i painted for a couple hours this afternoon and came up with this 8" x 10" canvas. i had previously layered it with gesso, fibers, and various papers so it was dry and ready for the colors, which it received in spades.
and there's lots of new jewelry. the blue necklace with woolen segments i made yesterday. i tried wearing it today but i am so allergic to wool it drove me bonkers. but i think it is pretty.
i bought this chain at the costa mesa gem fair. it's fairly hefty and was a bit more expensive than the chain i usually get. but i really liked it so that was that. and the hammered silver piece in the middle that holds the charms is by the karen hill tribe. those people can do no wrong in my book! and the flower, heart (with three 5s!!!), and the fish are from them as well. the little stag came from my sweet joanna. then there are two of those humongous garnets. each is the size of a fat cherry. yum!
what else?...oh yes! i made this piece from galvanized steel, pearls, and two pretty pink faceted stones ruth gave to me. i don't remember what they are though. i also made a cool BIG pendant with faceted glass, silver leaf, painting, and polymer clay. it had pictures of my grandparents on it. i took it off while i was in kentucky because i didn't have the proper sealant for the leaf. and now i can't find it. i looked for it before i left and couldn't find it and it hasn't turned up in the unpacking. :0(
that's all for now. i'm a tired girl. i took the boys out to get some back to school clothes today which is about the same as being in a cage of lions and hopping on one foot all while being beaten about the head. they are so Wild! i love, love, love my little darlings but we are all ready for school to start again.