I didn't really spend a lot of time with the large collage this past week. Have been working outside on that project....the garden!!! Smiles!!
Here is where I am with the large collage...
Craft day, however, has been more productive. Every Tuesday, my BFF and her mom, Louise, decided we would get together and work on pieces for the upcoming art/craft show in November. So besides being tons of fun, we are actually getting some work done.
Louise, by the way, is 98 years young!!!
Cheri is working on a belt buckle in copper and brass. Louise is working on making necklaces and I am working on small, 12" x 12", collages.
Louise and her pieces...
|Louise decided on which beads to use|
|first necklace laid out|
She ended up making two necklaces but I didn't get pics of those. She finished after I left. Doesn't she look fantastic. For those who think that 60 is old....HA!!! She encourages all of us!!
Cheri's belt buckle...
|copper plate unpolished|
|backside with belt loop and hook attached|
|copper plate acid washed with decorations, unpolished|
All she needs to do is attach some turquoise and clean it up and she is done. Butch...don't look!!! Ha!! Beautiful isn't it??
I worked on one collage and then started a second one....
|cadmium yellow primrose golden acrylic|
|cobalt titanate green golden acrylic|
|turquoise seed beads 11mm|
|batiked fabric and multi-colored trim and wooden clock face|
|stencil used to get design on the sky|
|yellow seed beads 11mm and jeweled gems and bird - steampunk|
|chartreuse beads and jeweled butterfly and art nouveau print|
|dylusions stencil, decorative paper in blues, halo violet gold lumiere paint, blue and black seed beads 11mm|
As you can see we are having a blast! There is just something so satisfying working with other artists. Fun times!! And productive!!
Have a creative and imaginative day!
PS. All seed beads purchased at bead show in Tucson, Az. Paints, decorative papers and stencils purchased at www.joggles.com, (link on sidebar).