KEEP CREATING AND BE PEACEFUL!
AND THE WINNER IS .......................... DRUM ROLL PLEASE................
JANET!!!!!!! (Link to her Just Bee Cause is on my sidebar). Congrats Janet!!! I'll make sure your prize wings its way to you soon....maybe on the wings of a ROSEATE SPOONBILL....uh, oh, you say the contest is over? Well, drat. Always a day late, that's me!
THANK YOU everyone, for playing and leaving such wonderful comments and stories. I loved every second of it. Even when I had to go back and read each comment again to do the count. Whew....I need a nap now! Thanks everyone!
I've posted a line drawing I did last night just to show some of the things you can do with these fabulous Gelly Roll pens...oh sigh...as if you didn't already know! It was freehand and simply fun, so don't look for perfection. I really like these Gelly Roll color pens, altho I have to say as an artist, and not a scrapper, the Micron black remains my favorite and most used. But the color showy pens are great for ATC's. And I don't even own any of the GOLD SHADOW pens in the giveaway. Couldn't find them...must be all sold out! The one's used here were the Micron black .03, then a little color added with the hot metallics and glitter pens --they are SO free flowing and juicy -- and as a last resort I used a clear glitter pen...surprised me with first time use because it showed up so well and had such lucious glitter! I WISH all this sparkling eye candy could show up on the computer scan, but alas, it does not!
I'm off to work now so I'll be back tomorrow, counting, and counting, and counting.........XOXOXOXOXO
How do your ideas happen?
These delicious, melting ice cubes were painted by my very talented daughter, Alecia.
The word for the day, once again, is PINK BIRD. Check Monday's post for contest information. Good luck!
HAVE A PEACEFUL SUNDAY.
The front-tied with pink ribbon and opens like a shuttered window.
THANK YOU KAI!!!!!
THE WORDS FOR THE DAY: THINK PINK! AS IN PINK BIRD! AS IN PINK BIRD CONTEST POSTED LAST MONDAY. PINK BIRD AS IN....UM....OH OH....I ALMOST SAID IT. AS IN GENUS AJAIA AJAJA!
Paris Parfait has a really good post today...everyone should read it. Her link is on my sidebar.
It's a BEAUTIFUL day in the Sunshine State! Lovely weather, melodious mockingbirds singing their songs, Spring is near, I can feel it! PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL!
MATERIALS: 1. Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil (Heavy Duty is a MUST!)
2. Support such as foam core or cardboard
3. Ammonia (I used Windex w/ammonia)
4. Fluid Acrylic Paints
Cover the support with aluminum foil, shiny side up. Don't worry if you get some crinkles in the foil ...Using a dull pencil, emboss your design onto the foil. The more design you do, the better the end result becuz there will be lots of little crevasses for the paint to fall into. I didn't do enough on mine! .When your design is finished, use a soft tissue or rag to wipe the sheet with ammonia to remove all the oil left by your fingers. After that, keep your fingers off the design. Let it dry.....Paint over the embossed foil using WATERED-DOWN fluid acrylics. Use whatever color you want just make sure it is NOT OPAQUE. After the original layer is dry you can use opaque colors, just keep it thin...cover everything.....Let it dry.......From here on you can paint over the dried acrylic base by using more acrylic or watercolors til you get the effect you want. (Hmmm, wonder what Twinkling H20's would look like). After it dries, you can use a toothpick to gently pick out any place you want the silver foil to show. (I didn't pick anywhere on mine).
There is another slightly different technique also. You can make your main design out of lines of glue (that stays firm) on your support, then put the foil over that when it's dry, press gently to bring the design forward, and then use your pencil to make additional design all over the project.
I hope this is clear because while I am trying to think of this, and post it in the correct order, Bird is screaming for her breakfast, Dog is whining for her breakfast, Keets are screeching for theirs, and DH is trying to read me things from the morning paper....like I can't read for myself. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! This place is a ZOO!!!
