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This morning over coffee I set aside my sketch book and cut out tags and business cards for this Friday's Boro Art Crawl. This is my second time having art in this event. The Art Crawl in Nashville is big but it seems it's very hard for a little unknown to get shown. The crawl here in Murfreesboro is a bit more open for local talent and I'm so glad. What we lack here in art galleries we make up for in heart. The local shops and restaurants open their walls to the public every other month for this event. So you can just walk from shop to shop and enjoy a good meal, have a drink and enjoy good local art. VIP Murfreesboro has a full page map with all the venues marked. 

So what I've been up to lately

This necklace took a long time to complete. I wanted to introduce Jack to
polymer clay and he came up with the face and placing it in the watch. 
So it was started and just sat waiting for a good bit. 
Then I decided to finish it
I let go of the cover which was a bit foggy and cracked, 
repainted the face silver and then went off into some odd borge direction. 
It worked out well I think. Just a little touch of steampunk.

I saw a vendor selling drift wood at the bead show and it looked nice
in there samples. So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a bag of drift wood. 
I've tried staining it with alcohol inks and I've even dunked it into 
my dirty pour cup of left over paint from a pour. It seems to take
it all and seals up nice with a water based sealant. So here are my first 2. 
I was going for a forest elf look. A talisman for their clan. Well you 
know how my mind works. 

This happens when you have bits of wood laying on the bench 
next to where you paint and yes I painted a rock.

This is the top part of a bracelet. 
The sides with be chain with a clasp. 

pencil and paint
 New painting for my living room. 
That's the wall color around the edges and 
the furniture is off white and grey

Thought you might like to see what colors 
these paintings start off with. 
I use the cheep Apple Barrel from Walmart.

While getting ready for the fall jewelry shows I've contained
my morning doodles to a 5" x 5" sketchbook. 
Another of my odd fish. A friend suggested several names
Tin Fish, Steely Dan - we thought he looked a bit 70's for some reason. 

I was getting so tired of my Prismacolors being in 2 containers and if I bought
even 1 new one it wouldn't fit in either box. So I see this wonderful case
on Amazon and put it on my wish list and the magic email comes
saying it's been marked down 40% - quick order it - love it!

A while back I picked up this basket at Hobby Lobby for my sketch books etc. 
They had ended up in one of the chair seats at my dinning room table stacked
on top of each other. Since I do almost all my drawing at the kitchen table
this seemed like a good idea. 

It seems Olivia thinks so too

make something wonderful today


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