Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Another Skull

 This post was from 12/23/17 but I neglected to click "publish".  Apologies!

Today, I made my first cheesecake. Well,  actually, I made 36 itty bitty cheesecakes. They've been topped with strawberry blood orange marmalade and a thin slice of almond and put away for Christmas Eve. After that, I relaxed to finish a skull and watch a movie.

The Christmas Benders

My thoughtful nephew who keeps me supplied with odd scraps and copper tubing gifted to me a wee (1/8" O.D.) tube bender for Christmas. I couldn't wait to try them but with the temperature hovering around the 0º mark, it it mighty cold in the garage. I did bring some scraps into the house to try out the benders.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Skull Work

After a day of last minute shopping and grocery lists and the gym, I finally got to sit down and stitch. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Lots of Making Today

I managed to spend one of those lazy, cold, sunless days actually getting a few things done...baked cookies, roasted vegetables, embroidered a skull (Christmas gift), wrapped a few gifts, and found a few alone minutes to meditate. For a day that I thought was going awry, it was actually pretty good.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tape Roll Bracelet

I had an empty masking tape spool in my car and carried it into work today where I had stashed three Gudrun Sjõdén catalogues. (I had tried to put them into the recycle bin but pulled them back out again.) The paper and the colors and patterns are perfect for bangle bracelets. I am working on sealing it with varnish now. 

This was another covert creation...everyone should hide art supplies at their place of employment.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Another Covert Collage

Again, I forgot how much I enjoy this. I need get back to some 2D mixed media stuff at home, where I have more than a pen, a box of colored pencils, a glue stick, and a couple of catalogues and magazines.