Sunday, December 19, 2010

New projects

This set of pics is for a Mixed Media Gothic Arch - Bird theme swap and one example of an ATC made for a transparency swap

I used collage, paints, stickers, glitter glue, metallic sprays, alcohol inks, stamping inks and more to make the arches. I think they turned out pretty well.

On another note, I'm getting very busy with my grooming business. Just bought a couple of pieces of Amish made furniture - a drysink and a corner cabinet - both with a wheat carving design on them, to use in my grooming room. The dry sink is going to be (lovingly) altered to create a mobile cart for my tools so I can roll it around my table and have easy access to everything. I will post pics of the grooming room once the re-decorating is done.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

So, My sister Meri, an AVID blogger got on my case about not posting anything. I guess I could say I don't have much to say, or I could say I've been busy... Both are true, in a way..

I have been working at a pet resort for about 5 months now, assisting with grooms then grooming. Now our groomer is leaving and that leaves just me, not having any formal education, but having hands-on experience. I am going to be starting classes for grooming in the next couple weeks, so I can get a certificate. It's a huge opportunity for me since my unemployment benefits will be ending and we need income. It's not full time, but could turn out that way so it's good. The only thing is, I won't be able to do as much artsy stuff as I'd like, which makes me a little sad....

Anyway, here is one of the recent things I have made. it's a Steampunk Chunky for a Make Me Happy Chunky swap, in which one person makes one for me in a chosen theme, then I pay it forward and make one for someone else in one of their chosen themes.

Hope she likes it, I'm proud of it, it was fun to do and the very bottom gear, actually turns!