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Nature’s Treasures

I found it so relaxing last week to paint seeds, pods and berries that I decided to try painting some of nature’s treasures I found at the lake.  I painted these in my art journal:

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I enjoyed this very much so I decided to try another one yesterday at home:

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Would you purchase a card or something with this type of artwork?  I’d love to get your ideas!

Happy Painting!  🙂

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder – Part 2

The experiments with the magazine collages led me to create this beaded wall hanging that I created in 2008: Ms. C - beaded wall hanging It started me on a new path.  I created my beaded collage with a story in mind. Close-up of Ms. C beaded I want to introduce Ms. Chardonnay to you!  I created her “dress” with the flavors and aromas of Chardonnay wine. Ms C close-up of beadwork Such as melon, a pear, green apple and peach!  Can you find them in the photo above? close-up of tiara Ms. C is a former beauty queen from California!  🙂 This is why she is wearing a tiara! One of the reasons I started blogging is because I enjoy writing stories.  So I have decided to stop waiting for the “perfect” day and start! I will be starting an additional blog soon on my wine “characters.”  I hope you will join me! Happy Creating!  🙂

If Pigs Could Fly

Flying Pig - Frontal view

I started this sculpture from this cute bunny:

My stuffed bunny

I then wrapped it in wire and added some natural do-dads to it:

A Wired Bunny

Kind of scary looking, huh?  Next I wrapped it with wool roving – you know the kind you felt with – and some knobby yarns.  I also sewed on shell beads for the eyes.

Flying Pig - side view

I added a couple of beaded felt beads I made several years ago (remember the wool roving) and bird feathers for wings.

Cat approval

I received cat approval!  YAY!

Sometimes I just need to create something really weird!  HAPPY Friday!  🙂