Archive for February, 2010

Day Four-Spam I Am

February 28, 2010

Not gonna lie-the family shook their heads on this one when I:

a. Bought a can of Spam because of the image

b.Painstakingly peeled that label off so I could wash the can and then reattach it.

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Favorite Twinchies

February 28, 2010

These are the twinchies I made for my swap.

It just had to be something that was your favorite-movie, hobby, color, food, whatever.

I picked my favorite-mission trips.

All of the images were out of a magazine that the Salvation Army publishes about the Army’s mission work.

The middle one is one of my favs.

I made the shell looking bead out of paper and distorted it into this shape by pulling it.

The left side is a piece of corn husk used for the “binding.”

Day Three-Mug of happiness

February 27, 2010

Is this not the coolest mug?

This was a Christmas present from my friend, Phyllis.

It is filled with my sharpie markers.

And what is the bling hanging off the side you ask? Why,  it is a mini rosary!  Of all the places you can get a rosary, can you believe I got it out of a gumball machine??

I’m not Catholic, but I admire the beauty of Catholic art.

Day Two-Coke crate revisited

February 26, 2010

I originally saw this idea several years ago in a magazine and my friend, Tammy, bought herself a crate and stored her paints in it.  I finally got one for myself.  Only rarely was I using paint because it was stored in a cardboard box that was falling apart under my bed–and I like my supplies out where I can see them.

I like the rainbow-ish look of these.

Hope to paint more….

30 days of art containers

February 25, 2010

For anyone who is serious about art making or crafting knows that what you put your supplies in is a big deal.

how much time do we spend organizing…

reorganizing

and reorganizing.

I absolutely love to mess with my supplies. Sometimes I enjoy looking and getting my hands on my stuff as much as I do making art with them!

So that brings me to the next 30 days.   I want to share with you what I keep my supplies in. While some folks may have neat, organized plastic bins that are labeled alphabetically, I don’t. I like non-traditional storage.  I like things that are pretty, weird, inspiring, antique.

So here is day #1

These drawers actually hold a ton of things-alcohol inks, scrabble tiles, beads, inchie blanks, milk caps, wire, jewelry parts, sand paper, German scrap bits, lace, brads,and the list goes on….

But the best part is the front of each drawer holds a twinichie! Some are made by me others made by some of my talented friends.

Are you displaying your art?

Blue Christmas update

February 17, 2010

I want to make sure you all know that the two twinchies are not my artwork-the dark blue twinchie was made by Janelle Larson and the peace on earth twinchie was made by Phyllis Rollins.

They are some pretty talented ladies, don’t you think? 😉

Blue Christmas

February 6, 2010

I know Valentine’s Day is peeking around the corner, but I just sorta wanted to linger in Christmas  this year. Christmas was……odd, this year. Work schedules, etc. But I found my living room a wonderful retreat this year. After many years of a deep forest green living room, I decided to go a very beachy, light color a couple of years ago. I bought a new tree, new decorations(most I made) and I loved it-so much I left my Christmas tree and decorations up way past the time you should this year.

Tammy, here is the living room that I kept saying I would show you…:)

I shopped all over looking for blue poinsettias-I even called florists-and can you believe I found them at K Mart??

I used a few twinchies  to decorate with.

The blue lights and bulbs are in my fireplace. I don”t often use the fireplace and it seemed a perfect place to bring a little light and color in.

I love this picture of Pat and I from our cruise to Alaska.:)