Daily Archives: February 26, 2013

Gremlin Puppet Face

Trying out a new way for me to make puppets.  First make the face and hands and feet out of clay.  Now pour plaster of paris all over it and let cure.  Ok now I wait. Advertisements

Gremlin Puppet Face

Trying out a new way for me to make puppets.  First make the face and hands and feet out of clay.  Now pour plaster of paris all over it and let cure.  Ok now I wait.

Day 26: Organza flowers

Today I made a bunch of organza flowers – they turned out quite pretty and delicate. I plan to use them to embellish a cardigan, I’ll show you the result tomorrow. :)

Day 26: Organza flowers

Today I made a bunch of organza flowers – they turned out quite pretty and delicate. I plan to use them to embellish a cardigan, I’ll show you the result tomorrow. :)

Yarn and Hooks

Day 26: Yarn for Crocheted Socks

It’s a beautiful day outside and I needed some exercise, so I walked the four miles round trip to the nearest yarn store and back to buy some sport weight yarn so I could try out the crocheted sock pattern shown at right. I

Yarn and Hooks

Day 26: Yarn for Crocheted Socks

It’s a beautiful day outside and I needed some exercise, so I walked the four miles round trip to the nearest yarn store and back to buy some sport weight yarn so I could try out the crocheted sock pattern shown at right. I

Day 26: Chorus #3

angelnow Is it still snowing?? Oh well, here’s another song! This one made me sad.

Day 26: Chorus #3

angelnow Is it still snowing?? Oh well, here’s another song! This one made me sad.

Thing 26

Here it is day 26 already. After the big adventure this weekend, I brought home plenty of sea salt from Rio Lagartos and a 50 kilo bag of corn from some small town in the Yucatan. I don’t have a

Thing 26

Here it is day 26 already. After the big adventure this weekend, I brought home plenty of sea salt from Rio Lagartos and a 50 kilo bag of corn from some small town in the Yucatan. I don’t have a

Flying

Gelli plate printing again. The prints were achieved by using just one peacock feather and dragging it down the plate. These are just 5 of them … the fifth showing the silver birdie. He’s been fired and roughly brushed but

Flying

Gelli plate printing again. The prints were achieved by using just one peacock feather and dragging it down the plate. These are just 5 of them … the fifth showing the silver birdie. He’s been fired and roughly brushed but

Thing a Day 26: Phyllis’s Dream

My mom’s friend Phyllis had a dream that my mom was running around, flailing her arms, and yelling, “Run! Run! It’s the cleaning lady!” I felt I had to recreate this in public. The other park-goers were a little confused.

Thing a Day 26: Phyllis’s Dream

My mom’s friend Phyllis had a dream that my mom was running around, flailing her arms, and yelling, “Run! Run! It’s the cleaning lady!” I felt I had to recreate this in public. The other park-goers were a little confused.

Olympic Dreams

Competitive synchronized levitation required delicate balance, a certain degree of resiliency, a willingness to push boundaries, and a finely tuned understanding of Newton’s Third Law. The Orbulous twins, Orlon and Olson, were at the height of their game. Now that

Olympic Dreams

Competitive synchronized levitation required delicate balance, a certain degree of resiliency, a willingness to push boundaries, and a finely tuned understanding of Newton’s Third Law. The Orbulous twins, Orlon and Olson, were at the height of their game. Now that

Last silk square, I promise

  I set out to do this square so in spite of my present misgivings about them, I’ve finished it. It is also framed (Michaels) and on a peel-and-stick vinyl square (Home Depot). Now I’m going to work on the

Last silk square, I promise

  I set out to do this square so in spite of my present misgivings about them, I’ve finished it. It is also framed (Michaels) and on a peel-and-stick vinyl square (Home Depot). Now I’m going to work on the

Charlie, the signs of spring and the hippo

                This tree (magnolia?) is in bud, snowdrops are out and daffodils are getting taller. Which is all very fine. I was pleased to see them all and am looking forward to spring.

Charlie, the signs of spring and the hippo

                This tree (magnolia?) is in bud, snowdrops are out and daffodils are getting taller. Which is all very fine. I was pleased to see them all and am looking forward to spring.

