Daily Archives: February 23, 2013

Spool Knit Scarf Piece

Day 23: Spool Knit Scarf Piece

I needed a small project to carry along on a car trip, and I had cotton yarn left over from my crocheted chatelaine, so I started a lacy, spool knitted piece that I will braid with some other pieces to

Spool Knit Scarf Piece

Day 23: Spool Knit Scarf Piece

I needed a small project to carry along on a car trip, and I had cotton yarn left over from my crocheted chatelaine, so I started a lacy, spool knitted piece that I will braid with some other pieces to

Resist

  Using acrylic stamps, I stamped with versamark and clear embossing powder. Using this as a resist, I used Derwent Artbars and water on my Gelli plate. When dry, I washed over with watercolour. For images 1,2 and 3 I

Resist

  Using acrylic stamps, I stamped with versamark and clear embossing powder. Using this as a resist, I used Derwent Artbars and water on my Gelli plate. When dry, I washed over with watercolour. For images 1,2 and 3 I

TAD Day 23 Steampunk Brass Goggles

Here is my first pair of brass goggles.  I used a the great directions in the book linked below, Thanks Thomas Willeford.  These were easier than I thought.  I had planned all day and now I am done.   I was

TAD Day 23 Steampunk Brass Goggles

Here is my first pair of brass goggles.  I used a the great directions in the book linked below, Thanks Thomas Willeford.  These were easier than I thought.  I had planned all day and now I am done.   I was

Day 23 – Snickerdoodles!

Posting earlier than I usually do because these are going to a party with me tonight.

Day 23 – Snickerdoodles!

Posting earlier than I usually do because these are going to a party with me tonight.

Day 23: Three Little Birds

Now I have that Bob Marley song stuck in my head…

Day 23: Three Little Birds

Now I have that Bob Marley song stuck in my head…

Day 23 – Drawing Practice

And boy do I need it. This was sketched completely in marker. Keeps me from being so meticulous. Second attempt, too. Better than the first.

Day 23 – Drawing Practice

And boy do I need it. This was sketched completely in marker. Keeps me from being so meticulous. Second attempt, too. Better than the first.

Three’s a company

When Milligan and Morton hit the scene, there’s was always the chance that one or the other (or both!) would suddenly explode in a display of temper that had become legendary in their circle of friends. It seemed that only

Three’s a company

When Milligan and Morton hit the scene, there’s was always the chance that one or the other (or both!) would suddenly explode in a display of temper that had become legendary in their circle of friends. It seemed that only

Two More Herbs for the Pot

I managed to find the time to get two more of my embossed copper herb labels done this afternoon as the snow flurries stopped my work in the garden.  It is surprisingly tough on the fingers working with this copper

Two More Herbs for the Pot

I managed to find the time to get two more of my embossed copper herb labels done this afternoon as the snow flurries stopped my work in the garden.  It is surprisingly tough on the fingers working with this copper

Day 22: Study Spot

Why is it necessary to memorize the Chapters in the Table of Contents of the Pilot Operating Handbook? This is just one of many questions I have that make it hard for me to study for my upcoming check ride.

Day 22: Study Spot

Why is it necessary to memorize the Chapters in the Table of Contents of the Pilot Operating Handbook? This is just one of many questions I have that make it hard for me to study for my upcoming check ride.

Day 21: Glass Beach

I’ve been wanting to visit this beach for years now, ever since my husband first told me it existed. Back in the 1920s it was a garbage dump. Despite the signs warning you not to take glass from this “archaeological

Day 21: Glass Beach

I’ve been wanting to visit this beach for years now, ever since my husband first told me it existed. Back in the 1920s it was a garbage dump. Despite the signs warning you not to take glass from this “archaeological

Day 20: Roadtrip

A drive up the coast to rent a beach house with out-of-town guests.

Day 20: Roadtrip

A drive up the coast to rent a beach house with out-of-town guests.

Day 19: Look ma! No plane!

Indoor skydiving!  Scary but mostly just exhilerating and hard to breathe!   I don’t think I’m ready to jump out of an airplane just yet.

Day 19: Look ma! No plane!

Indoor skydiving!  Scary but mostly just exhilerating and hard to breathe!   I don’t think I’m ready to jump out of an airplane just yet.

Dag 23 : Slang

And a bit of nostalgia. I forged this little snake from a bolt during my very first thing-a-day.

Dag 23 : Slang

And a bit of nostalgia. I forged this little snake from a bolt during my very first thing-a-day.

TAD 23: Needle-felted needle case

I like the alternate name for this: A housewife. Now if only it would hem my pants for me!

TAD 23: Needle-felted needle case

I like the alternate name for this: A housewife. Now if only it would hem my pants for me!

Thing a Day 23: Sassy Hiding

My brother is in Japan for a week, so his cat Sassy is staying here. She’s not happy about it.

Thing a Day 23: Sassy Hiding

My brother is in Japan for a week, so his cat Sassy is staying here. She’s not happy about it.

Thing-a-Day 23: Finished Tulips

All finished. Now I just need to frame it.

Thing-a-Day 23: Finished Tulips

All finished. Now I just need to frame it.

TAD 21 & 22

Getting behind on taking photos so I combined two days. Origami box with beaded earrings.

TAD 21 & 22

Getting behind on taking photos so I combined two days. Origami box with beaded earrings.

