Thursday, January 31, 2013
I will have a brand new animal for you tomorrow! I happened on an auction on Ebay that was selling Teenie Beanie Babies from 2009. There are over twenty of them. Many are smaller and the cats and dogs are made in a sitting position which is much more attractive than the normal sprawled position of the legged animals in 1996 - 1999. All were in bags and in premo condition so I was very happy with my win even though I paid about $1.25 for each animal instead of the 30 - 50 cents I normally pay
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
As soon as I cleared away the dragon-making beads I picked up the Lion that had arrived in a new win at Ebay. By midnight about 2/3s of his face was done. I am very happy to be working with warm golden amber beads - and to have a new animal in my hands. I gave my previous Lion to Heidi for Christmas so now I need to get a new one in my menagerie. Also Mike called from the CHAC to say Caitlin had picked the iguana as the silent auction item for the Charter School in Point Arena. Love thinking of making a new one!
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
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Friday, January 18, 2013
Got this done just in time to be one year older today. So pleased with the way SHE turned out. Now I am wondering if I really need to do one in pink. This one radiates a golden pink that says something I would say about life in general. Too comfortable in my chair last night I started on Chocolate the Moose - mostly because I was thinking of eating some but was too lazy to go to the kitchen and knowing I probably 'shouldn't' anyhow.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013
My next big decision is do I made another dragon in pinks and purples? Or give these a break and keep one Neon on hand and move on to another animal?
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Somehow, in cleaning away the leftovers, I came across the Erin I had cut the arms and leg off of, and started beading on it. The eye-dias (ideas) flowed and I am coming up with a quadriplegic bear. I do not know why I am doing this; I feel compelled to finish it as an homage to vets who have given too much.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
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Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Here is Chops the Lamb who stayed with me during this silence. I think there was a movie, The Silence of the Lambs? Anyhow, using the pearlized glass beads worked pretty well on him. I used black 15s in the ears and face. Again beading allows him to stand up which is a big plus in my mind.
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Friday, January 11, 2013
Finally gave up fighting with Google about my right to keep my photos on my computer and let them take them to their stupid Picasa. Here you can see the bottom of Seamore's underside.
And now days later I can show you the finished animal. I had to redo my photo shoot backdrop after the Christmas tree went down and only the other day did I figure out that the temporary set up worked better than the regular one. The sun comes in at such a steep angle it never reaches down to the normal set. So after a day of taping and untaping backdrops I have this place that gets a very gentle light even on sunny days. Ah the things I have learned this week!
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
For some unknown reason, the magic that brings you my photos is not working. I will save them and hope I can add them later. Just wanted to record that I am now working on the sea lion named Seamore. I started to do the sheep, Chops, but felt I needed a tannish natural color. Only after I started the water under the sea lion did I remember I had the perfect color in the pearls and that I had ordered even more. So we will stick with the sea lion until the new order comes in.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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