Thursday, July 5, 2018

MISSING IN ACTION

Yes I have been missing in action
Have I torched in past almost year - no
Have I turned on the kiln in almost a year - no
What the heck !

Starting last year in July - right after my one show - I contracted shingles so for about 4 months was really ill and tired - but still had to go to my day job which just tired me out more.

My work at the last minute had to move - so had to move a production facility  to a new location  between Nov 15 and dec 15  - what a chore - but we got it done - but I contracted bronchitis and was sick from before Christmas  till almost march
and of course for a few months after the move  getting things organized and certified etc..

then we wanted to go ISO which should take a good year  to build and implement - was reduced down to 2 months - so not only did I have my reg job that takes about 60 hrs  a week   I started to add more hours for ISO - up to 100 hrs a week  total  to keep up  and cancelled any holidays I was going to take for the summer

so that has been going on so no time to really do much of anything and still not 100% ISO is not finished as yet not till end of this month but now were adding  participating in the training and set up our our manufacturing  section with new accounting software - and next week three days of ISO Internal auditor training .

my one show is coming up in july and I have nothing  made - nothing - and I needed new glass plates, glass candles and jewelery - so not sure if I am going now.   I so want to make somethings but now no time. 

Although I have been playing with paper and doing some crops just to take a break - and I love playing with paper .

I hope that once this month is over I can actually start to make things again in my studio .




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Articulated Paper Dolls

Using my Scan N Cut to  cut out the paper dolls - some I'll color myself (brings back memories )  I printed on card stock and then just scanned and my machine cut them out - voila ! Packaging them up for future use - I also did some vintage regular paper dolls as well and clothes



Shredded Money coaster

 I tried out my new silicone coaster mold - got it off amazon(want to use it with resin and alcohol inks ) I got some shredded money out the back of our office in the parking lot - we have a recycling plant next door - so grabbed a few handfuls off the ground - since cdn money is plastic - worked great - it floats to the top so maybe next time I may let it start to set up before pouring maybe a darker color background




More Eggs

Finishing up some eggs - nice and shiny - going to a Pysanky show this satruday should be interesting . My Gran daughter and I  spending the day together








Friday, April 6, 2018

Playing with Eggs

tuesday nights boo boo

success on thursday - the colors are old and I need to freshen up to get a good black - the one I am using comes out a purple of sorts

Oddly I think I did better a few years ago making eggs












Monday, April 2, 2018

Younger Grand daughter first year for Pysanky eggs

Better late than never - we did pysanky eggs on the Saturday morning - It was Ava's first year to make pysanky egs using the hot wax with kiska method - she did rather well - we did them on hard boiled which means we have to destroy them to eat them this week  but we promised we would start to make more  during the year -  the colors were a bit mute - since they were about 2 years old  - the black actually is a dark purple now and the scarlet like a coral - which were really nice so we may keep those for a while - but we will use empty eggs in future so we can save them





Thursday, March 22, 2018

Again - Getting better at Resin and Wood rings

Loving the Forstner bits  and my polishing  station  I did up this final ring last weekend

its in oak with the green from the miniature grass  I got a michaels and printed a castle on acetate  and place it inside before pouring 

Getting better at the sanding the shank and shining the resin back up to clear