It’s my creative space day! It’s been a little while since I participated…
I’ve been working on jewelry. Still. Always. I should take a photo of my stockpile of things I can’t seem to get around to photographing, much less posting on etsy. It’s just ridiculous.
I did photograph these. Two weeks ago and I am just getting around to editing. The first two, I just listed, you can find them at gwen.etsy.com. The 3rd and 4th, well, I *intend* to list them but who knows if that will ever happen. The last, I made for myself. I am quite pleased with it.
Today was the last day of the semester for my Very First Painting Class Ever. Here are the last few projects I worked on:
[which you may remember was based on Huernia sp. by f.arais]
#3: Landscape with tree
#4: Self portrait
I didn’t quite finish this, though I did add in a nose today.
#5 was Toy from five angles but I never got around to choosing an object, much less starting on the painting. I feel reasonably accomplished nonetheless, I completed ten or so paintings over the semester, which is about ten more paintings than I’ve ever done and they’re not the worst things ever.
From painting class, since you asked, and if you cannot say anything nice I will send the painting to you and then you’ll be sorry:
I am okay with the butterfly, it was originally going to be one that’s local to Santa Cruz and I can’t remember the name, but I changed it to cream/brown instead of white/grey. I like the water, hate everything else on the other one.
I am still working on my flower, next is self-portraits and everyone’s skin is coming out c. 1985 fake-and-bake orange except for this one girl who obviously has a lifetime of painting experience and rips through all the assignments churning out masterpieces.
I’ve been gathering a few more flower tutorials:
Zucchini and Me: Knitted flowers for dummies
CRAFT: Easy Ribbon Rosettes
Sumo’s Sweet Stuff: Zipper flowers
Mary Janes & Galoshes: Roses or Peonys and Petals
100 Layer Cake: DIY fabric flowers by Michonne
lilyella: Fabric Rosettes
BONUS — not a flower how-to but it includes flowers and is super cute and springish:
Joli Paquet: A Lark’s Tale Cuff
What to do with all this sea glass? I thought I’d be able to drill it but the video tutorials I’ve watched feature some fancy machinery I do not possess. I tried a wire wrap but that’s going to take a lot more practice before it’s presentable, and I’m not sure how I feel about so much of the glass being covered up anyway. I do like the sea glass chandelier I saw on flickr, but I’m a ways from having enough glass to start thinking about that. I think for now I will just admire it. Maybe I’ll pile some up in the sunnier windows of our home.
I was featured in a treasury on etsy. Please click through and leave a comment, it helps rank it higher [so i’ve heard], and click through — everything on there is super cute and I am quite flattered.