Daily Archives: February 6, 2014

Thing-a-Day 6: Origami Bookmarks

It’s book club tonight and that means I’ve got very little time to do anything creative. After some thought I decided to make origami bookmarks for all my book club friends

Thing-a-Day 6: Origami Bookmarks

It’s book club tonight and that means I’ve got very little time to do anything creative. After some thought I decided to make origami bookmarks for all my book club friends

Stamp carving Day 6

Speedy-Carve. Based on a japanese continuous cloud pattern. Motif from Pattern Sourcebook: Nature Shigeki Nakamura. It needs some refining and is only printed using a pigment ink pad. (Needs printing ink but that’s it for today!)

Stamp carving Day 6

Speedy-Carve. Based on a japanese continuous cloud pattern. Motif from Pattern Sourcebook: Nature Shigeki Nakamura. It needs some refining and is only printed using a pigment ink pad. (Needs printing ink but that’s it for today!)

Dag 6 : Vuur

And since rioters are burning the town, a fire to commemorate the occasion. I think I will do an easier subject tomorrow.

Dag 6 : Vuur

And since rioters are burning the town, a fire to commemorate the occasion. I think I will do an easier subject tomorrow.

Day 5: Posted Late, Done on Time

Day 5 was a slow day for me. I wasted a fair amount of time trying to dig out a path through the snow, from my apartment and down the stairs to my truck, only to have a groundskeeper come

Day 5: Posted Late, Done on Time

Day 5 was a slow day for me. I wasted a fair amount of time trying to dig out a path through the snow, from my apartment and down the stairs to my truck, only to have a groundskeeper come

Thing a Day 6

The strange boat is getting closer. Inigo: He’s right on top of us! Vizzini: Whoever he is, he’s too late. See! The Cliffs of Insanity! We’re safe. Only Fezzik is strong enough to go up our way. He’ll have to

Thing a Day 6

The strange boat is getting closer. Inigo: He’s right on top of us! Vizzini: Whoever he is, he’s too late. See! The Cliffs of Insanity! We’re safe. Only Fezzik is strong enough to go up our way. He’ll have to

Today’s

Pronouns: Fashionably Collaborative Sign/Archetype: Snow Drift Igloo Secret Society: Garfinkel’s Beard Community Org: Sitting Next to Merlin Clown Persona: Foppy Socks Band Name: Sitting Next to Merlin Impossible Thing: Time Travel w/o Paradox Business: Pandora’s Broom Hypochondrial Fate: If I

Today’s

Pronouns: Fashionably Collaborative Sign/Archetype: Snow Drift Igloo Secret Society: Garfinkel’s Beard Community Org: Sitting Next to Merlin Clown Persona: Foppy Socks Band Name: Sitting Next to Merlin Impossible Thing: Time Travel w/o Paradox Business: Pandora’s Broom Hypochondrial Fate: If I

Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

Day 05 – Sweets

I have been packing today so this one was kind of last minute, but it is the season for candy hearts. I am going out of town for the weekend. I will still have pictures everyday on my Instagram account,

Day 05 – Sweets

I have been packing today so this one was kind of last minute, but it is the season for candy hearts. I am going out of town for the weekend. I will still have pictures everyday on my Instagram account,

Day Five: “Paper Craft Critters”

One theme I’m trying to stick with during this year’s Thing-A-Day challenge is paper crafts.  Another more unofficial theme is “Pinterest projects I’ve wanted to try a long time, but haven’t yet…until Thing-A-Day!” This time, Macula Art’s downloadable templates.  Find

Day Five: “Paper Craft Critters”

One theme I’m trying to stick with during this year’s Thing-A-Day challenge is paper crafts.  Another more unofficial theme is “Pinterest projects I’ve wanted to try a long time, but haven’t yet…until Thing-A-Day!” This time, Macula Art’s downloadable templates.  Find

