Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dragonfly Fantasy Necklace

This necklace was a kit from  It's called "Dragonfly Fantasy".  There's a small photo of the finished necklace but I ended up putting my own spin to it.
I love antique brass.  The kit includes brass findings, beads, crystals, glass beads and a large brass butterfly. Pin It

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Finally Finishing a U.F.O.!

 I was going through my fabric stash when I came across an unfinished quilt top.  I never knew what to do with it either.  Sadly it languished in my fabric stash for at least 5 years!
 I also had a Dayrunner  organizer/folder that had seen better days.  But I didn't have the heart to throw it away.
  Then a *Lightbulb moment* came.  I glued some batting onto the folder to give it some padding.  Then I used a strong fabric glue to attach the quilted piece on top of that.  Then I glued some a fabric border around it.  Voila-a new journal I like and feels good to carry around.  Plus the scraps will make nice bookmarks too.
  It feels fantastic to finish a former "UFO"--an Unfinished Object".
  Even if the project had its beginning in another decade. Pin It

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Small Treasures, Small Pleasures

 I got this little 2 inch brass thingamabob years ago-I can't remember when or where.  I had it sitting in my little curio cabinet. where it never thought of it.  Today I decided it would make a neat pendant. It's made of brass and has a wonderful scrollwork design aroound it.
  I was surprised to hear something rattling around inside it.  When I unscrewed it I found a wooden needle holder with a bit of thread still wrapped around it.  There was also a rusty thimble inside. What a treasure, especially since I love to sew.
 I'm having fun thinking of what I could do with this.

Here it is, opened with its contents:

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One Trueself

  Painting is difficult to me.  But I keep at it, getting into the process and letting it take me wherever....
  I paint horses because they are my totem animal and I am a Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.  I've always been attracted to them.  And I love mythology too.
  I call this painting "One Trueself" because I am always trying to discover what my "style" is.  I create in a sunny studio, surrounded by things created by artists I admire.  I remembered a quote Judy Garland said-"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
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Monday, February 15, 2010

"Comes to Water"

  Comes to Water was inspired by my love of prehistoric cave art and ancient petroglyphs.
  It was painted with acrylics on a piece of plywood.

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