That the chunky chain got a home. Didn’t happen. Instead I started a new painting. Yes, I know I said I’d given it up again… So I got this far and then decided I was bored with it. So I moved over to the jewelry area and half heartedly played around with some sketches and stones. […]
I don’t know where I’ve been all week.
It’s just flown by. I have been a little bored with the jewelry and just can’t seem to be bothered to start anything new. I finished this for Serina. And then decided to use up some more of my larimar beads. That bead cap needs a little adjusting. And then I started a new chain. But […]
For anyone out there who would like a comprehensive tutorial on prong setting, bezel setting, and flush setting faceted stones, Ann Cahoon has one of the better demonstrations I’ve watched. You can download it to watch immediately or purchase the dvd. HERE Enjoy. Actually they have a lot of good dvd’s. And here’s another piece I’ve […]
A hundred days of what?
I came across the 100 day project and thought why not. Trouble is I didn’t know what I’d want to do for a hundred days. I’m not usually up for challenges as I believe they are set ups for failure, but I thought, hey, I might give this one a go. So I decided I […]
Beginning. Middle. End. –
The Green Bellied Corfunculus
I wanted to show you this one’s progress so I started by looking at my doodles. To get in the mood. Then I found a stone and designed around it. And included a little bit of the left over filigree experiment. I traced the finished shape on some sticky back clear film (which I forgot […]
From here to there.
This is how one of my paintings was shaping up, pre Spain. And, this is how it is now, post Spain. Mmmm. But now I’m sick and the painting will have to wait. But that’s O.K. because I’ve had another sign. I know I said I didn’t believe in signs, and I don’t, but look. […]
I sent my jewelry earnings to – Care. Just thought you’d like to know. – So, moovin’ on, before it all gets a little overwhelming in the, what the hell’s happening to the world, department, here are a few things I’ve been doodling. I call this my, What in god’s name are you aiming for […]
Life as I know it.
Last night Robert Downey Jr. looked away from me with abject disdain because I failed my history exam. He was my professor, I was at university, and, for the second year in five, I had flunked my exams because I hadn’t been to class, read the books, written the essays, etc. etc. etc. Same old, […]
The oil pastels came out. I knew they would. AND My stickers came. Don’t ask me what I’m going to do with them. If you need some stickers, (I know you know you do) run now to Moo, or forever hold your peace. –
Well, it’s not coming along too badly. We’ve definitely got some Pepto Bismol stuff going on, and it’s pretty boring on the whole, but I haven’t quite given up yet, although I’m sorely tempted to set the oil pastels on it, which is a sure-fire way for it to end up in the trash. Here’s […]
To paint. It doesn’t take much for me to want to have a go at everything. Give me a day at an art festival and I come home elated, and depressed at the same time. No time to do it alllll. Now I have to paint, make a mosaic – but first fire up some […]
Baking soda, sailing ships and deadly emotions.
An update on the acid spill. Not sure if the baking soda is necessary at this point, but it definitely adds to the excitement. Not just for unclogging sinks, is baking soda the aspirin of the cleaning world I ask myself? Going to scrub it later. And now back to Lynley. (I know you were […]
Just so you know.
The other day, when I decided to throw caution to the wind and paint again, this happened – but, you’ll be relieved to know that I put a stop to it as soon as I could. First it became even more hideous – in a mocking sort of way, but I had the last laugh […]
I want to –
Paint soooo much, but I just canny do it capt’n. It’s my most worrying thing to do. Sometimes I ignore it and just don’t look over at that whole other side of the studio, you know, the one with all the exciting colours patiently waiting to play. But, I know it’s there, because it’s niggling […]
Today I made a ring. And a painting Now I’ve got to wait until tomorrow until I can play again. 🙁 –
I’ve been missing in action from the studio scene as I’ve just had to sit down and wallow for a few days. I felt too deprived to get up and move around too much as it might have made me feel better and I wasn’t finished feeling sorry for myself yet. You can find out […]
It’s all about me.
