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Sometimes you just gotta find a way to let those crazy ideas out of your brain! My challenge is finding the time to do all the things I love to try! Creativity... woot woot!
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Day 29 Jewelry, Fun, Success and a Lesson

Finished off with two bracelets and some earrings. It was great fun seeing all of the interesting and creative things people made. And I posted every day this year… yay! My final thought… if this year’s TAD has taught me anything, it’s

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Day 29 Jewelry, Fun, Success and a Lesson

Finished off with two bracelets and some earrings. It was great fun seeing all of the interesting and creative things people made. And I posted every day this year… yay! My final thought… if this year’s TAD has taught me anything, it’s

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Day 28 Glow Worms in Love

A little 3-D doodle of Glow Worms in Love (I have this thing about using black sharpies and highlighters together)…  

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Day 28 Glow Worms in Love

A little 3-D doodle of Glow Worms in Love (I have this thing about using black sharpies and highlighters together)…  

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Day 27 Do Something Fun!

Hot pink and orange AND glitter?? YEAH!

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Day 27 Do Something Fun!

Hot pink and orange AND glitter?? YEAH!

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Day 26 Hope ACEO

Spent most of the day at Ren-Fest. Then I watched Star Trek. Yes, I am a super nerd. heehee Can’t seem to take a decent pic of these art cards lately, though. hurrumph.  

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Day 26 Hope ACEO

Spent most of the day at Ren-Fest. Then I watched Star Trek. Yes, I am a super nerd. heehee Can’t seem to take a decent pic of these art cards lately, though. hurrumph.  

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Day 25 Finished ACEO’s

Played a bit more with the backgrounds I made the other day and then made some ACEO’s with them.

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Day 25 Finished ACEO’s

Played a bit more with the backgrounds I made the other day and then made some ACEO’s with them.

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Day 24 A Jaunty Hat for Einstein

Einstein was kind enough to be my model today. Not sure what this is going to end up embellishing… may add some beads… but for now… it is a jaunty hat for Einstein. :)

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Day 24 A Jaunty Hat for Einstein

Einstein was kind enough to be my model today. Not sure what this is going to end up embellishing… may add some beads… but for now… it is a jaunty hat for Einstein. :)

Day 23 A More Relaxed, Yet Sassier Me

Today was a much needed “thing” for me. I had a tremendously stressful day so I ended it with a pedicure (not had one since last summer) and a manicure (not had one in YEARS). The place had the most

Day 23 A More Relaxed, Yet Sassier Me

Today was a much needed “thing” for me. I had a tremendously stressful day so I ended it with a pedicure (not had one since last summer) and a manicure (not had one in YEARS). The place had the most

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Day 22 The Occupant

Sarcophagus is done. The Occupant is wrapped. Face is painted. Just need to do a tad more work to finish the head and he will be complete.

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Day 22 The Occupant

Sarcophagus is done. The Occupant is wrapped. Face is painted. Just need to do a tad more work to finish the head and he will be complete.

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Day 21 Bracelet for ME!

Today I made a bracelet for me out of these cool beads I got at Michael’s.

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Day 21 Bracelet for ME!

Today I made a bracelet for me out of these cool beads I got at Michael’s.

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Day 2020 Purple Doodle ACEO

Really love doing these… I find it so relaxing. And this purple gel pen is awesome!    

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Day 2020 Purple Doodle ACEO

Really love doing these… I find it so relaxing. And this purple gel pen is awesome!    

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Day 19 A Bow and a Fresh Face

My wonky girl got her bow today! Used a really long piece of the dress fabric and played with wrapping and tying and such and ta-da! Now she’s fancy. :) Her face faded from all the man-handling putting her together

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Day 19 A Bow and a Fresh Face

My wonky girl got her bow today! Used a really long piece of the dress fabric and played with wrapping and tying and such and ta-da! Now she’s fancy. :) Her face faded from all the man-handling putting her together

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Day 18 My Wonky Doll

Finished my first doll! She did come out way wonky, but I like her. Once I close up her head, I’m going to add a bow or headband or scarf… something to help make her head look less… off. :)

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Day 18 My Wonky Doll

Finished my first doll! She did come out way wonky, but I like her. Once I close up her head, I’m going to add a bow or headband or scarf… something to help make her head look less… off. :)

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Day 17 Playing with Pearl Ex

Tonight I played with my box of Pearl Ex powders and some different mediums to make two ACEO backgrounds (they will both be trimmed before use). I would have had three, but I messed with the third until ruined it.

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Day 17 Playing with Pearl Ex

Tonight I played with my box of Pearl Ex powders and some different mediums to make two ACEO backgrounds (they will both be trimmed before use). I would have had three, but I messed with the third until ruined it.

