Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Inchy Time Again

Once again I've done an inchy for the group that meets at Inchybyinch . This week's theme was to do something Celtic. This is my take. I ended up doing some religious art unexpectedly. I just happened to have a cross and after I clipped off the hanging loop it fit quite nicely on an inchy. I looked up the name Jesus in an Irish Celtic dictionary (online of course) and added that along with some jewels. The blue jewel stands for his mother Mary, the red and white for the blood and water that poured from his side when he was stabbed in the side at his crucifixion.

I didn't think I'd have time to do one with my company here but that's the thing with inchies. They just don't take that much time so come on and join in on the fun of making a tiny piece of art. Just follow the link above.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gifted by Grace

Grace of Grace Beading blog had a giveaway for her second blogiversary and she was so kind to send me a super gift just because I find her blog interesting enough to visit when she has a new post. What did she give me? This pin she made. Isn't she beautiful. Grace does an excellent job on her beadwork. Thank you so much Grace. I truly appreciate it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Journal Class and Challenge

I've been taking Sue Bleiweiss's journal making class. It's been a lot of fun so far. I will be making a post showing all that I've done but on another group ( A.R.T. ) there is a challenge to make a project of any sort in olive green and purple. So, I made the third journal in Sue's class in the colors for the challenge and killed two birds with one stone. I really like how the journal came out and I would never have picked these colors for it were it not for the challenge.

I painted the sticks used to embellish the stitched part of the journal with green and then glazed them with gold since there was a bit of gold in the patchwork of the cover.

I highly recommend both Sue's class and A.R.T. You might want to take a look at both of them.

Update to Rattlesnake Bite

Yay! It sounds like Sarah is going to live and be okay. She survived the night and is getting wound care to her nose today and then tomorrow (when I get home) we'll bring her home from the veterinarian's. Thank you all for caring and hoping and praying for her. I really love the community we have here online.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rattlesnake Bite

My poor Sarah was bitten by a rattlesnake today. I'm visiting in California so my husband had to deal with it by himself. I gave him the vet's name and told him to call ahead in case they needed to get the anti-venom from somewhere else. It turns out they had it and he got her there while she was still able to walk okay. My husband came around a corner to see Sarah's nose just two inches away from a diamond back! He yelled and she backed up and he thought she was okay but noticed about 15 minutes later her nose was all swollen. That's when he called me. So anyhow, she's at the animal hospital and has been given anti-venom (which the doctor says she can only have one time in her life - I didn't know that), and they said they'll call us in the morning to tell us how she is. They could not say yet that she would be okay. I sure hope so. I'll let you all know when I know how she'll be.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


When Karen of Missy K blog said she'd give away some of her
extra bird inchies just for the asking I jumped right in and asked
for one. I told her I'd trade her one I made. Unfortunately my computer acted up on me and just before it wouldn't start up one day, it must have eaten my photo - actually the whole last day of photos I'd uploaded.

So anyhow, I sent her a quilted inchy with a shell bird attached that I'd dabbed Ranger's alcohol inks on. I also sent her a couple of the extra shell birds I made. In return she sent me this wonderful packet of goodies and two of her bird inchies - one of them with some of the foil on it which she sent me. Aren't they pretty? I am so very lucky.

Thankyou very much Karen. I really like the inchies and the goodies!

Inchy Time Again

The theme for this week's inchy is shells. This is
a good time for this theme as everyone is either heading to the ocean or wishing they were (I'll grant there are a few out there who wouldn't care to be at a beach on a nice summer day but I think most would). First, I took a one inch piece of watercolor paper and drew a tiny beach scene with watercolor pencils. Then I got brave and wet it down. Whew! It turned out pretty good I think but it doesn't matter much as the next step was to glue a shell on the piece and that pretty much covered up my ocean. Still it adds to the effect. Last I added some words. All done. This was a fun one and it was one of those you know immediately just what you want to do.

For those who are interested, this shell was picked up off the beach in Oxnard, California.

Now come on some of you, give this a try! And
then just pop over to Inchybyinch and share the
link to where you post it.