Friday, February 19, 2016

Chunky In February!

Generally by time February is rolling around some people start thinking, "Oh my winter fat, I didn't see that coming!!!" 
Well this month my chunky moment is a challenge that Terri from Terri's  Blooming Ideas and I decided to do.
It all started at the bead shop and Terri found these really unique bigger beads and we did the ol' are you getting them??? Ok I'm getting them, I'm not , why do I think I need these? Our conversations are so stimulating. Actually I think we do this pick up the beads , run back and put them away thing to get our exercise! 
As we contemplated them we saw that they actually were not made with a high fire clay and were chipping - so sad.
Well you can't put a seed of thought into Terri's head, well, because she'll get a bloomin' idea!!!!
She presented me with a, "Hey I have these beads from Kay and some other ochre colored ceramic beads let's do our own Chunky Challenge"
OK saays I and off we go!

Here they are, I guess I would call them raku smoked clay beads. There are no rules just chunky If anyone wants to participate. I did a pretend glaze look on some with embossing enamels. These other beads are me thinking nothing that happened. 

So I started and see the spot I skipped, well the whole thing got taken apart I just wasn't feelin' the colors.

I re-did the clay beads and oh dear tragedy struck.....I had to place an order with Lima Beads! Hey! How did that happen???!!! Also free shipping this month if any one wants to know!

So I still have another pile to work on or another challenge really since February is flying by so fast so I'll be back soon!

Go to  A Chunky Challenge to see more details from Terri!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sneak Peek #2

Sifus had a beautiful exhibit and even though he was nervous his presentation went very well. I'm sure he is a great inspiration to young and old alike!

Dear old friends and new! 

Yes it's my job to mooch in on a photo opp even though I had to wrestle my son into it he obliged due to the help of a camera tossed to friends, we snagged and bagged the elusive one into a photo!

Great show Sifus and I'm looking forward to many more!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Sneak Peek

My husband is having his first exhibit in 20 years starting this week. I am so proud of him not only because of the great husband and father that he is but because he works so hard at what ever it is he needs to accomplish. 
He has put his great talent to the side for these past years to support a new family, build our house, and just plain old take care of us. (and generously, others that we care about that are in our lives).
He is a wonderful example to our two children and I am so happy that they have been able to experience his talent in their lives.

The drawing above of Audrey Hepburn is one of ten. His style is exquisite. His ability to capture a graphic and painterly quality with pencil is...I just don't know how to explain it...beautiful.

If you are in the area and have the chance, stop by the  Mott College Fine Arts Gallery.
 Each day this week I am going to show a part of each drawing to entice you!