When Drawings Become Real

Some of my newest work. Animals eating special occasion cakes.

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Red Tailed Hawk

YAY for watercolors!

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Coloring

Coloring has always been something I’ve enjoyed. It’s calming and it helps focus my thoughts. The escape that others experience when reading, I experience from coloring. I have posted free downloadable coloring pages on here, but I thought why not create some to sell?

Little Grey Pages is the name of my new Etsy store, selling coloring pages. Etsy is a fun website to browse and an easy store to use for listing items like art and crafts. I’ve enjoyed buying Christmas gifts from the vendors on Etsy. I enjoy knowing that my money is going directly into someone’s pocket, in exchange for an item they made, just for me. It really is a nice shopping experience.

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Pin-up at the MOCA GA

The rules: 4 push pins to hang and no bigger than 12 x 16 x 5.

Even Pandas Have Problems, and there aren’t enough bridges are there?

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Fingerprint Tree

It seems as though every creative project I do anymore, is for my wedding. I’ve been cutting out paper birds for a mural, cutting out squirrel place cards like these, sewing centerpieces for the tables, and punching out leaf confetti, from the bagful of leftover paper scraps, with my Martha leaf punches.

I needed a guest book, but the thought of buying a satiny white book from Hallmark made me not so happy. So I looked around on Etsy and found something called a thumbprint tree. Easy! Here’s the one I made:

Me and Jeremy put our prints on it, so people would know what to do, and not be scared of messing up a fresh drawing. When it’s finished it’s going on our wall!

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Bluster

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Polymer Clay Animals

I’m getting married in October and we’re having a harvest/farm/Halloween theme. I’m making my own cake and I wanted little animals and jack-o-lanterns on one of the tiers. I could’ve used marzipan but I wanted to be able to keep them around after the day was over, and I wanted them to be more sturdy, so I made them out of polymer clay.

I used Sculpey III, some clay tools from my intro ceramics class, (it’s always good to keep stuff around) and some interchangeable screwdriver tips.

There’s a rabbit too… I missed him somehow in the pictures. They were really fun to make and they turned out really well. I just need to varnish them up with some gloss acrylic medium and they’ll be ready to go.

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