*Not All who Wander are Lost*

Monday, December 8, 2008

more me-tangle art

Mostly black Sharpie doodle art. Okay, there's some color.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

paper mache figure

This is my first attempt at making a paper mache figure. I decided he is a wizard, though I haven't figured out his name yet. He isn't finished yet, so this is just the starting photos of him.

Wire frame on pillow

first layer of paper mache clay

More clay, one boot, and his staff.

I'm noticing that lately I'm having trouble getting steady photos. I know I've had jiggly problems in the past, but this seems to be more constant. It's annoying!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I've decided that my first paper mache sculpture is a wizard. He's not anywhere near being done. Got more work to do, and of course this evening I've spent not accomplishing much at all.

I'm wondering if I should try my hand at making a unicorn for my sister-in-law for Christmas. Or should I just stick to the Family Calendar plan, and see how I do as a sculpture artist. Artiste. I crack me up!

I was reading the webpage of that Louie Rochon. What an interesting person! Like, wow. What a life!

Having to work a regular day job really sucks! Eats up too much freaking time! But it is nice to have money for cat food and soda. :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

another day in paradise

Fateful trip to Michaels on Sunday. Saw this book on paper mache art dolls. Book was over $20, and I've already wreaked serious damage on my budget this payday, so no book for me. However, I look at the book, show book to my sister. Dear Sister says, "you can do that easy." I'm thinking, you know, this would be really fun. It could combine other things I love like painting, beads, strange abstract thoughts... LOL

We already have the wire for the body frame. Dear Sister already had some of the paper mache type clay. And it's not hard to make paper mache. Got paint. Got beads. Got scrap fabric, yarn, etc...

So Sunday evening I started my first person. Don't know what "he" will turn out to be yet. I'm thinking it'll need a staff, the way one hand is already angled. Maybe I'll get one of those little birdies made from styrofoam and feathers to put on the other hand. I could do a kind of Winter Solstice Santa...? Or a wizard.

See, first person is already "artistic". My sister said this with a smile. One arm is longer than the other, one foot is bigger, the head is kind of an odd shape. LOL

I've been taking photos as I go along so I will post those soon. This is fun.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

just dropping by...

I'm really tired of all the political commercials for everyone about everything. But I do feel strongly about Prop 102. gggrrr!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Same old, same old

Nothing much to report. Things are just doing. I did go to San Francisco in July. That was a lot of fun. My friend KC helped me swamp out (clean out) my bedroom. That was a major undertaking! But it's almost time for classes to start up again. Work is getting a bit busier. Quilt-a-thon this week too. Whew!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Here is a photo of my tote bag!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Don't faint!

I was actually sewing yesterday on Sissy's sewing machine. She's been harassing me about "why, you don't sew". I don't sew because I don't want to hurt her machine, it's this fancy expensive quilting machine. It's kind of scary anyway, with all these different buttons and stitches.

So I had bought some quilted fabric, and she's helping me make a tote bag. I'll post photos when I have it done. It's really neat!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


This is my first attempt at Zentangles, and I have dubbed them "me-tangles". They are a lot of fun. I did break down and stop at Michael's for a couple Micron pens. They were $3 each as opposed to the Copic ones that start around $8. I love the .25mm fine line.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Okay, I'm slow. I just found out about "zentangles". I think I've been doing this kind of doodling forever, but perhaps not in the specific, described way.

Robyn has given a name to my circle drawings. I was trying to think of something cool for it that would set it out like zentangles, etc...


Friday, May 16, 2008

Remembering someone else...

A quilting friend died Wednesday evening after having been sick for a while... she had started to get better it seemed, the doctors were finally paying attention to her. And suddenly, she was gone.

I think, if I'm remembering correctly, the first time I met Louella was at a "quilt-athon". She instructed me, and anyone else who would hold still, on how to properly hand-tie quilts. She was very determined that her way was the RIGHT way to tie quilts. I will always remember her telling me that, and being so fierce about it!

So she's off to the great quilt bee, reunited with her husband and family.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Remembering someone

I found out this week that someone I knew in passing online has died. At first, I wasn't sure -you shouldn't always believe everything you hear- but then I heard it from another location, and that confirmed it for me. I couldn't find anything about her except a piece of art in one search, and some other art in a search on Flickr. Well, today on a Yahoo Group, someone reported having emailed this lady's sister, and getting a response. So yes, she really did pass away.

So this post is for remembering Jacquie Rubinstein, "Art Girl" and artful inspiration. May she be having a blast with the rainbow of Sharpies now available to her. No more running out of ink or blunt tips or not having enough supplies.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

blogging along

I didn't realize it had been so long since I made an entry here. I've gotten into this phase of "circle drawing" or drawing with circles.

For May, the Sharpie Scouts are doing "SAC 2008". It's an art card challenge. How many art cards can you make in a month? I've signed up for 60, and I'm doing the 3x3 cards.

Otherwise, I'm hanging in there!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Trying to do Fast Draft with some other writing friends. Not getting too far.

Waiting for the Renaissance Festival to start. Just love going.

My hair is getting waaay long. I should probably get it trimmed, but I haven't cut my hair (except for my bangs) since last spring.

Otherwise, not much going on.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Pay it forward!

Purplemajic Diva has invited everyone to take part in this Pay It Forward challenge. I think it is a great idea and am willing to play! I will send a handmade gift/thingy/something to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "Pay It Forward" exchange. I don't know what that gift will be, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 30 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is "Pay It Forward" by making the same promise on your blog with a link back to me. So basically, if you comment I'll send you something crafty that I'll make! Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be the recipients of your handmade work. You must post this on your blog to be eligible.

Okay? Okay! Let's play!

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Wow, time sure flies! Here it is 2008 already. I had a good Christmas. It was really different too - spent a lot of time alone.

This "blue diamond" as I call it, is one of the quilts at the quilt show. This is just a small shot of the center of the quilt. It's really quite large altogether. I'm not sure who the artist is that created it, but I will find out. I should have brought a brochure home with me!

So this weekend is the quilt show for the Tucson Quilter's Guild, and I'm helping out with that... helping my sister mainly, she does the quilt show photo cd's. She has a doll in this year, it's the first time they've taken journal quilts and soft sculpture items.

This is what I call "the Dead Farmer and his Wife". It's one of the quilts at the show, and no I did NOT make this. I believe it's by Nancy Arsenault, but I'm not 100% positive.

There are so many amazing quilts! Well, they are all amazing. Some are just a tad more amazing than others. :)

I'm hoping to put something in next year... a journal quilt I think!

My one big purchase at the quilt show is the "Beyond Paper Dolls" book by Lynne Perrella. It is a really interesting book.