Daily Archives: February 2, 2013

Faux Macro Photography

These images were taken using my scanner. It was set to scan at 1200 dpi (the highest my scanner can do – while it claims to do upto 9600 dpi, it interpolates those additional pixels instead of actually scanning them).

Faux Macro Photography

These images were taken using my scanner. It was set to scan at 1200 dpi (the highest my scanner can do – while it claims to do upto 9600 dpi, it interpolates those additional pixels instead of actually scanning them).

TAD 2: Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

A little bit of a rush job, the original plan was to do some pretty royal icing on these sugar cookies, but the lure of takeaway and bad TV won me over so instead I just sandwiched some easy chocolate

TAD 2: Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

A little bit of a rush job, the original plan was to do some pretty royal icing on these sugar cookies, but the lure of takeaway and bad TV won me over so instead I just sandwiched some easy chocolate

Thing A Day 2: Cat in a Tin Foil Hat

I made a tin foil hat for my cat Joshie for no particular reason.

Thing A Day 2: Cat in a Tin Foil Hat

I made a tin foil hat for my cat Joshie for no particular reason.

Blunt? Outspoken? Well, Direct, Anyway

It was while she was in grad school that Kirsten decided on her philosophy of life: tell it like it is. She won some friends; she lost some friends; she was always true to herself. Even now, several decades later, she shoots from

Blunt? Outspoken? Well, Direct, Anyway

It was while she was in grad school that Kirsten decided on her philosophy of life: tell it like it is. She won some friends; she lost some friends; she was always true to herself. Even now, several decades later, she shoots from

TAD13-2: Handmade Sketchbook

I love using inspirational art supplies and to follow materials when creating something. The advantages of handmade sketchbook are many: you can choose your own papers, use those papers from your collection that were sitting forever waiting for a special

TAD13-2: Handmade Sketchbook

I love using inspirational art supplies and to follow materials when creating something. The advantages of handmade sketchbook are many: you can choose your own papers, use those papers from your collection that were sitting forever waiting for a special

Thing Two

Today I made a little mosaic heart. It started with small heart shaped salt and pepper shakers from Cracker Barrel. I was certain they were meant to be pendants that you could open up on the back and stuff in

Thing Two

Today I made a little mosaic heart. It started with small heart shaped salt and pepper shakers from Cracker Barrel. I was certain they were meant to be pendants that you could open up on the back and stuff in

Day 2 – Delayed Sketchy Sketch

I was out last night and sketched – or, rather, attempted to sketch Wolverine’s hand. This is what I came up with off the top of my head and a little quick look of my hand. Not bad, I guess.

Day 2 – Delayed Sketchy Sketch

I was out last night and sketched – or, rather, attempted to sketch Wolverine’s hand. This is what I came up with off the top of my head and a little quick look of my hand. Not bad, I guess.

Charlie walks in Baltimore

I walk Charlie every day. This month I’ll post pictures on our walks here in Baltimore. Baltimore seems to have a reputation for being a city without much to offer. I saw Garrison Keillor when he came to speak at

Charlie walks in Baltimore

I walk Charlie every day. This month I’ll post pictures on our walks here in Baltimore. Baltimore seems to have a reputation for being a city without much to offer. I saw Garrison Keillor when he came to speak at

Day 2 – Emerald

Pantone’s “Color of the Year” for 2013 is emerald. Since I do sell my work, I like to at least make an effort to come up with pieces that incorporate fashion color trends. The problem comes when the fashion colors

Day 2 – Emerald

Pantone’s “Color of the Year” for 2013 is emerald. Since I do sell my work, I like to at least make an effort to come up with pieces that incorporate fashion color trends. The problem comes when the fashion colors

Dag 2 : Toermotor

And for today, a drawing of a toy roadster. I just can’t get the wheels right, but I’ll learn. I also designed and made the roadster.

Dag 2 : Toermotor

And for today, a drawing of a toy roadster. I just can’t get the wheels right, but I’ll learn. I also designed and made the roadster.

Juliette Gordon Lowe as a young woman

This is a collaged tag made using the image of J Lowe from the National Gallery. My February 2 daily make.

Juliette Gordon Lowe as a young woman

This is a collaged tag made using the image of J Lowe from the National Gallery. My February 2 daily make.

