Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winged Disc of Time

I am currently beginging a new swap with an on-line group ..the Divas... there are 8 of us participating. we each are to start a Steam Punk item and send it to the next on the list for them to add to the item. It will take 8 months for it to return back home. for this piece...i used a brass colored pendant disk, drilled holes in it along the bottom and also in the middle to attach a locket that opens and closes with a magnet. I left the inside blank so someone can punk it up. on the lid of the locket, I added the top of a nail brad and tiny watch gears, and crystal lacquer inside a silver filagree charm. I also added a round clock face and silver wing. I am calling my piece the "winged disc of time"

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Winter has arrived!!!!

Winter has arrived in Dayton, is cold and we have had lots of snow decided to work on a swap I signed up for on the Diva list.
The winter wonderland swap....make 20 5 x 7 banners in white with a hint of blue were the instructions. I used stiff white felt...stamped with tinted gesso, then added fringe and shiney yarn, snow flake and used my cuttle bug to cut out snowflakes from prism tags I had on hand, then glued some white beads. they are ready to go to the hostess...and then I will be getting back 20 different banners from 19 other artists....aren't you jealous? hehehehe

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Erosion Bundle Project

One of my Diva friends, Kris, got a bunch of us interested in participating in a special art project this year. We each were to gather a variety of items, fabrics, metals, paper...etc...and bundle them together and then hang them outside until April 15th and allow Mother Nature to "alter" them in the snow, rain, wind etc. We are to post photos every now and then and when the project is done...we are to make an art piece using items from the bundle. Living at a condo community, I have to be careful of where and what I hang as there are " nosey police" who would love to report us for breaking the I hung mine on a recently cut evergreen the can see it from the front porch but if anyone asks...i will do my best to ignore them or get them interested....if that is a possibility....

I gathered lace, fabric, paper, sheet music, pages from a phone book, silk flowers, an old metal spoon, metal wire, mesh, bells, a piece of canvas with water color sprays, a bottle cap, some pieces of copper, string and an inked tag....most of the items on on the outside of the bundle in hopes they will rust and change or fade.

Happy New Year

Tis 2010 a, new decade arrives
I hope your year is happy, healthy and full of art supplies.

seriously....2009 was a challenge to many of us....
Dallas has been without a job all year...but not due to not trying...the guy sends out resumes everyday and applies for anything in or near his field. He has had tons of interviews....but....let's face it...being 65 isn't helping his prospective employers feel easy about hiring an old fart. Or they tell him he is over qualified...shoot he doesn't care...he just wants a job.

Last week he got a verbal offer...and they called back saying they will send the written offer once the the hopefully this week....!!!
they told him his starting date is January keep body parts crossed if possible.

I have been very busy with the COPP program...not sure when we will graduate...still waiting for some in our class to catch up....sheeesh. But am spending a lot of extra time at the police department each week...either for training or working a shift with a senior COPP. I also got to help with the Resolution run ...a 5 k....New year's eve. We were the lead car....stayed warm...hehehehe...there were 962 participants. ...not bad for 13 degrees.

I also worked two shifts at the theater as parking lot security....boring but decent pay for what we do. I just heard that I may be made an offer for 3 nights a week..come February. cool! I also worked the day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas at Aeropastale....(DD is an assistant manager there and they can hire family for those two days to help out with the madness) And it was hard hat goes off for those who work retail for a regular job...the lines were out the store both days...I got to work prep which was take off the sensors, offer gift cards, and fold and bag the items after the cashier does their thing. I liked that job a lot better than putting stock on the floor....does anyone really know how many different kinds of cami's and hoodies are available? Way too many different kinds and they are all over the store and for different prices....not easy to figure out and I was worried I would put the wrong one on the wrong table or hanger...LOL

And I took the census test a few weeks ago and will be working that come April....I did it before when I lived in CA and it is a short term job but kinda fun meeting most of the people. has been a while since i posted and thought I should try to do better this new year.