Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cards and coasters

.....In an online group I'm in we are doing some swaps ahead of time, and getting ready for the holidays. I made the red bird paper ornament for the Yule swap. The cards are for Halloween, and the coasters or candle tiles whihc ever way you choose to use them were done using alcohol inks, then stamped in black Staz On ink, and sealed with a coat of glossy sealer. I had a great time making these swaps and just mailed them out to my partners. I can't wait to see their creations as well.

My beaded jewelry creations from last night

.....Here's a few creations from last night. I'm focusing more on beading now so I can sell some at the fall fest.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lunch and some art

.....I had lunch with some cousins today, and this was my yummy white chocolate cheesecake dessert. I expected white chocolate cheesecake to be white though, but oh well, it was very yummy. After lunch we went down to a pottery painting type place called Kiln' Time where each of us painted a charger type plate and a little dragon. I did a goddess design on mine. I am anxiously awaiting it being glazed and fired now. I'll post a picture of how they turned out when it's finished.

Traveling Again

Recently I took a little trip and checked out the Greenbrier Resort in W.V. It is stunning. We took the tour of the place, and it blew me away. We had lunch at a restaurant there salled Sam Snead's-apparently he's a big golf guru. I don't follow golf, so I don't know, but the food was yummy. Spending the night there was way too rich for my blood, so we headed on to downtown Lewisburg, and found several cool art galleries and a little store called All About Beauty. It was a beauty shop and new age store. I found a couple of cool purchases there. Next I drove over to Beckley, W.V. and took a tour of the Exhibition Coal Mines which was wonderful, and then to Hobby Lobby for some fun crafty stuff for future projects you will see in the pics. All in all it was a fun trip.