"Art" is probably not the first word that comes to mind for most people when it rains. If you have ever seen a Rain Chain then maybe you'll understand why I think of it this way. copper, metal, patina, design, texture, beauty... peaceful, mesmerizing... If you've read my blog for some time, you might remember, this "desert girl" is fascinated with rain chains. :-) I'm still traveling...Seattle...it's raining... I'm sharing my Rain Chain Art this week at Lisa Gordon's Creative Exchange I have been reading and enjoying your comments. When I'm back home, I will have more time to visit and get caught up with you. Hope your week is off to a great start! Becca
Hello Friends! Hope you are enjoying your weekend, especially if this is a long weekend for you! It seems like I've been drinking a lot of tea lately, so I thought it was time to get out my tea bags and get creative! This is a mixed-media piece on watercolor paper. First, I tore pieces of the tea bags and glued them to the watercolor paper to start my background. This is another piece I started just today where I decided to use a rubber stamp before applying the tea bags for added interest. I love the color and texture the tea bags create. After the background was dry, I started to sketch out my design. The dragonfly is a rubber stamp. Finally, a little simple hand stitching on linen for added texture. The light was so beautiful and inviting on my desk today. Oh, and don't you just love my new pencil box I got at the second-hand store for 97 cents?
Greetings friends, Happy 2015! The holidays came and went like a flash for me this year. Since my last post, ("A Real Pumpkin Farm") Thanksgiving happened, I celebrated the big 50th Birthday, then Christmas was here and gone before I could catch my breath! Whew! Last year, 2014, I started a photo a day challenge on Instagram and managed to finish that without a hitch, Yay! While I did meet lots of new friends and had a great time, I feel like I neglected my blog, and that made me sad. So, here I go 2015 slowly but surely making a fresh start! Hopefully they'll still be a few of you out there that haven't given up on me. *** This week is my MIL's birthday, so one of the gifts I have for her are these crocheted, heart coasters I made. (yes, I am STILL a crocheting, crazy cat lady) LOL! Another project I finished is this afghan/throw I made for my favorite reading