The Palatki Cultural Center is awesome! Les and I are interested in ancient ruins as well as artwork from any period of time. This place is rife with both and is located smack-dab in the middle of some of the most amazing red-rock scenery. It gets a HUGE thumbs up from us. OK, now that… Continue reading Visiting the Palatki Cultural Center
It's very early morning and I'm surfing the web again. I ran across a couple of REALLY fantastic paper mâché art pieces. I have to tell you, right off, that not one piece of art in this post is my own (I WISH!) I just wanted to share it with you because it is so… Continue reading Inspiring Paper Mâché
This past weekend Les and I went to Tucson to visit the Miniature Museum. Or more accurately, we went to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. OMG! The museum exceeded all of our expectations. The main reason for our visit was to Oooh and Ahh over the dollhouse miniatures, but there was more, MUCH… Continue reading Sculptures on the Tips of Lead Pencils
Bold flower paintings are all around us these days, so I decided to jump on the fun wagon. It all started with my niece wanting a large painting above her bed. We searched all of the stores in her area and could find nothing that she could afford. The search wasn't wasted on me since… Continue reading Painting big bold flowers
Our snow has come late this year. I'm calling it an early snow, in spite of its lateness, because it's our first and an unusual amount of fall color remains on the leaves. It has stayed warm for so much of this winter that, even after the snow has melted, there is still a fair… Continue reading Abstract Paintings of an Early Snow
Making easy Halloween decorations with only the craft items that you already have on hand.
I first saw this post on Facebook and was captivated. I’m going to attempt to make a similar little pot for Halloween. I’ll post that when I’m done. Until then, enjoy Polly’s post and follow her if you’re inclined toward paper crafts. She has some adorable ideas on her blog.
Today I’m sharing a sweet little project I made for my BFF Heather for her birthday. It’s not actually until the 6th of January. Guess I’m early for once : )
I covered the little pot with torn strips of book page then inked it heavily and stamped a dot border at the bottom.
The little girl is a vintage image from Graphic’s Fairy. I trimmed off her top hat and gave her a party hat complete with glitter and a pom pom top. wings for her back make her a proper fairy. The super simple banner is just trimmed paper…inked and stamped and glittered of course. It’s held up with silver wire. I used a chenille stem as the “handle”
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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… Continue reading Finished Painting