I started reading Three Cups of Tea as I took my 17 year old son for what we both hoped was his last orthopedist’s appointment due to a broken ankle. I had picked it up in my summer reading pile. I have read many books about life in the Middle East but most of my… Continue reading Book Review – Three Cups of Tea
Another process from Julia Andrus’s Paper Transformed is hammered copper (or gold or silver or probably bronze). I love the look of this technique and tried it on a couple heart diecuts. The diecuts are from a Sizzix die. The copper used is Pearl Ex.
Patina – by definition – is a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value. I have always loved those “fake” patinas that artists create. I was so excited when I saw that learning to create a patina look was one… Continue reading Patina
As those of you who visit often might recall, I am doing a year long workshop based on Mary Todd Beam’s book Celebrate Your Creative Self. I am tad bit behind the group but was catching up by doing a painting using sand in gesso. I agree with Todd Beam in that the one thing… Continue reading Sand in Gesso
Not only do I love to read, I really think that is what summers are all about – friends, family, maybe a beach or two, tons of music and good reads! Some of my favorite summer reads have been discovered by accident. I love Jimmy Buffet’s novels. Two summers ago was the discovery of this… Continue reading Summer Reading
Every month I look forward to my visit to Michelle Ward’s GPP Street Team blog so that I can see what Michelle has come up with for the crusade of the month. Last month it was paper casting which is something I love. This month it is IRRESISTIBLE – wax resist! I set off to… Continue reading GPP Street Team Crusade #21 – Irresistible!
I have to admit that I am a huge “Sex and the City” fan. I never watched it when it was on HBO as I didn’t have HBO but my daughter would watch it at friends’ homes. We would rent the season’s DVDs and watch an entire season at a time. I still watch the… Continue reading Summer Movie Time