Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Well today the schools were closed which gave me a "free to do whatever" day and I decided to get my January Tag done for a swap.  It needed to be in the mail so I was last minute putting it together.  The second one is for February.   The photo does not show up well here.  It was actually a stamp I used and then hand colored.  the pattern on the paper was holographic and changed colors as the tag moves so it is rather interesting in person.  I hope whoever receives it will like it.

I also had to prepare some zentangle inchies for a swap and class tomorrow night so here they are:
It was one bigger one I cut up to make the four.  I'm not sure how we will use these, but I like doing the zentangles anyway.  I probably should call them tangles as I understand "zentangle" might be a copyrighted item.  I don't understand all that stuff, so if someone can explain it to me, please do.  Also, I have not gotten to the point of shading my tangles but I am going to take a class and learn some basic stuff to improve them.

And, while I'm at it, I'll show another tangle I did.  It's a little lopsided on the tile (3 X 3" square) but I like it anyway.

Wishing you all an artful fun day.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm testing myself this year with finishing things.  I seem to start a lot of projects but many of them do not get finished.  For instance, the hearts.  I wanted to have an odd number as they look better grouped in that way, however, after two I went on to start a scarf (unfinished) and then this hat.  I loved the yarn so much for this hat and the colors just excite me that I had to finish it.  It only took one day for me to make this, with interuption too.  The pattern has a cowl scarf and fingerless mittens to go with it but I have not started them yet.  (I think I need to finish my other scarf).  But, since this yarn is so yummy I will probably abandon the white scarf all together and do this.  But maybe I should do another heart or three?

The yummy yarn used in this is Berroco Borealis (60% acrylic, 40% wool), and the pattern was by a young lady named Celeste  Young who works at a specialty yarn shop here in Colonie New York called Trumpet Hill.
Their website is here: http://www.trumpethill.com/home.  The pattern is called Button Brim Set, cap, wristlets. cowl.

Of course there are other art projects I have in the works too but they are unfinished as of yet too.  Since the deadline is coming up on them I think I will go tackle them today and then come back to the above forementioned cowl scarf and mittens.

Hope you are enjoying your MLK Holiday and making some art.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Yesterday was a day of celebrating friendships.  Some of my best friends and I got together and made snowpeople out of vintage bottles and these are the results of the two I made. 

It has been a while since I have been with my group of friends and it was very theraputic for me.

It was just a great day with great food and great friends with some fantastic results in making our snowpeople.

Hope you all had a little time to create as I'm going to check out all your blogs now and get some more inspiration.


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