materials same as above ~ my name is leroy and i know the way
eunice seeks direction
acrylic, oil pastels, colored pencils, and inktense pencils on plaster cloth ~ carlos considers a trip to mexico
lynne walking in the woods... ha! just kidding! on plaster cloth if it's not obvious...
still wandering in the woods, still stitching, still painting! i haven't taken many pics when i'm out; i either forget my camera or the memory card.
i had it this day, though, and snapped the arrow that i made to tell me where i needed to turn on my way home. all i could think was that nothing human-made could match the beauty of this wood and these rocks...
the same day i finally settled here... this juniper is very, very old - in the thousand year range. last week i counted the rings of a dead pine that the forest service had just cut down. i got to 289 before i stopped, and i still had 8" to go. that tree was there in the 1600s. mindblowing... to think that this juniper was here in 1010 AD is even more mindblowing.
this guy was so big and beautiful, and made sure that no nap taking occurred! instead i took about 20 pics of him!
back home... what i'm doing here is soaking mother of pearl buttons in rusty salt water (i just added the salt for the heck of it. it seemed like it'd be helpful). i bought some new buttons from this seller on etsy, and compared to my box of antique ones, they look so, well, new. i decided i'd try to age-i-fy them...
it worked! these soaked for about a day and a half, and they look much 'softer' - some have more color than others, but they all look better. i've got another batch soaking now - i added some walnut ink crystals to the salt water this time. i'm going to leave them in longer and see what happens.
this has nothing to do with rusty buttons, i'm just showing you the back of the piece...
i snapped this the same day that i took the pic of the fly... the main thing that i want to show you is the scissors on my very small swiss army knife. they snip thread better than my fiskar's thread snippers! and they fit in my tiny, portable sewing kit!
i got serious about fixing up my kit when i realized my 'new' sewing scissors would fit in it. : )
i'm going to ashland this weekend to take a class on making nichos with cathy dorris. i'll report back...
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I don’t understand when people says they are “full time artists”. Is there any other way to be an artist?
~ Caio Fern, Mein Welt