Saturday, August 21, 2010

Owl Tweaking

I have been taking the lazy days of summer way too seriously and have gotten very little done lately. Just been playing around with a few owl variations, trying to find out which background fabrics work best.

Dayna is giving away a cool paper remnant journal on our art group's blog this month. I watched her make these on our retreat and have been coveting one. Go here and leave a comment to enter the drawing.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Online class list

I am a big fan of online classes. I enjoy being able to work at my own pace and have all my supplies at hand. I've tried to list some of the ones I find interesting in my sidebar, but can't keep up with all the new ones.

Now there is a site that keeps track of them. And they are giving away free online classes each day right now.

Check it out here.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Danglies 2010

I've been slow getting back into the swing of things after my last vacation, but finally got moving again.

Every year in my art group's Dec. show, we set up a bare-branched tree that gets covered in a variety of artist ornaments. It's one of my favorite things in our show, and I love to participate. In the past years I've made houses, birds, and hearts. This year after collecting many pictures of owls out of catalogs and seeing these and these which I love, I decided to play with my own.

Lots of tufts of texture and graffiti fabrics as I pulled from my favorite elements:

Took quite a few false starts, but I'm finally happy with these funky little guys:

I'm also considering doing a second ornament this year using painted faces, but they still have a long way to go until I'm happy with them: