Friday, December 31, 2010

Warm Windows --- 68% complete!

Another "not art, but definitely a project!" post:

These warm windows have been a long time coming....... and are not actually finished. Window on the left is held up by velcro and has no mechanism for being raised yet. I ran out of plastic rings but couldn't wait to see what both of them looked like when they were up! Window on the right is more done (and can be raised) but I was too tentative in some of my sewing because I didn't think about the mechanics & need to go back to sew the rings such that the thread holds ALL layers of the cloth together... My bedroom is sooooo dark at night now. It's nice!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New coat hangers!

Not art, but definitely a project:

I'm so happy to have these on my door!

(Potential problem though = I'm not sure how much weight they can hold before ripping out of the, presumably hollow-core, door)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New sidelight!

I got tired of the old, malfuncitoning, (semi)motion-sensing light at my side door, so a little more than a week ago I replaced it with a NEW light! It's so bright! And doesn't look at all like I thought it would on my house, but that's oK, I like it anyway. Thirty bucks well spent!

OLD light vs. NEW light

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A cement mushroom in progress...

Played with cement just a little bit before it got cold outside.... and now I have a 70% finished mushroom hanging out in my kitchen....

First, create a plain (if lop-sided) mushroom from a lightweight cement recipe that you just happen to have the ingredients lying around:

Begin attaching "reject" glass pieces around the edge with mortar:

Fill in the rest with pieces of broken and leftover kitchen tiles (these were really fun to smash in to smaller pieces with a hammer ---- though next time I think I need to break them in to even smaller pieces):

NEXT UP: grout the cracks & seal the mushroom...... someday when I get tired of having a half-finished mushroom in the corner of my kitchen :)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Latvian Bazaar in Newtown Square PA

My dad and I went on a road trip to Pennsylvania this weekend. Here's a picture of what our booth at the Latvian bazaar in Newtown Square looked like:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Green swirl

Some time ago Steve gave me a set of three tiny little canvases. I painted two right away. Liked one ok, didn't like the second one. This is the second one after another (thick!) coat of paint. I like it much better now!

Now to figure out how to frame/hang it somewhere. AND to find the first one --- where did it go? NO idea. But I'll find it eventually as I put my upstairs studio in order.

Monday, October 04, 2010

I got new knobs!!!

New cabinet knobs!

My mother is trying out something new and I'm the tester. Glass photo transfer in Latvian designs. Sweet!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Framing happy thoughts

I finally finally finally framed the two sheets of good wishes that people had written for two of my friends upon their wedding ---- originally the stick figures were supposed to be replaced with actual pictures of the bride & groom, but we decided that the stick figures were kind of cute. So we left those in and put the actual pictures all around the edges.

Another Monarch Butterfly

Saturday, August 14, 2010