Sunday, May 30, 2010

Brave Woman

If you haven't seen Barbara Lewis studio post check here 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

All Clean or This is as Good as it Gets

I've spent the last couple of days cleaning the studio and thought I would post some pictures so I can remember what it looks like when it's clean. 
                Presenting the studio - formally known as the Living Room.

What I see when I look up from the work table.

What everyone else sees.
By 8 o'clock tonight there will only be a 12" x 12" place that's free of clutter.

Magical Indeed.

What does your studio look like?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My First Show

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. 
And a swap.  The young lady showing her ceramics didn't sell anything either, and she really wanted these earrings

and i really liked this vase. 
You know the rest of the story.

I should have some updates on my found object projects soon.

Have a Great Day!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's Getting Closer

My first show.  Also, the first show for Arts in Bloom.  We all will be learning together.  The hardest part:

Pricing your work.

Not the best picture of my cabinet.  It is beautiful, my brother made it for me.

Business cards - simple. 

Fingers crossed.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cartoon Inspiration

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

Protecting Patina

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.
  The first picture is raw metal, the second with the wax medium.
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!