Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sending Fairies with Letters to 2017

Hey everybody, this is my final post this year.  And I have got a bunch of stuff to show you.

First off, I want to show you something that my son made me for Christmas.  We all know that homemade gifts are the best kind, right?  My son knows that I love the Chicago Blackhawks and made me this with a personal message on the back of it.

  He used an old wood burner that we had in the closet and made this from a picture of the Iconic Blackhawks namesake.  I adore this and, yea I cried!  No shame, I am a Mom it is what we do, right?!?

Also this Christmas I did not have time to make the ornaments that I always make for the family.  There was just too much going on for me to concentrate on my beads.  I actually distanced myself from them a bit, but I decided to make some Christmas earrings and the comfort that my beads usually brings to me seemed to come back.  So this is the earrings I made.

They are called A Step In Time by Sue Sloan, which is a free download from Facet.  They have Super Duos, 11/0 seed beads and 4mm Fire polished beads.  They were really fun to make.  Whatcha think?  Makes me wish I could wear earrings.

This is the final themes this year over at Every Inchie Monday and 2x2x2.  For EIM the theme was letter.  So I designed a letter stamped and ready to send.  Super simple and easy, just 2 colors.

Over at 2x2x2 the theme is Fairies.  So I found a bunch of pictures online for fairies.  But I decided to go with a childlike fairy.  She has pink hair and a teal dress with wings that match her clothes.  She is a fairy, she can do that!  She also has her fairy star wand.  She uses it to grant star wishes.  When she knows your looking she makes a star fall so you can wish on it.  That sounds like a plausible story to me HAHA!  (you can tell I put a lot of thought into this!)

Anyways, that is it for me for this year.  This one was not all that great for many of us and I am hoping and believing that next year will be a better year.  Are you all going to make a New Year's resolution?  Why not make one to stretch your artistic endeavours?  That is an easy one to do, just visit EIM and 2x2x2 and join in the fun.  I mean it is truly so much fun.  I love the idea of making a small bit of art that is only for arts sake.  It is very calming and fortifying for my spirit.  To just enjoy the reason I started being artistic.  To just do it without worry about why I am doing it.  I am not trying to do this to pay bills or to impress anyone but myself.

So, if you feel like trying Inchies or Twinchies then follow the links and check out the themes for 2017, they are up on both sites.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends and blessings into the new year for all of you.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

This Could Get Ugly!

Hey everyone.  Thanks for stopping by.  Are any of you getting excited for Christmas to be here?  I sent out Christmas cards, thought briefly on what to make for Christmas dinner and bought presents for my kids.  That is about as far as I have gotten HAHAHA.

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Ugly.  What could be ugly at this time of the year?  Nothing, I say!  But none the less I had to design something so I went with something that is for some reason coming around as a "cute" emoji, when it clearly isn't.  (I know ANOTHER emoji!)  But for me this worked out just coz no matter how "cute" it is made to look, it still smells ugly!!!

Yep, you guessed it!  This is a poop emoji.  Gross, right?!?  Well, I think poop is gross and not sure why social media wants it to look "cute".  I think if social media had to change a babies diaper then poop wouldn't be "cute".  What do you think?

I think this is it for this post.  Short, sweet and Ugly!  LOL.  Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the awesome ugliness (!?!)  over there.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The King Grins This Time of Year

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  I am excited for the pieces I have to show you this week.  I am starting to want to get back into beading and that is awesome!  The last 6 months have been rough for my family and I, I have been unable to bead too much during this time.  Just doing my Inchies and Twinchies and that is it.  I started doing my Christmas ornaments but I only got 3 done before I lost interest in beading, due to having to take care of our dog, Dragon after I hit him with the car.  Then my brother and mother both went home to glory and I sunk deeper away from my beloved beading.

It has been hard especially since beading has been my calming joy.  Many years ago I was diagnosed with PTSD and beading has always been a way to calm down and relieve my anxiety.  So I am very excited to feel like getting back to my beading.

So, that said here is my inchie for this week.  Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Grin.  My first thought was one of those ever-so-annoyingly-popular-emojis The sly grin kinda thing.

 Here is what I came up with.  I think mine looks more like an evil grin than the emoji one does.  lol

Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is King.  This was the one I have been waiting for.  Perfect time of the year for this theme.  So I had to make one for the season.  Jesus.

I really love how this one came out.  Reminds me about what I am thankful for.  Smiles, hugs, family and my faith.  So what do you think?

Everyone don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the art and join in.  I promise you will have so much fun!!   Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Blog Time Again!

Hey everyone thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  Not a lot going on here but I did get my inchie done.  This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is 42.  Such an interesting topic.  It comes from the book Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.  I have not read the book so I don't know what the number has to do with anything.  But I took the challenge on since I adore EIM.

For this inchie I used 2 colors of Delicas and I like how the numbers came out.  Hope you like it.

Lastly, I want to let everyone know that our Twinchie Queen is having computer issues so she is not able to update her blog but that doesn't mean we have to forget about it.  Please keep her in your thoughts as this computer virus gets fixed.  But for now don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the blogs and join in the fun!

Have a blessed and creative week my friends.