Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beaded Bracelet

So this is my second attempt at my new jewelry hobby.  I made this using DandyLine and a thin beading needle.  It was a lot of fun to make.  I thought it turned out pretty good for a second piece.   I was intending to make a necklace but I was surprised at how quickly the beading used up the line I had cut.  Next time I suppose if I want a necklace I might start out with much longer line!   But to be honest I kind of like it as a bracelet! I love this new creative outlet! I just wish I had more time...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Equine Art #1

"Summer Grey"
The one thing you will see the most of on my blog is horses.  I have always loved to use them as subjects for my paintings and drawings.  Horses can express so much emotion in their body language. And as an artist I am always trying to convey emotion through my work.   This is an acrylic on a 12x16 canvas.  I was able to paint it in about a day.  This is fast for me, I have a hard time declaring a painting "done". That being said,  being an artist has been so much of a learning process for me.  I am always looking for ways to become a better artist.       

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Who's 'da Mom?

It was my daughter's 10th Birthday and she wanted a cake.  That's not asking much right?  Well she wanted a specific cake, a Pokemon cake.  And not just any Pokemon cake either,  a "Snivy" (if you are wondering, no, I had no idea what a Snivy looked like) cake.  Fat chance on getting this made anywhere-without paying a fortune!  So along with my close friend, Google, I was able to look up the character, how to make butter-cream icing ( ), and went to to teach me how to make the butter-cream transfer!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Proving Something

So the other day a friend of mine came over to the house with her children.  Her daughter thought we didn't celebrate Halloween or Fall for that matter.  She was right, the outside of my house was bare!  Not even a trace of acknowledging the change of seasons!  So I set out to buy a wreath for the door.  I was shocked to find out how expensive they were!  $80.00 at the craft stores!  So I did what I like to do, prove that I can make it better and cheaper!  I made this wreath for about $15.00.  I might add more leaves or some pine cones to it later, but I was in a minimalist kind of mood.  What you don't see are the pumpkins on the steps and the pansies in the window boxes.  We are now decorated!! 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jewelry Making 101!

Have you ever had that nagging voice in the back of your head that keeps saying, " do this, do this!"?  Well ever since high school I have wanted to try making jewelry.  So here's my first attempt.  I loved it!  Not only could I start and finish a project in a short amount of time but I could then wear and display it where ever I wanted! Bonus!!  It's made of 20 gauge wire, bent around round nose pliers.  Simple and fun!  I can't wait to see where this will take me!