Jun 29, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
I spent the day yesterday at an all day workshop for "beaded beads". It started at 9:30 am and finished up a bit after 4:30 pm.....at which point I almost finished two beads! It took another hour after I'd gotten home to finish up the second one. I had taken a workshop with this instructor once before for another style bead which I still make many of and sometimes put into my etsy shop. These two beads were quite different in style. More crystals are involved in these....so a bit more costly to make.
It was a fun day and a sort of a birthday present to myself. Actually, the owner of the bead shop where the classes are held also knew that my b-day was this weekend....so she had a little cake for me as well. Sooo sweet!!!
Jun 24, 2009
This was quite a bit of fun and a bit different than anything I'd done to this point.
Surprising what can happen when you just let your silly side play for awhile.
Jun 19, 2009
So far, this little guy is what I've come up with. I'm just letting my silly side play a bit. He is done in watercolor, ink, and colored pencils.
The wings have a little shimmer with twinkling H2O's but that doesn't scan well.
Let's see if I can come up with a few more to go with this little fella!
Jun 13, 2009
Jun 9, 2009
One of the things we did while there was to go off to visit a place called "Cathedral of the Pines". It was just wonderful. You could walk the grounds and look at the gardens and just sit for a long time. It was built as "all-denominational and non-sectarian". People of all beliefs can worship there. The tower was dedicated to "women" and the service that women have given through time for our nation. The plaques that are on each side were created by Norman Rockwell and his son Peter.
And of course....the part my husband was really looking forward to.....taking out our hosts Adirondack guide boat.
Jun 5, 2009
There is an art gallery in NY that is doing it's yearly postcard show and I made this one for that event.
I must say....I do enjoy these little ones!
Jun 3, 2009
For me that would most certainly be under a palm tree by the water.
I think I've always been an island girl at heart. I love being in the tropics (who doesn't) but since I don't live on an island I am at least happy to live on water just the same. A little steel drum music and a rum punch and I can certainly pretend that the pine trees around me are palms!!
At any rate, I do think I needed to spend a few moments with my watercolors instead of all that torn paper from the last project.....although the next one is in the works!!