Wednesday, March 14, 2012
For those of you who read my journal pages, my husband Mark is doing fine. It was surgery for carpal tunnel, Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow and Medial epicondylitis, also known as golfers elbow.
Friday, March 9, 2012
until I discovered that my bead design board fits inside perfectly. This will make transporting and storing my jewelry in progress a lot easier. I guess that I need to keep the box now. Time to find another box to paint.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I am a bit behind on my sketchbook challenge posts. January’s challenge was “doodling” and it is already March.
As you can see from the dates on my journal pages I did complete these in January. I used the paint from my prize winnings from the December Sketchbook Challenge. More information from that post here. I am quite happy with the selection of Luminarte Radiant Rain colors that I received.
I admit that I haven’t even started to work on the February theme, but I did put it on my to do list. I’m looking forward to trying the twinkling H20’s shimmering watercolors next.
I like the contrast in the first doodle more than the wash of colors in the second one. It’s my journal, experimentation rather than perfection is the goal.
Monday, March 5, 2012
I seem to be drawn to these vintage silverware chests at garage sales. I love boxes and drawers! I brought this one up from storage and put in the necklaces I have been making. Some are already listed in my Etsy shop. Some aren’t quite done yet.
A close-up of the burgundy velvet lined drawers and jewelry. Looking at this picture reminds me how varied the styles are that I like to create in.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I want a dress form to display my jewelry for photo shoots. I love the vintage muslin dressmaker forms with the manufacturers name stenciled on them. I really don’t need another dressform, I already have three.
This is one of the dressforms that I have. After tightening up all of the sections it does look better. Of course it is now too small to use for making clothes for myself. I find that the separate sections are too distracting.
The dress form does look better with the knit shell pulled up and pinned on but I really have my heart set on a muslin one.
So I decided to try and make my own. This will be a removable canvas cover.
I am not very good at taking step by step pictures. If I’m creating I don’t usually feel like recording. Here it is almost done. What do you think?
I made a stencil with my own name for it.
I still need a metal collar to complete the look.
One of my necklaces displayed! More to come…
Friday, March 2, 2012
We already have a few inches here in Fredonia. This is the view from my front door.
The snow is heavy and wet. The white pine trees are already leaning over from the weight.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
It fits perfectly in front of the mural that I painted on the walls years ago. Instead of standing on a door the rooster looks like it is standing on the cabinet.
This is one of my drawers for "Inspiration" pieces.
This drawer is for pearls and shells...
One of the drawers waiting to be filled...