Monday, July 27, 2015

Crafty Learning Curves

So I'm still working working working (and, ok, PLAYING!)...on items for Twin Tiers Comic Con...and you'd think, after the literally HUNDREDS of crafty items I've born into the universe that I'd be beyond the dreaded "Craft Fail"...


This weekend I worked on sewing up "simple"  double sided, elasticized, super cute head bands. You wouldn't believe how many times I've had to redo, resew, reconfigure these little lovelies. Yikes! My craft cred card is going to be revoked!
And it continued with these necklace dangles I've been dreaming about...I THOUGHT I was going to use black foam board as the base...NOPE...super fail!  Oh well, this cool vintage paper looks lovely and makes me that's what I'm going with (I KNEW there'd be a need for it when I bought it a long time ago!) 

How are you doing? Would love to hear about your unexpected craft fails :) I'll feel less lonely LOL :)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Count down to Comic Con!

Twin Tiers Comic Con is coming! Woot woot! Aug. 15/16, Elmira, NY.
I had a BLAST last year, dressed as a stempunk inspired roller gal. Keep scrolling to see last year's get-up (plus a couple of guests!)
Here are some steampunk and super hero inspired dangles...soon to be necklaces ;) 

...And me! And Ron and LLRHood :)

Hope to see you at this years T2C2!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Work in progress : "The Mermaid Twins"

Here's a wee video I have over on my youtube channel. Stay tuned for the finished work :)

Pink Velvet Bird

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

50 Paintings Project #7

12.5% complete!

So this exercise has the word "Misty" in the title...I think I captured that feeling with my open white spaces on the canvas. It was really hard not to keep fussing with the sections. Again, my colors aren't the same as in the example, but I think it looks a-ok! I think it'll be even better once I varnish it.

We have a scenic view similar to this near our's truly magical  :)

What do you think I should write on the sides of the canvas? Not sure about this one... 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

50 Paintings Project #6

Vegan, gluten free toast!
What I've learned: I can't paint and chat on the phone at the same time...nor can I listen to an audiobook. I goofed up and had to redo and redo a couple of parts. This definitely feels like my "first" toast...the rest of the loaf will be better.

When I started this project I purchased nine 5x5x1.5" canvases from a chain store. Since then I haven't been able to find anymore of this exact model.  Just ordered 45 more from Jerry's Artarama and have painty fingers crossed that they are as super swell as these babies. I LOVE touching these. They're so solid. The stand up nicely and I almost feel like they are toy blocks for adults. Fun!

Monday, June 29, 2015

50 Paintings Project #5

Das boot!
I didn't have the blue the instructions called for and I got panic-y trying to draw something that would say "hi, I'm a boat" ...but I think it's ok. Oh, and I DID have to use white to touch up the areas that were wonky. Oh well. I wrote "float your own boat" on the sides.
10% of the way done with the project! How's it going for you? :)

Friday, June 26, 2015

50 Paintings Project #4


This exercise was all about blending...and unfortunately I didn't have the starting colors (light blue and cobalt) needed so I blended what I did have with white to make the gradation.  It's ok I think...not as good as the example but just find with me :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

50 Paintings Project #3

Here's #3...only 47 more to go. 
This exercise really did teach me something new about color mixing...and I thought I knew a lot! I'm liking these deep canvases, but boy, the 5 inchers are hard to find! Should I round up to 6", I see them all over the place. I feel like now that I've started I want to be consistent.  

Eventually I'll have these on my Etsy site as a way to raise funds for an artists' workshop I've enrolled in this fall. Thanks for stopping by...stay tuned :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

50 Paintings Project #2

Here's #2! 

 I am loving this project. I'm working through the exercises in 50 Small Paintings by Mark Daniel Nelson.

I'm finding that I'm not following the instructions *exactly* weren't really supposed to mix the bands of colors...but I couldn't help myself.  It's sort of like when you try a new recipe and just HAVE to add a little som-som ;)

I'll be posting these for sale on my ETSY shoppe (or perhaps on Ebay?). I'm raising funds for an artists' workshop I've enrolled in later in the year.

Thanks for checking it out! Stay tuned, only 48 more to go (*nervous grin*)