Wednesday, December 31, 2014

November to December 2014 Art created by me

My latest creations from November through to December 2014. Let me walk you through the different pieces and why I created them. I have other items but have not photographed them yet. Maybe I will post them here later or wait until January. Merry Christmas and Happy Near Year. Hope you all have a blessed 2015.

The quilled cross above was created for pastor appreciation month in October 2014. It sits in a 4 by 6 frame. I gave it to the pastor.

 There is a retired co-worker who is dealing with brain cancer. She has been desiring something quilled from me for awhile. She loves the color purple. It is large star or snowflake. It is possibly 5 or 6 inches across when you place it in your hand. It was meant to be as a Christmas ornament. Created October 2014.

For the picture above I taught a quilling class in either October or November at the Troy Library and we made snow man cards. I got my inspiration from online.
 This a pin to made to wear on jacket or shirt. It is rolled paper beads from newspapers and coupon ads from the newspaper or magazine pages. I added quilled tulips in a basket on top of the beads.

 The top and bottom photos are from the last craft show in November 2014. Almost all my cards sold. Very happy about that. Click on the photos to closer view of the items on the table.
 The top and bottom photos are from the last craft show in November 2014.

 The top and bottom cards are from the class I taught in either October or November at the Troy Library and we made snow man cards. I got my inspiration from online.

 I have been making paper beads like crazy. Mainly while watching television I roll the beads. I plan making things like cards, necklaces and earrings and anything else that comes to mind. I am hooked on this too. Do you notice the clear thumbtack in the middle of the picture below. I thought I put the thumbtack in to show how big the beads are.

 In the above picture is some more ornaments I made with beads some medium to small (3 inches or smaller, plus there is a nickle in the picture). They all come with fishing line to hang them on whatever size Christmas tree the customer might have. They are being sold at the craft shows I sit at.

 The above picture is a mini card (possibly 3 by 5 tiny) that I added paper beads to to be sent to someone on facebook that was trading paper beads with me through one of the paper beads group I follow. The beads I made for the trade are showed in the pictures below.
 The pictures above and below of the paper beads I created for a trade on facebook. I rolled the beads from newspapers or magazines, then coated them with nail polish then sealed them with modge podge to take away the nail polish smell.
The pictures above and below of the paper beads I created for a trade on facebook. I rolled the beads from newspapers or magazines, then coated them with nail polish then sealed them with modge podge to take away the nail polish smell.

 The above picture of a quilled cat I gave to a co-worker for Christmas who loves cats. It is an ornament to be hanged on a Christmas tree.  I got my inspiration from looking at other quilled cat projects on the web.
 In the above picture is some more ornaments I made with beads some medium to small (3 inches or larger to possibly 5 or 6 inches, plus there is a nickle in the picture). They all come with fishing line to hang them on whatever size Christmas tree the customer might have. They are being sold at the craft shows I sit at.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FREE Quilling classes!

Two classes that I will be teaching that are FREE for the public!

Sign up either by calling the library or online by visiting the library's calendar of events.

http://www.engagedpatrons.org/Eventscalendar.cfm?SiteID=4294

Wednesday, October 8th at Lansingburgh at 6PM (1.5 hours long)

Pumpkins/Leaves

Location: Lansingburgh Branch, 27 114th St., Troy, NY 12182
Phone: 518-274-5310

 

518.235.5310

Wednesday, November 12th at Troy -Main Library at 6PM (1.5 hours long)

Snowflakes/Snowman Ornaments

Location: Troy Main Library, 100 Second St, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-271-9154

Main Library

100 Second Street

Troy, NY 12180

518.274.7071 phone - See more at: http://www.thetroylibrary.org/?page_id=9#sthash.1IbqPmhG.dpuf

Main Library

100 Second Street

Troy, NY 12180

518.274.7071 phone - See more at: http://www.thetroylibrary.org/?page_id=9#sthash.1IbqPmhG.dpuf


Main Library
100 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
518.274.7071 phone - See more at: http://www.thetroylibrary.org/?page_id=9#sthash.1IbqPmhG.dpuf

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Troy Art Center - The Shop selling some of my items for the holidays.