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Day 16 Quickie!

Love these beads… love these ear wires. Think I might have to keep these for myself!

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Day 16 Quickie!

Love these beads… love these ear wires. Think I might have to keep these for myself!

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Day 15 Achy Brain Waves ACEO

I’ve had a terrible headache all day. This is how I think my brain waves must look… (yes, that is my poor sore brain in the corner)  

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Day 15 Achy Brain Waves ACEO

I’ve had a terrible headache all day. This is how I think my brain waves must look… (yes, that is my poor sore brain in the corner)  

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Day 14 Progress!

Finally committed to trying some faces on fabric and came up with two I like. Now to choose one and put the dolly together! Sarcophagus is also coming along quite nicely…

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Day 14 Progress!

Finally committed to trying some faces on fabric and came up with two I like. Now to choose one and put the dolly together! Sarcophagus is also coming along quite nicely…

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Day 13 Some Love

Found this red paint pen while looking in the bin for something to make lips for my doll face. It was thick paint (so not what I needed), but I started playing on the cardboard I cleaned my brush on

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Day 13 Some Love

Found this red paint pen while looking in the bin for something to make lips for my doll face. It was thick paint (so not what I needed), but I started playing on the cardboard I cleaned my brush on

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Day 12 Doll Pieces

Today I cut out the pieces for my first doll… excited!

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Day 12 Doll Pieces

Today I cut out the pieces for my first doll… excited!

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Day 11 Sarcophagus (WIP cont)

Continuing my WIP from Day 10… did a little shaping with an exacto and LOTS more sanding. Then I used molding paste and textured stone paint inside. Now I have to patiently wait for it to dry before I can

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Day 11 Sarcophagus (WIP cont)

Continuing my WIP from Day 10… did a little shaping with an exacto and LOTS more sanding. Then I used molding paste and textured stone paint inside. Now I have to patiently wait for it to dry before I can

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Day 9 WIP

Today I took the hardware off of a wooden coffin I had painted black. I sanded down all the edges and corners because I want it to have more of a sarcophagus feel for it’s future occupant (he’s WIP, too).

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Day 9 WIP

Today I took the hardware off of a wooden coffin I had painted black. I sanded down all the edges and corners because I want it to have more of a sarcophagus feel for it’s future occupant (he’s WIP, too).

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Day 8 Re-Org and Some Words

Today I sifted through/re-org’d our tons of fridge magnets. Also organized my magnetic poetry words and “wrote” something… we are so full of the soft shine of sanctuary it’s hard to kill the peace

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Day 8 Re-Org and Some Words

Today I sifted through/re-org’d our tons of fridge magnets. Also organized my magnetic poetry words and “wrote” something… we are so full of the soft shine of sanctuary it’s hard to kill the peace

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Day 7 Give Your Heart Wings

Got home late so today’s thing is a bit of a quickie… a bitty angel charm. Just love these winged heart beads!

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Day 7 Give Your Heart Wings

Got home late so today’s thing is a bit of a quickie… a bitty angel charm. Just love these winged heart beads!

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Day 6 A Plan Without a Face

So I’ve got this plan… and I have the pattern/fabric/felt (on the way) all I need is a face… ugh… not sure how I want it to look, but keep getting alien, cat, crazy. Might just have to go with sleeping

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Day 6 A Plan Without a Face

So I’ve got this plan… and I have the pattern/fabric/felt (on the way) all I need is a face… ugh… not sure how I want it to look, but keep getting alien, cat, crazy. Might just have to go with sleeping

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Day 5 He Brings the Fire ACEO

Today I finished a new art card… I call it “He Brings the Fire.”

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Day 5 He Brings the Fire ACEO

Today I finished a new art card… I call it “He Brings the Fire.”

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Day 4 Bracelets

Super busy painting and spackling today so aside from the mess I made doing that… I also made two bracelets for my shop!

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Day 4 Bracelets

Super busy painting and spackling today so aside from the mess I made doing that… I also made two bracelets for my shop!

Day 3 Wig Loom

Today I made a wig loom out of a hanger and some masking tape. Going to experiment with making a doll wig this weekend.

Day 3 Wig Loom

Today I made a wig loom out of a hanger and some masking tape. Going to experiment with making a doll wig this weekend.

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Day 2 Mardi Gras Earrings

The gorgeous finish on these beads makes me think of Mardi Gras… such great colors!

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Day 2 Mardi Gras Earrings

The gorgeous finish on these beads makes me think of Mardi Gras… such great colors!

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Day 1 Doodle

Today’s thing is a pencil doodle on cardboard.

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Day 1 Doodle

Today’s thing is a pencil doodle on cardboard.

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test!

just testing to see if I’m doing this right!

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test!

just testing to see if I’m doing this right!