Juliette Gordon Lowe

I am cabin camping in the woods with my 13 girl scouts, and had to drive around like an idiot looking for a signal to post these, but here is make 1 for Feb. first. We are doing the collage

Juliette Gordon Lowe

I am cabin camping in the woods with my 13 girl scouts, and had to drive around like an idiot looking for a signal to post these, but here is make 1 for Feb. first. We are doing the collage

Day 2

Continuing my Mini Cake week with this painted cake.  I wanted to test painting with diluted food colors and topped it with a gumpaste rose. :)

Day 2

Continuing my Mini Cake week with this painted cake.  I wanted to test painting with diluted food colors and topped it with a gumpaste rose. :)

Des Res

                    Today dawned with a clear blue sky so I had to turn my attention to outdoor activities as there is so much to do before the growing season starts. Yesterday

Des Res

                    Today dawned with a clear blue sky so I had to turn my attention to outdoor activities as there is so much to do before the growing season starts. Yesterday

Day #2 Flask Customization

Today’s thing was a little flask customization. I got this plain black flask at Christmas time and I wanted to “snaz” it up a little. So I found a little verbage that I liked, fired up the vinyl cutter, and

Day #2 Flask Customization

Today’s thing was a little flask customization. I got this plain black flask at Christmas time and I wanted to “snaz” it up a little. So I found a little verbage that I liked, fired up the vinyl cutter, and

Day One: Pillow Case

This is one of two pillow cases that will be a belated Christmas present.

Day One: Pillow Case

This is one of two pillow cases that will be a belated Christmas present.

Leaf Me Alone

TAD day 2. Monoprinting with leaves. The first four purple prints were all from one plate.

Leaf Me Alone

TAD day 2. Monoprinting with leaves. The first four purple prints were all from one plate.

TAD 2013 – Day 2

  We are babysitting our youngest grandson today while his Mom is off setting up the gala. There is no way Grandma will get anything creative done today so I incorporated him into my TAD. Tempra paint in a plastic

TAD 2013 – Day 2

  We are babysitting our youngest grandson today while his Mom is off setting up the gala. There is no way Grandma will get anything creative done today so I incorporated him into my TAD. Tempra paint in a plastic

Day 1 & 2 – Belly Bands for Rescue Dogs

I’ve been making belly bands for male rescue dogs at Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue. Belly bands are tinkle protection used for male dogs that like to mark indoors. Here is a picture of my female boston terrier Piggy modeling one

Day 1 & 2 – Belly Bands for Rescue Dogs

I’ve been making belly bands for male rescue dogs at Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue. Belly bands are tinkle protection used for male dogs that like to mark indoors. Here is a picture of my female boston terrier Piggy modeling one

TAD Day 2: Frame earring holder

I’ve made these before using screen, but as I was unable to locate the roll of screen I know we have somewhere, used this metal wire grid that was on hand.  If I come across cup hooks, I’ll add them

TAD Day 2: Frame earring holder

I’ve made these before using screen, but as I was unable to locate the roll of screen I know we have somewhere, used this metal wire grid that was on hand.  If I come across cup hooks, I’ll add them

Word 01

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Word 01

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Day 2: Pastel painted jars

I keep collecting glass jars and although I don’t really keep all of them, I do keep the pretty ones and try to use them for different projects. Being Saturday and all, organization is the word of the day. So

Day 2: Pastel painted jars

I keep collecting glass jars and although I don’t really keep all of them, I do keep the pretty ones and try to use them for different projects. Being Saturday and all, organization is the word of the day. So

Dream #2: Spring

Today we’re dreaming about …spring! :)

Dream #2: Spring

Today we’re dreaming about …spring! :)

Day 2

Just an ink and watercolour silhouette.  4×6 inches on watercolour paper. Time escapes me and I found myself working today when I thought I’d have time to play.

Day 2

Just an ink and watercolour silhouette.  4×6 inches on watercolour paper. Time escapes me and I found myself working today when I thought I’d have time to play.

