Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Holidays, everyone! Hope you all got to spend Thursday doing something you enjoyed. I was quasimoto-ed over my digitizer pad most of the day, but I had the last season of The Sopranos running in a split screen, so I was a happy camper (BTW, noon on Thanksgiving in NOT a fortuitous time to shop for a turkey breast). For some unknown reason, Dish blessed me with 3 months of free HBO, so I'm frantically DVR'ing anything that's currently playing (True Blood YAYYY!), and now that I'm home, marathoning through the older serieses(seria, serea?). Today is Season 3 of Deadwood. I am seriously going to miss when my 3 months are up, but I do not see Premium Channels in my crystal ball.
Here's a pic of my first felting -- first felting with the fuzzy bits, anyway, not crocheted or knitted. Mira showed me how to do it when I was in Finland, and it was so easy having her take me through the process step-by-step. The written directions always look to daunting for me to follow, and I never would have tackled felting without her help.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Three weeks and 4 shows since my last post, and I'm finally home for the Christmas break, looking forward to cleaning the house, working on new designs, developing some new classes, and spending quality time with Creighton and the Critters. Our planned trip down to Fort Bragg has been cancelled due to lack of funds. We'll try again in a few months. Disappointing, but I'm also glad to be staying home. Here's our booth from a huge Holiday Festival last weekend. I shared it with Melinda Melvin, another local artist.
This is one of my favorite pieces, but I have to give credit to Melinda. I did the design, but she did most of the work. Not only did she share her technique of gluing and varnishing, but she also completed most of my panels while I was globe-hopping the previous week. My half of the booth would have been pretty empty without her generosity. I'm a lucky girl.