Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cheerful Orange Daisies

Listed a new get well card on my Seeing Eye shop today:  this cheerful and bright daisies card made from my original photo.

This post is very apropos, seeing how I'm sick right now.  Another sinus thingie; glad I made it to the doctor today and got a Z-pack, anyway.  

I should send an orange daisy card to myself!  Ha!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Metal stamps

Today I am working with my new metal stamps.  After wiping the packing oil off them, I put on a small piece of masking tape to mark each one.  (still some to go)

And then I practiced a little    :)    first with an inkpad on paper and then on a small sheet of 24 gauge copper

i plan to make pro-life pendants to go in my Seeing Eye shop --- this one didn't turn out too badly

on this one the impression of the little feet is a bit faint -- i didn't tap it hard enough

View out my studio window today --- lots of roses....

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hello Kitty in SPACE

High Altitude Science sells weather balloon kits to science teachers (and anybody else who wants one, too, I guess) so their students can have REALLY COOL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS!

Check out this video from CBS News about "Hello Kitty in Space"

And check out their site:  HIGH ALTITUDE SCIENCE

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

the sorcerer's apprentice

actually i'm not sure which shop to put this in.....    :)

ever since he saw the princess leyla his heart had been aching.....  and he hadn't known he had a heart

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine Balloon - Door Signs - Lion Paperweight

Valentine's Day is over, but I thought I would take a pic of the HUGE balloon N got me before the helium all leaks out (although this baby will take awhile to deflate  :)

I do love helium balloons!  I think I must have been helium-balloon-deprived when I was a child

Here is the sign I made myself last week to hang on my studio door:

Hopefully it will keep interruptions to a minimum!

When N saw it, he said he wanted one for HIS door.  So I made him one, too:

I've sort of let my "100 Things" slide, but here is a pic of one of my favorite things:  an old glass paperweight that belonged to my mother

Friday, February 15, 2013

Edwardian Girl Print

Finished my Edwardian Girl today --- 8" x 10" print is listed on my Joyce Alice STUDIO shop.

Edwardian Girl & Itten Elements of Color

Starting a pencil and wash:

Interrupted by this book, "Itten the Elements of Color", which I got from the library after coming across the title online somewhere.  It is VERY INTERESTING...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

room to grow

A little girl stands in her new winter coat.  The sleeves are so long you can't even see her hands and she thinks it's funny.  On her face is a smothered grin.