Friday, September 28, 2012

Art Journal Pages

These are the first two pages of my new art journal. I am building the journal as I go.

Here is page one. It's not my favorite one but I'm slowly starting to get back into this. I was at a loss of what to do. There is something about warm colors that just makes me go blank. I can't seem to do much when they are involved. I'm hoping to change that. Of course, this picture makes it look so much worse than it is. It looks better in person.

Page two. I love this one. I love the colors and everything. I kind of wish I had a sharpie pen to write the words but I'll do something to keep those letters from smudging. Anyway, I was experimenting with things on this page. It's done mostly in acrylic paint.

 Another view because I love this so much.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My First Attempt

This is my first time paint with just acrylic paint. My sister made the art journal for me that I'll be saving for the workshop we'll be taking. I'm going to start art journaling again. It should be fun. Or maybe my sick and addled head is making me think it will be fun. I struggle with things like art journals because I feel like they will need to be perfect. I'm going to be working on my first page today.

I think I found a new song I'm obsessed with. It's free on Amazon.

Thousand Falling Stars by Little & Ashley. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

My Monster Series

This is something I'm working on now for my shop. It started as a drawing and then I decided to make them into clay objects. It will be a series and they are characters...maybe I'll make a story line or a backstory for each of the characters.

This is my first drawing. There are many more monsters to come.

This guy belongs to my sister. He has yet to be named.

Both of these are posted on my DeviantArt site.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Clay Creations

I've been making these all clay creations this weekend and I'm not finished. Some will be posted in my Etsy Shop but others will not. Let me show you what I have.

 These two gumball machines are in Etsy. The big one is a figurine and the small one is a charm.

 This is going to be modified a bit before I post it on Etsy but it's super awesome. I love it.

 This Calla Lily was a practice thing. I didn't post it to my Etsy and I don't know if I will. I think it's pretty cool though. It's an eyepin-less charm.
 I wanted to wear something like this but black doesn't show up in my hair...having dark hair and all.

 My elephant with a peanut. I was going to name him but I don't have one for him yet. He is a small little guy but very cute. This isn't is Etsy yet.

 I'm starting to make polymer clay buttons. This one is for my sister. It happens to be too thick to attach to clothes but it is for a bracelet.
Woot! Cactus charms! These are pretty cute, in my opinion.
BBC Sherlock Chibi...don't judge me. I had a better version of him but I lost him.

I was experimenting with polymer clay and crochet hooks. This one happens to be the one my sister stole from me. It turned out very well and I made a few more below.

Tada! These are my crochet hooks. I'm going to make more. I'll probably sell something like these in sets but not right now. I just think they are the coolest things ever and I hold my hooks so much easier now.

This wand is actually for my brother. It's made out of clay, a stick, and a marble.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Town That You Live In

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Ice Cream I Can Eat

I read a post on A Beautiful Mess (A blog by Elsie + Emma) about non-dairy ice cream (Link to post). Being lactose intolerant and an ice cream lover, I decided to give it a try. It was fantastic.

So, I tried the chocolate kind. It was good but my sister thought it was too sweet. If you have a sweet issue I would suggest to lessen the brown sugar amount or get rid of it all together.

What you need:
 2-3 bananas
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
2 table spoons of brown sugar (adjust accordingly to your preference)
1/4 cup of water

A blender will be needed as well.

  1. Chop up bananas and freeze over night. Depending on how cold your freezer is it may take more or less time. 
  2. Once bananas are frozen, take out of freezer and set aside. Add water, cocoa powder, and brown sugar to blender.
  3. Add frozen bananas to blender.
  4. Blend until creamy

I have a really  small blender so I had to put in the frozen banana pieces in a few at a time. Even then it got too thick for my blender to handle...when I saw small blender I mean very small. This recipe works better if you have a regular sized blender.

When you are finished, your ice cream should look and have the texture of soft served ice cream. It's rather delicious. Thanks to the girls on A Beautiful Mess. For those who don't know about this blog, go check it out.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Black and Lavender Bird

I just finished making this necklace and I'm uncertain if I want to sell it. Usually, I don't make necklaces like this but I loved it so much. So should I sell it or give it away?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Some Art

I was just playing around with some things. The background I had made a year ago and just decided to use it. The dots are what took me a long time. I took the smallest brush I have and started making little patterns out of these dots. I like the way it turned out.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Macro Studies

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