Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Favorite New Things

The vine maple we planted in our front yard on Father's Day, in honor of Karl's dad.
My orchid, which has decided to bloom even though I've neglected it for over a year!

Plastic coated wire, scored from my brother-in-law, made into sweet wreath for me by Karl.

I'm sure I will spend many an hour crafting with my new Ott Lite!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Halloween in June?

It's midsummer... so, of course, I'm thinking about skeletons and witches.
LOVE Donna Veal's wondeful skeleton pattern!
I was just asked to donate a doll to a Humane Society fundraiser auction that will happen on October 22nd, so how can I resist making something spooky? I'm sketching and thinking... rolling the ideas around.
My granddaughters joined me recently for a weekend, and we had a great time making origami crane mobiles out of old map paper and other non-traditional papers, then collaged and rubber stamped them.

I have been crocheting lots of my super-long beaded bracelet/necklaces. Just today, I had a great idea for one with all antique white shell buttons. Ordered several more spools and new colors of C-Lon thread, which I've decided I like after all, now that I've learned how to make it behave.

Meanwhile, I am doing random art journal pages just to keep my creative stream flowing.
Why, oh WHY does Blogger load my images sideways??

But... OH, I need an art vacation! And Art and Soul is too far away! Who wants to join me?