Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My October - December 2013 Zentangle Designs

While I sit at work half an hour before I am due to be there or at breaks and meal times and during the hour I am waiting for TABE test students to take their tests at work. I sit and be creative. Sometimes I go through other zentangle sites to get ideas what to doodle. I do part of the template in pencil first before deciding to change it over to pen. I use bic or gel pens depending on my mood. I find it very relaxing and usually get lost in time.  Below each picture is where you can find the template online and print it off for yourself.
I have been really busy preparing for craft shows and making things for people that the zentangle doodling have been put on hold. Maybe I will do more after the new year.
The above zentangle dare #49 came from template that can be found from this site
http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/03/zendala-dare-49.html

The above zentangle dare #75 came from template that can be found from this site
http://www.thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/09/zendala-dare-75.html

The above zentangle dare #76 came from template that can be found from this site
http://www.thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/10/zendala-dare-76.html

  looking for this one online ?
The above zentangle dare #37 came from template that can be found from this site
 http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2012/12/zendala-dare-37.html
The above zentangle dare #12 came from template that can be found from this site
http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2012/06/zendala-dare-12.html

The above zentangle dare #70 came from template that can be found from this site
http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/08/zendala-dare-70.html
The above zentangle dare #71 came from template that can be found from this site
 http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/2013/08/zendala-dare-71.html

Latest quilling work for November to December 2013

I created a few side projects for a few co-workers and friends and got inspired by the internet. Here is my latest work. Some have been sold already and others may get sold at the next craft show. If you click on the photos you can see them in a much bigger format.

The green high heal above was requested by a co-worker for a Christmas gift for a family member. I went online and looked for an outline of a shoe to cut out and shape the quilling around it.
These are the two shoe patterns I used. I made them smaller the patterns before printing them.
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 The above picture of a turkey is made out of toilet paper and paper towel rolls. I painted the rolls first then when they dried I cut the rolls up. As for the center body I used manila file folders to roll up 2 separate circles until they bigger then a silver dollar. Then I pushed each of them out to make bowl shapes. To hold the shape of the two bowls I put thick glue on the insides of the bowls. Let them dry for a few hours then I glued the bowls together on the rims and that formed the body. This took a total of 7 hours to make.

 The above and below pictures I got inspired by another quiller who made similar dolls. She used yarn and I had no yarn but I had Pom Poms. I call them my snow girls. I put snowflakes on their sleeves and the back of their outfits.  Here is what the other artist created and I adore these. Link click here

I had a request from a friend to create quilled box for his daughter. She is a fan of butterflies. So it probably took over 4 hours but I can not remember. I did not keep track.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Quick Reference to Appearances: 2013

I have six events/appearances with my quilling for 2013:
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1) Free Turkey Quilling Class, Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6pm-7:30pm,
Lansingburgh Branch Library, 27 114th St, Troy, NY, phone: (518) 235-5310
to sign up

2) The Holiday Shop @ The Art Center – November 2-December 21, 2013
I have dropped off 29 items to The Art Center for them to sell in the Shop.
The Shop pops up during the holiday season from November 2 to December 21,
2013 to sell local handmade items local artists in the area.

3) November 23, 2013 Craft Fair at Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd, Albany, NY 12205
9am-4pm, (75-85 craft vendors)
Here is a photo of my two tables to this event. I did not earn much money since many people were not buying from me or some of the other vendors. I did like sitting at this event so I will probably be back next year.


4) December 7, 2013 Hamagrael Elementary School Craft Fair, 1 McGuffey Lane, Delmar, NY 12054,
10 a.m.‑4 p.m (86 Vendors)

5) December 8, 2013, Troy Victorian Stroll – Sunday, 10 A.M.—5 P.M.
Victorian Stroll Art & Craft Show, The Atrium, Third & Broadway, Troy NY. I
will have a table at this show. Keep an eye out for me.
www.victorianstroll.com/

6) Monday February 10, 2013, Free Quilling Valentines Card Class, 6pm
-7:30pm, at the Pine Hills Branch Library, 517 Western Ave, Albany, NY
12203 Phone: (518) 482-7911