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!