Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Trailers Finished and a Chalk

So the trailers are done and have, hopefully, found their new owners. I only wish I had better photos of them finished. I drew one last picture of the Burger Bus in my pretty full and almost finished journal. I think this was my quickest sketch of it yet.

After a late trip to the zoo, we got to check out I Madonnari at the Mission in Santa Barbara. It has been a long time since I have made it there on the actual day. The last time I made it was a week after the day and there was tire tracks on the pieces.

It was fun that there were still some being worked on. I love to see all the different processes. I hope my daughter enjoyed seeing them work too. If I had had more time I think she would have liked to go to the kids area and play around.

It was a fun, yet long, day. The weather has been so nice aside from the wind and allergies. It has felt good to work on some jewelry and finish up the projects. Here is one more sketch from the Sunstone Winery from the 19th. I hope to clean up my work area at my place tomorrow, have a healthy lunch with my mom and get some headway on a new journal. Tall order for a limited amount of time. I took the day off in hopes to get some stuff done and get some much needed, recharging, me time. I have not had enough of that lately and I am withering a bit. Wish me luck on getting stuff done and I hope to post some too.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Making Jewelry!

Here they are! Imagine Gallery has ordered a couple of my sterling trailer pendants. These are pieces I make exclusively for them. So much work and a lot of my hardest techniques goes into these.

 These take a lot of clean up work. They are remenicent of silverstream trailers. Their wheels will be made of black shrinky dinks ;)  Today (not shown) I added some more details and they are very close to finished. Just need to finish their finish hehe.

 Very nice sketch day today at the Sunstone Winery. It was gorgeous. There were so many subjects to draw (and not enough time). The weather was perfect aside from bugs and allergies. Seems like a popular place. The manager was super nice too. I want to go back soon. Hands are sore from all my work today. Time for a nice shower to get rid of some allergies and off to bed. I will post the finished trailers real soon!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Wow April is Gone...Happy May!!

Teesha Moore came to the Art Clinic April 28th and gave an awesome journal class that I totally loved! It was a nice shot in the arm. I felt so rusty and out of art shape. The class was 10-5 and I was withering away by 3:30.

That was a photo of my mom, AKA Syd McCutcheon, AKA Sheep Floozy looking at Teesha's journals. The next one is my daughter photoed with her contribution to my journal made at the class. I started a new journal full of more personal writings that are more about stress and struggles than any of my other journal (I do not carry it with me, it stays at home). The cost of silver has gone up so much that it seems to be hurting my business...yuck! I am still working on some silver box trailer pendants and I am starting on my time line...2 weeks left to finish them! I will try to post the progress as I have time to do so. I have sold some pieces at the Art Hus last month and got a check! Wow! I was not even thinking about that part...SWEET!! It is very much needed. I need to do more paper mache soon too. Always too much on my plate...sigh. I am a happy kid though :) See you soon!