Dag 26 : Oliekanne

“Oozing charm from every pore He oiled his way around the floor. And when at last the dance was done, He glowed as if he knew he’d won!”

Dag 26 : Oliekanne

“Oozing charm from every pore He oiled his way around the floor. And when at last the dance was done, He glowed as if he knew he’d won!”

Band of Gold

    I have been busy in the garden today so have not really had time to sit down and do something specially for Thing-a-Day so I am posting a rather creative solution to a problem shrub in my garden.

Band of Gold

    I have been busy in the garden today so have not really had time to sit down and do something specially for Thing-a-Day so I am posting a rather creative solution to a problem shrub in my garden.

Day 23

A snail work in progress.

Day 23

A snail work in progress.

Heritage Cooking 26: Rye Bread

Moist and light, and slightly sweet, this caraway seed flecked bread turned out just perfect. Eat it plain and it is just fine as is!! 450 g bread flour 100 g rye flour ( or I used part bran) 12

Heritage Cooking 26: Rye Bread

Moist and light, and slightly sweet, this caraway seed flecked bread turned out just perfect. Eat it plain and it is just fine as is!! 450 g bread flour 100 g rye flour ( or I used part bran) 12

Today’s Instructions

Leave a message on the fridge/bathroom mirror. Document. Report back.

Today’s Instructions

Leave a message on the fridge/bathroom mirror. Document. Report back.

Word 26

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

Word 26

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

Day Twenty-Five…

I think I’ve come to the end of the safari theme with today’s piece.  I haven’t decided about tomorrow…good thing it isn’t today!

Day Twenty-Five…

I think I’ve come to the end of the safari theme with today’s piece.  I haven’t decided about tomorrow…good thing it isn’t today!

a photo of a weird crocheted thing

Day 25: Weird Messy Crocheted Ball

Just keep putting 2 sc crochet in every st until you have a weird wavy crocheted ball, or you go nuts, whichever comes first.

a photo of a weird crocheted thing

Day 25: Weird Messy Crocheted Ball

Just keep putting 2 sc crochet in every st until you have a weird wavy crocheted ball, or you go nuts, whichever comes first.

willow branch upcycled leather necklace

Willow Branch Upcycled Leather Necklace

willow branch upcycled leather necklace

Willow Branch Upcycled Leather Necklace

Day 25 – New Origami Paper!

I got quite a lot of origami paper, so here are a bunch of different models using an assortment of the different kinds of papers.

Day 25 – New Origami Paper!

I got quite a lot of origami paper, so here are a bunch of different models using an assortment of the different kinds of papers.

oops (17 & 18)

i just looked at my last post and realized i skipped 2 days: 17: enjoyed a new japanese restaurant with a friend who returned from a trip to taiwan. we were all so hungry and didn’t realize that they’d be

oops (17 & 18)

i just looked at my last post and realized i skipped 2 days: 17: enjoyed a new japanese restaurant with a friend who returned from a trip to taiwan. we were all so hungry and didn’t realize that they’d be

Willow Branch Reclaimed Leather Necklace

Willow Branch Upcycled Leather Necklace, black

       ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/listing/108813061/willow-branch-upcycled-leather-necklace

Willow Branch Reclaimed Leather Necklace

Willow Branch Upcycled Leather Necklace, black

       ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/listing/108813061/willow-branch-upcycled-leather-necklace

10 days worth (get ready)

i’m a bit behind, but i still want to recognize the great week i’ve had 17: 18: 19: i attended a women’s entrepreneur’s luncheon and met some amazing women. right after that luncheon, i received a disappointing phone and was

10 days worth (get ready)

i’m a bit behind, but i still want to recognize the great week i’ve had 17: 18: 19: i attended a women’s entrepreneur’s luncheon and met some amazing women. right after that luncheon, i received a disappointing phone and was

day 25 beakstick

I don’t really know what this is……a strange dolphin wearing lipstick and sunglasses. How would sunglasses even stay on a dolphin’s head? And do they have lips? Ok, beaks — so this dolphin is wearing beakstick I suppose. Ha ha!

day 25 beakstick

I don’t really know what this is……a strange dolphin wearing lipstick and sunglasses. How would sunglasses even stay on a dolphin’s head? And do they have lips? Ok, beaks — so this dolphin is wearing beakstick I suppose. Ha ha!

