Saturday, December 7, 2013

Some Artsy swap stuff I have made.

                                        Hello my bloggy friends.   This is a very quick post I want to show you some of the art I have made for some swaps.  One of them is in celebration of Frida Kahlo, the other is one I did for a head-shot portrait swap. The art with blue hair is the head-shot I received  from Annette Moore for the swap. There is a eye art I did for the October monthly challenge. All were done with Copic markers and some Prisma pencils.  Thanks so much for viewing!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A new fur baby living with us now!

 Hi Everyone,  First of all I want to wish all the friends that still follow me and those that are just passing thru, A wonderful Thanksgiving this month!.  I would like to let you all in on what's been happening around here lately. I was taking four online classes, but had to drop one. I managed finishing two, and one is still going on until Dec.2013. I am also into several art groups and a lot of challenges and swapping going around. I also have a hyper 10 year old that keeps me on my toes. Anyway, like if life was not hectic enough for me, I decided it was time for a cute little fuzzy Puppy for my son to play with. We got this Boston terrier puppy named Domino at four weeks.   ( He is now 9 weeks).
                      Now let me tell you what a wake up call I have had. I was not aware of the amount of work and attention a puppy needs. Being a first time mommy to this puppy has really tried my patience  ( You need the patience of a saint to forgive and keep going). Many times  I have found shoes chewed up, The beautiful bed I made him shred to pieces and the sofa covers peed on and poop on the rugs, and if you forget an important document or an art piece ( well you can kiss that good-bye) .
                         I have washed the covers and thrown away the rugs. And each time I think I have puppy proof the place, he finds a new thing to chew on. like the edges of the newly paint wall trims all the way down to the raw wood. He can unscrew the nuts and bolts from the dinning room chairs and forget the wood gates ( Saw-dust after he gets through with them). He also loves chewing on all the cables and remotes he can find. He barks half the nite because he wants to sleep in someone's bed ( Not in mines!) And like if that was not enough he BITES, I pick him up to play with and within seconds I have to leave the room because no amount of telling him NO helps! 
                         We have bought him an insane amount of puppy chew toys and all kinds of different treats and milk bones to help with his chewing. The Vet say's all puppy's go through this stage ( I just hope His new teeth don't hurt as much as his baby teeth).  Okay Now enough ranting about the puppy ( I just needed to let it out).  Below I have posted Pics Of this adorable Puppy  who has turned our life up-side down but we love with all our hearts! 
Domino at 4 weeks old.

Domino at 7 weeks old.

Domino at 12 weeks old.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Wow! I can't believe so much time has passed since I was last here.  Anyway I couldn't let Halloween pass me by with out at least posting the tall swap cards I did for a few friends in the art group I am in.
I did three witches for Halloween

Here are the ones I received back from the swap. The one with the pink hair and witchy hat with star came all the way from my art teacher in Germany  She also sent me the other Goodies beside it,one is a sticker of one of her dolly paintings and the other two are tiny and cute atc's of her doll art.
These also came from Ady Almanza

This beauty came from Ady Almanza! 
This one came from a dear friend Annette. I
love her art paintings and that cute owl!
This one came from Trish, the  lady that
arranges the swaps in our art group.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The tags I received and Just a few more art sketches, The sketches are still work in progress pics.

Hello friends, I wanted to post these before any more time passed. I will be starting a 15 week course at the State University of NY tomorrow, It will be about digital Art. I know my time will be limited here on my blog and on facebook. but I will try to post some of what I am learning. Hugs and much love to all!! <3
These are the monthly tags I received from a tag swap a while ago and I keep forgetting to post them. I did the Month of November and received all the other months.
An here is the second set of  monthly tags. I did the month of June  on this swap. The reason for the empty spot is because I misplaced the tag at the time I took this pic.
Here is a old pic I took when I did the June tag that has gone missing .

A recent sketch

This is still a work in progress.

I like this one and might redo in color.

Friday, July 26, 2013

I'm back and this will be a very lonnnnnnnnng post my friends!

                  Hello my beautiful people!    I have been gone a while from the blog and have missed my regular crafty buddies a lot. The last couple of months have been overwhelming indeed. I took some time to take an Art course at the University ( Glad that it's over). I have also continued to take online classes with two beautiful and talented Ladies The Gorgeous Kat McBride and the beautiful Ady Almanza. I have learned so much and continue to improve day by day.
            I Will be going around the craft community and visit with a lot of the blogs to see what I have missed, but first I want to post some pics of what I have been up to.  A few months back I found out my daughter is expecting her second daughter. I am so happy another little girl to spoil! Well I have been sewing up a storm for her, I have made two quilts and a pillow. I'm in the process of making the matching bumpers to the quilts for the crib and I will be doing a few fitted crib sheets and changing table covers.
                I have also done some jewelry for my sisters and I am currently working on some new styles. You will see pics of what I have already done below. Some of These are one of a kind pieces I have designed myself. I learned Jewelry making a while back and I love to invent new styles. I love giving my sisters earrings and matching bracelets created by me for their birthdays. It is so cool to see them wearing Jewelry I have created. I love working with different gems and findings. I like working with Swarovski  crystals, they are faceted and come in so many colors and I love how they sparkle. Another favorite is Czech glass and fire-polish beads because they come in so many shapes and colors. Amazonite is green and lightly marbled and Turquoise especially the sleeping beauty is a gorgeous gemstone with no matrix. I work with sterling silver and goldfilled wire, but love silver plated copper wire because it is very workable and does not oxidize like sterling silver does. It never needs polishing and it is quite strong. Another plus of this wire is it's affordability, really you won't be breaking the bank with this wire.
                  Oh, before I forget in our art group we are working with blue ink. Yes! just a regular cheap Bic pen in blue.  I have been practicing my pen work in a moleskin art journal  because the pages are so smooth and there is no bleed through to the next page. It is mainly filled with Mermies.
                                                 Well Thanks so much for keeping up with me, I can't wait to get back to the crafty blogs and the wonderful card challenges and to my Project life I have missed it so much!  Okay enjoy the Pics.  :-) 

I found a cool way of sewing the delicate baby fabric without pin holes. I just use paper clips and it holds well and viola no pinholes. 
Here is the matching fitted crib sheet.

Going to use the colorful fabric to sew the other side of this baby quilt.
Other side of pillow with coordinating fabric.

Baby pillow stuffed and her name embroidered by hand on it.
Woo-Hooo Bumper is made. This fabric is so cheerful.
Had to Iron all 14 of  the bumper ties.

What I like about these baby fabrics  is that they all seem to combine with each other. The pieces blend well with each other. Cool!

Here is the back of the panel bird quilt and the fabric ready for the batting to create  a matching bumper for the crib.

here some more fabric for some crib sheets.

Here is my trusty sewing machine. It is a Singer brand and I have had it for about 30 years. It is still going strong and I have sewn many outfits on it. I have a brother embroidery digital sewing machine, but I always end up using my Singer Machine. 

                                   The pics below are of some of the jewelry I have done and given out as gifts to my family. I need to arrange my blog into sections, I will see where I can find information on that. 
Here and below is a group of earrings I created for my Sisters.

Here and below you will see some sets of earrings and matching bracelets, I created for my Sisters. I love my sisters and enjoy giving them handmade items because they are unique and one of a kind.

My Little guy decided to model my handmade rings ( so cute).

This is a very delicate set and you can see the little handmade charm I put mainly on all my bracelets.

This was a design I came up with one day it was very intricate and took along time to make.

Well this is a work in progress.  If you made it all the way down here, YAY! and  Thanks for keeping up  with me.