Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oh Say Can You See a Soldered Pendant Necklace

Here is one of my newest pendants I have added to my Etsy store. I am getting in the mood for the Forth of July and all of the picnics and fun celebrations. I like this horizontal orientation of this pendant it looks really cute as a choker. I wore mine to go shopping and got several inquiries. The funny thing about that one was that the background paper, from a Pat Cromwell novel, had some obscene words visible. I didn't even notice it until I finished it. My teenage son saw it right away. I guess his eyes are better trained for those things.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Beautiful Tullulah Gorge, Ga



In the northeast corner of Georgia is a beautiful state park called Tullulah Gorge. It was used in the 1996 Olympics for white water rafting events. Also the movie Deliverance was filmed in the gorge as well. It is really a beautiful place to hike if you are ever in the area. We decided we would go early and try to get a couple passes to climb to the bottom of the gorge. We were five minutes late and missed the last of the 100 hundred passes that are given out daily. Everyone was so disappointed but we found later that it was really a very good thing for us. The sign at the top of the trail should have made us realize what we were in for, but we thought that was for other people. We climbed down and then back up over 1,000 stairs. Well I am not in as good of shape as I thought I was. I thought my thighs were going to seize up and revolt to not go another step. Well we all made it and it was a good wake up call to get back to my exercise program.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Recycled Plastic Bottle Angel




Here is an angel I made from a coffee creamer bottle. I cut out the bottom so it can be put on our Christmas tree. The body is covered with stampted tissue paper. The wings are also tissue paper wrapped onto wire forms. Her head was sculpted from polymer clay with a crown inserted in her head. I go through so many of these bottles I wanted to try to incorporate them into my art.

I was inspired to show you this angel because Zeb who is in my Latest Trends in Mixed Media yahoo group created a tutorial to recycle plastic bottles into works of art. She did a fabulous job and I am sure it will inspire you as well. Please check out her blog for this awesome tutorial
http://www.amstamps.com/recycleit
Let me know what you think!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Free Images for Father's Day

Lisa Vollrath has a wonderful site if you are not familiar with it. It is called Ten Two Studios. She has excellent tutorials and she also sells various supplies and collage sheets. Right now she is offering free sheets for a countdown to Father's Day with a new sheet being available everyday.
Here is the link http://countdown. tentwostudios. com . Today she has some of the sweetest looking boys in sailor outfits. I can't wait to see what she will have on there tomorrow.