Day 24-25: Flowers and flowers

I feel kind of boring posting the same thing over and over, but I need a lot of the flowers and now is a good time to make them.

Day 24-25: Flowers and flowers

I feel kind of boring posting the same thing over and over, but I need a lot of the flowers and now is a good time to make them.

TAD 2013 – Day 25

        Remember gum wrapper chains? I had yards and yards of chains back in the 60s. Chewed way too much gum in my youth obviously.  Well this is a variation on those. It’s a bracelet made with

TAD 2013 – Day 25

        Remember gum wrapper chains? I had yards and yards of chains back in the 60s. Chewed way too much gum in my youth obviously.  Well this is a variation on those. It’s a bracelet made with

Day 25 – More Fun with Drawing

Trying to finish this for a friend. Not much left to go. My mind, heart & soul are really not into drawing right now. Feeling drained & dealing with some stuff.

Day 25 – More Fun with Drawing

Trying to finish this for a friend. Not much left to go. My mind, heart & soul are really not into drawing right now. Feeling drained & dealing with some stuff.

TAD 25

Amigurumi Yeti. I used alpaca-blend yarn and thread-jointed his arms.

TAD 25

Amigurumi Yeti. I used alpaca-blend yarn and thread-jointed his arms.

TAD 25-Playing with spheres

Sat. and Sun. did not get a chance to get in the studio, so today I finished assembling some new clay pieces I’ve been wanting to try. I impressed the clay slabs with my newest clay roulettes I made on

TAD 25-Playing with spheres

Sat. and Sun. did not get a chance to get in the studio, so today I finished assembling some new clay pieces I’ve been wanting to try. I impressed the clay slabs with my newest clay roulettes I made on

“R” on slate

More playing with silk on squares and framing. This is a smaller piece of blackish slate. I think the R might be a bit dark to be on the black. I really love this slate stuff though. I just have

“R” on slate

More playing with silk on squares and framing. This is a smaller piece of blackish slate. I think the R might be a bit dark to be on the black. I really love this slate stuff though. I just have

TAD Day 25 Knife blank

I took an image of a knife I always wanted and put it on a circular saw blade.  I then took a Dremel with a cutting wheel and cut along the lines.  After a little clean up and sanding smooth

TAD Day 25 Knife blank

I took an image of a knife I always wanted and put it on a circular saw blade.  I then took a Dremel with a cutting wheel and cut along the lines.  After a little clean up and sanding smooth

There’s no dog there now, Charlie.

  I’m 99% sure this gate is by Steve Baker at Wholly Terra. I’ve seen several pieces, often transoms, around Hamden/Medfield by him. Several months ago a little dog barked at Charlie from the other side of this gate. I don’t

There’s no dog there now, Charlie.

  I’m 99% sure this gate is by Steve Baker at Wholly Terra. I’ve seen several pieces, often transoms, around Hamden/Medfield by him. Several months ago a little dog barked at Charlie from the other side of this gate. I don’t

Thing 25

My friend Jan is in need of a boyfriend so to end our weekend journey, we stopped by the prison outside of Valladolid to look around. We decided to shop for hammocks at the prison as they are reputed to

Thing 25

My friend Jan is in need of a boyfriend so to end our weekend journey, we stopped by the prison outside of Valladolid to look around. We decided to shop for hammocks at the prison as they are reputed to

Thing a Day 25: Notes for Readers

I went to the library and left little notes in copies of some of my favorite books. I don’t know who will read them or when.

Thing a Day 25: Notes for Readers

I went to the library and left little notes in copies of some of my favorite books. I don’t know who will read them or when.

Day 25: Abstract Photo/ Alternate

There was no way to make music today because I was getting ready for the snow storm, so here is a photo instead… It’s a crack in the bottom of my old mirror. :)

Day 25: Abstract Photo/ Alternate

There was no way to make music today because I was getting ready for the snow storm, so here is a photo instead… It’s a crack in the bottom of my old mirror. :)