Category Archives: thing-a-day 2013

YAY! I was so bummed because I couldn’t find TAD 2014! I’m ready to roll! Advertisements

YAY! I was so bummed because I couldn’t find TAD 2014! I’m ready to roll!

Preparing for Feb ’14

I’ve been gathering together materials to get going for TAD2014. I have had a stampmaker for a few years now and only attempted to use it once (with a ready prepared template) so I’d like to try and make a

Preparing for Feb ’14

I’ve been gathering together materials to get going for TAD2014. I have had a stampmaker for a few years now and only attempted to use it once (with a ready prepared template) so I’d like to try and make a

TAD 28–over already?

Well, it is now March and I let the last 3 days go without posting –but spent 2 days burying bricks in a trench outside the perimeter of my house to the critters from creating homes underneath. I also made  a clay tray using

TAD 28–over already?

Well, it is now March and I let the last 3 days go without posting –but spent 2 days burying bricks in a trench outside the perimeter of my house to the critters from creating homes underneath. I also made  a clay tray using

My T-A-D 2013 :)

  just want to show you a collective images of my 1st ever TAD. can’t believe i finally able to finish this awesome project, though to be honest there were some low and uninspired moments during those days. but doing

My T-A-D 2013 :)

  just want to show you a collective images of my 1st ever TAD. can’t believe i finally able to finish this awesome project, though to be honest there were some low and uninspired moments during those days. but doing

Day #28 : Two Tones Slippers, Done!

The slippers is done! so happy with the final result, mom loves it very much. a great day to finished my T-A-D 2013 :)

Day #28 : Two Tones Slippers, Done!

The slippers is done! so happy with the final result, mom loves it very much. a great day to finished my T-A-D 2013 :)

Day after – monster a day

The are all the drawings I stopped or changed my mind about before finishing any of the others.

Day after – monster a day

The are all the drawings I stopped or changed my mind about before finishing any of the others.

Day 28: Good Intentions

Well, I didn’t finish what I set out to (yet!) but I have been studying. I hope to be signed off by my CFI in the next month for my private pilot checkride. Thank you all for your encouraging words

Day 28: Good Intentions

Well, I didn’t finish what I set out to (yet!) but I have been studying. I hope to be signed off by my CFI in the next month for my private pilot checkride. Thank you all for your encouraging words

Day 27: Box Progress

Tonight I was able to make some progress on the box. The trays are both covered in jaconet and needed some sanding. I used the larger tray to measure the three pieces of 060 cardstock for the case (or “cover”).

Day 27: Box Progress

Tonight I was able to make some progress on the box. The trays are both covered in jaconet and needed some sanding. I used the larger tray to measure the three pieces of 060 cardstock for the case (or “cover”).

Bipolar

1. Going dotty 2. Leaf me alone 3. Cracking up 4. Blocked 5. Please… 6. Darkness and light 7. Time out 8. Mask 9. Stamping out 10. Black 11. Unpredictable 12. Washed out 13. Veil 14. Love 15. Not happy

Bipolar

1. Going dotty 2. Leaf me alone 3. Cracking up 4. Blocked 5. Please… 6. Darkness and light 7. Time out 8. Mask 9. Stamping out 10. Black 11. Unpredictable 12. Washed out 13. Veil 14. Love 15. Not happy

Thing-a-Day 28: Photo Collage

I spent day 28 in London and had to leave home at  6.45am. I didn’t return until 11pm and this left little time for me to complete my thing a day. I travelled down with my son who had an

Thing-a-Day 28: Photo Collage

I spent day 28 in London and had to leave home at  6.45am. I didn’t return until 11pm and this left little time for me to complete my thing a day. I travelled down with my son who had an

Day 28

I would love to finish off my 28 days with a bang but finding time to work every day and finishing work to my satisfaction has been difficult.  Today I’ve used Gimp to alter an old charcoal drawing that I

Day 28

I would love to finish off my 28 days with a bang but finding time to work every day and finishing work to my satisfaction has been difficult.  Today I’ve used Gimp to alter an old charcoal drawing that I

Thing 28

It’s the last day for thing a day and I was a total slacker. The most creative thing I did was take a couple photos of Little Yellow Cat as she implemented eminent domain over my hat by chewing it

Thing 28

It’s the last day for thing a day and I was a total slacker. The most creative thing I did was take a couple photos of Little Yellow Cat as she implemented eminent domain over my hat by chewing it

BALT Parasol

  Here is the finished parasol. It took much longer than I’d hoped for a pretty simple design. It also took a lot of paint. I’ve got to wait 6 days for it to set. Then I’m going to spray