Day 5 – wrapped necklace

This is legit what I did today. It’s strips of my scarves wrapped around cotton clothesline. I ironed the silk onto fusible web to decrease the amount of fraying though there still is some. I like that I can use

Day 5 – wrapped necklace

This is legit what I did today. It’s strips of my scarves wrapped around cotton clothesline. I ironed the silk onto fusible web to decrease the amount of fraying though there still is some. I like that I can use

Day 4 – sort of

I’ve got this new part time job that tends to wear me out more than I’m used to. That’s my excuse for not posting yesterday. Here’s a picture of Charlie for you from a walk we did a few days

Day 4 – sort of

I’ve got this new part time job that tends to wear me out more than I’m used to. That’s my excuse for not posting yesterday. Here’s a picture of Charlie for you from a walk we did a few days

Thing 5

Today has been full of accomplishments. I finished up some wax votives for the artist fair that is tomorrow. And just now got the recipe for my wedding day signature cocktail completed. I was going for the color but it

Thing 5

Today has been full of accomplishments. I finished up some wax votives for the artist fair that is tomorrow. And just now got the recipe for my wedding day signature cocktail completed. I was going for the color but it

a photo of a hand with a ring with golden baubles on it

Thing-A-Day 2014 Day 5: Bauble Ring

Our Christmas crackers from last year had these little wires with golden baubles on each end wrapped around them and I thought they were neat, so I saved them. Well, I was looking at the bauble wires today and I

a photo of a hand with a ring with golden baubles on it

Thing-A-Day 2014 Day 5: Bauble Ring

Our Christmas crackers from last year had these little wires with golden baubles on each end wrapped around them and I thought they were neat, so I saved them. Well, I was looking at the bauble wires today and I

Day 6 – Steampunkish Heart

  Sad attempt at a steampunk heart drawing. Apologies for the lightness of the drawing.

Day 6 – Steampunkish Heart

  Sad attempt at a steampunk heart drawing. Apologies for the lightness of the drawing.

TAD Day 5- Tool rack

The new tool box needs a rack to hold the hand tools.

TAD Day 5- Tool rack

The new tool box needs a rack to hold the hand tools.

Thing A Day 5: Copper and Tin Gorget

  Took an antique tin lampshade, trimmed off pieces I decided I didn’t want, hammered, sniped, hand filed.  Then took a sheet of copper I had patinaed with salt and vinegar, cut out the shape of what I had for

Thing A Day 5: Copper and Tin Gorget

  Took an antique tin lampshade, trimmed off pieces I decided I didn’t want, hammered, sniped, hand filed.  Then took a sheet of copper I had patinaed with salt and vinegar, cut out the shape of what I had for

TAD 2014 – Day 5

Quick post today. Babysitting 2 1/2 year old grandson does not allow for a lot of time to do much in the line of art. This is another sample for scout camp. Saturday evening we usually do a bunch of

TAD 2014 – Day 5

Quick post today. Babysitting 2 1/2 year old grandson does not allow for a lot of time to do much in the line of art. This is another sample for scout camp. Saturday evening we usually do a bunch of

TAD Day 5: Wine cork Christmas tree

A big ice storm in Philadelphia last night left over a half a million homes without power. We were lucky to only lose power for an hour this morning when a tree came down on the lines a block away. 

TAD Day 5: Wine cork Christmas tree

A big ice storm in Philadelphia last night left over a half a million homes without power. We were lucky to only lose power for an hour this morning when a tree came down on the lines a block away. 

Day 5 ~ Polymer Clay Charm Bracelet

Kids had yet another snow day today…. My 11yr old made this charm bracelet using polymer clay, while at “Camp Grandma”.

Day 5 ~ Polymer Clay Charm Bracelet

Kids had yet another snow day today…. My 11yr old made this charm bracelet using polymer clay, while at “Camp Grandma”.

Day 4 ~ Snow & Ice

Day late… Trying to catch up, while still digging out.

Day 4 ~ Snow & Ice

Day late… Trying to catch up, while still digging out.

Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get