Thursday, January 31, 2008

My little bro

My father took this with his cell phone when we went out to celebrate Alexis' birthday. This is of course, me and my little brother. It gave me such a giggle. I don't think that I have ever taken a serious photo with him. Love ya JAX!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Nature is the art of God

Mom has encouraged me to work with beeswax again. I played with it when Claudine Hellmuth's book first came out. I have all the stuff. I just have not touched it for a while. So mom told me to join a group called Step Outside Your Box Saturdays. I messed up though because we are not supposed to have any flourishes on our piece. I will have to start over tomorrow with a different piece. My bad. I should have looked closer at the instructions.
For this piece I made an inkjet transfer onto ledger paper. It is a beautiful flower that is truly an artwork of God. I added two flourishes that I designed and cut. I then added the saying "Nature is the art of God". I love the way this turned out. It is only 4"by 6". I have yet to decide whether I am going to mount it onto a canvas. We will see.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Look who turned 3

Here are a couple of pics from my baby's 3rd birthday. I told her she is not a baby anymore and that it made me kinda sad. So, now every day she has to tell me that I am sad cause she not a baby any more. Too cute!
Mom and Dad got her a big girl bike. Truthfully, it is way too big but, she could care less. She is just excited that her bike is as big as her brothers now.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Still freezing in Texas

It is soooooo cold here in Texas. So, we are spending a lot of time indoors. I know the kids are ready for it to warm up. My 6 year old has already asked me when he can start wearing short sleeves and shorts again. This is the kid that runs upstairs to change into summer clothes everytime he comes home from school. And every morning I have to explain to him that he must wear appropriate clothing for the temperature outside.
I have been having so much fun making and designing little scroll die cuts. For this piece I made a inkjet transfer onto ledger paper. It is a 5" by 7" canvas with a wooden dowel added to the side with some beautiful fibers. I love this girl.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Little Clay Bird with Flourishes

I just absolutely love these little birdies. I did one like this not too long ago and everytime I looked at it, it gave me a little smile. It is just one of those feel good pieces. So, when it sold, I just had to made another one. This one has some white die cut flourishes that I designed and cut out. They add a nice touch to the piece. Anyway, this little guy is going to be put on etsy tonight.
It is 4" by 4" gallery wrapped. The bird is made out of polymer clay and then dyed with inks and paints and assembled onto the canvas. I should have taken a side shot of it because it is dimensional.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Another little felted piece

It is super cold today in Texas. I was beginning to think that we were not going to really have a winter. Everyone was wearing shorts at Christmas. So, it is kinda fun to still be working with the wool roving.
This one I decided to use some blue roving to make the flowers. It is a little bigger than the one from yesterday. I am going to just make this one into a quiltie. It could be displayed as a wall hanging. I am enjoying all of the textures and colors. I will be listing this on etsy soon.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gotta love the felting!

I am back on the felting trail. There is still a lot of experimentation for me with these techniques. So for this piece, I started with wet felting the background, stitching over the top and then adding embellishments with needle felting. I have to admit that I bought an embellishing machine last year and did not touch it much. Now I am so glad that I did. It really helps with making sure that everything is down and in place securely ( and quickly ). So, mark that off as one of the things that I purchased that was not a total and complete waist.

I have mounted it onto a 5" by 7" gallery wrapped canvas that has been covered in green wool felt.

This piece will be listed on our etsy site.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


It is so like me to jump around from doing one thing to another. Keeps me from getting bored I guess. And it makes me happy. So this piece I did using a completely new technique. It has taken a lot of time and experimentation to get it down but, I think that it is finally all coming together.
I love the softness of the cross image. At first when I did the cross I was unhappy with it because I did not think it was dark enough so, I put it to the side for a little while. When I looked at it again I was inspired to put the quote on it. Sometimes in our walk we have to look a little harder. The answers are not always completely clear and easy to find. The good news is if we will just seek God, we will find what we are looking for.
I love the way this turned out!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Felting Fun!

Well, I broke out the felting. I decided to make something more functional. I saw a little notepad holder than mom had purchased. It was made of fabric but basically the same concept as this little one. I needle felted the branches and two little blue birds on there and then added a lining that has two pockets. One for a notepad and another for notes. It also has a little spot for a pen. It is just two cute. I have already started on some more with flowers. This will be listed on our etsy site.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I am still here!

Things have been crazy these past few months. I know I have disappeared from my blog. It always seems to go that way around the holidays for me. I am anxious to start the new year with some new directions. I have been experimenting with a new technique and hope to get some samples up very soon. It is a longer process than I am used to but worth all the time.
I am also excited to get working on needle felting again. I experimented a little last year and even bought a machine. I am sooooo eager to start that again. Felting is so big right now and I am so glad about that.
I wish everyone a very creative and healthy year!!!!!