Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day of the dead show coming up!

I was accepted to do a piece for the upcoming day of the dead show at Youngblood Gallery!
It will be held from October 30 through November 28 and I'm super stoked! I have purchased the coffins and now I will have 2 to decorate to my hearts content!!!! I have some pretty good ideas cooking in my head so we'll see what I can come up with!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Soldered jewelry

I took this class last Sunday and look at everything I made! The class was a one day event at the Spruill Center for the Arts here in Atlanta. They have all sorts of classes and range for 2 months to one day. Great place! Anyway, i made these awesome items! The first was the set with the reddish-orange pieces. Not bad. Then I did the clear glass piece with the tiny paper scenes on each side. Very fun. The other ladies in class mostly made floral, pretty items but I went with funny. Next was the heart that is made with 2 pieces of glass soldered together. Then in a quick flash i made the last 2 and my tecnique got better and better.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yeti- now with REAL fur!

So I know most of these past blogs have just been crafty stuff. Well, get used to it because that is all I do these days. Well, i do some dog-sitting but overall I am not the wild woman my finances once allowed me to be.

Anyway, shown here is a lovely yeti print we made. I have perverted the idea, or made it awesome, your choice. I took a lovely 8.5 x 11 print and I hand pulled fur from my dog Eggroll Something Wong 5. See, she's puffy (see photo), and when she sheds it comes out in clumps. I brush and brush her and yet, each day, there are these clumps falling off of her. I would hand pull a few and immediately glue them to the print. She is white and black so the fur colors have some marbling. I need to take a picture so you can see just how puffy this little yeti is! You can buy it here if you really want.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Motley Crue Update

Remember when I showed you guys this Motley Crue Cross stitch? Well, This is the June update. I still have a long way to go but it is coming along!
So, a few weeks ago we had a table at the Rollergirls Event here in Atlanta. We had our table set up and Sarah was geeking out talking to a storm trooper. don't ask...Anyway, this guy is standing at the table next to ours and I asked "Is your name Johnny?" It was indeed. See Johnny used to come into my old work for some neighborhood meetings and he recognized me and we chatted. He's been doing some CNN i-reports among other things and then I had an epiphany! WOW! So i say "Sooooo, you're friends with Tommy Lee, right? Well, I have this Motley Crue cross stitch that is a to scale replica of the Shout at the Devil album..." and he had me email my progress. I plan to send him updates periodically too. Just knowing that Tommy may have seen it is AWESOME.

PS- Johnny Colt's I-reports are pretty cool. They are straight forward views of events and news. Go check out his website!

UPDATE: Finished!

Postcard Swap

I recently participated in the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap. I am retarded and either I missed the theme or I am blind, or both!
Look how beautiful the card i received is! It is hanging on my bulletin board at work right now!
The theme was apparently "time" but I just made a little monster. I was having issues with materials and inspiration so I'm sorry to whoever got mine. Also, was I supposed to mail it as a postcard or in an envelope for someone else to use? I always have received these things as postcards so when the lovely spot of tea showed up I instantly felt bad and thought i should re-do it. Now, looking at the examples I am embarrassed to put this on here but what the heck. mine is the ugly one that is second.

Go look at the beautiful examples that I will not add my ugly one to.

Oh, and look at my maily partner's review!