Friday, March 28, 2008

My icicle doll!!!

Got the pictures from a couple of people in the AB group. Made it and am happy with it. Think it is cute?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Two pictures with JC background

Finally, tried to post these pictures 3 other times.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Just a note

I worked on a couple of pieces just to play around with the joint compound for backgrounds. Have been using this stuff for years cause I was married twice to dry wall men. It is so useful for so many things, like stenciled wall words and just plain stencils. This time I used it for backgrounds on these 2 wall hangings. Worked great like always. (no chipping or flaking) and took to glimmer mist and alcohol inks like a champ. My next is a old time wedding picture with a lace background.
It lasts forever in a cottage cheese carton and does not dry up or anything like spackle does. So that is this weeks project.
The other is a large garden piece I am working on with mosaic tile to mix among the flowers. My son in law made the form from sheet metal and I think it is going to be a stunner. It is 4 foot tall and has a finial atop.I will pot a picture of it but the pictures are not uploading today on here, I've tried lots of times.
I have been watching the 3rd season of gray's anatomy today (on and off)Now this is real TV. Making swiss steak and polenta for dinner.
I really hope somebody reads all this and tries the dry wall mud. I also put a deposit on a little brindle shitzu ,he was born on the 5th of march. Think I will name him Cubby. Can't wait to bring home this little sweet thing. -8 weeks.

2 pieces using dry wall mud as a background

New work utilizing joint compound

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Time to put some thoughts down.

This day is kind of a wash, caught by a song and grabbed me for the day-This "Killing the blues" really didn't kill the blues for me but have listened to the song endlessly. I have been seen(in the song) swinging the world by it's tail. If anyone reads this listen to this beautiful song. Allison krause and robert Plant
A book round robin is beginning (the first for me) I think it is going to be fun and challenging and a chance to see other people's work up close and personal. Have a boy's book in the works and also a house book.
All the men in the world are mourning the loss of Brett farvre, because we are in Wisconsin and the Green Bay Packers are Wisconsin. I only wish my mind was so free that I would actually care if a football player retired.
Will hope for a better and more productive day tomorrow.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Some work I did recently

This is first a paper mosaic with a 3 D picture-16 x 12 on wood. The second is a close up of this. the third is a beeswax picture from my boys book. The fourth is the paper mosaic front of the book and another beeswax attempt. The next is a house page that is published in the ZNE "Never Forgotten" Book