Monday, April 30, 2018

In The Classroom

I am going into the local grade 10 art class every day this week
to teach them how to make etched metal jewelry. 

Here are some earrings I made as ideas of what they could make. 

I think my favourite is this etched bug...... 
but I have some necklaces in the works - so perhaps this will change. 
I am looking forward to seeing what they create!
. . . . and I will share some necklace images soon - I promise :-) 

Monday, April 23, 2018

A New Medium to Play With

I have always been intrigued by traditional rug hooking....
but I knew it wasn't for me.  

Then I saw punchneedle creations, and I so wanted to give it a try. 
One day I saw that The Crafter's Box had created a kit taught by Bookhou 
and I placed an order.......

..... and this is what I made. 

I placed it among some of my other creations 
on the little ledge on the railing of my loft studio.
It may get moved again, but for now I like it there. 

I loved the process and can't wait to try some more pieces of my own design 
- but for now other projects are waiting there turn!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thoughts on Blogging....

I love blogging. 
 I like to have time to take a number of photographs of the creations I have made.
I like to edit and crop them a bit. 
I like to think about how I made something and what I can tell people about it. 
I like to share a bit more then just the image. 

And ..... even though it is easier just to post a quick picture on instagram 
(which I do - my link is in the sidebar if you are instagramer)
 I do hope to still be here sharing a bit more about what I create
 - it makes me happy. 

So today I share with you a mixed media creation on an emptied out tea bag.
 (actually it is on a tea bag and a third - one wasn't quite big enough) 

It was made using a couple of photographs I took, a drawing, 
some paint and ink and of course a bit of collage bits.  
A final coat of paste wax gives it a beautiful finish and adds some depth. 

Same process different end product. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. 

....... and oh yah - Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Creating with Tea Bags. . . . . Again

As many of you probably know
I love creating with tea bags.

But... it seems like it has been a while since I have created with them. 
So I started off by adding a few of my photographs to tea bags 
thinking I would have time to make a whole stack. 

.... and here is the ONE I managed to finish!

It started with this photo

and then I added some collage bits, paint, wax and pen marks.  

I am not sure when I will get time to create with the rest of them.... but I am hoping that it is soon!

Although I love blogging it doesn't seem like I get to it as often as I would like, 
and therefore have started posting on Instagram.  

Feel free to follow along with my creations there if you would like. (click the link below!)