Choccy Woccy Rosezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

You know how it is…busy day…evening meal…sit sown for a few minuteszzzzzzzzzzzzz. So I am a few hours late posting my thing for the 22nd…a chocolate rose. This is my first attempt at making modelling chocolate.  I have used white

Choccy Woccy Rosezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

You know how it is…busy day…evening meal…sit sown for a few minuteszzzzzzzzzzzzz. So I am a few hours late posting my thing for the 22nd…a chocolate rose. This is my first attempt at making modelling chocolate.  I have used white

Word 23

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

Word 23

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

Thing-a-Day 22: Cup Cake Candles

This was an opportunity to recycle those leftover candle stubs I’d been keeping for a while, along with a clump of black wax that came from a bottle of champagne I’d been given for Christmas. As I had absolutely no

Thing-a-Day 22: Cup Cake Candles

This was an opportunity to recycle those leftover candle stubs I’d been keeping for a while, along with a clump of black wax that came from a bottle of champagne I’d been given for Christmas. As I had absolutely no

Day Twenty-Two…

Well, I guess I’m continuing with the “Safari” theme for now.  I may mix it up a bit; or maybe not…I’m a bit scatter-brained and don’t stay with the same thing for too long–we’ll see.  Anyway:

Day Twenty-Two…

Well, I guess I’m continuing with the “Safari” theme for now.  I may mix it up a bit; or maybe not…I’m a bit scatter-brained and don’t stay with the same thing for too long–we’ll see.  Anyway:

TAD 22-fresh out of the kiln

Finally did a kiln firing and got to see the results of my glaze experiments. I’m really jazzed about the technique using a solid color of glaze first, painting on wax resist and adding concepts color glazes for color (samples on the

TAD 22-fresh out of the kiln

Finally did a kiln firing and got to see the results of my glaze experiments. I’m really jazzed about the technique using a solid color of glaze first, painting on wax resist and adding concepts color glazes for color (samples on the

Day 22 – Lotus Blossoms

Found a lotus blossom origami model that I like!

Day 22 – Lotus Blossoms

Found a lotus blossom origami model that I like!

Day 22: Moxie Drawing

Quick charcoal sketch of my cat from an old photo. She’d gotten inside a packing envelope, and the look on her face is pretty priceless. Distinctly a “Mommy, don’t ship me to Antartica, I promise I’ll stay off the table!”

Day 22: Moxie Drawing

Quick charcoal sketch of my cat from an old photo. She’d gotten inside a packing envelope, and the look on her face is pretty priceless. Distinctly a “Mommy, don’t ship me to Antartica, I promise I’ll stay off the table!”

a photo of a bracelet

Day 22: Another Bracelet

I’m not really sure that these metallic doodads count as beads, but I’m using them to make bracelets anyway.

a photo of a bracelet

Day 22: Another Bracelet

I’m not really sure that these metallic doodads count as beads, but I’m using them to make bracelets anyway.

New lights, in progress

  Still not feeling up to much work but did manage a little painting. The top one is to go on a piece of glass like the pink/red/orange one last week. It still needs the black lines which will really

New lights, in progress

  Still not feeling up to much work but did manage a little painting. The top one is to go on a piece of glass like the pink/red/orange one last week. It still needs the black lines which will really

More Art with Charlie

I had to pick up the glass for the new lights today so drove downtown. Didn’t really have energy for much else so stopped in the middle to give Charlie a walk somewhere interesting. These pictures were taken around MICA,

More Art with Charlie

I had to pick up the glass for the new lights today so drove downtown. Didn’t really have energy for much else so stopped in the middle to give Charlie a walk somewhere interesting. These pictures were taken around MICA,

Granny Squares

Day 22: More Granny Squares

Still turning out granny squares for a special little girl’s sweater. Working on a couple of other projects also, so I’ll post about one of those tomorrow to avoid granny overload.

Granny Squares

Day 22: More Granny Squares

Still turning out granny squares for a special little girl’s sweater. Working on a couple of other projects also, so I’ll post about one of those tomorrow to avoid granny overload.

Day 22 ~ Glass Fused Pendant #2

Another glass fused pendant. Really enjoying this :)

Day 22 ~ Glass Fused Pendant #2

Another glass fused pendant. Really enjoying this :)

Thing 22

In Mexico on King’s Day, everyone has Rosca de Reyas which is a sweet bread in a big circle sort of like Mardi Gras king’s cake. In spite of the mountains of packages at every store in sight, I made

Thing 22

In Mexico on King’s Day, everyone has Rosca de Reyas which is a sweet bread in a big circle sort of like Mardi Gras king’s cake. In spite of the mountains of packages at every store in sight, I made

Day 22b: Abstract Photo

22a decided not to load, not sure if I can convert the file, but I will try tomorrow. Technology and I don’t seem to get along… This is a picture of the sunset. :)

Day 22b: Abstract Photo

22a decided not to load, not sure if I can convert the file, but I will try tomorrow. Technology and I don’t seem to get along… This is a picture of the sunset. :)

Heritage Cooking 23: Prune Bread

Chock-ful of prunes and nuts, this is a moist and lovely cake-like nut bread. Easy to mix up and a nice afternoon snack! 1 cup pitted prunes, cut up 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2  1/2 teas baking powder 3/4 teas

Heritage Cooking 23: Prune Bread

Chock-ful of prunes and nuts, this is a moist and lovely cake-like nut bread. Easy to mix up and a nice afternoon snack! 1 cup pitted prunes, cut up 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2  1/2 teas baking powder 3/4 teas