Unfinished

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I posted. It’s been busy around here with just keeping everything alive. I water daily and early before the heat sets in. I picked the last of the blueberries the other day after harvesting almost daily since the end of May. Last week we did get…

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Making Small

Although we’ve been real busy with gardening, I was able to get away Wednesday and take a class at the East Branch Library on making small books. Teresa Schneider is the guru of crafts there (among other duties and talents) and taught this super class. These books are just too cute! It stays closed but…

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Hawaiian seed pod crafting

While on the Big Island in January, almost every morning we’d go for a walk. On one of those walks I found these amazing pods and just had to bring them home to play on fabric. They are very hard – a pod like I’ve never seen. They are also BIG! So first I used…

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Liquid watercolor love

Oh my! I am in love – love with liquid watercolor, that is. I am currently taking a wonderful class¬† Letter Love 101 from Joanne Sharpe where she has been teaching us lettering. (You can still sign up since the class stays open forever.) I really suck at lettering. I blame it on being left…

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Fearless Art Pages Class

We had so much fun in my “Fearless Art Journaling” class at East Branch library last year, that I decided to teach a variation of it through the Continuing Education Department at the University of Southern Indiana. Usually once a year I teach something there, but it’s always been a class where we did a…

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An apron for the cook

The last couple days I’ve been sewing. I finally made something with this great material I bought at the thrift store. After that post, Hubby mentioned that he’d like an apron made out of that material. He volunteers on Tuesdays at a local soup kitchen and always needs an apron. I used one of his…

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It’s a new year!

Happy New Year everyone! Before I get started with this post I wanted to thank you all for all of the kind comments and emails about Sidd. Those kind words have meant so much to me. We buried him down next to Shel by the beehive. Years ago Deeg had given me rocks with painted…

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Christmas Idea #2 – Quick and Easy Journal

This is one of the quickest art journals I’ve ever made. I could see this made with Christmas colors with pictures of the recipient. It could be given without painting – just blank – for an art journal friend to play in. It could be painted or papered in a theme as a mini-scrapbook to…

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Last Class Session

Well, Wednesday afternoon wrapped up my five-week “Fearless Art Journaling” at the East Branch Library. We had such a fun time. The last session was using stamps for our lettering and then making them our own. We just didn’t have enough time to get everything done. Karen again did not get in a photo, but…

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