Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
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'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
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
Monday, August 11, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
Okay? Okay! Let's play!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
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.