I hope you like it.
I hope you like it.
ON MY WHEEL
I’ve been throwing up a storm this past week, with about a 50/50 satisfaction rate, which is about par for the course. Unless I’m really really happy with the finished pot, it goes into the reclaim bucket. My mug handles are definitely getting better — they should be with all the practice!
I’m running a full bisque kiln this morning and have ordered a few new glazes. Hopefully by the end of this week they will have come in and I can get the newly bisqued pots glazed and into the kiln for the final step. Several have gift potential, so I’m anxious to get them finished.
ON MY NEEDLES
I’ve made a pact with myself that there will be NO NEW STARTS until I finish my current WIPs. That’s all I want to say about that, as several of these also have definite gift potential. 🤫 Anyone else who will be working down to the wire on holiday gifting?
A goal without a plan is just a wish. Larry Elder
Read new post, Mixed Media Monday 1-26-15, here.
ON MY NEEDLES
Nothing current, but I plan to change that very soon, like within the next hour or so. Yep, you heard it first from me, Tulips are finished, but you’ll have to tune in again on Friday to see the finished product. Mark your calendar. 📅😉
SAY IT AIN’T SO
My close to constant companion for the past several years (besides Mr. iknead), my trusty 160 gig iPod Classic fell ill the end of last week. 😱😭💔 It hasn’t been diagnosed as terminal – yet. Both Mr. iknead and I tried about a 1000 times over the next two days to resuscitate it with no success and I finally gave up and took it to You Break I Fix on Sunday afternoon for a diagnosis. I’m not handling it well. Seriously. I wish I was kidding. Here’s why it’s been traumatic: Apple discontinued the 160 gig Classic in 2009; this means that to fit all my data, I’ll need to buy five new iPods. That’s what I said, FIVE new iPods to house the 2000 or so songs and a couple hundred audiobooks. The guy at the repair shop seemed to think it could be fixed, I hope he’s right.
I’m excited about starting My Antonia. I’m really kind of surprised I’ve never read it before. Once again, my library rocks!
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. Andy Rooney
ON MY NEEDLES
Red Bird Knits Tulips, after some cat vs. sock in progress drama, but, it’s coming right along.
The Alienist, by Caleb Carr, a library book that I’m enjoying enough to renew. There hasn’t been much reading going on the last week or so. Hopefully this will change for the better this week. I miss reading, but I do have to sleep sometimes! 📚💤
MORE MIXED MEDIA
I started this yesterday.
So far, acrylic paint, stencils, stamps and hand drawn and colored flower.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran
Happy New Year!
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I’m a tiny bit late posting for Mixed Media Monday, the Iknead family has been on the go since a few days before the Christmas holiday until today, such a blessed, busy time. We had a wonderful Christmas; but with the grands and the kids, I’m not sure it could have been anything else! Santa was extra nice, apparently we’ve all been very good this year and I have the pictures to prove it!
My son in law is the only person I’ve ever known to ask for cheese for Christmas. Really. If you’re wondering, it’s a Stilton he’s so excited about.
Sorry Babydiva! No pics because you have your back turned on them all. Every. Single. One.
MY OWN MIXED MEDIA
Book paper, fabric, stains, card stock, die cuts, wood heart doodad
Ooh, ooh, ooh! I scored a Big Shot die cutter at half price at Michael’s yesterday!!
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu
I’ve been busy the past few days working on the cover for my 2015 Documented Life art journal and looking forward to using an actual journal made just for that. I’ve been using the smaller version and loving it. Sooooo much better than the spiral bound notebook I’ve been using! Here is a journal post using the smaller one and a look at what I’ve done so far on the larger journal’s cover. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!
*My own mixed media
Stamps, purchased and handmade, hand drawn and colored flowers, inks, die-cuts, stencils
Acrylic paint, inks, stencils, stamps, an ATC and a cut-out
I’m thinking of a more restrained approach for the larger journal cover.
This week’s prompt, week 52, is holiday traditions. The first tradition that came to mind was our tree, so that’s where I started.
Inks, copic marker, found hand drawn star and punched red and green cardstock circles
I like it so far.
I don’t know where that white circle came from.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without sharing these:
The Papoose and Sprout
Babydiva and Babymama decorating cookies.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Epictetus
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