Day Two: Sticky Gingerbread

For Thing-a-Day I’ve set myself the rule that I mustn’t make anything that I’ve made before. As the beginning of February always involves a mini baking frenzy, for me this is my opportunity to try out new recipes. This sticky gingerbread

Day Two: Sticky Gingerbread

For Thing-a-Day I’ve set myself the rule that I mustn’t make anything that I’ve made before. As the beginning of February always involves a mini baking frenzy, for me this is my opportunity to try out new recipes. This sticky gingerbread

Plant hanger

New copper hanger for my plant.

Plant hanger

New copper hanger for my plant.

Silk Painting

I first ketched on a design, then lightly applied watercolor.

Silk Painting

I first ketched on a design, then lightly applied watercolor.

Day 1 Midi Code Sample.

Page 310: Advanced Methods (midi) I know I should start with the stuff I will be working with next week in class but I just got back from giving a talk on using sysex to debug arduino code over midi.

Day 1 Midi Code Sample.

Page 310: Advanced Methods (midi) I know I should start with the stuff I will be working with next week in class but I just got back from giving a talk on using sysex to debug arduino code over midi.

Day 1: Too much painting

This wasn’t the project I had planned for the day, but it was really important to get finished. My friend and I are working together to improve a 113 yr old granary building, hoping to shed its “flea market”  reputation

Day 1: Too much painting

This wasn’t the project I had planned for the day, but it was really important to get finished. My friend and I are working together to improve a 113 yr old granary building, hoping to shed its “flea market”  reputation

Day 1 Tile Sketch

A dear clay bud passed away last year and our clay group are each making a -tile to commemorate her. I cut out the tile yesterday, painted it with underglaze and am waiting for it to get bone dry so I can

Day 1 Tile Sketch

A dear clay bud passed away last year and our clay group are each making a -tile to commemorate her. I cut out the tile yesterday, painted it with underglaze and am waiting for it to get bone dry so I can

Day One…

I had so much fun with Thing a Day last year, that I had to do it again this year.  I’ve been pretty busy this year, though, and don’t have any particular theme in mind.  I’ve decided to just make

Day One…

I had so much fun with Thing a Day last year, that I had to do it again this year.  I’ve been pretty busy this year, though, and don’t have any particular theme in mind.  I’ve decided to just make

Starting from Scratch

Just finished half an hour of calligraphy practice. Took a stab at Caroline Minuscule. It’s quite the messy rough draft of an alphabet and I couldn’t be prouder of it! It’s been such a long time . . . I

Starting from Scratch

Just finished half an hour of calligraphy practice. Took a stab at Caroline Minuscule. It’s quite the messy rough draft of an alphabet and I couldn’t be prouder of it! It’s been such a long time . . . I

Wire wrapped pendant.

Day 2: More Modest Ambitions

After the last adventure, I thought I’d try something a little more modest. Besides, I had to do this in the wee hours of the beginning of Day 2 because I’m going to be otherwise occupied tomorrow/today/while the normal people

Wire wrapped pendant.

Day 2: More Modest Ambitions

After the last adventure, I thought I’d try something a little more modest. Besides, I had to do this in the wee hours of the beginning of Day 2 because I’m going to be otherwise occupied tomorrow/today/while the normal people

1: gratitude

1. This morning I woke up after 10 hours of sleep – felt amazing. 2. Made it to my first meeting on time 3. Had great energy at my afternoon meeting 4. Climbed up Market St to Portola on my

1: gratitude

1. This morning I woke up after 10 hours of sleep – felt amazing. 2. Made it to my first meeting on time 3. Had great energy at my afternoon meeting 4. Climbed up Market St to Portola on my

Day 1: Fingerless gloves…again?

I feel like I’m getting this year off to a weird start by doing…fingerless gloves. Again. But this time they are for me, and not for a gift. February snuck up on me this year, I’d planned on doing something

Day 1: Fingerless gloves…again?

I feel like I’m getting this year off to a weird start by doing…fingerless gloves. Again. But this time they are for me, and not for a gift. February snuck up on me this year, I’d planned on doing something

Exploring publish year 2

For a second year in a row, i’m attempting to tackle the challenge of publishing and writing about my practice – even mini notes, even small drafts. Every week will be a different brief, a different format. Week 1 of

Exploring publish year 2

For a second year in a row, i’m attempting to tackle the challenge of publishing and writing about my practice – even mini notes, even small drafts. Every week will be a different brief, a different format. Week 1 of