Wednesday, July 28, 2021

time to paint

experimenting with alcohol inks on tiles.
We try to have family night once a week, currently it's usually Wednesday.  Sometimes it's gaming, or puzzles or just watching TV.  Sometimes we get creative as a family.  We've tried pottery, which is great, and playing around other crafty bits, but the family favorite is acrylics.  I blame my sister.  In a good way! 
a dragon hanging out on a rock -by me

We like it enough that we now have a small stash of paint, sketch books, artsy brushes and canvases stockpiled, so when ever the mood strikes we can just lay down a tarp and go to town.

this is my sisters, she's way good!

Jerry's, not sure if it's a spaceship, or.......


this is Jesscera's, it's part of a story she's writing 

Another of girls, also story related.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

So I hurt my back......

I don't know what I did, but I did something.  I've had back issues before, but never like this.  There are times when I can hardly walk across the room without my back seizing and spasming.  It feels like everything can trigger my back - sitting, walking, just breathing sometimes. It's "soft tissue injury" per the Doc which makes it sound like it shouldn't be anything right?  Wrong.  I am now on a couple of drugs and on a weight limit -and no driving.  

This has been going on for almost 2 weeks now, and today, finally, I think i see light at the end of the tunnel.  I think it's getting better-- it's hard to tell really.  But today I've actually ventured into the studio and made a few pieces.  Not sure what that will do to my back, but boy, it's food for the soul! 

Anyway, here are some newer pieces I'm pretty pleased with.  

This piece is using recycled jewelry bits, vintage watch parts and vintage crystals.  The mirror made me think of a little walled off pond, so the dragonfly is hovering over flowers growing in the water. At least that is what I saw when`I made it.

I love playing with vintage pocket watch parts! I love using partial plates as my background.  In this case, I added crystals --- 
and this time I added an eyeball and salvaged the matching chain from broken jewelry!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

I need to blog........

hi Guys! I'm trying to get into good blogging habits, so here are a few pics.  Top pic, are "no use crying over spilt beer" earrings.  I've had this handmade glass mug beads for ever, and since i'm not much for beer, I wasn't sure why i even bought them, other than they are soooo cute.  Jerry says I should say rootbeer earrings! 

Anyway, dangle factor is high and these are so much fun, a party for anyone's ears! 

These I added cup chain  (crystal chain) to the tracks of a zipper, kind of cute, right? 
These are aluminum cuffs, with prints on them.  Just cute and fun. 

I don't have pics yet, but for this weeks Farmer's Market I've been busy making rings.  I'll try to get pics up tomorrow....