Thursday, May 25, 2017

tarot cards

I don't read my cards very often but when I do they are always right on.

Getting them out and seeing how shiny they are inspired me to make another set with my new Tim Holtz oxide inks. I bought an entire ream of #110 creamy cardstock at Michaels. Going to use my new old typewriter for the text. I'm such a lazy witch that I've never memorized my cards, so I made a cheat sheet of the layout and then put the meanings right on the card.

Back in the day I had to use the book and that just isn't cool. I also just use the 22 major arcana. They give me all the information I want to know.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Peace mandala

I had this nice silk ribbon but the colors weren't quite right so I dyed them with my inktense blocks. Fun!

The more color I get on this mandala the more I like it. I remember crocheting this doily right after the storm. I had lost all my patterns and this was the best I could find at the time. It took forever and I thought it was not lacy enough so put it away. So glad I found it because the very thing I didn't like about it before is what makes it perfect for this project!

Had to abandon this project for a while, when you can no longer feed yourself, it is time to put the mandala down! I really tried to get all the blue on the outside done so I could feel like I have done something. Good thing I am ambidextrous because I had to use my left hand today. So weird that I embroider right handed and am actually left handed, although I paint with both hands. I guess i crochet right handed too.

I recently started mousing with my left hand because my carpel tunnel is worse in the right hand from my past obsession with making temaris.  It feels so natural that it was no wonder I had no mouse control when I first started using my Gateway. I have often wondered if I would have bowled with my left hand, would I have been any better?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ranger oxide class

 Had a great time at the class. Here are my samples.

 So excited to play with my new stuff but I forgot my heat gun at the store so have to wait...

In the meantime I am so happy that Lucy and Riki finally had a play together. Only problem it was "THE YARN" they decided to have fun with! I only have one skein and bought it years ago.  I'm using it in my mandala project.

The ocd in me had to fix it.