Thursday, January 31, 2008

blu norkel

My friend Blue does comedy so I made her this Blu Comedy Norkel. Can't wait to give it to her.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Knitting a shrug.

This morning I sat on the edge of my bed and worked on a knitted shrug that has been parked in a bin for months. I figured straight garter stitch on jumbo needles was about all I was up to today with this head cold from hell trying to take over my life. The shrug is mostly bumpy black yarn with some bright colors thrown in to make it interesting.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Fook its an alien

Actually two aliens.

Stamping on Leather

Trying out my new rabbit earred kokopelli stamp on leather.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Telescoping Hat

Today the universe was determined to rain on my parade. But I still knitted about 20 rows on my beginner scarf class sample as well as starting the hat in the photo. Tomorrow is another day as they say.

Crocheted Flower

Last night we drove from Anaheim to Quartzsite and then back again tonight. So I didn't have much time for doing crafts. I designed this crochet flower when I got home. I will either tie it to a package or use it on a hat or a barrette. Fun.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Sporkle Hat with 2 Sporkles

Everyone needs a Sporkle Hat. Freeform crochet.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Teapot Hat

Yay, I finished the teapot hat.

Teapot Hat?

Right now I'm so excited about this freeform crochet hat I'm working on. I have to tear myself away from the hat and the computer and get some sleep. Right now it looks like a teapot.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mixed Media Collage

Tonight I put the finishing touches on this collage.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Genie Hat and Veil

More about today's project here:

Monday, January 21, 2008

A Kokopelli Stamp

A name stamp I made for my friend Tom, who is into paleontology.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Collage Pages

I've been working on a collage notebook. Here are some of the pages I've made recently.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Gourd Dot Art

Featuring a platypus and a turtle swimming in the sea. Inspired by aboriginal dot art. More photos here:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pink Camo Mittens Knitted

Things were getting so overwhelming that I made myself sit down and write 3 pages in my journal to clear out my brain. Then I took a walk in the sunshine after hearing sunshine on our retinas produces seratonin, which cheers us up. A little sunshine every day, especially in winter, and no more cabin fever. While on my walk I finished a pair of mittens and listed them on Etsy.

I'm so happy to have one more project in the 'done' pile.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Collage to unlock your creativity.

I made the mistake of making a collage this morning and now I can't stop. I've decided while I'm at it, I should do a tutorial for Hubpages. I'll let you know when that is available. In the meantime, I have about 12 collage pages drying.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Super Skinny Sexy Spaghetti Scarf

Maroon with gold metallic flecks. Way more beautiful in person.Knitted.

Monday, January 14, 2008

The 'I Don't Care What You Think of Me' Hat

I have so many projects that literally need less than an hour of work before they are done. Such was the case with this hat. I finished it months ago and all I had left to do was sew in the loose ends. So here we go, I'll be done toot sweet.
For more views of the hat go here:

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Concentrics 4

I'm just finishing this new painting. Acrylics on canvas.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The shortest life span for a painting ever.

I was 99% done with this painting when life got hectic. I had to set it aside for a few days. I got up early this morning hoping to finish it before it got damaged, and there was a tear in the canvas.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Pastel Cloche

Crocheted with a pastel crown and a white brim. Pretty.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wooden Eggs

Of all the eggs I've painted this one is definitely in my top 10 favorites.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hobo Bag

Today I designed a hobo bag from scratch. I want to write a tutorial but first I need to make another one incorporating some of the changes I learned as I went along.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Concentrics Series #2

I like the colors better on this one, but I like the powerful feeling of the first one.

Monday, January 07, 2008


Yesterday I started a series of paintings featuring concentric circles. I thought it would be good training for my eye hand coordination and to my surprise, it became a meditation and I began to enjoy how different colors looked next to each other.

So this morning I couldn't wait to start the next painting.
I still need to touch up the first painting a bit as well. Right now I'm letting them dry a bit.

Acrylic on Canvas.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Book thongs v Crochet

Today I'm working on both freestyle crochet and bookthongs. I got the bookthongs listed in my Etsy shop here:

The crochet is a long way from being done, but here's a work in progress photo.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Party Penguin Prototype

I hope to make more of these soon.