Sunday, November 25, 2012

Halloween get together

This is the comunity room in our building. I live in an apartment for over 50 and disabled. Shopping carts are available to help get your groceries to your apartment. There is a tv and piano available to use. There is also a full kitchen. We just had a Thanksgiving diner down there. Thanksgiving diner is put on by a local group. It was very full this year. If I remember correctly Christmas dinner is pot luck. Carole got a picture of me trying to get my camera to work. That is about par for the course. LOL

What have I been up to this year

I made this Halloween shrine I got from Retro Cafe Art Give-me-a-Sign-Shrine-Kit I also used a free printout from their site of Halloween pictures.

This is the Halloween wreath I made from a slide projector real.

I made this necklace in a class offered at Mrs. O'leary's Mercantile. My favorite place to go for rubberstamps and classes and mixed media goodies. The picture is lenticular, meaning when you tilt it a vampire appears.

This necklace and bracelet are from another class I took at Mrs. O'Leary's.

This is another class from Mrs. O'Leary's using a thimble I had from Fireside Flour. I also added a silk cocoon that I had died, a bead that I made, and a vintage earing.

I made this from tooling aluminum. The backround is done with molds. 

I made myself a new sketch book and this is the cover. I found this great paper. Very Mucha-esk and added a pewter flourish and watch gears including a spring that makes a pretty spiral.

Here is a large jar of silk cocoons that I have painted and died.

I love this Fancy-Flaming-Heart-Milagro-Shrine I got from Retro Cafe' Art. I made earings too but haven't been able to get the backings to stay on, so this is the bigger on that will be a pin or pendant. 

I got this great little guy at a yard sale. I put some hen and chicks in there and I am not sure what the other plant is other than it has fat juicy leaves.

A pin made from molded polymer clay.

A repurposed Cricut cartridge box covered in Verday Patina, which is a paint with metal flakes in it. Then it is sprayed whyle wet and the metal turns and gets a beautiful patina.
I also sewed myself a new purse from a pattern by Studio Kat   Carolina CarryAll Pattern . The rosette on the bag is made from some torn silk and a strip of leftover fabric. I love this fabric so much, I went back to the store to get more but it was all gone. Sigh.
Lets see if I can be more proactive with my blog this coming year. No promises. My camera is not behaving very well. The lense won't always open.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

 I guess I will start with the parts that you can't see very well. Unfortunately I wrote in pencil. On the left side it says: Will you fulfil your destiny.What is your purpose. Know how to be happy even when your alone. Don't expect others to beyour fulfilment. Love yourself first. Take time to play everyday. Use what you have. Share your heart through your art. The dots read Believe in yourself. Believe in love. Believe in Viki. Make love. B is for beautiful. E is for enchanting. Y is for youthful. O is colorful. U is sunny. R for real. S for spirit. Love is be loved. I for individual. K is make. I for independant. M for dream. M for memory. K for kind. The bottom says Spirit Song.
I hope you enjoyed this exercise.

Ok, I have finished moving and finally figured out how to download my csmera. It was a used camera and didn't come with a cable, so I ordered one and yes it took me this long to get it to load.
 Lets see, I seem to have been seriously accident prone lately. First of all, I tripped and fell into my metal cabinet and split my head open. Not nice! It was gushing blood and I had to have 5 staples in my head. All healed now.
The other day, I bought some kitty toys and was getting the plastic ties off using an exacto knife. Why? I thought it would come off easier than trying to get a scissors in there. I was down to the last one and cut my thumb. It is still numb. Plus afterward I noticed that the tip of the knife was missing. I am pretty sure that it broke off on the plastic.
 Ok, better posts to come.