Monday, June 25, 2007
Now it's time for July's page. I have an idea of what I want to do but who knows if it will turn out how I think. It's just a thought at this stage and we all know how those thoughts can change!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
doodle ATC's. I am happy with the way
they turned out. But, enough is enough.
Now I am going to try decorating a large
page and then "find and finish" some cards
from it. Maybe someday I'll find time to
check out some ATC sites and see what
others are doing. Right now I am having
fun just playing around.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
I started with one doodle ATC and now have four. I am trying to see if I can do a series of them. I guess this is a series but I want to do 6 or more if I can. Someone mentioned with the posting of my first of this series that it didn't look like a doodle but like art; I don't know, I just start and keep going till it is finished. Maybe I don't know what doodling is really as my family says I don't know how to play either! I will admit my first inclination faced with the first blank card was to put a vase on it (who knows why) so I did and worked out from there. Then the second card, well it worked the first time so I did it again. Then I expanded on same theme for 3rd and 4th cards. Maybe that's where I am diverging from plain doodling. What do YOU think?
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
embellish the hand and surrounding area
with flowers or whatever. I had to take out
the outlining row of beads. When I filled in
the hand I ended up pushing the original
outline outward and changed the shape of
the hand. After I removed them the hand
was actually back to the original shape. So
I have learned to be careful how close I
place each row of beads.
By the time I get 12 of these "pages" done
I will probably have learned a lot about
beading on a fabric.
Anyhow, it's been fun and I am happy with
the way this page is turning out.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
thought I would give it a try. This is my effort done in red colored
pencil. Being a doodle, it went fairly quickly and was fun to do.
I think I will turn this into a series. Hmm- should I stick with
red and change vases and flowers, or change colors and stick
with tulips, or.... Thankyou, soulatplay for getting my soul to
play! This is just what I was looking for when I joined the
Saturday, June 9, 2007
I got my first magazine from a new subscription to "cloth-paper-scissors" and found a recipe card swap with entries due no later than June 15th. I thought it would be fun so quickly made up a card (quickly being 3 days) hoping to get it in on time. It was a fun project but sewing vinyl is not easy which they mentioned in the article about recipe cards.
I wanted to get a postcard back to see that the magazine got my entry so I took a picture and printed one out as a 4x6" picture--voila! instant postcard! Today I get it all to the post office and hope I didn't make my recipe card too heavy (there is a weight limit and I don't have a scale at home I can trust for 1 ounce or so). If it's over weight I guess I get to keep my own card instead of getting someone else's. The point was to have fun and I did.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
These are close-ups of each one. Once in a while I get a good one of Sambo. Being all black with dark eyes makes it difficult to get a good picture.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
After retiring from the military, he became a gardener for San Diego City School District besides constantly working in his own yard so his handprint will be in green.
So far that is as much as I have planned. I have already changed some of what I thought I would do as of yesterday so nothing is written in stone. If it isn't set in beads there is change possible!
The first picture shows the page underway. Yes, I have paper on the top side besides the bottom but I do have a reason. The top paper has the main pattern which I am transferring by outlining with beads rather than try to draw on felt. I will tear it away after the outlining is done.The flag only has a single line but that can be winged from there.
The second picture shows the beads I have gathered for this page. I certainly won't be able to use all of the types chosen and I may pull others but this is a start. I drilled holes in some seeds I had gathered from a tree in my dad's yard (I believe it was a breadfruit tree); they are on the tray but probably not visible and I will paint them if I use them. There are also some tiny shells on the tray as my dad was born in and loved Hawaii.
The third picture is a closer view of what I have done so far and the fourth picture shows how much I did while I was waiting for the first three
pictures to upload onto my blog - I am a VERY
slow beader! I am also on dial-up.
So far the felt is beading up very pleasantly and easily. I decided to put the backing paper on just to be on the safe side.
Now, the paper pattern has been removed so I can fill in the shapes.
Well, my flag ended up a little askew but I am not going to redo it. One thing to know about me is I am not a perfectionist! I like quality and try to do a good job but perfection is never my goal. In fact, I tend to do something a little off on a project that looks a little too mechanically perfect. You will see I prefer czech seed beads over the japanese beads although there are times I will use them, even the delicas.