Thursday, August 29, 2013

Doily and Coasters Set

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Are you in doily withdrawal?  If so, you can take a gander at this doily and coasters set I made for my friend's bridal shower gift!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Photo-Tuesday

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"In the end, perhaps we should simply imagine a joke; a long joke that's being continually retold in an accent too thick and too strange to ever be completely understood.  Life is that joke, my friends.  The soul is its punch line." 
-Tom Robbins from Villa Incognito

The above quote doesn't necessarily go with the photo.  I couldn't think of a quote, so I thought I'd use some bibliomancy to find one.  I picked up a Tom Robbins book that I'm reading, flipped to a random page, and my thumb was on that quote.

I love reading Tom Robbins not just because of what he says, but how he says it.  I'm not really sure how to word this (irony abounds), but the words he puts down on a page not only have the ability to portray a powerful thought or idea, but they do so while dancing, joking, and generally having too good of a time.  His words also don't make me question the plausibility of a spoon, a dirty sock and a can of beans being capable of having a conversation, let alone being main characters. I'd go so far as to say that reading his books make me believe that words have magical powers.  (Actually, I could go off on a tangent here about another book I'm reading, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, in which the author says that, in another sense, words do have the power to cast spells on people and change lives, and hence we should always be impeccable with our word... but I won't; it is Photo-Tuesday after all!)

Are you reading anything good?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Kitchen Art!

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Remember the tiny sneak peek I gave you here?  Well, this is the final piece!  It's some felt kitchen art to hang on the wall!  It was part of a gift for a kitchen themed bridal shower I helped throw for a very dear friend of mine!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hedgehog and Trees!

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I just love making wooden animals for birthday gifts!  I just made this hedgehog for one of my favorite boys and am pleased to report he really liked it!

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I plan to make more of these guys (to sell very soon?!) along with some foxes and squirrels, and maybe some more critters (any suggestions?)! My favorite thing about them is how they will always remind me of the person I first designed them for!

What kind of gifts do you like to make?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Photo-Tuesday

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"If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eek, my last post was a Photo-Tuesday post!  It's not that I haven't been crafting though!  I have some projects to share very soon!

I hope you are all well, and have a stellar day my friends!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Photo-Tuesday

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I recently got a cable release for my camera, and I must say, I love it! It was perfect for playing with my digital holga lens.  That lens likes lots of light so the cable release helps eliminate camera shake in lower light conditions.  Here are a few shots I took yesterday evening...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Musings on Muses

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Here's just a little snippet of a project I'm working on at the moment. I'll show you the finished piece soon, but today I thought I'd share a thought, or rather a question, I had while working on this project.  Why are we drawn to certain aesthetics in art?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Photo-Tuesday

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This past weekend I helped out at a golf tournament that raised money for our lake association.  Whoa, just noticed that's almost exactly what I wrote a year ago when I posted pictures from last year's tournament! The only difference was that this year I got to ride around in a golf cart all day!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pinwheel Doily

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You guys are in need of a doily fix aren't you?  I thought so!  Well, that's what I'm here for!