Friday, July 30, 2010

Peace Felt 2010

The following was copied directly from the website:


To promote peace and connectivity among nations, loving kindness among individuals, gratitude in our hearts and in our consciousness - knowing that WE create our world through our thoughts, words and actions.

To, as Gandhi reminded us, "Be the change we wish to see in the world."
To promote awareness of the ancient art of felt making and the modern craft of needle felting for its qualities of being earth friendly, extremely versatile, and easy to learn!

I simply love this. (thanks again, Danielle!) To find out more, click on either image above to be directed to the website.

Be sure to registered by August 1st.

Happy Peace Crafting!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

one more for the diary project

I am happy to say that Lucy accepted my first submission for the 2011 Diary Project, so I went ahead and sent her another one:

plus, if you get the chance, go grab a copy of:

it's so full of great inspiration and has terrific artists featured this month ... like:

EB of Be ... Dream ... Play


Sandy of Sandy's Show n Tell

If you've never entertained the idea of an art journal, this issue could definitely plant the seed.

wishing everyone a day full of craftiness!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Winner Announced ... and other news ...

The Royal Palm Marina announced the Seawall Art Contest winner on this past rain filled 4th of July. Congratulations goes to Diane Davidson! Her piece really is pretty special:

Here's a detail of the cool crab (holding a beer from Zeke's - the Tiki Bar located right above this portion of the wall):

and another detail:

Also, the:

Contributions are (mostly) in. I, unfortunately, did not rise to the occasion and submit mine in time ... I did notice that Lucy still had pages that looked like they needed to be done, so updated my design with one of those dates and sent it over to her ... I don't know if the list is current or if she'll use the design, but thought I'd share this one:

I believe if you click on the above image it will take you to a larger version.




must give a shout out to one super-fantastic


on a fluke, I picked up the latest issue of Stuffed (been wanting a copy since the first issue, but this was the first time I actually has the chance to buy one from the newstand) ... to my happy delight, Denise and her delightful Fuzels were brilliantly featured ... methinks you ought to go check them out:

you can also find grrl @ her etsy shop HERE

Thursday, July 1, 2010

June's been a busy, busy month!

I guess I just have to admit that I've been busy ... been meaning to come post & visit all my wonderful blog friends, but life has different ideas for me ... here's the scoop: 1) I entered a lap blanket that I crocheted for my mom-in-law in the "Made by Hand" show at the Visual Arts Center here in Punta Gorda.

The exhibition has been going on since the last weekend in May and everything comes down next Friday.

Following are photo's of the blanket in progress:

I used a bamboo/acrylic yarn that is yummy soft

here's a snap of it in the gallery:

and a close-up:
a friend showed me a really cool edging:
here's a closer look at it:

I didn't place in the show ... BUT ... I did get:

the People's Choice award:

talk about a delightful surprise
I also tossed my name into a hat for a seawall space for a contest the Royal Palm Marina is having ... a lot of people showed interest & there are only 18 spots available ... would you believe my name got drawn?!?
it's true
here's the wall as I first saw it:

12' x 5' ... base coat ... two shades of blue-green:

and the three sea turtles in progress:

here's a close-up ... flippers still need to be filled in:

here's a shot of the one in the far left corner:

and the middle one all filled in:

and the one at the far right:

I'm planning on adding some random circles throughout, but we've been getting rain ... and lots of it ... late afternoon and early evening (when I'm able to go out to the marina) ... I keep hoping that it'll let up (please cross your fingers). :)
The judging is happening on the 4th ... wouldn't that be cool?!?
and can't forget about:

our contributions are due today ... wouldn't you know it, I'm not quite done ... and still at work ... but I will definitely be sending mine before I go to bed.

There's my lil-more-than a nutshell of an update.

Hope all is well with you!