Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More new art..

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Today I went to meet a friend, Lisa, we only met a couple
of months ago but we get along really well and are both
interested in art/mixed media/crafting. Lisa showed me
the secrets behind making a cute photo frame using
metal tape and diecuts. We had a good time chatting and
I got to make another new friend, her cute dog, Baron.
When I got home I added some alcohol inks to the metal tape,
still not sure about using these so maybe I need to practice more.
Here is the finished frame complete with a photo.
I had about 12 attempts at getting a photo of it, lighting
was bad everywhere I tried, there really is not a dark patch
at the bottom or a light patch in the top right corner.
Hmm maybe I need some help photographing objects in my house :)
Looking forward to having another craft day with Lisa.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Beeswax fun..

I have heard a lot lately about the craze for making beeswax
collages, so I signed up for a class which I took yesterday at
the Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale.
The teacher was Mike Putman who is local to Phoenix, he was
assisted by his partner Lesley Fisher. The class was very
entertaining and everyone made completely different pieces
of art, mine is pictured above. I really like the end result
but was very wary of using the hot beeswax and iron,
luckily I had help with the ironing part. Now all I have to
do is find somewhere good to display this :)

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy to be home...

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We went to the airport Thursday evening to pick up Alex
from his trip to NOAC, (National Order of the Arrow Conference),
that was held at Indiana University. He had a fabulous time
and took advantage of the activities offered to him there,
even though he had very little sleep. We are so glad to have
him back home as we all missed him a great deal, and I know
that he missed his home and family too.
Today school is back in session, yay !! Alex is starting his
Junior year in high school and Daniel is going into 8th grade.
Next year I will have 2 high schoolers, aargghh !