This is so fun! This little lovely will go to a new home today!
I also wanted to tell you about the new lace purses I’ve been making. Now these could be a serious addiction…
This one has already found a new home, and just went on a cruise. There's something missing in that picture: oh, yeah, it's me, I"m not on that cruise. :-((
This next one is a large hobo bag, or carpet bag, which I made from scratch, using upholstery fabric and trims.
But hey, enough talk about purses. Let’s talk about a winner.
And the winner is….
Kadee Willow of Kadee Willow blog. Congratulations Kadee.
Make sure to go visit Kadee’s blog and check out her beautiful photography.
Busy time of month when the Round Robin journals come in.
I have completed several, which are now on their way.
In the Kindred Spirits Round Robin, I finished Gloria’s book. Her theme is Vintage Shabby Chic. Here’s what I did:
The girl is actually 3D, and each butterfly is highlighted with clear embossing powder.
I grunged and aged the page too.
Next is Eileen’s lace book in the Vintage Round Robin. Her theme is Vintage Accessories. Her book already had gloves, glasses, so much good stuff, but… it was really missing a boa. And everyone knows life goes better with a boa. Here’s the front cover:
The left page has a red rose, and lots of lace.
The right page is the lady with her boa and her jewelry, checking herself in the mirror. Soooo romantic!
And finally, the last Round Robin that left yesterday is the Medieval Lace Book. I had Liz’s journal: Medieval Gardens.ON the left page, I embroidered a medieval design from BeadsEast, on a background of faded pink velvet.
On the right page is a picture of one of the last Medieval gardens in France, Chateau de Villandry. It happens to be 10 miles from my home town, so I know it quite well. Liz loves rust, orange and green colors. All fall colors. So I added some chestnuts, and some flowers in that color range.
The outside cover is striped velvet that I decorated with machine stitches in all sorts of colors, as well as ribbons and flowers.
And of course, the latest bracelet, because I wouldn’t want you to think I’ve stopped beading… This one is headed to my hairdresser’s salon. Because in Palm Springs, there is a market for such a masculine cuff. Now to find a rock star…
One painting in a new series I painted early in the year is being featured in a Treasury on Etsy. That’s like… a big deal! Top right!
The whole series is titled: “These city walls”. It’s 22.5 x 23.5 abstract painting on unstretched canvas. It is modern, abstract.
This painting represents urban decay. This original painting is called Papers.
It is an original.
It consists of antique collage papers, stencils, acrylic paint.
The next one in the series is 11 x 15 abstract painting, original, on hardboard, ready to hang. Edges are painted black.
This one has found a home in Australia:
This next one I love. It’s very hard to photograph it right. It’s on Arches watercolor paper, 24x30. “Tsunami”
This next one is on black paper, 18 x 18:
This one is on black paper too:
This one is on harboard, 8x10, titled ‘Sunrise”
This next one, Waterfall, is SOLD!
And this last one, on hard board, 11 x 14 is “Sunset”