I often have to look at a painting for quite a while before I know that it’s finished. I had put this one away some time ago, not quite sure where I wanted to go with it. Today, I thought that I would finish some “old” paintings. So I got this one out and guess what? I think that I like it just the way it is. It may be that I recognized an old friend that I hadn’t seen in a while, but i think that I’ll leave this one alone. 🙂
A friend posted this on Facebook about an early English doll factory. It is completely interesting (if you are into dolls). But I also wanted to share a modern doll factory in comparison. Yep, the times have changed.
Now and then I get out my beads and jewelry findings to make a HUGE mess spread all over the work table. I usually manage to accomplish just a few little trinkets. Is it worth the time? LOL, not really, but it’s fun mixing and matching components to come up with something cool to wear. Here are a couple of my latest necklaces paired with little wire wrapped charms and trinkets.
I just had to share one of my new favorite paper places on the web. If you love paper projects, you will LOVE Mel’s blog – Melstampz. She includes the smallest detail in her tutorials. The tutorials are easy to follow, with step-by step instructions, lots of photos and printable templates. There also a ton of free paper designs. I love the one with all of the ephemera styled papers. Mel’s tags are adorable as well.
How Cute is this little ribbon spool with a hidden compartment?!♥
Robert is a “maker”. He loves to draw and design art elements, so he has his hands in all forms of art. His company, Robert Shields Creations encompasses a huge variety of artwork including a line of sterling silver pendants, brooches and beaded jewelry.
Robert Shields is a mime, turned actor, turned artist. Well, that is not exactly right. Robert first became well known all over the world as THE San Francisco Street Mime in the 60′s and 70′s. Then he joined up with dancer Lorene Yarnell. Together they created and starred in their own TV variety show: Shields and Yarnell. But he has been an artist for far longer than that.
Up-cycling just about anything gets me excited. As a kid, my Dad would take me to the dump with him. Way back when, it was permitted to rummage through the outskirts of the dump to find things that people had tossed, but were still useful or could be made into something better. It is mind blowing to see everything that people throw away only to be buried in a land fill. Such a waste hurts my heart to this day. Continue reading “Genius Up-Cycled Christmas Bling”→