Monday, March 12, 2012

Chalk, chalk and more chalk...

I am loving Dana Tanamachi.  I saw her work on the cover of The Oprah Magazine but it wasn't until I read this article in the Wall Street Journal (hmmm, that makes me sound intelligent!) that I got to know a little more about her and her fantastic art.  Watching her work on this time lapse video is truly fascinating. I chose a short one but if you check out her website there are several more videos to watch. 

I am going to paint a large chalkboard onto my kitchen wall and buy the cheap chalk that Dana recommends. I have also been inspired by this chalk board wall.  Dolores Petunia was a Featured Seller on Etsy.
Photo by Dolores Petunia
I would like a credenza with the wall painted with chalkboard paint above it.  I would also like to use magnetic paint underneath the chalkboard paint as I think that would be fun to stick magnets on it.  Maybe I could make magnetic numbers which I can move around.  Another thing to add to the very long to do list!

Photo by Dolores Petunia

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Look what arrived today...

I purchased this lovely piece of Fiber Art made by the very talented Karen Drayne.  You can see more of her beautiful work here at her Etsy store.

I have always wanted to have a go at free motion embroidery - I think that it is probably very addictive.

I would also love to have this on my wall.  Wow!  I found this here on Ida Cedarlof's blog.  I remember doing something similar with nails, a piece of wood and some very shiny thread at school a very long time ago.  It looked nothing like this!

Mine would have to say "Too many crafts, not enough time!" What would yours say?