After getting really sick last night and all of the major storms that we had, I felt the need to sit down in my room and create something. I am starting to get a very small glimpse of how hard it would be to have to raise two small children without any help. I am telling Cody when he gets back from his trip that he is not allowed to leave again for a very LONG time. I created this on a 8" by 10" canvas panel. Of course, a photo of a cemetary angel. Love her very somber look but she is still so beautiful.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
We are getting some pretty serious thunderstorms today. We needed it but there is standing water all over. So, when I looked out the window to see the rain, I was shocked to see that we had two visitors. I quickly grabbed the kids and the camera along with some bread. They both came pretty close to us. They must be used to people. I just thought they were so cute together. They must be husband and wife. Adorable. I hope that they come back.
It has been kinda hectic around here lately with Cody being gone on a business trip. I am out of my routine. But I have had some time to create after the kids go to bed. I was digging in my supply closet and ran across these really sturdy magnets that I forgot that I had. They are actually ATC sized. So I made a little collage and applied it directly to the magnet. I just love the way it turned out. I am going to have to make more. The other piece I made from a wood panel and the clay technique that looks like wood. The key hole is a mold that I have had forever and barely broken in. I am really trying to dig out the stuff that I have not used in a while. It is kind of like rediscovering things all over again.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Mom and I have been playing around with a new technique. I made these canvases using this technique. I really like the way that they have turned out. I used a picture of Bailey for the 8" by 10" canvas. I am going to make one with Alexis' picture too. They will make a perfect Father's Day gift for Cody. He can take them to work and hang them in his office. The angels, well, I have always loved angel images. I have soooo many stamps with angel images. I always seem to gravitate toward them when working on a project.
Friday, April 13, 2007
I have finally found out when That's Clever will air my show. Believe it or not it has been a whole year since they came out to my house. Seems like a lifetime ago. Everyone keeps asking when it is going to air. Well, someone from the show finally called and said that it will be on June 1st. I am anxious to see it. But I think that Bailey is more excited than anyone. He keeps asking when he is going to be on TV. These are the two projects that I did. One is with a clay technique that I created. I love the way it looks like wood. The second is a matchbox pendant that I covered with a rummy tile. It has a gel medium picture transfer of my grandmother. Two fun projects.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I had a wonderful day yesterday and got a lot of things done with the kids both at school. Today the sun is out and the back door is open. I just love when the kids can go in and out. I am hoping that the weather stays like this for a bit longer. You have to enjoy days like this when you live in Texas because, the overwhelming heat is just around the corner. These are the pieces that I got done yesterday. I am going to be listing them on etsy. Please go and take a look. My etsy store is twocooltexans.etsy.com
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Well, I am still loving working on needle felting and wet felting. I think that the cat has decided that she likes the wool roving too. I found an open bag of it outside my art room last night with Annie laying right beside it. She looked very pleased with herself. It was pretty funny. I have listed these two pieces on my etsy site if you would like to take a look.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Today was Easter. It is always fun to watch the kids get all excited about Easter. We got together at mom and dad's house this year. It has been unusually chilly which is not very conducive to outdoor Easter egg hunts. But, we managed to get some eggs hidden in the back yard. I am not even sure the kids noticed the cold weather. They were just focused on the prize. I took this pic of them right before they got to search for eggs. It so captures their personalities. Alexis is so exicited she can't close her mough. Bailey is mapping out the yard in the corner of his eye. They are so funny! Me, I am eyeing the Japanese Maple in the background trying to figure out how to steal some leaves to dry and use in my artwork! I love this time of year.
Friday, April 6, 2007
Ok, I am finally getting into the world of blogging. Mom talked me into it. I am looking forward to getting started. I am going to start off with a picture of a felted piece that I made. I am really enjoying working with wool roving and felt. I think that there is something about the way it feels and all of the colors. And the possibilities are endless. I have always loved working with fabric. I guess the felting just takes it a step further. I will be putting both of the pictured pieces up on my etsy site ( twocooltexans.etsy.com ) this weekend. Please come take a look at our etsy site.