Bird A Week Challenge: Week 1 & 2

Well, blogging has opened up a whole new world to me. I stumbled onto Ruth Baillie of Birdland Creations, Bird A Week Challenge. It sounded fun, so I joined. Since I missed the first two weeks, I did a quick “catch up” and made two origami cranes, a boy (the svelte green one) and the girl (voluptuously pink :-)). I made them from memory. It’s something that was taught to me as a little girl by my mother or grandmother. A crane “tsuru” in Japanese culture symbolizes good fortune, longevity, and fidelity. Nowadays, the tradition of folding 1,000 cranes represents a form of healing and hope during challenging times. What better birds to start the new year and challenge with. Thank you Ruth for the challenge!

Here is a link to see what other artists are doing: Bird A Week

For the blog hop list of artists, or if you want to join the challenge:

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Tritons Over Bruins!

Ok, this is not creative stuff, but I am a proud UCSD Triton mom today! My younger son’s ice hockey team beat the UCLA Bruins last night! Yaaayyyy!!! Yes, I am a Bruin alumna, but when it comes to my children, I root for their teams!

January Art Show: Earrings, Earrings & More Earrings

Well, I already blogged today, but I wanted to share what I have at the RAA. The show theme is “Music”, but with the holidays and all, I wasn’t able to get on the torch to make anything musical. So, I opted for earrings – very pretty and quick to make. I also wanted to try out this wonderful template I found on one of my “browsing moments” on the web. You can find it at Angelica’s scrap blog. She is a talented and generous artist – Thank you Angelica! Also, from my new found obsession (digital scrapbooking), I surrounded the center cell with a pretty butterfly overlay from Vera Lim Design:

Bead Soup Blog Party!!!

Yaaayyy!!! It’s finally here!!! One of the main reasons I started my blog was so that I could participate in Lori Anderson’s (Pretty Things) Bead Soup Blog Party. For more information on the party, click on the picture below:

Seed Bead Jewelry

Here is a seed bead necklace and bracelet I made. I really like the look of seed bead jewelry, but the older I get the harder it is on my eyes. Nevertheless, it is still worth the effort:

Happy New Year!!!

Happy 2011!!!  ***Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year!!!***

I also want to share my daughters “paint by numbers” art work. I loved doing them as a child, and now that she is injured with a torn ACL and out for the season, she is finding more sedentary activities to occupy her until rehab/surgery. She knocked it out in two days – I think it looks great 🙂