Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Crafting Weekend

I had a very busy crafting weekend.

On Saturday afternoon I worked at the Maine Art Glass Studio in Lisbon Falls with Jim Nutting to create a unique piece for a window that incorporates shells, stones, and glass pebbles. There were two others in the workshop and a lot of samples to look at for design ideas. Everything was very symmetrical and solid and I tend to not work that way. I began by selecting the things that appealed to me--a yellow striped scallop shell, a big brown stone, glass pebbles in golds and oranges and browns. I was only when I began soldering things together that the design developed. It ended up with lots of holes and one heart-shaped shell that I couldn't figure out how to put into the piece that I decided to tie on with ribbon. Now I can't wait to make a bunch of these for friends!

I also worked up the designs for the Flowers and Flourishes class I'll be teaching next month at Your Maine Stamper. I've included photos of the card fronts.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's a New Year

It has been ages since I posted anything to my blog. With the start of the new year I seem to be more inspired and have been creating like a mad woman. I'm planning to teach a number of classes during the next two months at Your Maine Stamper in Winthrop. I'll post today the images of some things I created since August as well as the samples I made for the "Just Your Cup of Tea" February class. I've also been working on a calendar for 2009 and I'll include photos of those pages--I'm making my calendar in a book form and using lots of stickers and "stuff" on each month's page. Look for future posts about the tiny houses I've begun making again.