I have two more sets in different colors in the works in my art room, plus a tote bag and a journal. I just love being able to run up the stairs, do a quick session, come down and do something I SHOULD do, and then run back up again when the last thing I did has had a chance to dry…
2 STAR art
I am doing two things for myself this afternoon –
THING ONE – I’m going to do a long, slow session of old lady yoga this afternoon, stretching every part I have as much as possible.
THING TWO – I’m going to start painting another stained tee that needs new life due to my slobbiness.
I hope that you have a nice afternoon planned.
I spent yesterday doing two of my favorite things – playing in my art room and gardening. I finished two tees for myself yesterday. (I’m a slob, so I have tees that are perfectly good, but had a spot or two on them. I love being able to make it so I can wear them again – plus I have the fun of painting them!)
This one says, “A little birdie told me…”
This one is more abstract – saying, “Everything’s gonna be all right.”
I tried DRAWING the design on the glass with white, then black, and neither one was working. I finally just grabbed the dremel and started using it freehand, outlining the designs I’ll fill in later.
This is hard to see. I put a sheet of carbon paper inside the vase, hoping the designs would show up well enough for you to see what I’m trying to do here.
This project will take a long time to do. I’ll only do a bit at a time, since working with the dremel is difficult for me. It’s tedious and must be done over and over to show up well on the glass. I’ll post pictures as an area is finished.
I haven’t done this in a long time, so I’m having a good time. I like not having a deadline, or someone depending on it.
Here’s hoping I can do something that looks okay.
I’ve started a vase etching project, experimenting as I go.
So far, I’ve sketched a design on paper on the outside of the vase. I’m planning to cut it out and then use a dremel to ‘etch’ the design into the glass.
This is a view of another part of the vase.
Here I’ve started to cut out the design. I have no idea how this will turn out, but I’m having fun trying.
I’ve had fun in my art room, experimenting with different techniques with my new set of acrylic paint. Since our weather has been yucky lately – and is currently getting worse as I type – AND I’m yearning for spring, I painted this –
“Waiting for Spring” -Acrylic – 9 x 12 – Linda Lewis
I love hand painted stationery, note cards, and greeting cards. I love receiving real letters and notes from people, and the people I write seem to enjoy it, too. I also love giving sets to my good friends and relatives for their use.
My newest theme is, “Thumbelina,” where I’ve used my thumb print to create happy characters running all over colorful stationery sheets and note cards. I also include a correspondingly hand painted envelope to go with each of the 5 different designs in a set. The stationery also includes 5 blank sheets for longer letters.
As you can see there are also Thank You note cards.
Thank you notes and note cards.
One sample of a stationery design.
Examples of corresponding envelopes.