Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I began by misting them with Lime Jello and Tahoe Turquoise Color Mists first then I cut the crotch out and cut them in half. Once they were dry I gathered and matched up the pieces to a pair of dollar store fairy wings and began sewing them on using ribbon, working my way around the wings gathering and turning slightly as I sewed....sewer I'm not but I managed! When I was done I misted them some more with Copper Kettle and 22 Karat Gold Color Mists and then stamped with some pink acrylic paint and a foam stamp. Once they dried I added a few other embellishments and turned them into Super Diva Fairy Wings which when worn give you super powers of protection just like Superman's cape or Wonder Woman's magic lasso ;-) Now they're ready to be sent on to the next person to add to them....
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I was nicely tagged by Carol in England since I've already been tagged before I've posted the link to my random answers for those that haven't read them or want to be bored: http://aileensmusings.blogspot.com/2007/05/ive-been-tagged.html
even more interesting is Carol's blog and random facts she's lead a very interesting life and has a lovely blog and is a beautiful lady, so check it out:
Sunday, July 15, 2007
A friend had shared this website and it reminded me I had visited it before and found her work inspiring:
I am always drawn to this website I just love her art, eclectic pictures she takes around LA and her witty posts
Dispatch from LA:
Joanne Thieme Huffman's blog has some wonderful pictures from a recent trip:
In my search for a particular item on the Internet I came across this website and fell in love with all the lanterns, bright colored parasols and pillows even! Beware if your not into bright colors you may want to pass on this ;-)
Always a sure thing Violette's blog and website inspires me! She's a fellow color lover like me :-)
Last but certainly not least is Anne's blog from France...no I can't read French but in her case her art is enough to say it all...she creates wondefully textured pieces and her work is always inspiring to me: http://20six.fr/anneThat's it for now we're off to see the new Harry Potter movie first thing this morning, hopefully we beat the heat and the crowds!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
After all that work of painting on it I wanted to be sure its going to be sealed from the elements and not fade, so I used PYM II. This product is awesome, I use to only use Krylon but after using PYM II I won't use anything else.
The quote is a Maori Saying "Turn Your Face To The Sun And Your Shadows Fall Behind." Compliments of my friend Christy who shared it with me (thanks Christy!) I thought it went perfect with the sun and moon I had already painted on it.
PS: I had several people email me wanting to know what paint I used etc. so here goes. I first scrubbed it with a soap that removes grease and oils and then rinsed it throughly. When it was dry I sprayed it with Krlyon's spray Gesso. I then painted it with Golden's Paints...why golden's instead of craft paints or other paints? because they're lightfast so they won't fade as easily...between the Golden's Paints and PYM II the mailbox should hold up under the intense sun and damp winters we have.
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At the encouragement of my blog friend Wabbit I checked out Michelle Ward's blog (I love her stamps!) and she's issued a mail art challenge...how appropriate to go with my altered mailbox! So I'm passing on her challenge to you click the link below and read more about it on Michelle's blog:
I've been inspired I'm off to create some mail art of the mailing variety, how about you?
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Create Your Own
I'm loving how colorful my porch/veranda has become! After having the house painted in the fall things are slowly coming together. I painted the door in photoshop to see what color I'd actually want to paint it...I still haven't decided yet. After looking up the definition for veranda our porch definitely qualifies as one so I've decided to call it that from now on...I feel so relaxed and peaceful when I sit and swing on the veranda, the colors inspire me creatively!
What inspires you?
Sunday, July 01, 2007
I'm not sure what this new look says about me but it certainly feels more comfortable and at home. Does that mean I'm in a rut and afraid of change? I'd like to think not but we do have a tendency to lean towards what were familiar with.
|You Are Wonder Woman|
A true goddess, you have the strength and skills to rule the world.
You're one sexy amazon... all of the superhero guys are fighting over you!