Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Oooo! it is cold and wet in the Islands.
We are not used to it at all and go about shivering.
The ornamental orange tree and flood waters outside my bedroom window in the photo taken yesterday.
There was a duck out there, I tried to capture him on camera but he was a bit shy.
Other pics. in my studio whilst trying to brighten my day.
I call this idea, calendar or catalog collage.
I love the thick shiny pages for backgrounds.
Thanks to Nordstrom for the big catalog pages.
at 12:31 PM
Sunday, December 26, 2010
It is still wet and chilly here in the Islands.
So I did some handwork, when I could see in the dark studio.
Not complaining, the rest of the country is suffering worse weather than here.
Just french knots and some straight stitches make this hydrangea page for a garden journal I am creating.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Finally drew the bird give away, I had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.
First is Suziqu in Australia, she will receive the lace bird.
2nd wins a ticking bird, she is Lottie in United Kingdom.
Nice to have friends in other countries enjoy my art, be it ever so humble!
3rd ticking bird goes to Miss Createology, thanks for coming by everyone, I do appreciate you.
Best Holiday wishes too.
at 2:11 PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Been a wild few days here in the Islands.
Power outages, floods, my TV shorted out, and lots of 'fun' to be sure.
Christmas party canceled at RSP. I made some gifts too!
Trying to create a video or two but been so dark in my studio I will try again later.
The little box holds some of my handmade French beads and buttons.
Pouch is another in a collection.
All will go to my Etsy shop in the New Year.
at 9:37 AM
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I am sand bagging in Honolulu due to heavy Monsoons with flooding.
I am high and dry but many are not.
The birds that live in our trees and are usually chirping, now are very quite.
It is all a bit eerie.
Seems the storms are coming in from the equator and are hitting us now.
It is lovely living in the tropics, it is all part of life here.
We need the rains, just not all at once.
at 3:23 PM
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I make altered bottles and have shown lots before.
They line my window ledges, and fall over.
Do not think I showed the tiny artifacts I make, these bottles are only approx. 2" high.
So maybe I will do a little video on these.
Tell you some secrets like where I find the bottles, how to make a cork when none fits.
Adding crustiness and ancient gold leaf.
How to make them stand up.
Yes you all know where I find them, especially if you live in Hawaii.
Or maybe not!
at 4:24 PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thanks to all who follow my work and seem to like it
Here is a quick and easy holiday detail for the window, how about a flock?
Easy, trace shape onto cardboard.
Glue on old lace or doily .
Trim around and if liked rub on some brown ink.
Add button eye.
For decoration, accordion fold a piece of pattern tissue, add lace scrap and a charm and glue on.
I like to keep the hanger simple so a torn piece of muslin works for me.
This will be a give away so leave me a comment and again I will draw a name from my battered old cap.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thought I would show you a little craft I did on vacation with my 3 little grand daughters.
So talented I think.
Each made one, the twins aged 8 and the youngest aged 5.
Faces made from a piece of packing material I found.
String from Dad's supplies.
Hair a piece of shaggy fringe.
Music for the carol book.
Christmas fabric for the gowns and the stand was found cardboard.