Sunday, January 20, 2008

I Can Shop Here All Day

Buying handmade things or finding retro vintage kind of things on line can become addicting to me. Etsy is one of my favorite sites and I recently saw this fun dress; it appeals to the road trip side of my personality! And I found this hat to go with it. Would it be too much to wear these red cowgirl boots too? It would for sure but I couldn't find the perfect shoes to pair with the dress and hat.

On a more serious side I have to say how much I am drawn to this art. Her name is Caren and her shop name is Caren Loebel-Fried. On my wishlist is one of her hand painted tree of life linocuts as I have uploaded to my blog today. I need more wall space!
Ok, one more I must mention is Ferrarioriginalbeads and her Saturday nite specials or she sometimes calls them Sunday specials are really special. Her beads are even prettier in person that the camera can capture. I don't need as many pretty beads as I have but I simply can't resist! This group she has called Zen makes my heart pound! Imakefish says, "Check them out".
The work I did yesterday on my minigama should be ready to build upon so if all is right I may even almost finish it up today. Well, not all of the way, I still need to make peepholes, etc.
I was thinking about my Barbie manifesto which is how I started my blog; who knew I was so wordy and that I would still be blogging about stuff I do? I surprise myself sometimes.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

My Minigama is Getting There

After being away from working on my minigama for a couple of weeks I wasn't sure what I would find when I finally got around to it again. Well, it was just fine, waiting there for me. I feel like I may actually build this little guy after all. At first it seemed like a dream and I built on it but never really expected to have this puppy here! Of course I still have a way to go but I am feeling hopeful.
Hopeful. That's a good thing, and it's fairly easy on a day like today with the sun shining and warm weather in January!!!
It's a bbq kind of day so we got some charcoal at the store - some nice ahi tuna thanks to a friend that was very generous and shared some of her "catch" with me!!
Thank you my friend~

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Slowly I Build My Minigama

I revised the back area where the flue is. I had it so large, and why? So I cut away a lot and made it smaller. I need the clay for other areas anyway. Going to Berekely for more clay isn't on my list of favorite things to do. And who will be the strong men that will tote the minigama around for me when it becomes too heavy for me? Also, in the front I took a wooden spoon and started to beat the clay into shape, making it obey me. I saw that it was too wide so I am doing what I can to correct it. I did beat it pretty hard, this clay is amazing and stubborn, it is NOT dry or even leatherhard but it already has a mind of its own.
In the meantime I decorated a little rattle; they are much fun to make and embellish!