Browsing Category : Art

Flowers, and Leaves and Wreaths, Oh My!


When you get sucked into the handlettering community, you naturally get pulled towards what’s cool and popular in graphic design.  Watercolor, wreaths, banners – it’s all big, and it’s all on Skillshare.  As I mentioned before, at 99 cents for three months, you can’t go wrong, and I’ve particularly enjoyed the following group of classes from The Pigeon Letters. First,…

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Back to School-ish


Ah, it’s that time of year again – when my Facebook feed is flooded with back to school photos, in a parade of endless backpacks and tight ponytails. Aside from the shock I felt when my one crafty Karate Kid niece appeared as a GASP cheerleader in my lead story, it’s all the same old same old. And, while I’m…

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Thread Art Project Done!


And, she’s done! I thought there was a gigantic possibility that I was going to mess it all up once I tried to color her in, but I think it went ok. So, what to do with her. I could cut her out, bind her, and hang her on the wall. Or, I could make her part of a tote…

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Craftsy on Steroids – Binge or Bust


In the beginning of October, Craftsy ran a $10/all you can watch for the month of October promotion.  I didn’t get an email about it, and I didn’t see an ad for it, but someone posted about it in the Crafty Gemini Facebook group, and I ran, tripping to jump on that Craftsy train.  I’m thinking that it wasn’t very highly publicized…

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Frida Fail


Ok, so I know that the real Frida Kahlo did have a bit of a shadow, perhaps a bit of mustache, however, on my little Frida, it looks more like an ingrown hair problem.  As I predicted, the muslin I used was too thin for this project, and you can see the backside stitching pretty clearly through the front of the…

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Right Now


Right now, it’s really cold.  Like -5 cold.  Like it’s snowing again, on top of the 12 inches we already got, and it’s worthless because it’s not going to lead to a snow day, cold. It’s only leading to more cold. Ok, you get it, it’s cold. So, of course, cold=wool=knitting, and my Follow Your Arrow KAL has lead to…

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29 Faces – Face 21


Well, it’s the 29th day of March, and I’m only at Face 21.  Doesn’t look like I’m going to make it – oh well.  Face 21 took me what seemed like hours – there are so many layers of paint on this face, and I have no idea where they went, she still looks pretty flat to me.  I’ll get…

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29 Faces – 16 & 17


Not quite caught up, but I’m working on it! The office closed early – yeah! – due to a busted air conditioner – boo! Rumor has it that it’s going to take between 4-6 weeks to get the thing up and running again – double boo! Triple ugh! I’m actually glad I’m going to the prison Tuesday. Anyway, Lemon and…

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29 Faces – Face 14


I told you I was going there – Paper Clay!   Is it just me, or does that actually look like a face? Honestly, I’ve never sculpted anything in my life. Well, I think there was some kind of papier mache puppet in 6th grade. But, I think this is the first thing that counts. I’m pretty pleased with myself.…

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