Sunday, March 17, 2019


Italian silk

Finally got all my thrifted silk scarves washed and just had to share pictures. (They are not all made of silk) Rather than spread them over the entire house I had the great idea of displaying them in my bead drawers!  

I want to do so many projects with these I don't even know where to start. Joined a sewing room idea facebook group and can't wait to have it all in ONE room! From the comments I'm not the only sewist dreaming of nirvana this winter.

 The rest of the collection!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

perfume bottles

Had a great time junking last week. I found this round mirror and a few more small perfume bottles for my collection. Adds another layer to my display and I LOVE IT!

BIG score on the clear labels. I love to use them with my antique typewriter.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

tramp art matchstick mandala

Just a little more smoothing with my tiny iron in the morning and this will be done. I love the smell of that beeswax and the wonderful texture it adds to my projects. I used it as a grout here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

tramp art matchstick mandala

I now wear gloves when working on this because of the splinters. Hope I don't melt my finger tips. I will be careful, actually I need to put a bowl of water on my desk even though I'm using little pliers on the shorties.
I messed it up so had to redo before bed!
Then I had to do the other side. Still some sticky taped areas not sure what to do with.

Monday, March 4, 2019

matchstick art

Worked on this  March mandala last night and then on my matchstick art. Both very meditative. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8x8 dylusion journal

I have worked in this journal differently than the others. Usually I do a page and work on it until it is finished.

This one I glued in the sketches from previous projects so that started the hap hazard approach. 

Makes me feel a little uncomfortable and exposed but I like the spontaneous art coming out. (I never did find the same pens to do the squares at the top  of this page  last night). So that is weird. Non matching, I like things to match. I also like to hide a lot of stuff UNDER the art so I  can release it without sharing every little thing.

That bottom page is not done but a very funny story. Depending on how you look at it. We shall see how it all works out.

Tried Jin Shin Jyutsu for the first time tonight and am really excited and amazed how quickly I could feel a difference!

At least I quit coloring for a minute and did something arty...