Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Glass centerpieces, quote

So true!

For some reason, I've been thinking of Halloween lately.  Normally I'm not "into" halloween so much but this year - well here's some centerpieces I've done this past week:

 I cut off the top of the pumpkin when I took the photo - but you get the idea.  The centerpiece is made from glass bowls, plates and goblets.  The pumpkin was purchased at Hobby Lobby, and the leaves were some I had from last year.
 The witch was purchased at Gordmans Dept. store;  more glass bowls and plates.
                                                                                             I've revealed the third centerpiece before the decorations were added.  This one is made of glass plates, a glass vase, a glass bowl and a glass jar I had "saved".  The stuffed pumpkin and leaves were leftover decorations from last year.

Last, but not least is the glue I used to put them all together.    I purchased it at JoAnn's and it will glue almost anything - wood, glass, fabric, paper, etc.  I should purchase stock in the company before I recommended it because if you try it you will probably like it as much as I do.

btw, some of the vases, glasses and plates I already had, but the Goodwill store is a great place to find the clear glass plates, bowls, goblets, etc.  But don't buy them all, as I will want to make more of these.

Also, I didn't attach any of the decorations permanently as I will change the decorations around and on the centerpieces for each season.  I can't wait to put together some for Christmas.

They would make great gifts as well - I plan on taking one to my brother's house when we go for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  A nice host(est) gift wouldn't you say!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Challenge 84, quote, tangle pattern Dazl

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank

This weeks challenge from The Diva was to close your eyes and draw your "string" and create a zentangle from the string.  When  I drew mine (above) I finally turned it upside down before I "saw" the beginnings of a cart - and I went from there.  The wheels of the cart are my own tangle pattern called "Dazl" which is posted under tangle patterns here on my blog.

Friday, August 24, 2012

zentangles, quote

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Dale Carnegie

Hopefully my zentangles will bring pleasure to prospective purchasers soon..  Beginning Sept. 8th, my art along with art from fellow members of our local FibR group will be on display and for sale a local art store in downtown Lafayette, In.   The store is called "Something Special".   I've been busy for several weeks now, drawing and framing my pictures.  Here's a sample of some:


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quilted wallhanging, quote

Family is not an important thing, it's everything.
Michael J. Fox

This year my brother celebrated a milestone birthday, so I made a wall hanging for him:

It was a simple project as it was a printed panel, all I did was add the four borders around the edge, but it turned out beautifully.  The colors are so vibrant.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekly Challenge #83: DuoTangle v. V: Assunta/Mooka, quote

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them.
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-Phyllis Bottome

I think I did a little of both in meeting the difficulty of this weeks challenge from "The Diva".

Both these tangle patterns were difficult for me to master and at first I thought I'd even skip this week. But, I swallowed hard, took pen in hand and here's the results.  I'm not completely satisfied with either, so I had to overcome another difficulty -- if I would put them on my blog to share or not. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

zentangle, quote

Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers - a living prismatic gem.... it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description.  ~W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions

Thursday, August 9, 2012

3 dragonflies & a butterfly, quote

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Henry David Thoreau


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”~Charles Spurgeon, British preacher

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Weekly Challenge #82: UMT v. VII "Brayd", quote

"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the end of a work forms the germ of a new work."

- Berthold Auerbach

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Zendela Dare 17, quote

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau

Here's my zendela for this week's challenge:

If you'd like to check out all the entries, click on this link: