Sunday, November 22, 2009
I've been painting an 8x10 for a swap called "There's a Word for People Like You", basically you were to go have a look at your partners profile and make a painting/collage for them. Well, my partner made it very easy on me to choose a word for her - the first line in her profile was "I am the queen of my castle", pfft, you don't have to hit ME on the head to get my attention! Anyway, below is the painting - I rarely ever use blingy, glittery sorts of things in my art but this just screamed for it:
Glitter can be found in the flowers, apples, the word Queen and the flying birds and the crown is of course rhinestones, hmmm something looks crooked - oh well, that's my style I suppose....hope she likes it!
Cleaning up my mess to start another............................at the Shores
Friday, November 20, 2009
I seemed to have lumped a lot on my plate these days, I mean things that really should not be a priority...swaps, tags and the like but I just can't seem to help myself - I have a ton of things I need to get finished before we head south to my mothers in Georgia for Thanksgiving. I have some backdrops to get done for the childrens Christmas program at church, I think I'll make this number one...I hope it doesn't rain all weekend since they are so big I would really like to work on them in the driveway.
I've finished a cute little angel for a homemade ornament swap (not a very good picture):
I like to take a little something for my mom when we visit and after a nice person in the UK sent me some stitch markers I knew my mom just had to have some - my first attempt at any kind of beading but I thought they were pretty. I made 2 sets, one for knitting (R) and one for crochet (L) another crappy picture from my Blackberry:
I think on the drive down I'll make a little bag for these to go in for storage.
Welp th-th-th-that's all folks, time for bed - I have one busy day tomorrow so for now you'll find me snoozin'...............................at the shores
Sunday, November 08, 2009
I was in an ATC swap ...they were to be monochromatic so after looking at my partners profile I see blue is her thing and since Europe is mine I thought I'd mix them for this:
Blue Moon Over Venice
Do you think I should send sunglasses for viewing of the second one? For some odd reason this was the second ATC this weekend I did in shades of magenta - not exactly a color I run to for comfort normally but seemed to be the color of the day for me - I scanned it crooked so it is totally wonkey but just tip your head a little to the right and it'll be just fine!
The weather has been outstanding here, it was nearly 70 degrees and anyone who knows the weather in northeast Ohio this is something to marvel at in November, it sure won't be long until the first snow flies and it will be downhill from there for several months as we are perched in the middle of what is called the "snow belt", Lake Erie can be thanked for much of it I suppose.
I am outta here for now, you can find me................................at the shores
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I was caught up with my swaps and saw someone was doing an "Old Maid" swap on Swap-Bot and thinking about it took me back to those silly cards I had in the 1970's...after finding a set I started painting a couple, it's funny really - I remember every inch of these cards, maybe because I just played it a lot?