Sunday, November 27, 2011

Queen of Arts Revisited Show

 What a beautiful day for an art show!! It was so nice to see everyone, though I am sure I missed a lot of people. I never made it out of my hidey hole to venture much farther than the kitchen to grab taquitos! I am pleased with the turn out and feel it will be even better next year! Too bad we cannot reserve the great weather.

I have posted most of my work to Etsy so go check it out if you missed any of the shows.  I just re-started work on my paper mache work. Here are some birds I have just gesso-ed. I am still not sure how I want to paint them. Come back for updates.
Well...vacation is over and it is back to the 9-5 job tomorrow. Sigh.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Screen Mural is Done!!!

 Finally finished the screen mural I have been working on for ever! All it needed was the trees and cows finished and just those last details took months to get to to finish. All I deed to do is seal it and touch up the red on the back. Always makes me want to keep painting and painting!!! Wish I had the free time and inspiration at the same time all the time :)

It was my sister's birthday last Friday, and I wanted to make her something super special! This is a pendant with the constellation Scorpio. Awesome coincidence that she was having something done with the same stars! I am so glad she liked it. I sure miss her!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Bit of Art Therapy

 November 12th was a Sketch Day and we sketched the blue windmill.
 There was only a couple of us this time, but it was real nice. It was even kind of warm after cold and rain had been predicted. I was not super thrilled with my sketches, but what artist ever is ;)   It was sure a nice change after all the stress from the art show.
 Went to the Zoo the next day and actually found time for more sketching. The weather there was also very nice and I love the light effects from the ever changing sky. I got a quick picture of some birds bathing in that light. It was the elephants that I was able to sketch. I just happened to have my Noodler Flex fountain pen with me which lends very nice to their wrinkly skin.
 I only wish I could turn this photo of the sketch.

 Madison did some artistic re-designing of my necklaces. She is such a helper.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Queen of Arts Show Number One is Over

 Here are a few highlights of some of the new necklaces I made for the holidays. This is a large set turquoise stone with faceted garnets on the necklace. I really enjoyed matching up all the colors. Now I am working on photographing them to add to my Etsy shop. So far I added 2, but I am not happy with the lighting. I really need to take the shots during the day. Maybe I will work on that tomorrow.

Here is our next show for any of you who missed out! Sure hope to see you there!
 Here are some blurry photos of my spot I had at the Queen of Arts show at the Elverhoj Museum last weekend. I think my camera is dying. Maybe I will be getting myself a new Christmas gift: a new camera.

I sure had fun at the show! I only wish I had more time to mingle a bit. It was fun to have my daughter by my side though. Hope to see everyone soon! Oh, and I am hoping to get my mural screen finished so you must all come and oogle it!