Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
OK, I discovered paper clay and I can't stop! I loved it the minute I felt it in my hands. It is so soft and does just want you want it to. So, I guess since I was in bird mode already, I created these little sculptured birds. I decided they would be beautiful on a wedding cake topper. So, I created this wedding cake topper for the birds to sit and oogle at each other....and perhaps kiss. What do you think?
The only thing I don't like is that I used "triple thick" gloss glaze. I would the birds to have been less glossy now that I'm done. But, my husband says he thinks they look more like porcelain or ceramic with the gloss and he loves them. If you work with paper clay, can you tell me what kind of glaze works good to protect your work?
I have so many projects started that I am telling myself I have to finish before I start anything else. We will see how that goes. I have a little clay sculpture of a woman from the shoulders up that I'm scared to paint her face. I'm so afraid I will mess her up. I have a pair of funny birds (clay) I'm working on. (These were a project found on the paperclay site. Then, I have a new pattern I drew out for a much smaller fabric bird. Not to mention I have not finished my redecorating project~! Oh well. I just feel blessed that I get so much joy from these creative projects and sharing them with my blog friends. Like the saying at the bottom of my email..."All you need to be happy is someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." Zig Ziggler (A wise man indeed). Hugs and sorry I'm always so wordy. I just have so much to say!!!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Hey everyone! I have been a bad blogger! I have become a weekend blogger! But, I have been productive. See the birdy? I have been so inspired to make a bird since I saw the one I blogged about a while back. Have to look that up to give her credit. I drew out a pattern last week and I have to say, this is not the first bird!~ heehee. OH MY GOSH!! I just think I can do anything and I don't even think about it being difficult. Then, I run into something that I can't figure out. In this case, it was those dang legs! I could not figure out how to make the birds stand. I finally figured it out (well my way of making it work). I'm so proud of my birds. Go check them out on Etsy. I am also working on some clay birds.
For some reason, I also decided I had to make some bloomers! I think it is because Renea was talking about them....she saw them in a shop some where. I just think they would be so comfortable to wear around the house. So, I got a pattern and all the accoutrement Friday. However, since I have been obsessed with the birds, I have not been able to cut out the bloomin' bloomers. I miss my blog friends and I want you to know that I am always checking on ya. I just don't always have the time to comment. You are on my mind and in my heart. Love ya!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
I painted both sides of this (in very good condition)brief case. The other side just says "bloom where you are planted". Side 2 also has some butterflies that I decoupauged on. I used a high gloss acrylic black paint for the sides of the case and the the tops.
I also want to show you this little shadow box I created with this little wooden box my mother picked up for me at a garage sale. She got a couple of them and this would be the first creation that I have come up with since I got them about a year or more ago.