Thursday, October 23, 2008

Return of the "Queen of the Office"

I've called myself the "Queen of the Office" on and off over the years; but this is the first time the "Queen" has had a crown. I made it in response to a challenge on Suzi Blu's website. It's not the kind of art I usually make; but it was fun to do something in mixed media again. My criteria for mixed media is that I have all the stuff in the house and that I don't have to spend a dime on it. A couple of years ago my friend Jean thought it would be a good idea to make artist's tiaras with wire and beads and such. This isn't quite that; but now that I've done one, I may need to do more.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Big Bang Theory

I'm guessing that this isn't going to be as funny as it was seeing it on TV; but this is Sheldon attempting to smile like he means it. I love this show! It's "laugh out loud" funny.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pretty Cupcake Girl...

I did a few watercolor paintings/sketches while in Asheville, NC this past week. The other two are on my "other" blog; so if you want to see them you'll have to look there. :) Yes, that is my way of getting you to check out my "other" blog.

I had wanted to do a "pretty" girl like the ones that Suzi Blu does and this is my first attempt. I plan on doing the background, doing some layering, and adding something in the banner she is holding.

Let me know what you think. This was something fun to do aside from the "serious" landscape paintings I usually do.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Knitted Wristlets

WOW! I know what you are thinking; two posts in one day! But I have been the uber creative, busy girl this weekend. I painted the pumpkins in the previous post, filled my window boxes with fake flowers (Which I won't probably show you because they are, well, fake.), and knitted these "wristlets". I love this yarn.
A very generous co-worker friend gifted me with tons of beautiful yarn that I'm sure I would never have bought myself because I'm too cheap to spend that much on yarn. This stuff is gorgeous!
The wristlets here were knitted with Noro, Silk Garden. The yarn in made in Japan and is beautiful. It self strips and each skein contains many colors. These were done with one skein and look at the variety of color. Amazing stuff.
I have one more skein that I'm going to make a hat from. I also have at least two skeins from Noro of Kureyon. I'm really going to have to take a knitting class. I don't have enough skill to get through all of this.
(Thank you Marylynn!)

Pumpkin painting

Just thought I'd share my efforts in pumpkin painting this weekend. I painted the top two for a friend's children and the bottom one for my son; a Spartan fan. I thought they turned out nice.