During a casual session of retail therapy, some glittery glass raindrop beads caught my eye. I thought they'd look pretty with this glass dragonfly ornament that was given to me!
I've seen people use lots of different kinds of beads to hang in windows. I strung mine on knotted nylon thread (fishing line is good) and tied them to a wooden embroidery hoop. I poked holes through the wood with a thumbtack, so the strings sit still. Maybe some washi tape around the edges.
I won't even know how much light it will sparkle until spring!
After a few days of stagnant, non-creative guilt, the first brushstrokes are always the most satisfying.
There's a pretty wreath trend floating around the internet that involves wrapping wreaths in yarn instead of plants and I really like them. Despite the fact that I don't live in a detatched house, I thought I'd give it a try. Maybe it will work and maybe it won't. I like the idea of switching out the decorations every season. Of course, I ended up buying the tiniest yarn ever which only takes a million times longer.
Continuing to experiment with the sprays, this time mixing it in with gel medium. It's much more transparent and pretty than using the acrylics. It would be nice if these experiments turned into something wonderful, but so far I haven't been very inspired and life keeps getting in the way. T'is the season.
Here's a neat collection of spray inks that arrived in the mail this week from the Lindy Stamp Gang.
I'm testing them out on an old canvas covered with a thin coat of absorbent ground. The colour isn't drying as vivid as it does on paper, though.
My persistent cough left me with a bum lung and three days of shallow hyperventilating and stabbing. Thankthankthankfully I have recovered just in time for the weekend. Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's journal page.
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?
Monday, June 5, 1pm PST