Well kids, I am at work (hey not like they're going to fire me, huh? - kinda like you can't get more pregnant). So I have some pictures for y'all's perusal - things I've made over the weekend and up through yesterday.
At left are some dangles I made for the May "Not Just Charms" swap on Latest Trends (my very favoritist group) and as I said in my last post, I made these completely out of things laying around on my beadspace.
See - like the Fimo beads on top, when you buy things for no apparent reason or project, you always have something out of which to make a pair of earring dangles! That sentence sounds weird but I would rather cut my tongue out with pinking shears (dull ones) than end a sentence with a preposition.
The hot pink beads are a gift from my art soul sister Mary - so I don't know where they came from. The green ones at the bottom are probably blue moon beads - and the sparkly rondelles on there came from Fire Mountain gems (love that place!).
These keychains I made with some fun tecniques. I got the idea for these here. These are formica samples that I coated with gesso in the technique that totally rocks by Lori Roberts on her blog at Altered Arts Magazine I'll let her explain it because she does a much better job than I do at explaining it. I kind of think it's because I get too excited and start babbling about oil pastels and gel medium and well I usually tell people who really don't care and I know it so then I talk faster and get it all mixed up and their eyes glaze over and I'm like Nooooo it's really cool you'll see. I coat them with diamond glaze in case you're wondering. That stuff rocks!
Finally, here's a mixed media painting I finally finished, "She Dreams of Art." The cool thing is, I dreamed the whole thing, woke up and scribbled it on the sketch pad by my bed and actually did it. Magick!
It's watercolor, acrylic paint, water-soluble oil pastels (I'm sayin! I love these things! I want to marry them!), collage of my ATCs and magick marker. Probably some glitter on there too, or there will be before I frame it. You know, I really enjoy this - that's all that matters, right?