Friday, December 19, 2008
this is a recycled belt link frame, with pretty beads that resemble a tree......
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
this gal got away with second place and the peoples choice award. her outfit is made out of things you would find in a couch. the skirt is old muslin, the jacket is upholstery fabric, the the button closure area in front is finished with those sliding door lock thingys. you can't really see it, but it was awesome. also for the last cool thing, the standup collar is human hair. she also had a ton of pheasant feathers on top of her head.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
each letter over the stage was made with recycled products. the "F" is egg cartons, the "N" is plastic easter egg cups, and we couldn't figure out what the "U" was.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
these are reisling grapes to be exact. the weather had been cooperative, giving us a little milder weather last week, so it was time to take them off the vine.
such a thing of beauty. sigh......
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
pacific university students did this one. still can't believe it is drawn with chalk!!
sometimes, don't you just feel like taking the day off and going somewhere on your own carrot?
me loves the goggles long time!!!
yes, this is still my craft blog. i will be posting pics of all my new stuff next time. i made some great tote bags and some cool, re-purposed jewels. more soon, i promise!
Monday, October 6, 2008
beautiful!!!! another featured artist. i love the idea of a masquerade and a tree swing.
not only is this one beautiful, but it really gave me the notion that i needed to take a bathroom break right then and there.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
chalk art festival 2 weeks ago and saw some amazing stuff.
like this one of some guys fishing.
and this gorgeous one. i love the bee on the flower!!
this guy paid homage to his little doggie. so lifelike. and the dog is sooooo cute in real life too. just a short, shrimpy dog, but attitude galore!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
by far the "raddest" of all the sculptures was this thing of beauty. the base is a plastic hobby horse, cut up the back, wheel inserted, egg cartons to give the look of scales, "flames" coming out of it's nose, hoses everywhere, and a cabbage patch kid on top with nails for hair. everything was then spray painted green. BTW-- the team who made this was last years champion!! we didn't stay long enough to see who won, but seriously........
Saturday, September 13, 2008
marcy and i tore it up at the creation tent. we made magnets. mine is on the left, hers is on the right. cool!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
everyone knows that my favorite place to shop is the Goodwill. i am so amazed at what i can find there. like this: it is a paper jewelry kit. they give you certain glues to make the paper stiff, include findings to make earrings or necklace, you can paint it, and voila', paper jewelry!! can't wait to try it. i will post pics as soon as i get on this project.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
too much fun!!
Monday, September 1, 2008
i found a project in one of my crafty library books, and did my best to follow the directions (not my strong suit). i shaped wire into a heart, wired up some beads, and threaded them on. pic is a little blurry, but i think it turned out ok. not what i expected, but a woman i took a class with once said "if it doesn't turn out the exact way you want, it just means it's 'organic'."
this will most likely become a necklace, ornament, adornment for a dog sled, etc.
went down to the Art in The Pearl today, and saw some pretty cool stuff. but this, by far, was THE BEST. seems a non profit donated this car for all the kids to paint up, and express their inner artist. it had been painted on for the entire weekend by all the little ones. i don't know the particulars, but i am sure it will be auctioned off for the cancer non profit. the kids were going crazy!!! for me, it was really inspiring to see how they painted the tires, the back and how some just decided to splatter paint on the fender!!
should give you a smile!!! sure did for me!!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
here is a tote bag i have been working on for a few weekends. keep in mind i am still sort of a beginner when it comes to sewing.
the front floral panels are upholstery samples from a giant sample book i found for 50cents at SCRAP. the handles are the coolest part. they are from a pair of suspenders that mom found. i took them apart, sewed them in, and they will probably be the most sturdy handles i will ever have.
this tote bag is quite "gi normous", but that's all i know how to make..... something big.