Friday, October 24, 2008

Hand Painted Pottery!

My sister and I went to the Fire House Pottery Studio here in downtown Marshall and picked out some ready made pottery to paint. We both had been looking at 2 Tea for One sets , each a different style, and finally decided to paint them.

While I painted for about an hour, my sister sat and stared directly at her tea set. She had no idea what to paint on such a large project. Eventually she gave up and decided to trade it in for 3 smaller pieces, an angel ornament, a ladybug trinket box and a small cup for her 3 year old daughter to paint. (Sadly, this little cup was broken during the painting process....but the owner was kind enough to offer a replacement cup the next time we come in to paint). Hopefully we can return on Saturday because I am just about finished with my piece and can't wait to see it once it is fired and all the colors come to life.On a final note, I just had to share the rubber stamp I carved for my Dad yesterday. He had asked me to make a stamp for one of the companies he works with (my dad writes tv and radio spots for advertising). Here is the finished stamp.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Art-a-Thon!

I have devoted the entire day to the creation of ART! I have many trades going on at AFA and I haven't really been able to free up any time for art lately. So Today is the Day! I am not answering the phone, I am keeping a pot of coffee at the ready, I have pencil, paper, and scissors at I am off to create:)

Here are just a couple examples of what I have accomplished so far today.

The front of my 4x4 Halloween Chunky Page
The back of my 4x4 Halloween Chunky

A Cat themed Matchbox Shrine for PIF (Pay It Forward) trade.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Theoretical Girl

I discovered this video on Youtube this morning and thought you might enjoy this beautiful song.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Little Book Swap!

Well, I have not yet completed Wednesday's Challenge because I finished off my Little Books for a swap on AFA and sent them off in the mail today.

I really enjoyed making these books. They are both 3 1/2 X 3 1/2, include 20 pages of white card stock, and are bound together using ribbon stitching. I collaged both front and back covers inside and out, and rubber stamped on them using my hand carved rubber stamps, I topped it all off with a little bit of hand drawn embellishments and paper words and phrases.

I have already cut out materials for a new book. This time I am going to make it a Deco Book and ask friends from AFA to decorate it with me.