Author Archives: gwenndyl

About gwenndyl

I'm an art director at an advertising agency and mother to two equally creative yet vastly different girls. I enjoy too many things to list but among the top 5: spending time with my kids and husband, anything crafty, photography, running, baking, and anything outdoors. Most excellent at making a mess... not so great at cleaning it all up.

Day 14 ~ Valentine Painting

A valentine painting from my 8yr old. Advertisements

Day 12 ~ Leg reattachment

Reattached a leg at the doll hospital today.

Day 12 ~ Leg reattachment

Reattached a leg at the doll hospital today.

Day 11 ~ Snow covered

Snow. More snow. Still more snow. And even more yet to come.

Day 11 ~ Snow covered

Snow. More snow. Still more snow. And even more yet to come.

Day 10 ~ Dichroic Glass Ring

Another glass ring. This time with dichroic glass.

Day 10 ~ Dichroic Glass Ring

Another glass ring. This time with dichroic glass.

Day 9 ~ Chocolate Valentines

Homemade chocolate Valentine’s pops. A yearly tradition for us :)

Day 9 ~ Chocolate Valentines

Homemade chocolate Valentine’s pops. A yearly tradition for us :)

Day 8 ~ Volcano

Busy weekend… Spent our Saturday evening helping our 8yr old build her volcano model.

Day 8 ~ Volcano

Busy weekend… Spent our Saturday evening helping our 8yr old build her volcano model.

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 3 ~ Snow Path

We had a lot of snow here today. So my thing is going to be the snow path that’s weaving all over our yard like a maze.

Day 3 ~ Snow Path

We had a lot of snow here today. So my thing is going to be the snow path that’s weaving all over our yard like a maze.

Day 2 ~ Homemade Birthday Cards

Today we had fun making cards for our great grandmother’s 96th birthday!

Day 2 ~ Homemade Birthday Cards

Today we had fun making cards for our great grandmother’s 96th birthday!

Day 1 ~ Neon-colored bound journal

Day 1 ~ My youngest daughter and I worked together to make her a bound journal.

Day 1 ~ Neon-colored bound journal

Day 1 ~ My youngest daughter and I worked together to make her a bound journal.

Day 28 ~ Stirrer Sculpture

Hard to believe it’s the last day of February already. Wrapping up with an updated pic of the desk sculpture. It has certainly “grown” considerably the past few weeks!

Day 28 ~ Stirrer Sculpture

Hard to believe it’s the last day of February already. Wrapping up with an updated pic of the desk sculpture. It has certainly “grown” considerably the past few weeks!

Day 27 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

Needed to thank a sweet friend for sending me a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Day 27 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

Needed to thank a sweet friend for sending me a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Day 26 ~ Bamboo

A bug’s perspective of our bamboo plant.

Day 26 ~ Bamboo

A bug’s perspective of our bamboo plant.

Day 25 ~ Monday Morning Sun

Just loved the way the sun greeted me this morning.

Day 25 ~ Monday Morning Sun

Just loved the way the sun greeted me this morning.

Day 24 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

My thing for today is a handmade thank you card. Just cut paper and a piece from another card I liked.

Day 24 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

My thing for today is a handmade thank you card. Just cut paper and a piece from another card I liked.

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 :)

Day 21 ~ Fused Glass Pendant

After a few failed attempts at creating an opening through the layers of glass, I’ve finally succeeded at my first fused glass pendant.

Day 21 ~ Fused Glass Pendant

After a few failed attempts at creating an opening through the layers of glass, I’ve finally succeeded at my first fused glass pendant.

Day 20 ~ Birthday Cakes

I did the baking. My girls did the decorating. I’m one lucky momma.

Day 20 ~ Birthday Cakes

I did the baking. My girls did the decorating. I’m one lucky momma.

Day 19 ~ Fused Glass

I’ve always wanted to try fused glass. My family got me one of those beginner microwave kiln sets for my birthday. These are my first two pieces.

Day 19 ~ Fused Glass

I’ve always wanted to try fused glass. My family got me one of those beginner microwave kiln sets for my birthday. These are my first two pieces.

Day 18 ~ Homemade Soft Pretzels

Friend of mine shared this recipe, and they were a complete success! Not only did my daughters both enjoy helping to make them… They’re also ridiculously yummy – especially right out of the oven!!

Day 18 ~ Homemade Soft Pretzels

Friend of mine shared this recipe, and they were a complete success! Not only did my daughters both enjoy helping to make them… They’re also ridiculously yummy – especially right out of the oven!!

Day 17 ~ Pipe Cleaner Ballerina

Playing around with pipe cleaners today… Wound up with this froggy ballerina.

Day 17 ~ Pipe Cleaner Ballerina

Playing around with pipe cleaners today… Wound up with this froggy ballerina.

Day 16 ~ Shrinky Dinks

We did so many of these today… This shows just a few. Still get a kick out of watching them bake.

Day 16 ~ Shrinky Dinks

We did so many of these today… This shows just a few. Still get a kick out of watching them bake.

Day 14 ~ Chocolate Covered Strawberries

And then there was just one… But not for long!!

Day 14 ~ Chocolate Covered Strawberries

And then there was just one… But not for long!!

Day 13 ~ Finished Valentine’s Boxes

I’m really just the technical assembly assistant but these boxes both took a considerable amount of time over the past few days so I’m just going to count this as a “family thing” for today!

Day 13 ~ Finished Valentine’s Boxes

I’m really just the technical assembly assistant but these boxes both took a considerable amount of time over the past few days so I’m just going to count this as a “family thing” for today!

Day 10 ~ Chocolate Valentine Pops

Today’s thing was also a necessary evil… Valentine’s treats for both girls’ classes at school, with enough extras for teachers and other friends. 60 total!!

Day 10 ~ Chocolate Valentine Pops

Today’s thing was also a necessary evil… Valentine’s treats for both girls’ classes at school, with enough extras for teachers and other friends. 60 total!!

Day 9 ~ Coffee & Sunshine

Enjoying my early morning coffee and sunshine!

Day 9 ~ Coffee & Sunshine

Enjoying my early morning coffee and sunshine!

Day 8 ~ Paper Snowflakes

Great project for a snowy friday night!

Day 8 ~ Paper Snowflakes

Great project for a snowy friday night!

Day 6 ~ Sculpture Continues to Grow

Our sculpture grew quite a bit today. It also has a new friend.  

Day 6 ~ Sculpture Continues to Grow

Our sculpture grew quite a bit today. It also has a new friend.  

Day 5 ~ Foam Art

My 7yr old asked if she could submit something again today even though I’m feeling better. Here are her collages made with foam.  

Day 5 ~ Foam Art

My 7yr old asked if she could submit something again today even though I’m feeling better. Here are her collages made with foam.  

day 4 ~ office sculpture

Still a work in progress… A desk sculpture using Starbucks coffee stirrers. Highlighted by the sunshine streaming in today!

day 4 ~ office sculpture

Still a work in progress… A desk sculpture using Starbucks coffee stirrers. Highlighted by the sunshine streaming in today!

Day 3 ~ Doll Shirt

Helped my 10-yr old make her very first doll shirt today.

Day 3 ~ Doll Shirt

Helped my 10-yr old make her very first doll shirt today.