DON'T FORGET THERE IS STILL TIME TO NAME THE BIRDIE. SEE MONDAY'S POST FOR DETAILS. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY, FEB 27.
GO TONY BLAIR....you're on the right track now! And PM ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN of Denmark. Pull out. Maybe DUB-YA will get the message! Later dudes....... :)
You guys are cracking me up with this contest thing! Bunch of funny bunnies you are! But......I'm still counting bird names.......Hmmmmm, are you SURE that's what kind of bird it is? HeeeHeeeHeeee If anyone has missed the contest details, see yesterday's post. Welp, back to creating! Seeyalater
DON'T FORGET THE CONTEST TOMORROW. It will have a little different twist......or maybe I'm twisted.....oh no, just kidding!
The cup is a surprise I received in the mail from the very talented LisaOceandreamer. I was totally freaked when I opened the box; I had no idea it was coming. Guerilla Art...yes!!!!! This most lovely art is my new morning coffee cup. It's BEAUTIFUL! And it fits me perfectly becuz you KNOW I am a birdie person. Thank you Mz. Lisa!
The other pic is some diachroic pendants I made in my glass fusing/slumping class. This was my first try. More to come later. It's great fun and such a surprise to see what comes out of the kiln. It's never what you put in!
I also received a Valentine card and a Friendship Day ATC from the sweetheart Mz. Kai. I have not scanned this yet so I can't show it here, but take my word they are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet and so very appreciated!!
I seem to be having major slow-down get-stuck sit-and-wait computer problems, so don't be surprised if I disappear again, this time not on purpose!
Watch for a MONDAY MORNING SURPRISE CONTEST!
Gosh, I missed all you guys!
FYI the size of these pastel drawings are: Orchid - approximately 6" x 10" and Still Life with Fruit approx. 12" x 12".
Happy Creating Today! Me? I'm going to be working on that CROW book! I'm about crowed out. I'm starting to grow black shiny feathers. Yesterday the phone rang and I answered it..."caw, caw?". Hmmm, I wonder if I can fly....
On another subject, a kind blogger has informed me that my feeds are not working properly. She clicked on a link at someone's site and came up with a January 3 post here. So I'd appreciate it if you have a link to this blog, click on it and let me know if something other than the current post comes up. I want to be fully armed when I contact Blogger!!! I mean, I want to at least SOUND like I know what I'm talking about, even if I don't! This non-tekkie brain doesn't get it all. Actually, doesn't get it MUCH! But...never say die!!!
DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR NAME IF YOU WANT YOUR NAME IN THE POT TO WIN ONE OF THE PASTELS. CHECK PREVIOUS POST WITH THE VALENTINE PICTURE IF YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT YET.I hadda work today, and my old bones are really tired, so I'll be back tomorrow. Have a WONDERFUL and hopefully CREATIVE evening!
So you will know how devastating it is to learn that the ferocious storm that tore across East/Central Florida a couple of days ago, spawning that terrible Tornado that destroyed so many lives, took them. Every one of them. All 18. Dead. Conservationists try so hard to re-establish the Florida flock, but Mother Nature rules. She gives, and she takes away.
UPDATE: February. It's been discovered that one survived! The smallest of the flock, number 615, who was not even able to fly the entire distance behind the ultralight and had to be trucked in from when she went down somewhere in Georgia, has survived. Sometimes Mother Nature makes miracles!
This ATC is my small tribute to these beautiful birds. The sky is the actual sky here this morning, about 7 a.m.
Don't forget to sign up to win one of the pastels. Go to yesterday's post for more information if you missed it.
and.....GO COLTS! Tony Dungy deserves the win!
I'LL SEE IF MZ. WEE WILL COOPERATE AND DO THE DRAWING. SHE LIKES PAPERS!
Oh, yeah. your name only once PER DAY will go into the "hat", so if you post once every day, you will have more chances. So that's four days, Feb. 3,4,5 and 6, four chances, hmmmm, what percentage is that? ;) XOXOXOXOXO