Tuesday, November 11, 2008

fa la la la la la la la la .... sing it now .....

yesterday, by the numbers? i said i'd work on sixteen canvases .... that was wrong .... so sorry ... i meant i'll complete 14 canvases ...... yup ... that's right .... the 15th and 16th pesky canvases just didn't happen ....i was too busy being happy and yippeezy about the first 14 ..... 

here, have a look see .....
you can see all the six inch squares ... i covered them in dictionary ...then glazed them .... 5 red, 5 blue, 4 green .....then i took a short cut .... in fact ... i do something i NEVER do ... i went crafty instead of artsy .... and it felt GOOD .... i took cute scrapbook papers and cut out circles .... instead of creating and designing my own papers, palettes and designs, i used ones that were just sitting in my drawer ..... and poof... instant christmas ornaments.....
i used my favorite glaze, raw umber, to outline the circle and put an ornamenty loop at the top.... so today, rather than doing the big artsy thinky thing .... i just had a notion and did it again and again ... and it was easy ... and i think they are cute .....while i was doing the only taxing part, the outlining (my outlines are a titch on the squiggly side)...while i was doing the outlining, i thought about how to make them special .... i thought about a coat of glitter paint for some sparkle ... i thought about personalizing them with a family name ..... the becks ....or ... i could personalize them with first names ..... and give one to each child in a family .... all sorts of notions .... 
so ... for starters, i think these will be teacher gifts for my kids' teachers .... 14 isn't enough though .. so i'll have to keep going .... 

today i did art with allison .... and she left all of the pieces she was working on here ...and is coming back in the morning ... more art ... rah! ..... perhaps i'll make 14 more ... or maybe i'll work on the commission piece that i was supposed to have worked on today!!!! ...hmmmmm .... i know full well what i'll do tomorrow .... ho ho ho ..... 

so ... have you started making christmas things? or christmas plans? 





4 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

rah! is right! these ornies are way wonderful! the teachers (and others) that get them will certainly feel the joy. :) I like the personalization ideas that you tossed out.

i am very mary said...

Oh, I'm a christmas whore. Ready so early. love love love!

artmom said...

love the 6x6s! great gift idea....That is sort of what I have been doing with the 3x3 canvasses I have been working on.....fun, but sometimes tedious working s small.

see you there! said...

Great art! I particularly like the polka dotty ones.

As for starting Christmas... um, procrastinator is my middle name.

Darla