Sunday, January 11, 2009

Have To Make A Mess To Create!


Creating for me means making a mess. Not a bad mess, but several organized (well sorta organized) piles, TV on, phone nearby, package of rice crackers kind of mess. It's how I do my best and most enjoyable work. I find myself usually setting up a card table in the middle of my studio to work at instead of using my desk. My desk area doesn't allow for enough room to spread out my "mess". But hey, good things come out of it as seen below.
These two pictures are a new idea that I came up with for my canvas art. I am branching out on the designs that I am using.

I am now embellishing all of them with some swarovski crystals. It adds that little bit of sparkle to each picture. I used some on the little girls headband and on the swirls in the lower corners.


My dear friend, Rosie is having a birthday tomorrow so I made this necklace and earrings for her. I am still having difficulty with my picture taking. I can't seem to get the lighting right and I am getting glares where I don't want them. Anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of that?



I used black crystals, white pearls, green and clear crystals and some white saltwater pearls.
Wanted to let you know that my digital scrapbooking class that I took at Scrapbooks, etc. was great! Joey Otlo taught the class and she was so organized and informative. I really learned a lot and was able to come home and actually complete some projects fairly easily. Unfortunately, do to the fact that Frank and I ended up at our Trilogy restaurant, Slate, on Friday night with 8 other friends for drinks and dinner, I never made it to the "Girls Night Out" at Blissful Living Studio for the 5 hr. digital get together. I was bummed and hope that Tangie of, www.tangiebaxter.com, does it again next month. My next challenge is to figure out how to design and implement my blogger heading.
So that's it for today. I am still hanging in there on my diet. It's been 3 days and I haven't fallen off the wagon yet!!! Believe me though, I am starving and try not to think about it too much. Whenever it gets really hard I run into the kitchen and drink a whole glass of water. Needless to say, you can guess where I am running to the rest of the day!! Have a great Sunday!

1 comment:

I'm Tiffany Jeanne said...

I absolutely LOVE that canvas art with the little girl holding the littler boy's hand...you can imagine why...I can see my kids doing that in a few years! So absolutely cute! I'll have to chat with you about buying one!!!!