Friday, January 26, 2007
These are the items that I made for the "Lovely Hearts " benefit at the Artstreams Gallery.
They still need to be juried and hopefully sent off before the deadline.
I finally got a new digital camera..a Sony Cybershot... .8.1 megapixals...a bit of an improvement over the old one.
I am finishing up a bunch of things...a hooked crow for a birthday present, Gail's houses, more workshop samples, a collage or two and I'm sure that there are other things lurking around the house that I need to work on.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
This little kitty has a sort of primitive look to him.
I hooked this over a year ago, but until I get a new camera or find my old one I've had to resort to going into the "archives"...
I'm currently working on hearts for the Lovely Hearts Exhibit in New Hampshire, samples for a workshop I'm teaching, and a few orders that I need to attend to.
My son, Jason turns 17 on Sunday and he wants an Angel Food cake, so I'll be making his favorites ...plus he has his 2 best friends coming Sat. to spend the night. He requested his favorite peanut butter cookies for the guys to munch on. Luckily, I love to bake goodies for my boys, especially on these chilly days we are having.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Still haven't found my camera!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I have to go back into my photo archives until I find that camera! Or buy a new one....I now realize how much I love using my digital camera and recording things I've made and seen and blogging about it all....
Here is what I have been staring at for the last 2 weeks! A lovely display of plumbing fixtures...but I am FREE...we get a new cashier on Monday so I will be back to my original Saturday shift ..and hopefully I can get back to making more ART. And somehow I lost my nice digital camera about a week ago....I keep thinking that I will find it soon and don't want to buy a new one unless I "really" lost it.
Today I will taking my son to the SantaBarbara Zoo for his science class study on BIRDS. Maybe we'll go out to lunch and he wants to rent "Winged Migration" for part of his science report. I want to see "Pan's Labyrinth" which is playing now...Teesha recommended it and it looks like it will be amazing...maybe tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
If you get a chance, hop on over to this cool Blog and check out the Lovely Hearts section. This is art esprit... http://artesprit.blogspot.com. Susan has a wonderful Gallery on the East Coast and is doing a benefit for Breast Cancer and accepting all heart and valentine art to sell.I hope to make some hooked hearts and get them to her before the deadline...
Photo above is from our trip to Calistoga...a lovely carving on a headstone in the old graveyard...from the 1800's..it says "Remember Me"....
Sunday, January 07, 2007
This came on something in the mail and I thought I'd post it just for fun. I spent the week working at our Plumbing-Hardware store while we wait for our new register person to start work in another week. Lots to do on my one "day off"...can't wait to get back to my regular schedule and have more time to "make stuff"!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
On our way to Calistoga I managed to get the family to take a detour to Golden Gate Park and the new DeYoung Museum to see the Gee's Bend Quilts. So glad we got to see them before they left on Dec. 31! Thanks, Debbie L. for reminding me to see them~really so wonderful in person. It was very crowded, too...vacation time and all and the fact that they were leaving soon...but I think even my husband and boys enjoyed them even though they make fun of my taking them off on artful side trips whenever possible. We also went up 9 stories in the new tower and got a scenic view of the bay area. In addition to the Quilts there is a textile room with special drawers filled with wonderful vintage textile samples including embroidery, weaving, applique, quilting, and dyed fabrics...I recommend a quick look in there too. The boys also enjoyed the exhibit of African Art while I went back and looked at the Quilts one more time...they really made your heart sing! I bought a few post cards of some of my favorites.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Waiting for me in the mail when we got home from our vacation were my Moo business cards. I love the small size and they arrived very fast, especially since they came from England! I picked out about 10 different Flickr photos and they made 100 color cards with my info. on the back. At least now I have something to give out to folks at craft shows and they also will work as a price tag, if need be.
I still want to design my own business cards on Photoshop someday, but until then these are wonderful! Highly recommended! And only $20. + S&H...
Monday, January 01, 2007
I went in to the classroom for several weeks and worked with as many as 3 or 4 kids at a time. They were very proud of their work and this photo even got into our local newspaper.
Hanging from the bottom of the rug are little pockets that each student sewed by hand and contained their personal message for peace.