Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Busy Times!

Ah it's that time of year again--holidays coming, and Birthdays mean lots of art to do!  I am sorry I haven't been showing my face too much lately--I started a new job that is full-time now and I've been doing arts like crazy!  End of October on means lots of birthdays and now with an extended family it means even more!  So I have pulled out pencils, markers, paints and the like to create.  I've also been plotting some Christmas decorations I want to make and last Sunday my husband, mother in law and me sat around making a few clay ornaments (now they just need to be painted!) so that was lots of fun.  I also did a few volunteer art-pieces for a Golden Retriever rescue that is local.  They will be using my banner and another artwork in their next quarterly newsletter! 

I have to run off for now but I will post pictures of the makings very soon.  Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone! :) 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day everyone!  A BIG THANKS to all present and past Military Personnel!  You do so much for our freedom and it is appreciated!

Apologies for the late update (I know I said I'd do it sooner) but this past week was my second and final week of training at my new job so I was busy busy busy!  I passed my test yesterday (Praise God!) which is great--Monday I'll be working at my official place of work on my own!  Wow!  I got this new job from a family friend who asked if I would like a full-time job and I said yes.  So far I am liking it lots!

Tomorrow Mr. Fox, me, my wonderful mother in law and awesome "little" cousin and my cool but crazy brother in law will be going antiquing!  I suppose I should take photos with my phone if I see anything so interesting it's worth blogging about!

I have also updated my ETSY site!  Yippie!  I have a sign I'll show you and my first needle felted project--a sheep ornament too!

That is all for now friends!  Blessings to you all from the Most High! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Needle Felting?

Hello friends--first I want to say THANK YOU for all the prayers.  We appreciate them so much!  :)  So I can't thank you enough.

Second, the other week ago was my birthday and Mr and Mrs. Whimzy came over with a basket of goodies--one of them was a little set of needle-felting needles!  I also got some wool from my Mother in Law too!  So I've been using pet slicker brushes to comb through it (after I cleaned it) to make some rudimentary "roving" or something like it and tried needle felting!  I can't put up a picture right now but so far I've made a little sheep ornament!  I'm making another.  These I will be selling for $7 on Etsy once I get them up.  By the way--I am soooo completely new to it!  If you have any tips let me know!  I literally JUST picked up this new craft!

When I was unable to go to work last week I also did some other art projects.  It helped keep me busy and my mind on happier things.  I have a completed "Fall Blessings" sign I painted and sculpted a little Labrador from clay (working on painting him now, his name is Bert).  I don't have a ton of time at this moment but I'll update with pics when I am able!

The last thing is the holidays are coming--so if you would like a custom commissioned painting or drawing or whatnot let me know--I am open for them and have pretty cheap prices! :D

That's all for now friends--more later! (either tonight or tomorrow I hope--but we have Bible Study later (yay!) so it'd have to be if we have time after that!