Monday, November 29, 2010

Time never stops....11-29-10

Where did this month go?  How did I get through Thanksgiving?  How many more days until Nutcracker or Christmas for that matter?  I feel like I have been floating through this last month, sort of looking down on the days as they pass.  We've been holiday busy as I am sure most of you have been.  Thanksgiving week was a blur of cleaning and cooking and eating.  And now we press onto Christmas.  I do hope your Thanksgiving was filled with good family memories and for those who do not celebrate this holiday, I do hope your month of December celebrations are shaping up nicely.

More class participants

Claire and her purse

Right before Thanksgiving I finished up a class in which we altered ballerina pointe shoes and satin purses and sandals.  I promised to post some pictures and because these past few weeks have been blurs, well I am just getting to posting them.  I did finish a very special pointe shoe, the Nutcracker 2010 shoe, for the Judith Svalander School of ballet.  That was the secret that I was working on.  I presented it to Mrs. Svalander right before the holiday and I am thinking she loved it :))))  So here you can see some happy participants and their creations.  I really loved this class because it was so laid back.  No pressure to create a master piece...just fun.  My kind of class.  Enjoy the photos!!!

Nutcracker Altered Pointe shoe
altered purse

altered flip flop

altered purse

more altered pointe shoes

Monday, November 15, 2010

Paper Packets Are Assembled

A stuffed packet
I promised pictures and finally, finally I uploaded them from one of our cameras I have to say, some of the papers that were brought in were really gorgeous.  We also had rusted nails, dried blueberries (my favorite), onion skins, leaves, Easter egg dye tablets, tea bags, coffee grounds, and I can't remember what else.  There was a lot of stuff flying around :)  The participants made two packets.  One to hang at The Studio and one for home.  This first gathering was a lot of fun and relaxing.  We all talked and laughed.  It was a great way to kick off this collaborative.  So below are some pics from the evening.
Assembling packets

The evenings work, ready to hang


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Donation piece for library in Moss Norway.

Finished, except for a little varnish :))))  Now I am moving onto my second piece and if I don't finish by this coming Monday, well then this piece will go into the mail.  I am giving myself an out on the second piece only because I am prepping for a class on Thursday.  Drum Roll please!  The paper packet class is a go.  I might have mentioned that below somewhere but I don't think that I formally stated that.  Currently I am cutting cardboard and screen for the packets.  I am really excited about this because I know we will all get some great papers to work with.  

This donation piece is entitled, "Misty Floes."  I used papers from my art table and worked intuitively as I normally do.  The shading was done with both Neocolors II and Portfolio water soluble oil pastels.  The substrate is 300 lb watercolor paper. And so with funk is over.