Sunday, May 30, 2010
If you haven't seen Barbara Lewis studio post check here http://www.paintingwithfireartwear.com/ and enter her give away. I can't imagine having to pack up my studio Cleaning it took forever and yes, the work table is covered already. It has been fun messing it up.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
How did it turn out? zero sales. I should be in a funk, but I'm not. I had a great time. BOTH of my daughters where there to help. It's a rare occasion for us to have that much time together. I met several artist who suggested shows where my work would sell. Lots of compliments and encourgement.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Not really inspired by a cartoon, but, everytime I looked at the strand of stones before they were incorporated into this necklace all I could think of was Wilma Flintstone. Of course Betty wore the pendant or was that part of her dress:)
Small update on the bird in the hand . . . I have been accepted into a second art/craft show and have applied for a third. Now if I could only find a job (that would be three birds in a bush - you can tell I have 20+ years in accounting)
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Kella, sorry it took me so long to answer your question about protecting patinas. I use Dorlands Wax Medium straight from the jar. A little dab on a old rag, smear it all over the metal and then buff it up. It doesn't make the metal shiny and seems to give more depth to the patina.
This is a less textured piece of metal with the medium applied. As you can see it doesn't give the metal a overly shiny appearence. Although I haven't tried it on rust I think it would seal the metal and protect your clothes from any stains.
If you have any advice for sealing rusty objects please leave a comment!