Saturday, October 31, 2009
as the heading says....last but not least, I got my copy of Cynthia Thornton's book, "Enchanted Adornments" and my embroidered cuffs are in the gallery section. I wish the photo was right side up so the mermaids are not upside down but Jean Yates did a necklace with a bead of mine as the focal point so I don't mind about the cuffs. I am going to show you a photo of the cuffs and Florida...hope you like them...I mean, who else posts three times on one day...Trick or Treat? Have fun in the studio this weekend, Kelly I tried to post the photo of the stag horn fern three different times and am so glad it finally got posted.....I now know that I can't post more than 3 photos at a time.....so many photos, so little space!
I hope you like these....I had forgotten how plush the South is...in Maryland, everything is pretty well done for the season...but down South, it seems like it is the middle of summer...guess they didn't get the note about the change of seasons....Kelly
I just realized that it is Halloween! So, I hope everyone has a nice one and no eggs or toilet paper in sight! I think I will just post some "Treats" and leave it at that.....I am looking forward to getting into the studio and playing tomorrow with the ideas of beads I had after taking Barbara Simon's class.....and I have to get some spray paint so I can antique the beads I made in her class....Have a great weekend and don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight! Extra hour of sleep...how nice is that??! I hope you enjoy the photos...going to post several sets since you have all been so good...Kelly
Monday, October 26, 2009
I am still in Florida...enjoying my birthday week....came in on Thursday and played with metal clay (we had homework for Barbara's class) and then on Friday, we went to Marie's to play with polymer clay. I taught Wendy and Marie how to do mokume gane. They were quite happy with the process. Then on Saturday, we drove to Bradenton and saw some rosey spoonbills and egrets on the way there. We had a great time in class and made some fab beads! The girls surprised me with a fancy birthday cake and a song! and a card! I have gotten some great photos of flowers and the beach, so I am going to post those for you. I forgot to take photos of the class....this is the first time I took a camera on a trip, so just flowers and seafoam....hope you have had a great week. I will post photos of the beads I made next week after I antique them. Have fun playing, Kelly
I tried to put up 5 photos but it didn't want to load that many....so, the photos are a hibicus flower, a decaying leaf on a stag horn fern and then a shot of the seafoam around my toes...hope you like them, K
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I can't believe how fast time just zips along.....I have been losing myself on the computer trying to find out the answers to all my questions.....trying to find some items for some models I want to have made and planning out some kits to go with them. I am talking to a couple of big seed bead/crystal bead babes about doing some kits with my polymer and pmc cabs as the centerpieces. I am excited about all the possibilities! This weekend I am going to be slaving away under the eyes of Barbara Becker Simon in Florida....hope the weather is nice! I am still enjoying the weather up here, although Morgan is now sporting a jacket when he sits outside with me! I have been working on some purse designs and of course, my Master's Registry project. This one is the resin piece. I am going to take my camera with me to Florida and will post a note or three about the class and my shelling trip on Honeymoon Island...way excited about that! Well, off to pack up my supplies for the class and make some copies for the homework....going to do the rest of the homework when I get to Florida. I hope you enjoy this weekend playing in your studios, Kelly P.S. The first image is my MR piece and the second is some of my ideas for my purses.....K
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I am sorry I haven't written in over two weeks...it has been different around here...I was working on Hattie's polymer cabs and got so excited about them that I started designing necklaces and new beads to go with them. So, I have been sitting on the porch for the last two weeks instead of going down into the studio. The weather has been beautiful...not too hot, not too cold, not too breezy....just perfect! So, I did alot of research and bought some bead kits from Marcia Decoster and Beads East to get me back into beading and catch up on all these new bead stitches. I won't be going to RI for my ring class though since it was cancelled. It is a shame as I was really looking forward to seeing Kate, Kim and Jeff and enjoying my time in one of my hometowns....maybe next year....so, instead, I am going in the opposite direction and going to Florida and taking a class with Barbara Becker Simon....we are also going to talk about what we are teaching at the conference next summer. Tim has asked us to show surface techniques for metal clay,(thought I would tell you since no one guessed!). We will be on a big screen and all so everyone will be able to see everything without breathing on someone's neck! While I am in Florida, I will also get to go to Honeymoon Island to do a bit of "shelling"...I have some plans for those shells...they just don't know it yet! Hoping to find a few crab claws, too! So, I hope everyone is having fun in the studio...making plans, playing with materials, losing yourself in your work, etc.....I am off to post some photos for my second master's registry piece(show you next post) and to spend some more time in my head....planning.....have fun, Kelly I thought I would show you some of my planning without the pen and paper....when I am just fooling around....enjoy!