Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow and shoes

If you are living in the mid-atlantic area you KNOW there was quite a bit of snow this weekend. Fortunately for those of us in the NE section of PA we only got a few inches of the stuff. Here is a picture of two outdoor chairs on our patio. You can see, if you look closely, that there is about three inches of snow on the white chair. That was taken after the storm passed so that is probably what we got. I feel so bad for the Virginians, and Marylanders who really don't know what to do with all the snow. I know, when we lived in Maine, 20 inches was a lot of snow but didn't slow things down all that much.

Here is a picture of my "shoe" in the paper shoe project of the Artist Class. I shortened the heel a bit cause it didn't want to stand up that well with the spikey heel. I found these pretty flowers to dress it up. I still have one more project to complete for the weeks projects. The next one is a pretty flower. Hope to start on it later today

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My first Artist Class Project is done.... On to the next one soon.

This is the Valentines Day Hanging Heart. It is missing the "love bird"in the original because I don't have one in my stash of art stuff. But when next I go to a craft shop I hope to find one.
But meanwhile I am pleased with it and it is hanging up in the dining room.

When I took the artist class series back in Oct.- Nov. I was fortunate enough to win a wonderful prize... CD of all tutorials and all the graphics, plus a lot of extra graphics from the lady who runs the classes, Mary Green of Green Paper.

This time I decided I would keep a notebook of all the tutorials printed out so if I want to do any of them again I can easily do so. My luck probably won't allow me to win another prize. But that is ok as I was thrilled last time.

Here is my book this time....
I put a title page for each tutorial and included the printed out pages. I feel so organized this time. There are little pockets inside the front and back covers where I am keeping the templates for the projects. I believe I found the notebook at Wal-Mart.

Here is the cover with an addition give the title of the contents.

and one of the title pages.......

And this one shows turning of a page to show a title page and a tutorial page.

I hope to get started on the next tutorial tomorrow. But my antique shop opens Thurs. though Sunday so I can never be sure how much time I will have. I will post as soon as I have something to show.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Back in November I joined a group called Artist Class and made some pretty neat items following all the tutorials. I was excited to sign up for the next series which begins tomorrow. If you are curious about the class you can check it out here..............Check out the Feathered Nest. She has a description of the class and you can even get a discount on the price there.

We received a list of supplies we needed and last night I spent time up in my studio searching out those supplies. I still have to look a bit more to find all I need but it appears I won't have to buy anything at all for the first three classes. I do have a well stocked studio.

So check out my blog over the next week. I hope to get the projects done quickly..... well, at least fairly soon.