Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Husband's Christmas Present

This was truly a labor of love. My husband is a huge fan of eagles. He has collected them in every shape and form throughout our marriage. I decided a gift of love to him would be a painting of an eagle. Although I didn't have him done by Christmas day, I guess a day late is not too bad. LOL

He was very touched and very pleased with the result. He could use some changes, but I don't dare touch it now. To do so would probably ruin it. I will save that for the next eagle attempt I make. :-)

The significance of the 1.4.3. in my signature? That is Johnny and my code for "I Love You".

I now have a couple sisterly requests so will probably be working on those next.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Snow

Today I painted a picture within an oval. What fun this was. Since I sold my other snow picture, I had the need to paint another. This one (if you look close enough) actually has snow falling.

Very appropriate considering it is cold here right now and they are saying a possibility of snow before Christmas. YAY.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hidden Treasure

Felt in the mood today to paint and came up with this little number to do. I learn from every one I do and this one was no exception. I am rather happy with the way it came out though. I still want to do a waterfall and seascape. Nerves are getting lighter. LOLOL

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Final in floral Set

TA-DA!!! I am so excited. I am finally starting to see more than what is on the canvas. What an awesome feeling. This is the third in the three paintings that will be a wall grouping when they are dry and I can get them framed. this one is special as I finally saw ruffles and went slower to make sure I got it right today. I am very proud of how it turned out. I almost went back to the other two and was going to do more to them, but decided not to. It is important for me to see the stages in my growth. Since tomorrow is my last day of vacation, I think i am going to paint a landscape picture. Then it is back to the day to day normalcy. LOLOL

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Second Fantasy Flower

Here is my second flower painging. This is smaller than the other one and will be part of a grouping. I have one more to make. Perhaps by the end of that one I will have this down better. All I know is I am enjoying painting.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Floral Fantasy

I did it...I really did it. Here is my first floral oil painting. I have a lot of practicing to do, but I am very pleased how this came out for my first try. It helped that I had a wonderfully patient teacher too. LOLOL Looking forward to creating more floral pieces

Mica Shift Pendants

Thank you Cindy Lietz for finally showing me a way to do this wonderful technique that works! I have struggled with mica shift for a long time. Normally due to slicing too deep etc. With the help of Cindy Lietz and her mica shift tutorial, I finally have a love for this technique.

Today I made three pendants from one piece of clay and I now want to do these in multiple colors and patterns. Whoo Whooo.

Ok, now off to paint a magnolia branch. :-)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Winter Snowfall

Ok, so I am not real original in my title, but here is my second painting. did this one today and am fairly proud of this one. It was fairly easy and quick. I am anxious to tackle my next painting in a week or two. Want to paint a waterfall scene. Hopefully using a waterfall that Johnny and I went too a couple weeks ago. It was awesome. I am truly enjoying painting.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

First Oil Masterpiece

Ok, so I know this is not clay work, but I am so excited. Painted my first oil painting today and I am so jazzed about how it turned out. Took me five hours to do, but it was worth it. Never painted in oils before, much less from scratch. This is actually the Bob Ross wet on wet method and I love it. I have wanted to try this for quite a few years and just never got the courage to give it a try. Needless to say I will be painting a lot more.

My next try is to do a painting with a waterfall.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

How Time Flies

WOW! I can't believe it has been since May that I have put anything in my blog. MAN, can't believe it is already almost Halloween. Well, I haven't done a ton of claying, but have done some. Most recently I did this faux leather necklace based on a Cindy Lietz tutorial. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed this technique a lot.
In addition to doing this, I also have attended a Lindly Haunani workshop that was out of this world. I will post some images on that in next blog post.
Let's see and I also made some bead lanyards and eyeglass holders that I have posted on Etsy. I actually sole one of my lanyards just last week. So I guess I have done a few things, but it just seems like time is running away from me. The necklace in this post was a lot of fun and I plan on doing more in different designs and colors. What a super technique.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mod Cane Necklace

This was a fun project today. It is a combination of mobius and pillow beads. I saw the technique on Cindy Lietz's site this weekend and it gave me ammo to work on something new.
The picture is not all that great, but I like how this ste came out. Nothing like several techniques tucked into one to come up with a new necklace. :-)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Pendants

I made these sets today. What fun mixing clay with gold leaf, with inks. These sets were fun. I may have to do some more as they are all unique. I don't make many sets so these were fun.
The concept came from a video by Cindy Lietz. I just changed it up a little bit. Of course they are so light.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jack the Candlestick

Ok, so check it out!!!!! I actually completed a sculpt. Irrigardless how wierd it looks, LOLOL I actually finished a sculpt. This one was from a class by Dawn Schiller called Candlestick Jester class. Mine is a bit different because my candlestick is smaller and my dowel was larger. LOL So all in all Jack had to be improvised when it came time to put him together.
What has me all excited is that I actually did a sculpt. It tool me a while nad he is NOT by any means perfect, but he is a sculpt and I did it. And the best part of all??? HUBBY DIDN'T CALL HIM A TURD FUNGAS. LOLOL In case you haven't been reading my blog, that was the name my hubby gave one of my earlier attempts at a bonzai tree. In fact, he was right, but I still have that first attempt and will nto part with it.
This class was an online one that I paid for a while ago, (three months actually) and just now had the time to try and put him together. I am very excited, even though he looks a bit strange. HEY, no comments from the peanut gallery. LOLOLOL All greats had to start somewhere, right? Dang straight!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Finalizing Trollie

Ok, so this is an unusual, but fun project. It is actually a Troll matchbox ornament thingie.
I am uploading images of him closed and open. It is supposd to be like he is peeking out of the leaves. It was a fun class and I want to do it again.

When he is open you can see a small portion of the CD mirror that is under the leaves. It was fun and the next one will be a pretty pixie face.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fantasy Mirror

Well, I haven't finished the matchbox project yet, but I did finish the latest Christi Frieson class - Fantasy Mirror. This one was very interesting with interesting results. The only thing I had difficulty with was the wiggly squiggly thing which on mine turned out to look like a moosy, gooey mess, but it was fun anyway. It was hard to get an image of it, but here it is anyway.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

OH NO!! Another Class

Ok, so here we go again. I saw this awesome class that I had to take part in. In my quest to learn to sculpt, I saw this and had to give it a try. It is a class working with small matchboxes. Just my speed. Small and simple.

Well, this is lesson one where we had to cover the box and make a troll face and hands. Of course I have to perfect the eyes, ears and other parts, but for a first time I think he is kinda cute. This week the lesson will continue from here. I am excited about this as it helps me learn more about perspective and face sculpting.
I am anxious to see how he looks after this new lesson. And he even has Teeth! Well, kinda anyway. LOLOL His hands were not as difficult as I thought they would be although they are not perfect. I am always game to try something new so I am anxious to see the end result. Loving this class a lot. (as if I don't have enough to do to keep me busy. LOLOL)