|Patterns to be glued on copper and finished enameled pieces|
These are pieces that need to be sawed out this weekend. I plan on helping mom because it is waaaaaay to cold out in the garge to torch or enamel. Last Monday, when I was cleaning up the backsides of completed enameled pieces, I had to open the garage door a crack (I think the exhaust fan was frozen) to let the fumes out so I wouldn't kill myself. Those were the coldest 10 minutes out there! Though I heard it is supposed to get back into the 50's this week, so I might go out into the garage to torch some.
I did knit some this week - this is a pattern for fingerless gloves. I have the glove to where I now need to do the thumb section but I can't remember how (I suck at reading patterns). I am going to take the glove into work and see if a friend can help me remember how to knit this part. The yarn I am using is our favorite yarn - so nice and soft!
I am also experimenting this weekend. Mom and I have tons and tons of pictures we have taken and I want to do something with them. I have watched and read so many tutorials on making pendants with images that I want to give this a try. I need to Mod Podge the pictures and then I plan on using glass tiles to glue the images to. I will keep you posted on how this turns out.
This is something I need to finish, right now sitting in my drawer at home. This was mom's birthday gift four years ago and it is still not done. I am trying to find my drawing pencils to finish it and get it framed for her. As you all know I HATE TO DRAW!!! But lately I have been wanting to try it again, Jen Judd has been inspiring me to try with all the drawing and painting she has been doing. Though I want to give Zentangles a try. Drawing intimidates me and I feel like I don't have the imagination to do it. I NEED an image in front of me to draw something (like mom and grandma's picture). I can't just pull something out of the air - I don't feel like I am creative enough to do that. I feel restrictive - my chest starts to get tight and panic sets in. I am hoping with the Zentangles I can let myself go. I will keep you posted on how that goes and if I can actually get myself to give it a try.
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