FREEDOM!!!! Yesterday was my first day back in the studio. MIL flew back to England on Friday and so it was all systems go on Saturday. Well, that’s a small fib really as I didn’t get out of bed until 11, then we sat around watching West Ham take a thrashing from Sunderland until P […]
I found another
Art work that grabs my attention. It’s the colour that gets me first. That blue is spectacular. And then I found another. Well two anothers. That foot! I think it’s almost time for me to get my finger out and try to do some serious work. Look at this stuff. It’s not wrong of me […]
Just so you know.
It’s 46 ¡™£¢∞§¶•••ªªƒ©˙∆˚ (O.K. that’s me trying to find the degree sign. No worries, I think I got it). It’s 46˚ out there today. Very nice. I feel as though I can breathe. Although Wally has decided that he’s better off under the bed clothes. Either that or he’s hiding from the wicked step cat […]
I’m working on today. Only it doesn’t quite look like her yet. I had a bit of trouble getting back into my studio after the art fair. I typically go through a, what’s the point, period afterward, but, it’s over now. I think. I’m off out this morning, but, I’m looking forward to getting back […]
Thursday, and all is well.
Crisis over. I’ve priced all of my jewelry so I’m good to go on Saturday to the art festival, if it doesn’t rain. I’ve had my hair cut. (Haven’t actually taken a good look at it yet so I’m hoping it’s o.k.). I’m about to have a cup of tea. Then I’m off out to […]
Just so you know.
I’m working on a new triffid. – It’s vaguely thundering out there and I love it. Hopefully we’ll get a storm with a good heavy downpour and moody skies. Right now, it’s just grumbling but it’s nice and dark and promising. – Happy Sunday 🙂 –
Well it’s Friday. Damn if this doesn’t happen every week! I like Fridays but they’re coming around too quickly for my liking. I start on Monday thinking its a new life, a new start, a new, bright, wonderful opportunity to rock the world, lose weight and make beautiful, interesting, different art, and then before you […]
Today I am going to work on this, and this, I’m going to try to keep with the acrylics on the first one. The bottom one, because I’ve already started over the acrylics with oil pastel, I’ll finish with the pastels. If I can follow through (always my problem) with the acrylics I think I […]
Depressing boxes and dismembered arms.
This weekend has been apartment hunting weekend. B starts working in Austin today. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute I say. I’m pleased for her, and us. She graduated in May and has been home since then. Love her to pieces, but, enough already. Trouble is now she wants to take all of […]
That’s wart I’m saying?
My worry wart came today. It’s bigger than I thought, which is good as I have a lot of worries. As it’s so big I thought I would put it on the mantle along with the others in my menagerie of oddities so that the other people living with me can take advantage of its […]
Wot chu say Wol?
Some paintings I’m working on. But I’m really struggling. I think the problem is, I’m all over the place. Wot chu say Wol? My thoughts exactly. –
I have issues, Wally has issues, we all have issues.
I did paint yesterday – after all that moaning. I also made a decision. (I’m having commitment issues as I type. Decision is a pretty decisive word). The other day I saw an article on Etsy about a quilt maker who decided to make a quilt a day. You can find her shop here. […]
I think its going to be a jewelry kind of day today. I haven’t made anything since my dad was here except to paint. But, I’ve now decided to give up on the painting. Yep, I’ve gone into my, I can’t do it and it’s bringing me down, stage. It generally happens after a few […]
A rainy Pissarro kind of day.
Big storm last night and it looks like more rain today. Right now it’s dark and cosy. A good reading day, but, I’m thinking studio … A while back I started this, which turned into this, then this, and now this, As always I think I prefer the first one. Bummer! Today I’ll be continuing […]
It doesn’t look as though I did much more to it but I managed to sneak back in the studio yesterday and now I have this. I’m not sure if I want to put the windows and doors in. I kind of like it without them. My houses always seem to look a bit shocked […]
Getting loose with Michael.
Just can’t get anything going with my dad still here but I did work some more on this yesterday. It went from this, to this, to this. Really not sure about it yet. I somehow think I prefer the choppy feel of the second, but I’ll wait and see. I love colour. If you were […]
To wholesale or not to wholesale …
Still working on this one … And also found an old one to work on … I’m really enjoying the finger painting. I also made a few more pieces of jewelry. I’ve been wondering whether to approach some shops or galleries with my jewelry, but after figuring out material costs and the time I’ve spent […]