Friday, February 20, 2015

And the winner is....

(no it's not the Oscars!)

The winner of the polymer clay covered mug from "Grow Your Blog" is : Susan Leschke of Threads of Inspiration!!

Hope you enjoy your new brush holder!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Ordinary. Extraordinary. Everyday. Last Five Days!

Valentine's week edition. 

Sally Russick gave us a gift this month...fifteen days of photography prompts. The nice thing about Sally's photo challenges...they take a bit of thought as well as just choosing a nice picture. 

Here are our last five prompts:

11. Macro
12. Temptation
13. Sweetness
14. Love
15. Togetherness

11. Tiny signs of spring (okay, they're in a flowerpot in my kitchen....)

12. These little treats are kitty crack. Very tempting to our three cats.

13. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.

14. Themed Valentine's Presents: Spicy food and a Sweet movie.

15. Jim and Bebop, two of my favorites, Together!

Lots of love Folks!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

CREATE. SHARE. INSPIRE :: Belated Week 4

How many weeks late? 

Shelly Graham Turner Gave us some art prompts for Winter. I did well keeping up until the end. But....I always knew what I was going to do to portray the idea of "My favorite winter destination." Not much for winter vacations, I thought of a local tubing park where, when the kids were young, each year we celebrated a family winter birthday if the weather cooperated. 

I captured some pictures last winter, and used them as inspiration for this bracelet. 

Walla, I'm done. Finally.

So, what did I do? I took the protective plastic from a roll of bead stringing wire, glued on some white fuzzy fabric, lined it with a piece of ribbon, and then took shapes inspired by the tubing hill photo, and sewed them to the fabric. I might even make another one. Someday.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ordinary, Extraordinary, Everyday. Days 6-10

More challenging challenges!

Sally Russick's Challenge continues. This list of prompts covers days 6-10, and presented me with more need for thought. 

6. Minimal
7. Daily Chaos
8. Words
9. Night Time Calm
10. Outside

My biggest problem? Trying to photograph the Daily Chaos. We had a snowstorm, so everyone kind of stayed in place...not much chaos. So, here's what I came up with:

6. Minimal. Who needs more than one cardinal? 

7. Daily Chaos. Parking in weird places to keep out of the way of the plow. 

8. Words. Binge watching Orphan Black.

9. Night Time Calm. 

10. Outside. How cool is this to find an Outside Valentine.

Have a look at some more five day wonders.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ordinary Exaordinary Everyday

A Five-Photo-Challenge!

Sally Russick is at it again. She is hosting a photo challenge, with a twist. We are to take five photos, responding to five word prompts; one each for five days. The idea is to take the photos responding to whatever the prompt says to you. Go with the flow. Then we do it all over again. 

So here are the first five: 

1. Reflection

2. Wrapping

3. Kitchen Ritual

4. Paper

5. Repetitive Pattern

I'm going to try to go with a minimum of words here... wish me luck!

1. Reflection - Cast aluminum plane. 

2. Wrap- I am Babushka Lady

3. Kitchen Ritual - Chopping Onions

4. Papers - All Day Training

5. Hounds Tooth Check Scarf

"Check" out some more photos.