Monday, February 16, 2015

Ordinary Extraordinary Everyday: The Art of Chronicling Everyday Life. Day 11 - 15 2015

Wow the time has flown and now it is time for the last of the pictures of our Mini Challenge hosted by Sally..

11. Macro - In trying to stay with the "love" connection this week, this is a macro picture of some Lip duck tape my daughter had purchased to wrap her "goody box" for her boyfriend.







                                                                                                                                                               

12. Temptation - Ice cream is ALWAYS  Temptation for me!


































13. Sweetness - I picked up some red velvet cake for Valentines Day along with the ice cream above. Together they were really really sweet!
































14. And for my love - my hubby.....



































15. And since my life has been crazy since the holidays, the only together pics I could find were the ones of Christmas 2014 that were taken Jan 18 because we were waiting on my daughter to get moved out here.



























So there you have it....

This has been a great mini challenge and I am looking forward to the next...

For more great pics, check out the links below.

Til next time..

Keep on snapping!



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ordinary Extraordinary Everyday: The Art of Chronicling Everyday Life. Day 6-11 2015

6: Minimal - I had a hard time with this one trying to figure out something minimal. Today I was at the Drs. office and this "painting" was on the wall. To me it said minimal because the "canvas" was large and dark brown, the focal picture canvases were minimal compared to the large dark background.



























7. Chaos - This was easy...my desk is always in chaos!

























8. Words- This needs no explanation..words!

























9. Night Time Calm - This one is of my daughter - she has to have the sleep mask on and at least one of her cats on her at night to go to sleep....so this is her


































10. Outside - My son and I were running errands today and drove past a field of winter hay I think...anyway it was pretty so I took a picture and it was outside!



















For more amazing pictures, check out the links below.

Till next time

Snap on!



Friday, February 6, 2015

Ordinary Extraordinary Everyday: The Art of Chronicling Everyday Life. Day 1-5 2015

Instead of doing weekly pictures for 2015, our leader, Sally Russick, is challenging us to several mini pictorial challenges through the year.

Here is the first post for Day 1 - 5 -


1. Reflection - this collage is of my bird bath in the front yard. You can see the sky reflected in the water.



2. Wrapping - This one I had fun with. My daughter was making wraps for us for lunch so I took her picture of her wrapping our lunch.


























3. Kitchen Ritual - well I am sure everyone has this kitchen ritual - washing dishes!



























4. Paper - this one had me stumped until I noticed the bags of shredded paper I had on my porch from the shredder at my office. I am going to use the paper in my garden this spring.



And Last but NOT least.....
5. Repetitive pattern - whoot whoot....soap bubbles in the dish water from the KITCHEN RITUAL I did....all those repetitive  circles.....makes one dizzy....lol....





















Well, that's it for this week, stay tuned next week for another rousing round of Ordinary Extraordinary Everyday.

For more great pictures, check out the links below....

V



Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 Holiday Ornament Exchange





Again this year Sally Russick hosted a Holiday Ornament Exchange. Each person was paired with another and made an ornament and "exchanged" them.

This year Sally was my partner. So since she is one of the people I follow for seed beading I wanted to jump...or step out of the box...so I downloaded a pattern off the web from ThreadABead on Etsy.

This is what I made Sally.

My art beads that you can see through the "window" in the top piece I purchased from Sandra Walton Art. On the bottom I hung a charm saying 2014 that I purchased from Overstock Findings.


Here is the stunning seed bead star Sally sent me.  The pictures don't do it justice. It has an ethereal look to it hanging in front of the lights.  She has two super cute red balls with silver mirror looking dots strung to the top of the star with gold ribbon to hang the ornament from the tree with. I love it and it looks super on my tree. 


Thanks again to Sally for hosting this event. I can't wait to see what everyone else has done. Below is a list of the participants.



Merry Christmas to everyone, and may you have a wonderful and safe New Year!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Jasper and Glass Pearl Challenge

Today is the revel day for the Jasper and Glass Pearl Challenge hosted by Lisa Lodge.  I fell in love with the beads I got. They were brown veined with gray. I know I took pictures of them when I got them...but I can't find that them. So I will show you what I made.

I had a blast doing this challenge and went through numerous designs before settling on this one.  In addition to the Jasper and pearls I use dark silver glass seed beads and gray glass pearl beads. The necklace is strung on silver tone wire with antique gold caps and closure. I didn't want anything to shiney in the back to take away from the warm gold tones.The pendant in the front are the heart jasper beads with the glass pearls and glass seed beads strung on silver tone head pins and attached to a small piece of chain that I put around the main rosette bead. 

The earrings are strung on silver tone head pins and attached to a pierced ear post piece. 


















I hope you enjoyed my piece. For more great pieces go to the Pine Ridge Treasure Group on facebook.  See ya there!.

Friday, November 21, 2014

We're All Ears - Nov 2014

This month Erin wanted to do something different so she:

Trying something new this month. I was not sure where I wanted to go with the We're All Ears inspiration for November, so I went to Google and typed in 'art inspiration november'. Oddly enough, I found a site I had never heard of called Art-Spire. New follower, here! 

I scrolled down and mention of a short film by students from Gobelins caught my eye. Gobelins, located in Paris, France, is 'a pioneer school in the fields of digital communication, interactive design and entertainment.' Clearly, their students are quite accomplished since this was a graduation film for some of them.

So I watched the roughly 3 minute film. And I was entranced. I wanted to see more. I could definitely see this as a full length animated feature some day. Where did this creature come from? What purpose is it there to serve? Who is this young girl? What magical land does she live in? What is the message that this film imparts? Watch this movie and see what questions it inspires in you. 

After I watched the movie I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  If you look at the stills below, I chose the bottom left corner shot to use as my November inspiration. 




































I knew I wanted to do something with feathers.So I had to go online and do a little research as I have never worked with feathers before. Then I ordered some feathers dipped in silver.  I added Swarovski crystals and pearls along with silver and white chain.  I was looking for something flowing, white, glittery.  The feathers do flow when worn and the crystals and chain peek out from the flowing feathers when worn.

I made the earwires out of studded head pins, and the three circle triangle that holds the feathers and chain and crystals I made from 20 gauge wire. I also used a Swarovski connector to hang my feathers, crystals and chain on.

Not having a neck to pull it off, I had to rely on my mannequin to show my earrings.

Below are pictures of the earrings. I hope you enjoy them.  For more great earrings check out We're All Ears.