Thursday, September 29, 2011

Something Blue

I hate to see summer end.  I prefer warm weather, however fall and winter do have their perks.  The cooler weather and clouds that already prevail make it easier to stay in doors and on task, creatively speaking. 

Hanging out with artsy friends has inspired me to continue to expand my repetioire and recently I dug a little deeper into my rekindled shadowbox/diorama fascination.  Breaking out the sewing needle, paper, and  polymer clay led to this exploration in miniature (and the discovery that miniatures are harder than they look!)  This tiny room measures 3"tall x 1-1/2" deep and can be found in my Etsy shop.

Along the same lines as the tulip shadowbox necklace made for my friend, Gayle, (found in an earlier post) is a smaller version, approx 1" x 1.5", made on special request.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

This summer has absolutely flown by!  In fact, this whole year is managing to disappear.  I can't believe the cooler weather will soon be here - I actually had to close the window tonight. 

Day job is keeping me busy, busy, but I have managed to carve out some time to put some new ideas together.  Here are some things I've made along the way...
Garden Botanical - Sold



Game Night - Available Shortly
Tulips Shadowbox

Does anybody remember making dioramas/shadowboxes as a kid in school?  Usually from a shoebox or tissue box?   I used to LOVE doing this (I remember doing one for a book report on Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express).   This is a soldered shadowbox that I designed for a friend of mine.  The flowers are polymer clay and it measures approx 2 x 1.5 x 1.5". I was sort of testing the idea out and I really enjoyed it. She can use it as jewelry or as a home decor item.  Currently I'm working an a custom order for a smaller one (approx 1 x 1 x .5") with blue flowers. 

Watched a couple of older movies today:  Dirty Dancing and Grease.  My husband told me they're planning to remake Dirty Dancing?!  Why?   I'm not thrilled with the idea - some things are better off left as they are, especially this, in honor of Patrick Swayze.  What do you think? 

And as long as we're talking about viewing the boob toob, I'm wondering who to credit the brilliant idea of "respecting the roll" and trying to peddle ugly toilet paper roll covers.  Honestly, who's offended by seeing a roll of toilet paper?  And why should I respect it when it's not on the holder?  Considering what it's designed for, I think 'respect' might be a strong term.  Just sayin...


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Crafting has always been a passion for me. I have yet to stick with any particular medium, as I love to switch it out and try new things. This blog is sort of a testament to that fact. Hope you enjoy...

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