The Shop at the Troy Art Center is having their annual holiday shop open up.  These are some of the items I dropped off  to be sold there.  I have about 13 items total. I have been busy with a move that happened at the end of August, teaching craft classes and creating items for the craft shows in the area. I have a limited supply but I am making new items. 

Dates of when the shop is open October 31 to December 23, 2014
Location:The Art Center, 265 River Street Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552, http://www.artscenteronline.org/
Hours
November & December
Tuesday-Friday: 11 AM-4 PM
Saturday: 11 AM-3 PM
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Note: The shop will be open late on Troy Night Out in November & December. Watch Troy Art Center website for special late-night hours to be announced.


I got hooked on making paper beads from newspaper circulars and magazines and made paper bead stars. I have seven stars that I made and left The Shop to sell for me.  The prices on the stars range from $8 to $10.


I made four newspaper circular ads vases. One of them is going to be sold at The Shop.
The price is $18.

I made several miniture paper beads ornaments from newspapers and magazines, covered them with nail polish then quilling paper, added the pearl dots and hodge podge and glitter glue to seal them. Prices range from $7 to $10 for the ornaments.

Coming soon maybe a picture of the quilled black pendant and earrings cost is $18.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Next Craft Show Appearance

The craft shows that I will have table at:

October 18, 2014 

Time: 10 am to 4pm.
Location: Our Savior's Lutheran School, 63 Mountain View Avenue, Albany NY 12205.
 

And
November 15, 2014
10 th Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Time: 10 am -3pm
Location: Holiday Inn Express, 400 Loudon Rd, Latham NY 12110


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crafts projects created between August 2014 to October 2014

I have been busy being creative and have been behind posting blog postings since I moved to my own apartment in August 30th. During that time of the move and after and into October I have been creative since I had also craft classes and craft shows and the occasional side project request to prepare for. I also got inspired by creating paper beads too. I took a class at one of the local libraries then joined a bunch of Facebook pages to learn more about paper beads and to get inspired by the other artists on the web. I also have been getting curious about newspaper weaving. I got curious after I weaved the vases I made after I watched you tube videos on how to do that craft. Not sure if I will take up Newspaper weaving but it has got me interested it looks like wicker after the artist has weaved the newspaper tubes into whatever project they are working on. I dare you to look up newspaper weaving on you tube and see the amazing things people make with paper. Very entertaining. Stay tuned...maybe one of these days I will will create something from newspaper weaving. Please check out the pictures below of all the items I have created. Some may be coming to a local craft show in future weeks. Also click on the pictures below to see the larger images.  I also have a Facebook page and will be posting these images there next. I am curious if craft people use instagram to post craft photos rather then selfie's of themselves on there and if it is useful to get lots of followers that way. I wonder if craft people find Instagram helpful at all? Let me know I am curious.

 Made the above tags can be used for gifts. The birds were made during the time of the time when I taught the Girl Scouts in 2013. I was not able to teach them this year since I was preparing to move and needed to save my money.

 These stars or snowflakes are actually called Coopenhagen flowers that I got inspired from a you tube video online. They are small about the size of a silver dollar. I made them using a hair comb weaving the paper in-between the bristles.

 A co-worker was moving on to another job and another co-worker pushed me to make something for her. This was very last minute started looking for pictures of horses online put the gold velum paper above it to see through to the image. Started creating it during an hour lunch time at work to work on it for a half hour. Then the next morning got up at 4:30 am to finish the project that finished at 6am. I knew I would have no time during the day to finish the piece since her going away party was at 3pm that afternoon. I was not thrilled with this piece since it was sooo last minute. I also included a quote I found on the web about horses that was included on the inside of the card. The person who I gave the card to absolutely loved it and gave me a thank you card a few days later.




The above image is a zentangle piece that sits in an 8 by 11 frame. It is a large piece. I plan on keeping this one. It sits on my desk at work. I used a purple Bic pen for the ink that took several days to create it.


