Monday, November 12, 2012

Charm Swap Reveal Blog Hop and Beads of Courage Auction

I'm so excited to finally get to show off the goodies I received in the 2012 Charm Swap.  This was hosted by the lovely Jennifer Cameron from Glass Addictions.  Our theme was "Laughter".  We made charms to swap with other participants as well as one extra to be auctioned off for Beads of Courage.

Lately I've been finding all sorts of wonderful pictures of carousels and carnival rides, so that was on my mind as I was thinking of what to make for the swap.  I've also been doing a lot of enameling lately.  As I looked at my workbench, I found these beadcaps and they reminded me of those carnival rides with the swings.  And of course, there's lots of laughter on a carnival ride.

Here's the charm I made.  I love all the colors.

Here are the lovely charms I received in the swap.  Aren't they great??

Please visit all the artists that participated in the swap.  You'll love seeing their work and reading about their inspiraton.  And most importantly, please visit the auction site and bid on your very own set of charms.  I marked the people who made the charms I received in red.

Alenka Obid

Alicia Marinache

Babette Cox

Carol Watson

Carolyn Chenault

Cassi Paslick

Charlene Jacka

Cheri Reed

Cheryl McCloud   You are here!!

Deb Kauzlarich

Denielle Hagerman

Emma Todd

Erin Prais-Hintz

Ginger Bishop

Inge vonRoos

Jean Peter

Jeannie K Dukic

Jennifer Cameron

Kia Dallons

Kimberly Roberts

Kristi Bowman

Lea Avroch

Leslie Schenkel

Linda Florian

Lori Greenberg

Lynnea Bennett

Mallory Hoffman

Marcy Lamberson

Marsha Neal Studio

Maureen Connolly

Melissa Meman

Monique Urquhart

Natalie McKenna

Perri Jackson

Renetha Stanziano

Robin Koza

Shaiha Williams

Shannon Hicks

Shelby Foxwell

Shelley Graham Turner

Shirley Moore

Stephanie Haussler

Susan Kennedy

Toltec Jewels

Vanessa Gilkes

Here's the auction site.  Rush on over and see all the charms.  And place your bid.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

AEDM Week 2

I didn't get much done this week.  Busy at work ...and not feeling well.  I've worked in my journal this week.

Just started this one. 
I'm going to go work on this one right now.
Have a great week!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Art Every Day Month Days 1 - 4

I'm participating in Art Every Day Month hosted by Leah Piken Kolidas.  I won't be posting daily but I will be working on my artwork daily.  I'll post at least weekly with an update of what I've been up to during the week.

 I've been working on several things this week.

I think this one is done. Just need to finish the edges and seal it.

I started this one a couple of days ago.  Still needs some work...but I'm happy with it so far.

Today I worked on this one.  Just getting some things down for the background.  Don't know where I'm going with it yet.

And I'm working on some pendants for jewelry projects.  I sealed these today.  Tomorrow I'll add the resin.  Although I may add some glitter or beads before I do that...we'll see.

I also have some plywood I'm just starting.  I apply tissue paper to the plywood to add texture and make them easier to paint on.  Then I gesso them to seal the tissue paper to help prevent tearing and to add even more texture.  So I have a couple of small pieces up to this stage.  I'll post pictures of those when they have some color on them.

Hop on over to the Art Every Day Month site and check out some of the other people participating.  Or...sign up and join us!!