Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In my sketchbook

I used up some of my Swagbucks gift cards to purchase myself a Moleskin Watercolor sketchbook and boy, am I loving it!!




It can take so many washes of paint....



and not curl up or look icky.



Plus, how can you not love the sturdy cover!





Hope everyone is enjoying all of the holidays with family and good friends!





Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Off the needles...finally!!

I am now officially done with all of my Christmas knitting!! Yay!
Truth be told, I really didn't do much knitting this year, but I'm excited to have it all finished just the same. 




I originally knit this scarf for myself, but I knew that my all-things-orange obsessed sister would immediately try to steal it from me so I figured that it would just be easier to give it to her.




So here comes confession #2 for this post. I finished knitting this about a year and a half ago but wasn't in the mood to weave in the ends so I just tossed in onto the "gift" shelf in my closet...... and then forgot it was there last year at Christmas time......and then almost forgot about it again this year. Oops!!


{Notice the cat hair that became embedded in the scarf as a result of its long stay in my house? :-)}

So earlier this week, I took a whole ten minutes out of my day to weave in those ends and am now ready to wrap it up. 


Just in case any of you still have presents to wrap, here is this awesome video I found on how to make gift bags using wrapping paper. 


How to Make a Gift Bag From Wrapping Paper -- powered by ehow


And for all the specs on my "Better Late than Never" scarf, head on over to my project page on Ravelry!






Friday, December 16, 2011

Art in progress...Joakim Nordin

Sorry about my lack of posting this week. I've had a tail-bone injury that has kept me out of commission. Thanks to the work of a wonderful physical therapist I am on the mend and hope to return to my normal blogging schedule next week. In the meantime, here is this week's Art in Progress!


Today I am showing off abstract artist Joakim Nordin. He features more of his work over at his blog so go and check him out!!




To see previous week's Art in Progress features click here!




Friday, December 9, 2011

Art in progress...Tony

I found this week's video for the Art in Progress segment on Vimeo but have had trouble finding the artist's own website. (If you come across it, please email me!!)

Well, it won't take you long to see that this guy has talent so enjoy!!




To see more of Tony's work, head on over here.



And for previous installment's of Art in Progress go here!




Thursday, December 8, 2011

In my sketchbook

I was in need of some color on this dreary snowy day!








Sunday, December 4, 2011

Building a rainbow: PURPLE

So, for day number four of the Building a Rainbow challenge over at Daisy Yellow, I have opted to go with the color purple. Caitlyn loves purple, too and is our hostess for today.




To see what everyone else is up to, head on over here!





Friday, December 2, 2011

Building a rainbow: YELLOW!

So for day two of the Building a Rainbow challenge from Daisy Yellow  I chose to go with yellow! Mariposa over at Sirens Idyll is our hostess for this color and has made up a wonderful tribute to this sunny hue.




I love to fill up my sketchbook with yellow so I actually have two pages to show off today!




To see what other people are creating head over here for the linky list!






Art in progress: Llewelyn Ash

These week's feature highlights the work of Australian-
based glass blower Llewelyn Ash

Enjoy!





To see previous Art in Progress features click here






Thursday, December 1, 2011

Building a rainbow: PINK!!

So today is the first day in Daisy Yellow's Building a Rainbow challenge. With the choice of using either red or pink, I went for pink! It's amazing how much we prefer to use the colors we like to wear in our artwork!!
(iHanna likes pink as well and is our hostess for this color.) 



Sorry my picture is so on the dark side but we just keep having overcast days here in Nebraska. To see what others are doing, head on over here for a list of participating blogs.