Wednesday, June 30, 2010

button pins

Here are some button pins I made the other day. I was invited to lunch by a dear friend, Linda Jo, and spent several hours chatting and having fun with old friends from high school. I brought the button pins in a box, and had the 3 birthday gals choose a button pin, then invited the un-birthday gals to choose a button pin for themselves as well. What a wonderful time it was.

Monday, June 28, 2010

wood buttons

Busy creating a program on wood buttons for the button club meeting. Will preview it at the July meeting for errors, etc. then on to "tweaking" as necessary, to present at the MA State Button Meeting in September. I am using the Keynote Program on my Mac, and although it is time consuming learning, it is pleasurable as well. A good way to learn both the Keynote Program and the wood button classifications! Above is my practice card for classification.... very messy, but it serves the purpose. I gathered many more wood buttons to use as examples of the classifications. It's lookin good so far!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

my felted wool bunny

This is my first attempt at making a felted wool animal. My granddaughter must have liked it because she asked me to make her a felted wool dinosaur and a felted wool cat to place alongside her guest book at her wedding! I didn't use any kind of picture or pattern making the bunny, but I definitely am going to use pictures of a dinosaur and one of a cat to make her what she wants. Wedding is August 15, so I have lots of time (I think).

Friday, June 11, 2010

recent photo of my studio

It surely has changed since day one! So many things in this studio. If I stayed without leaving for a year, I am sure I could create continuously with what I have within.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

thank God(dess) for friends

These are the flowers that my friend, Liz, brought to me yesterday. She knew I was feeling sad, so she surprised me with these lovely bunch of flowers. Thank you Liz. <3

Monday, June 7, 2010

Water Theme Prevails

Guess that the element of water is very strong, as I continued to create 2 pages in the 2nd altered RR book using the theme of water. This time, I used wavy corrugated cardboard to print on both pages, then tore paper with fish images, completing images of fish not pictured 100%. I then used a rubber stamp to include a mermaid (bottom right), waves as a top border, then added my own art over the entire 2 pages--seaweed with marker, collage of shell and starfish, some of my doodles, and a poem. I forgot to photograph the bookmark sign in art.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

touch up

My brother asked me to paint these 2 geese that were in his yard... they were all chipped and the cement is broken off in many areas. I don't usually do this kind of stuff, but I did the best I could. I would have taken more time to shade the feathers on the body, but think it would have taken a lot of time (which I did not want to invest) as the cement was sucking up the paint. He was happy with the result though.