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Friday, January 25, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
dc90: Bead This week I am the host for the drawing challenge and I have chosen the theme "bead."
If you want to join IN on this challenge, just leave a comment below and I'll start a list of participants.The players: Sus, Ariane, Stefanie, BarbaraBee, Renilde, Helen, Emily, Roberto, Kim, Kristen, Tania, Patrice , Sabine, Rachel
For this challenge I made two beads using paper for the material. This one is of rolled watercolor cold pressed paper and covered with used tea bag paper. A bird and bamboo image was drawn and painted on used tea bag paper and this was collaged on top to make the outer layer. I will be rubbing it with cold wax for a matte finish:
Thanks for dropping in. I hope to see you soon. *smiles* Norma
Friday, January 18, 2013
BASQUIAT'S CROWNS Stefanie who graciously hosted for this challenge. Have a look at her blog to see all of the players who offered their art pieces for us all to see. I can hardly wait myself, to see what folk came up with.
Thanks for dropping by today; I hope to see you again, soon!! Hugs, Norma, x
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
TUTORIAL for a little origami folded book (this one's for you Sus!!)This is perhaps the fastest tut known to mankind (womankind.) Here we go:
Above you can see the materials used for this quick tut.Below you can see a close up of the little book we are going to duplicate:
Thanks for dropping by today, and remember to visit Julia at her blog STAMPING GROUND to see a variety of work desks from all over the place. It's an interesting jaunt. See you soon I hope! Norma, x
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
The theme of snake was chosen this week, for the drawing challenge. Our fearless leader Ariane is the host and so gave us this wonderful theme. My offering is a little book of snakes (10 in all) and closed, measures 3.5" X 3.5":
Thank you for dropping in. I hope to see you again soon! *smiles* NormaP.S. Drop in to see Ariane's blog where you will see work from the artists playing along in this challenge of SNAKE. There will be a variety of fabby work. Eye candy as they say. Have fun!!
P.P.S. Sus, I have not forgotten about doing a tut for the origami style oak leaf little book.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Two days in a row. Wow. Well today brought a surprise package from an art friend, Nadine. She made two altered rolodex art cards for my altered rolodex art wheel. The cards are done in her signature style, and I love them! Here they are as I received them in the package:
Nice to see you today; I hope to see you soon, hugs, Norma, x
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Today is one of those days that could be marked on my calendar. There's a few things going on all at once so let's start with What is on your workdesk Wednesday, hosted by the one and only fabulous Miss Julia. Here is a birds' eye view of my desktop, or work surface which, today, is a table I like to work on because of the glass top: Nadine, and while this challenge happened a few weeks ago, I am late for it but still very inspired. I'd found a picture of a mummified head with a cactus spine pinning the lips, and I knew instantly that that was what I wanted to do for the challenge. I worked on used tea bag paper as usual, with india ink, pencil crayons, watercolor paint, and with plans to use gold leaf as a nod to the Mayan cultural art tradition...and happily worked away. Here is a close up of the lips:
So I was about to clear the deck (my table top), I decided to check the mail. Holy Cow (and I am talking to the cow mask on my work surface that watches me work) there was a package from LaWendula. Suddenly my table was covered in a whole new layer of visual lusciousness:
For fun and happiness, drop in to see Julia's fabby blog where players from all over the world show you what is on their workdesk today. And drop in to visit Nadine where you can see different art from different artists who contribute their creative vision to us all. And if you are into paper. For goodness' sake, visit LaWendla, who hosts paper swaps with players who swap from all over this globe of ours.Thank you for dropping in today. I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Norma,x
Monday, January 7, 2013
Well that is it! Finally. The birds have been operated on and I am ready to move on. Boy I will not be sad to see these babes leave the nest. And you will probably be glad to not have to listen to my banter about them.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope to see you again soon! *smiles* Norma, x