We’ve lived in our home for 11 years next month. My very patient husband requested a curtain be put up on the front window to replace the nasty shade that was there. The shade lasted for about 5 years and was discarded leaving uncovered glass. Tonight the inspiration hit. I had just been cleaning some
Yea, that’s how I feel about the attacks on my body right now, they are relentless. Just when I think I am on the road to wellness, a new ailment rears its head. This week it’s shingles. I feel like this little hamster I painted a couple years ago, just hanging on. Then I hear
Quick self portrait for AEDM Day 8: At An Attitude of Gratitude, the prompts today were about self. I thought this would be the perfect time to do a quick sketch and play with my water-soluble crayons. This was really fun as I pushed myself to sketch very fast with a pen and I was
Well, actually I didn’t have to go that far. My grandma lived within sight of my house out in the Kansas prairie. Below is a map from my house to hers. It was a vast 1/4 mile to get there. The buzz for the day over at An Attitude of Gratitude is about social media.
AEDM Day 29 Today I had the delight of doing a portrait swap with an artist friend of mine. She generously provided the crayons. Here’s a quick snap of the portrait I drew of my friend. And the one she did of me. Giggle
AEDM Day 27 Today I made gifts. Joy Dance Encaustic Soldered Pendant is made for Patricia Seggebruch, my constant inspiration. I first met Trish at Artfest 2010. She instructed my favorite class, an encaustic introduction for me. I was so excited about encaustic painting that I took two of her classes at Artfest 2011. But
AEDM Day 26 The necklaces are complete! This pendant below was made as a commission. I’ve been experimenting with “waxed” paper. The paper used here became very translucent when heated by the soldering iron. I love how the light filters through. I sold a pendant just like the nesting bird today. I say “just like”
AEDM Day 23 More experimentation. Had a fun evening of making “waxed” paper which led to earrings as well. Wishing you all a warm, delicious, and meaningful Thanksgiving.
AEDM Day 22 A good day of rest and the thought of no school has recharged me. I’m picking that speed back up. This evening I played more with wax between glass. I cannot explain the satisfaction I receive from this process of experimentation. I am pleased. Today the photo shoot went well. Thanks to
AEDM Day 20 I swear I was listening, even taking notes, but during the sermon yesterday, I had an idea. I didn’t want it to escape. Then I went home and melted onto the couch. I think that 13 weeks straight of home education has worn me out. I’m thankful for a break this week.