The above images  are a small assortment of beads that I made in different sizes. I painted them with nail polish then sealed them with modge podge so the nail polish stink would go away. The largest bead on the far right is about 6 inches possibly. The gold round bead in the center of the picture is almost the size of a quarter or you could fit it on op of a quarter. This photo above is the before I transformed these beads into ornaments which you can see pictures below of the ornaments I created.

 The ornaments above were made from the paper beads I created. They are about one or two inches in length. They are very small. The glitter and gold and silver colors on the beads came from nail polish. 

The above photo is an ornament of many thin paper beads that I added pearl drops to at the end of the beads.

 The above image shows paper beads made into ornaments painted with nail polish. The size of them range from 2 inches to 4 or 5 inches in length. Pearl beads added to them that had in my scrapbooking stash that I was not using for anything else.

The above image shows paper beads made into ornaments painted with nail polish. The size of them range from 3 inches to 4 or 7 inches in length. Pearl beads added to them that had in my scrapbooking stash that I was not using for anything else.

 The above picture is paper bead stars. I made about 12 or 13 of them. They come in different sizes and colors of the light purple and mixed magazine colors that you can see in the above image.

 The above image are CDTA Bus passes turned into roses. It takes two passes to make one rose.

 The above image is a hollow pumpkin with leaves around the bottom of the pumpkin. I taught a class on how to make this and it takes about 2 to 3 hours to make. I cut out a pumpkin face I found from the internet.
 The image above is a large newspaper coupon  vase it stands about 2 or 2 and a half feet tall. The large crepe paper rose cover a large food plate. I sold one orange rose for $25 at work to co-worker. it is very hard to carry them since the rose get smooched easily and very hard to keep them in their beautiful shape. I have to re-shape them once traveling with them. I wonder if there is any way to safely carry them with out smooching them.

The image above is a zentangle of a flower that took 11 hours to do. It sits in a frame that is 8 by 11 and was created on purple paper, with different shades purple, and green gel pens. It was a zentangle mandala I found for the top flower then added to it and made it in a flower pot. The template can be found here http://multypatrones.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/mandalas-muy-bonitas/

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

September 6 & 7, 2014 Craft Fair

I will have a table at the craft fair mentioned below

Location:
Shaker Heritage Society

25 Meeting House Road

Albany, NY  12211

518-456-7890


September 6th and 7th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy the outdoors as you explore booths representing over 75 different crafter's at our fall Craft Fair. Get an early start on your holiday shopping as you discover jewelry, jams, quilts, apparel, pottery, soaps and decorative items for your home. A Family Activity Station will feature activities for all ages throughout the weekend.  Site tours are scheduled on both days at 11:30 and 1:30.  Admission: $4 per person. Military Veterans and children under age 18 admitted free.

Print out the coupon to get a discount for admission by link below (click on the discount coupon to print it out):
http://shakerheritage.org/

Here are some items that will be sold at the show that I have made. These are not all the items that I am selling. I figure I give you a sneak peak.







Sunday, May 11, 2014

April/May 2014 - Princess Doll, Beer Mug, Birthday card

Here are my latest art pieces I have created in April/May 2014. Click on any of the photos below and you will be able to see the photos in a larger format.
The above piece above is a quilled Princess with white roses and a white crown.
The tan color of face and arms is made from manila file folders. I have not made
faces for any of the dolls I make since I am not happy with the ones I have created
since they look really bad and I think they ruin the doll. The dolls stands about 3 to 3.5 inches tall.

I made this birthday card above for my roommate Todd. I used 
color pencils to color it in after I used a pencil to sketch out the
 front of the card and the inside of the card. I got inspired from the web
to create the card.

 I made this balloon and heart flower card for my mother for her birthday.

The above zentangle sits in a 8 by 11 frame and sits in my cubicle
at work. This was done in purple ink pen. Took several hours to
do possibly over 4 hours. Did it in small portions so it took several
months to accomplish. First large zentangle I framed.