Category Archives: Doing Art in public

Hair Bows

I am making a lot of these as I wear my hair back most days

I made these while sitting at the coffee shop

Metallic spider web cloth and sheer mesh from old Halloween Costumes and Sculpy Bats I made wired on to barrettes

Black plastic tape measures and skull beads from Halloween wired to barrettes

Some Art journal pages I did this week

New art journal pages

Coffee art

So I had seen pictures of art done with coffee, I am no where near as good as some of the artists I saw but I did have fun while sitting in the Dawson’s Downtown Coffeehouse with a piece of textured linen paper a waterbrush from my Koi Watercolor set and half an espresso, water and some espresso grounds.

Here is what I was able to do in 30 mins… pretty simple but fun

Coffee art

By the way I did not buy the espresso, it was given to me (hence being half a serving) so it does not count as going off my art supply buying wagon..lol

Altered Puzzle #1 (or how the hell did I lose that puzzle piece?)

I found a new way to relax, I love collages but I sometimes feel overwhelmed when I try to do a larger one and they are difficult to carry with you and as you know from the theme of this blog I love doing art in public places.

I discovered altered puzzles on www.craftsters.com and I wanted to try it, I love tearing up magazines for little bits of color and texture images and so I went to town with a couple of O magazines I bought at the library for $.10 as well as a few photos and some scrapbooking paper.  And of course I managed to lose a piece of the 25 piece dollar store puzzle I was using (spiderman and friends)

Now I carry everything in ziplocs and oh yeah after spending quite a while trying to put the puzzle together again I learned that you really need to number the pieces or do them on the BACK of the puzzle, it also makes sure you dont mix up pieces.

Making Spiders to help Fandemonium

I am making some of these great German crystal “Christmas” spiders to sell so I can donate money to FANDEMONIUM, a great convention that Alex and I work with.

Each spider is hand made, I do them out of glass crystal cut beads, (and a few out of vintage glass or stone beads) and at this time I have Clear Iridescent, Red, Red iridescent, black, black iridescent and gun metal “black” pearls (glass) also blue stone beads and a few others.

If you want one in a color I did not list let me know and I will see what I have or if I can find it and if it is worth it to buy the stuff to make them in that color.  (I have a few of the Christmas hangers left that they are shown with in the picture, otherwise they can be hung on colored wire… I have quite a few colors and can get more, let me know what you like)

The legs are done with seed beads and wire and they have a little plastic crystal hanging off of them (small glass crystals are pretty pricey)  all of the spiders come with the story of the “Christmas spider” printed on a little cardstock scroll that is tied in a ribbon (let me know if you don’t want or need the scroll)

I charge $12 for them and if you want me to ship them to you it is an extra $3  since I ship them an attractive and sturdy box that can be used as a gift box.  I can arrange a deal on shipping if you buy more than one and don’t mind them coming in the same box, otherwise it is $3 S&H a spider to cover the box and postage.

All the money goes to FANDEMONIUM and if you pay by check I will actually have you make it out to them.

Contact me and I will give you my mailing address….

Local people can get a hold of me via facebook or here and I will also be at Anime Oasis selling these and other crafts May 26-29 at the Grove Hotel in Boise, I will be making these and Dice pendants while at AO.

Valentines Challenge 14 valentines in 14 days #6 (city of love)

This one is a art journal page
I used a map of Paris from an old atlas and gessoed lightly over it then did a sheer shimmer rinse over that.