had them, along with glue, brushes & paints, on the table. They went crazy. I loved watching them go from a wee bit outta control laughing and yelling (giving me a headache) to almost instant quiet as they began to work on their treasures.
So here are some shots of their final products. I'm already working on our next Art Day...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY LOVE!!!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
We woke up, the kiddos and I, and wanted to paint. What to paint, what to paint. We went round and round, looked at some new books, then settled on these. We've been drawing "monsters", "critters", whatEVER you wanna call 'em for months now. But since we're getting more and more into dolls, we thought we'd make our creations into something we could hold.
SO... we worked on some basic drawings for a bit. Then I took those and traced them onto white sateen cotton and we painted them. WHAT FUN!! This cotton is a DREAM to paint on! The paint goes on so creamy and opaque. We were happily surprised at how nice they came out! I stitched mine and Chloe's (lavender cat) with a vivid variegated rainbow sulky thread, which looks REALLY great, even though you can't tell. Then, Denny chose copper metallic sulky for his red guy. Again, looks fab.
I then layered 'em with a back, two layers of fleece and a bit of fiberfill. Although I never quite got back to getting my current projects a wee bit closer to completion, this was a really fun break!