Here are the two sides to the page I finished...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The theme that I worked on for this months art group meeting was "distressed or vintage birds"...right up my alley. There's one thing you learn well by painting opera...and that's to make things look old! You buy a new wooden bathroom towel ring, slather on some "goop", and paint until you achieve "Rusted 1800's Dungeon Ring"! And so it goes...
Sunday, April 20, 2014
And now I can let my cat out of the bag...it was my pleasure to paint the Easter candle for the 4th year in a row.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Now, why would anyone get rid of this doll...and why has no one adopted her? The answer could likely be in the reaction on Miso's face when I picked her up and asked if she wanted to take her home! It was a look of fear and repulsion. Poor thing, it was still there the next week. Maybe $1.99 is a bit steep.
Going to thrift stores is a great love...not only do you get to see amazing, interesting things that you don't normally get to see, but you also score things that make you feel like you "got ahead". I bought what I thought was a cotton robe, and it had a tag inside from an Etsy seller. It turned out to be a handmade organic cotton wrap dress that was originally $90. It's massive on me, so I'm going to use the fabric for applique on another project.
Alabama Chanin. It's grown, knitted, and dyed in the USA which makes it pretty special, and fairly expensive. I'm waiting until I have some undisturbed time to work on it as I can't think straight if there is too much noise. Ha! I might be old or dead by then. Anyway, I bought it in fern green and peacock blue to make some infinity scarves that double as nursing cover ups, a tutorial I saw on a blog. I'm going to make one, Chanin-style! But I've got one itty bitty project to finish first...the Easter candle!