Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stolen moments.

It seems to have been a busy week, yet, I can not point out any one reason for it, or thing I accomplished. Been going a lot, I drive about 400 miles a week, but that is a great time for ideas to come to mind. Not sure if it is because my mind is more open, or an evil plan, since I can not jot them down real quick. The first half of this week has been spent with my Mr. Ryley, he stayed at grandma and grandpas so he could go to his heart Dr. appt. He is doing GREAT!! growing and is where he should be for an almost 1 year old! Not much art done this week since I have had my little helper and believe me he can and will help with everything!!

I have been able to steal a few moments here and there to work on my umbrella project. You can only work for so long then your arms get tired, there is no way to rest them, when you are doodling on this surface. I am having a real blast with this, it has been a while since I doodle this much and this big. I am needing a name for this, so if anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears!I do have some things in mind, mostly key words, but All input is appreciated, naming is not my thing!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

to the point of finish

Still working on getting all those UFO's (un finished objects) caught up, some have not made it into the finished pile, they have been dismantled. Sometimes I wonder what was I thinking when I started that or why did I think those even remotely worked together. maybe that is why they were never finished. I think there are a couple still lurking in a drawer but I am fairly sure I have finished up what I want to finish. I kind of wonder if I am trying to avoid any "new" designs by doing this. I do get inspired while working on a project, but only to the point of sketching it down. I think I am still trying to figure out what to do with me!!
This is another one of the knotting I have been doing, this one is mine. It is made in blues and creams, with some special dangles given to me by a very dear person. I finally made me something in Blue, guess its because I bought a blue shirt.

This is one of the last UFO's I think I have or at least the last one I want to work on.This one a lot of parts, I know the picture isn't all that great, but it is a really pretty piece.

This really don't look like much now, but I am working on a project for the LCCA grand opening. (center for the arts) They are having area artists decorate umbrellas. Kind of cool I think. These 2 pictures are of the progress so far... got a long way to go yet, I am doodling the entire thing, then I have a TON of sparkly crystals to sew all over it. I hope it works as well in real life as it does in my head!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hope everyone had a safe 4Th of July. Here in my part of the world things were really quiet and I really liked it, rain and all despite my plentiful comments about my fish swimming away. I spent most of the weekend in the studio, still working on odds and ends, but I think that is my need for now. Seems like I can't start much that doesn't turn into cleaning out or organizing some other stash of beads, box of broken vintage jewelry or just plain stuff. I did get some new pictures taken of my "bits and Pieces" a lot of my component's have finally made their way into some finished designs. I am really working towards something more than stringing, I like to play/experiment so the component concept allows me the freedom of playing. I have made several really unique things just with my bowl of misfits.