Poor little guys.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Poor little guys.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I was introduced to needle felting about 4 years ago and seriously considered starting a business based on those creations alone. The timing was wrong. I got back into drawing and mixed-media/painting eventually and the felted goodness has been stored high up in boxes ever since.
One piece I really enjoyed working on as well as the final result (the two don't necessarily go hand in hand, you see) is this flower piece. It's about 6" long and 4" wide at the widest parts. It started as a random layering of wet felt roving, and then i shaped the flower and added coloured wisps over top. Once it was dry I started embellishing it with coloured floss, moving along as it developed depth and definition here or there, and this is what I ended up with. .
My point? I loved working on these, then. I have a tonne of supplies and more to share if anyone is interested in seeing them. I didn't think I would ever go back to them for many reasons, but I find, today, a feeling that maybe I should go back to making a few smaller versions for headbands and winter jackets and see what comes of it. I do love felting and stitching. Who knows - I'll throw it on my to-do list!
Thoughts on felting? Have you tried it?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
sometimes my mom also sends crazy stream of consciousness e-mails that make me laugh out loud. she reminds me where i get it from. perfect for blogging.
a) The Bub and I had gone out to dinner the evening before to celebrate our anniversary (four whole years!) and she was checking in from her desk at work the day after; and
b) my mom is a maniac cleaner. I sense it must be painful for her to come inside our house most visits.
ok. enter e-mail:
I was just wondering how your dinner went last evening. I was thinking of you as I cleaned my fridge within an inch of my life. I've got to do something about these cleaning urges. I'm running out of things to clean and organize. Oh..... my closet needs my attention.
Monday, June 14, 2010
At this point, half way into the year, I should be in or around book 26, right? Wrong. Ok, the number 26 is fine, but where I am on the list isn't so close to 26. Try 18. I know! I'm only at 18. What gives? Well, a couple of 500+ pagers to start. Those set me back a couple weeks for sure. It's seems that since the cruise in March I got behind and haven't really caught up. Have no fear, I tell myself, the summer is here so I'll be able to find some more time to sneak away with books. That's the plan, anyway.
When I last posted about this bloody book challenge I was in the process of choosing book #15. Here is an update of what I have been reading since that post.
16 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
17 - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The funny thing is that all three of these books have been made into movies and I haven't seen one of them. After reading each I would love to now go and track them down. Maybe I'll save that for January - when it's cold and dark and the challenge is through. It's fair to say I enjoyed each one thoroughly. I would recommend them to anybody. Hey, anyone read The Diving Bell and the Butterfly? OMG. Go buy it and read it. To read a book dictated letter by letter through the flick of an eyelash is a thing of beauty alone. That's all I will say.
As always, I'm looking for recommendations, so feel free to leave them in the comments. Happy Summer Reading, kids!
Rebecca of Girls Gone Child was the one to introduce me to this band via her post 49/100. I had a listen to Welcome Home then, googled them to see who they are and have been flipping through their stuff ever since. The coolest part is that Ben Cooper (he IS Radical Face as well as Electric President) produced and recorded another Music Monday fave's albums, Astronautalis! I KNOW> weird. They are both from Florida. Who knew.
With that, I will leave you with this little gem to ponder. It's a beauty.