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Pencils, Pens, Metal and Clay -

I went in Hobby Lobby yesterday looking for a basket to hold my sketchbooks. I draw in the morning sitting at the table in the kitchen and have had all that stuff in one of the chairs on the wall side of the table and with Olivia here now I thought they might be better off in a basket on the floor. It's funny all my years of dog experience have to be put in reverse. The cute little zipper bag with the mint green sewing machine was a Christmas gift from Angel and it has all my most often used pencils and pens. 

I just finished this bracelet (half cuff) and liked how it turned out. I draw on the metal and then punch a hole where I'll need to insert the saw blade. 

 After all that sawing is done I file and file... 
Then on to hammering the texture and bending into shape. 
 When you need a background for your shot just
grab the blouse off the sewing machine you should
have mended 2 weeks ago. 

Last Saturday Becky came over and after lunch out and a visit to the plant store we came back to my place and played with clay. I seem to loose my feel for it if I don't play with it every once in a while. Normally all I make are beads and a few accent items for jewelry. I  have tried sculpting a few things but just haven't put enough practice into it be any good.
I bought these glass eyes (3 sets) at Hobby Lobby when they were half off and have been wanting to try them out. This little dragon/snake, or what ever was an experiment. I want to try another. He was fun thou I need a new way to make scales. The cheep glass eye looked real good. 

Here is another "bead" I liked how it turned out. The shiny section is copper foil. All the color was added after baking with alcohol inks. I have been using these for jewelry for a good while but did a painting with them for the first time about a month ago. The lizard head was colored with them also.

Olivia lost the wadded up paper I tossed at her. 


Jack Coggins said…
I am so glad that you have the drive to create every day. I am working on mine, and it's getting a little better thanks to you. You inspire and amaze me with all that you do with your art. Thank you.

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