BALT Parasol

  Here is the finished parasol. It took much longer than I’d hoped for a pretty simple design. It also took a lot of paint. I’ve got to wait 6 days for it to set. Then I’m going to spray

Day Twenty-Eight…

*sigh*  It’s the last day…and I was on a roll.  Oh well.  I made two critters today.  One from the jungle, a parrot; and one from the sea, a fish.  If I missed your request, I’m sorry.  I think I’ll

Day Twenty-Eight…

*sigh*  It’s the last day…and I was on a roll.  Oh well.  I made two critters today.  One from the jungle, a parrot; and one from the sea, a fish.  If I missed your request, I’m sorry.  I think I’ll

Thing-a-Day 27: Star Box

I’ve managed to get behind with my Thing-a-Day Posts. Here’s Feb 27th’s offering: I’ll add day 28 this evening.  

Thing-a-Day 27: Star Box

I’ve managed to get behind with my Thing-a-Day Posts. Here’s Feb 27th’s offering: I’ll add day 28 this evening.  

a cruddy looking dog drawing

Day 28: Weird Dog Doodle

  Well, here is my last thing for Thing-A-Day 2013, and it’s a cruddy-looking dog doodle. I’ve gotten a little burnt-out at the end here. Anyway, if you’ve missed any of my past things, here they are: Day 1: Flower

a cruddy looking dog drawing

Day 28: Weird Dog Doodle

  Well, here is my last thing for Thing-A-Day 2013, and it’s a cruddy-looking dog doodle. I’ve gotten a little burnt-out at the end here. Anyway, if you’ve missed any of my past things, here they are: Day 1: Flower

DAY 28: Chorus #5

Mirror Mirror, mirror, who are you/ Mirror, mirror, what have you done/ Mirror, mirror, I can’t believe you/ What have you done this time/ I don’t know you anymore/ What have you done this time/ Don’t go out and break

DAY 28: Chorus #5

Mirror Mirror, mirror, who are you/ Mirror, mirror, what have you done/ Mirror, mirror, I can’t believe you/ What have you done this time/ I don’t know you anymore/ What have you done this time/ Don’t go out and break

TAD 2/28 – Doodles

Just messing around for the last day.  I wanted to do something EXTREMELY cool, but inspiration never struck.

TAD 2/28 – Doodles

Just messing around for the last day.  I wanted to do something EXTREMELY cool, but inspiration never struck.

TAD 2/27 – Turkish Knot Bracelet

I love knots.  Especially when they seem to be infinite.  This is a Turkish knot.  You can watch a video of how out it’s created here.

TAD 2/27 – Turkish Knot Bracelet

I love knots.  Especially when they seem to be infinite.  This is a Turkish knot.  You can watch a video of how out it’s created here.

Day 28: Facial Expressions

Drew some facial expressions, because they are hard. I feel like I should have gone out with more of a bang, but oh well. It’s a Thursday.

Day 28: Facial Expressions

Drew some facial expressions, because they are hard. I feel like I should have gone out with more of a bang, but oh well. It’s a Thursday.

TAD 2013 – LAST DAY!!!!

I made it posting every single day! Woo hoo! My final “thing” is a busy bag for my youngest grandson. He’s about 20 months old and will be taking his first plane ride with his Mom in a couple of

TAD 2013 – LAST DAY!!!!

I made it posting every single day! Woo hoo! My final “thing” is a busy bag for my youngest grandson. He’s about 20 months old and will be taking his first plane ride with his Mom in a couple of

day 28 felafel making

Made homemade felafels for dinner tonight. February went by so quickly! I can’t believe it’s the last day!  It’s been great sharing this creative adventure with all of you!!

day 28 felafel making

Made homemade felafels for dinner tonight. February went by so quickly! I can’t believe it’s the last day!  It’s been great sharing this creative adventure with all of you!!

TAD 28

Egbert is feeling a bit dizzy and is afraid to leave his shell.Another piece crocheted with craft thread.

TAD 28

Egbert is feeling a bit dizzy and is afraid to leave his shell.Another piece crocheted with craft thread.

Day 27

A Durer rabbit. Pen, pencil and paper. 5×6 inches One more days work to go.

Day 27

A Durer rabbit. Pen, pencil and paper. 5×6 inches One more days work to go.

Day 28 – Origami Velociraptor!

Rarrr! So, for the month, I have 16 items that were crochet, 8 origami and 4 baked goods.

Day 28 – Origami Velociraptor!

Rarrr! So, for the month, I have 16 items that were crochet, 8 origami and 4 baked goods.

Today’s Instructions

Celebrate. With your pinkies. Document. Report back.

Today’s Instructions

Celebrate. With your pinkies. Document. Report back.

