Wednesday, November 27, 2013

World Collage

This is it. The finished World Collage. I added fabric icebergs, glitter dimensional paint in silver, blue and purple, alcohol inks in various colors, some more silver glitter paint, some more alcohol inks, some silver threads that I created a mesh with and cut into squares, and then I had to stop. It was done, or as done as I was going to make it. I don't really feel 100% that it is done but I do feel 100% as if I don't want to work on it anymore.  I was done. I kind of sort of mostly like it but it was an experiment from the beginning and I had no idea how it might come out. I learned some things about the materials I used and it was a fun project. But I'm personally still critiquing it. At this point I think I would have to start over to correct what doesn't feel right about it.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

More Icicle Ornaments

I'm still working on those ornaments. I have 19 done so far with many more to make.

I've been off on a tangent doing some small quilt projects until my sewing machine decided to get flaky. I had some Christmas patchwork projects planned and finally got all the fabric I wanted to use together but that will have to wait. I love these colors and it's all snowflake fabric.

And I'm in the middle of a collage project that I'm sort of stuck on what I want to do next with it. It needs more of something, paint, lines, texture, color, shapes,....  I'll be working on this some more. I just hope I don't end up hating it when I get done messing with it. That happens sometimes.

work in progress

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Beads Beads Beads ... Icicle Ornament

This is my beading station. I'm still working on those icicle ornaments. Whenever I want a little break from the daily routine I can sit down and make a couple fairly quickly. Preparing the wire is the most work to the project. I have some ideas for other shapes besides a simple icicle that I may try.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Vintage Glass Icicle Ornaments

Yes, I have been making those ornaments I talked about last time and I have many more to make. I was surprised by the number of glass beads I was able to salvage from the old Christmas chains. I've also found some interesting shaped inexpensive new glass beads to use as spacers between the vintage beads. I'm pleased with how they are coming out and look forward to seeing them on a Christmas tree.