Creative Rock Painting!

My daughter and I recently went to a full day women’s retreat geared toward socializing, painting rocks, and playing games. Held outdoors in one of Oregon’s beautiful national parks we had fun hanging out in the pavilion, eating snacks, and getting to know each other better.

I got a little carried away and ended up with a flamboyant woman in a bikini as my rock painting project. Once she was created, she attracted a muscle bound male who just had to show off his muscles for her.

I think they make a pretty good pair don’t you?

I hope you all enjoy a fun creative day!

Dreadlocks for decorating the Horses!

The top ends of the dreadlocks for Honey’s tail.
The body of the dreadlocks for Honey’s tail.
One dreadlock felted and ready to decorate.

I have an idea to decorate the horses and use dreadlocks that are decorated to clip onto their tails and manes to make them look dressed up. I am thinking about riding in a parade or going to the park to let children pet them and give the children rides. I want to make the experience fantastical for the children; something they will remember for the rest of their lives as magical and beautiful.

I am thinking of decorating these with light brown and glittery accents.

I removed the half wall.

After building the half wall and fitting in my work table, I realized the wall was in my way! I took it out, and built up the beam above so I could also take out the center support post in the middle of my studio, which was in my way also.

View of studio from West side looking toward house.
View of studio looking from East side toward horse barn.

I like this so much better, and it only took some thinking to figure our how to arrange my shelves so there is no loss of shelf space.

First workshop in the new studio.

After removing the divider wall I had put in previously, and rearranging my supplies, I was ready for the first felting workshop in my new studio. With a heater, electricity, hot and cold running water and a microwave, we had all the conveniences of being in the house.

It was a pleasure meeting Diane and she worked on a beautiful merino wool and silk scarf using the soft felting technique. The little locks of wool she added along the edges were from a different type of sheep I dyed last season..

Challenge: Day 2

Using the pens and pencils I used to save for my grandkids when they come over, today, I continue playing with lines and color on card stock 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Below is the image before any editing.

Then I tweaked my drawing in the edit section on my phone, see below.

Kind of fun.

Below is the same picture using “dramatic cool” filter.

Then a filter for less color.

And now black-and-white.

Playing around with photos of my drawings is pretty fun!

Below is the picture I drew yesterday after tweaking it in the editing department.

New Years Resolution

Art every day. Some kind of art. Any art. Here is my fun for today!!!

I like it.

I got the idea from MarmaladeRose. I just discovered her today while I was looking at Pinterest. She’s a fiber artist and does amazing work!

You can find Marmalade Rose at marmaladerose.com