Day 28 – Fun with Coloring

I’m on a call, so I couldn’t take a pic with the flash. Here is, sadly, my last contribution for the month. I had fun. I definitely pushed myself more this year, than last, but drew more last year. I

Day 28 – Fun with Coloring

I’m on a call, so I couldn’t take a pic with the flash. Here is, sadly, my last contribution for the month. I had fun. I definitely pushed myself more this year, than last, but drew more last year. I

Day Twenty Eight Bonus – monster a day

I was going to bed early but found I had one more drawing in my head.

Day Twenty Eight Bonus – monster a day

I was going to bed early but found I had one more drawing in my head.

TAD 28: Lace-covered candle holder

I started a different project and has a complete and utter craft fail.  I just couldn’t have that on day 28! A friend had given me a box of fabric from her grandmother, including a panel of lace from the

TAD 28: Lace-covered candle holder

I started a different project and has a complete and utter craft fail.  I just couldn’t have that on day 28! A friend had given me a box of fabric from her grandmother, including a panel of lace from the

TAD Day 28 The T-Shirt

Yeah!  I made it.  So now I want the t-shirt.  Ahh there it is.  I may make this a day 28 tradition.   Thanks TAD for doing this.  I look forward all year to this.  

TAD Day 28 The T-Shirt

Yeah!  I made it.  So now I want the t-shirt.  Ahh there it is.  I may make this a day 28 tradition.   Thanks TAD for doing this.  I look forward all year to this.  

Recover

Today I wanted to start to create an album of all the prints that I have made during TAD 2013. It turns out that I have too many for one album! … But that aside, I cut an 8.2″ square

Recover

Today I wanted to start to create an album of all the prints that I have made during TAD 2013. It turns out that I have too many for one album! … But that aside, I cut an 8.2″ square

Thing a Day 28: Hula Saguaro

I dressed up the saguaro in my front yard in a coconut bra, lei, and grass skirt.

Thing a Day 28: Hula Saguaro

I dressed up the saguaro in my front yard in a coconut bra, lei, and grass skirt.

TAD2013 results

Just wanted to summarize our TAD 2013 results. Using some of the great shots we made with Ksenia, I designed simple table calendar (will be a nice souvenir for all family members :)). You can see the design and first paper

TAD2013 results

Just wanted to summarize our TAD 2013 results. Using some of the great shots we made with Ksenia, I designed simple table calendar (will be a nice souvenir for all family members :)). You can see the design and first paper

Day 28: Spring in coming!

Wow, what a journey this month was! It was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed every minute of it! :) Today I made more spring trinkets for a special order for spring! I really like how everybody starts getting ready

Day 28: Spring in coming!

Wow, what a journey this month was! It was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed every minute of it! :) Today I made more spring trinkets for a special order for spring! I really like how everybody starts getting ready

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Two weeks ago I took a photograph of a rhubarb leaf when it was just beginning to unfurl and in my comment I said that I might have enough rhubarb to make a crumble by the end of Thing-a-Day. Well,

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Two weeks ago I took a photograph of a rhubarb leaf when it was just beginning to unfurl and in my comment I said that I might have enough rhubarb to make a crumble by the end of Thing-a-Day. Well,

One last thing – Display Shelf

So I totally failed at doing one thing a day, but not because I haven’t been productive in other ways. So here is my final thing for this TaD: a display shelf for small items, made from PVC pipe covers,

One last thing – Display Shelf

So I totally failed at doing one thing a day, but not because I haven’t been productive in other ways. So here is my final thing for this TaD: a display shelf for small items, made from PVC pipe covers,

Montage of Completions

Day 28: Montage of Completions, or Not

 For this last day of TAD, I decided to bring together everything I’ve completed this month, and everything I haven’t. The happy news is that I completed 2 crocheted scarves, a needlepoint cell phone case, 2 heart-shaped pom-poms, a Valentine and envelope, a spool-knitted teddy bear,

Montage of Completions

Day 28: Montage of Completions, or Not

 For this last day of TAD, I decided to bring together everything I’ve completed this month, and everything I haven’t. The happy news is that I completed 2 crocheted scarves, a needlepoint cell phone case, 2 heart-shaped pom-poms, a Valentine and envelope, a spool-knitted teddy bear,

Charlie on the urban farm

  For our last day Charlie and I walked to one of my favorite places. I think Charlie must also like it for the interesting, new smells of chickens and rabbits! This is the Baltimore Free Farm’s Ash St. Garden. I

Charlie on the urban farm

  For our last day Charlie and I walked to one of my favorite places. I think Charlie must also like it for the interesting, new smells of chickens and rabbits! This is the Baltimore Free Farm’s Ash St. Garden. I