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I Think I Figured It Out October 10, 2007

Filed under: Art Blog,Beading,Fabric Art — dianeo @ 3:49 pm


Life Is A BeachLife Is A Beach

Its All Going AwayIt’s All Going Away


 I figured out how to add my paintings.  So now I have 4 of the paintings that will be in my first art sale.  I am working on several more.  I just don’t have pictures of them yet.  As soon as I do, I will add them to my blog.  The art sale is the first part of November.  I signed up on Saturday.  I can’t wait.  I know that my chances for selling something are not great, but at least I will have my paintings out where the public can see them and not stuck in my art room. 

I have dyed some material and have drawn off the images and I have another piece ready to try beading.  I have not started any of the beading since I have the upcoming art show.  I want to get more pieces ready for that so the beading is going to have to wait a little longer.  I am anxious to start, but they will not be included in my art sale this time.  If they are good enough, possibly the next time I try to sell my work.



A While October 2, 2007

Filed under: Art Blog,Beading,Fabric Art — dianeo @ 8:20 pm

Well, it has been a while since I wrote anything.  I have been very busy at work.  That is really a good thing.

 I am currently working on quite a few projects.  I am going to bead a mermaid, some seaweed, and some fish on a piece of fabric.  I used acrylic paint and textile medium to draw everything in.  Next I will bead everything.  I might put the craft batting on first though.  I have gotten a nice hoop though and if I use that I won’t do the batting first.  This will be my first attempt at really beading something.  I have added beads and buttons to other projects, but never a full person in beading.  The mermaid is going to be done in all beads.  Well, her face is going to be clay. 

I am going to put my paintings in a holiday sale.  I have a lot of things to work on before then.  Lots of paintings to do in a month.  I can do them.  I sat here at work and drew out the outlines of things that I want to do.  I had a great spurt of imagination.  I ordered some frames and matts for my projects.  I don’t know yet how many pieces I can put in the show.  I know that the prices are to be between $20 and $600.  I have been working on some ink drawings.  I think they all turned out pretty well.  I need to take pictures of everything before I pay for my spot in the craft show.  The lady who is putting it on wants to see my work.  Of course she might tell me that she doesn’t think my stuff will sell and if so then I guess I won’t be in the show.  But, I think I have some good pieces that will work.  Especially when they are matted and framed.  I also started a project with markers.  We will see how that turns out.  I am trying not to get my hopes up about the craft show, but it is hard not to be a little exicted.  I will write about my trip to the shop on Friday.

Well, I guess that is about it for my projects right now.  Nikki and Jacquie are waiting on my table for me to do something further with them.  I need to sew everything together.  That is the part that is hardest for me.  Getting to the sewing machine work.

Okay…that’s it for the day.  Almost time to go home.  Need to pack things up and hit the road.  I can continue on my artwork in just a little while.  I do work for art supplies.  Ha, Ha. 


Another Week September 24, 2007

Filed under: Art Blog,Beading,Fabric Art — dianeo @ 7:44 pm

I finished Jacquie this weekend.  I have got to figure out how to make my pictures small enough to fit on this website.  I tried making the pixels less and tried to make the pictures smaller, but I still haven’t gotten the size to where I can put it on this website.  Anyway…I used yarn for her hair and some eyelash yarn for straps for a sundress.  I think she turned out pretty cool.  She has beads in her hair as well.  I am pretty proud of my job.

I finished one of my “Life Is A Beach” paintings.  I have to get a frame now and get it ready to take on October 3.  I did the sky, water, and beach.  I have a hand that is black, red, yellow, white, and green in the right top corner.  From that hand down onto the three areas, I have stripes and dots to show the colors that fall down into the areas.  I am pretty happy with the work.  Whether anyone else will like it is up to the judges next week.

I am going to try and work on the other painting that I started for “Life Is A Beach”.  It started out really well and then I added umbrellas.  I am not sure the umbrellas work, but I will continue to work on it and see what happens when it is finished. 

I got out my patterns that I have for a mermaid, an angel, an odd shaped doll, and a head with shoulders.  I want to try and do some beading and doll making.  I also want to work some hair onto this new doll head.  I made some larger and smaller heads.  I have to figure out how to get them into some sort of artwork.  I think my first piece to try and bead will be the mermaid.  I have some clay and molds so I could make her a face.  Or I could just stamp a face on the fabric or a piece of paper and put it on the doll.  I will just have to experiment.  I did get out the material last night and cut it.  I have a huge piece of muslin and that is my material.  I just cut the size I wanted.  I am going to paint the fabric.  I will try for a turquoise, aqua, and blue background.  Swirls.  Then I will draw the mermaid in the center and try my beading process.  I am thinking about adding a thin piece of batting to the back.  I have done that before in several other projects I did.  The batting seems to keep the material from pulling and it gives a more secure backing for the beading.  I am doing to frame this mermaid.  It will not be made into a doll or anything.  At least for my first attempt.  Maybe after this one I will try a doll. 

Well…I am fresh out of ideas now to write about.  I am going to have to get someone to help me with getting my pictures on this blog.