Food and fun at the lake this week-end with family and friends. And to celebrate our Grand-son Brandon's 30th birthday. Very relaxing with good food and bonding with family. Have decided to make this an annual event.
Welcome to Brandon's 30th Birthday celebration
Lily, Cameron and Meme trying out the piano before going outside to play
Lily getting ready to fish
Cameron and Lily blowing bubbles while papa watches
Uncle Rusty watching Cameron blow bubbles
Cameron still blowing bubbles
Lilly is tryng to get in on the act
Aunt Diane helping Lilly with her bubbles and there is Barney.!!
Uncle Steve relaxing with Barney while Nicki fishes
Nicki and Brandon enjoying the view while trying to catch a fish.
Meme, Cameron and Lilly swinging...they had to have their life jackets on because the lake was so close to the back yard.
Look everyone..Brandon caught a catfish
Not to be out done by his daddy, Cameron pulls in a bream while Barney watches.
Well, it looks as if Johnny has also had some luck...they did release all these tiny fish to allow them grow larger.
Playing in the pool
Purging the crawfish
Cameron making sure there is enough water in the crawfish
I just finished a commission for a Grandmother Fairy and her grandbaby. Commissions always are hard for me because I am not sure I am doing what is expected....but, I have a wonderful collector who requested it and seems very pleased. ....thank you Judy M.
The first thing I did was make them a base decorated with mosic tiles, apoxie clay and polymer clay. I had purchased some new paints from Christi Friesen which were wonderful to work with...a whole new experience of making clay look like it was metal and rusty...must do more with these later.
This Fairy is a 10" sculpt of puppen fimo with arms that can be posed. Initially I sculpted the arms and was not pleased, soooo I broke the arms at the shoulder down to about an inch about the wrist and then wrapped the wire with strips of batting and gauze...now I could pose the arms better and they were strong enough to hold the tiny baby fairy.
I started out by hand dying fabric dark green...oh my goodness, these figures let you know when something is not right...it just was not working. So, I went with the softer greens and she and I were both pleased. Her hair which is dyed mohair was styled in many different ways, but the final style with a touch of grey seemed to work. Now it all was coming together and she was very happy. But there was the problem with the wings; the first set seemed to over power her, so I had to make a second set which fit much better.
Since I have started crocheting, I decided to crochet the baby a cap and then wrapped her in gauze with feathers for her baby wings and placed her in her Grandmother's arms...we were all very happy with the final results...
Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
So, there you have a brief explantion of "yarn bombing"...If you google that term you will find wonderful pictures on the internet that will inspire you. My "bombing" was done on a chair in my studio and here is that chair all finished and ready to be admired and used. My next project is my mailbox...