Friday, September 23, 2011

I'm such a slacker...

I know, I'm such a slacker.  I have been doing all kinds of things this month, but I haven't been taking pictures.  Just now I did manage to pick my lazy self up and take a picture of the bracelets I made this month.

The other thing I have been doing is re-learning to knit.  I knitted a scarf about three years ago, shucks, you might remember seeing it here, but my skill level is beginner to be sure.  I am persevering, and my home is now being overrun by squares and rectangles.  Hubby is being very patient, especially when I grumble when I drop a stitch, or even worse, when the entire row of stitches came off.  Anyway, the main reason I want to learn to knit is to make, what else?  Bracelets.  Ones like these...

I figure it won't take me too long.  I saw some similar in a Vogue knitting magazine in 2008, and I will be using that as a pattern.  Wish me luck on that.  In the meantime, I'm practicing on another scarf.  In cool colors this time, aqua and a heathery lavender variegated.  Should be pretty.

Well that's it for awhile.  Hope everyone is enjoying the beginnings of fall.  Take care and have a great weekend.  We'll talk soon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Guess who we met?

I'm still a procrastinator when it comes to taking photos of all the art jewelry I've made recently, but that doesn't mean I don't have a new picture. Recently we got to meet a sweet gal.  You may know her from Saturday Night Live fame, but she has done so many other things and continues to be a real go getter.  We met her at a meeting of like minded folks in our area and she was so gracious and happy to pose with us for this picture.

 It was extremely hot, with the sun beating down on us, but not too hot for coffee

Yep, it's Victoria Jackson.  She was a sweetheart, just a down home Southern Gal who made it big.  She had a big smile for everyone and when she admired the necklace I was wearing, one I had made a while back, I gave it to her.  Hopefully it will hold up to her active lifestyle (she still stands on her head) and now I can say a celebrity wears my designs.

You might even remember the necklace shown in the photo, if not or if you're a new reader, you can read about it in more detail here.  It was a blog post from 2009.  Sure hope that Vicki doesn't mind wearing a prototype. After seeing it on her I just might have to assemble something similar based on that design.

Well, now that the earthquakes and eye exams are over and there are no longer bats in the basement, I can mosey on down to the studio and create something fun and fab.  I'm currently trying to perfect my bangle bracelet design and I think I've come up with an unusual armature that just might do the trick.  So with that in mind,  I'll go throw some clothes in the dryer, put on my thinking cap and skedaddle.

Have a great week and remember that there is an artist in all of us.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I'm a busy girl...

I've been a busy girl and don't have a new post ready yet.  In the mean time, please hop over to my other blog and check out the latest artist to be showcased.  Hopefully that will hold you over for a few days. 

In between a weekend trip for a family wedding, and getting ready to go to the eye doctor, I just am unsure what my next art will be, so humor me and leave a comment or two at Where We Really Create.

I'll be back soon, so take care and have a great week!