Sunday, July 20, 2008

What I made this weekend

A zentangle for a black and white themed deco.
Rubberstamp image by Teesha Moore.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Earth Mother

This little project is for a craft swap themed "handmade Goddess" It's my first attempt at sewing a doll. Fun to make, from a pattern by Ellise Peeples. I like her patterns a lot. She no longer sells them, but every once in a while I can find them on ebay.
I recycled a pair of yard sale shorts for the body, made a polymer face cab, and embellished with yarn, beads and a bit of fabric painting. I think I will make a few more -- for friends and one for myself.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The man can sing!

Check out the beginning of the video! Wish I was there...
Still think it's a great loss that Freddie's gone.

first try at a dottee doll

This is a little crafty project called a "dotee" doll, named after it's creator, Dot from Australia. It's all the rage amongst mail art swappers. This is my first try, for a swap over at swap-bot. Often I find that zen space where it is the process of making something with my hands that makes me happy, not so much the finished product. I'm good with giving the result away...
Although, I think she did turn out rather cute :::smile::: I named her Ruby. She is going to live in Indiana.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

One of my favorite quotes

“This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.”
Walt Whitman

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

And off into the mountains again!
We made camp at Cumberland Gap National Park. Got the tent up, and a tarp, and then came a thunderstorm and downpour of rain for the rest of the night. Not that it dampened our spirits! We had fun in spite of it.
It was beautiful, and peaceful, and there was a little show at the parks' amphitheater about Abraham Lincoln's Kentucky roots. Presented by Mr. & Ms. Lincoln themselves.
Ah, Life is Good, when you are camping. Wether it rains or not.

"Four score and seven years ago..."

Ms. Lincoln looks on

Our campsite (D18!-- good spot.)

Tinks' nap spot

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Magic Wand

Life is... busy. I have a lot of work at the moment. Not much time for art. Or, should I say, the muse is too tired at the end of the day, most days. But I have been working on this piece of assemblage art for a swap -- a magic wand. The picture doesn't show the detail very well, but it was fun to make and I hope the person who gets it, will find some magic in it. :)