Friday, July 24, 2015

Ready, set, GO...

Here's Tuttie, working on a new project for the show.
And this is where the magic begins!

Monday, July 6, 2015

From pieces to the whole...art from beginning to end

Catherine made these stunning polymer beads some time back.  She asked me to make a necklace for her using them.  What FUN!



Just the opportunity I love:  Looking through my "stash" for potential components to complement and complete the design.


The end result...and you should see it on Catherine! 

Some of Paulette's Work in Progress


Earlier this year I began a project with this beautiful stone (composition unknown) from friend Susie.  I used a Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) stitch to form the geometry around the stone and for the necklace straps.  Lots and lots and LOTS of stitching!  Below is the end result:



P.S.  The driftwood "neck form" is a beautiful sculpture that husband Rick created.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Down the Colorado III



Down the Colorado III
This is the third in a series of paintings from our trip down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon in May.

If you would like to see step by step how I painted this watercolor, please go to www.catherinemix.blogspot.com

Linda's YouTube Video





 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylxhNZiAhNU7list=FLIMRTJ69wHIfZBol8_2w&index+3



Monday, July 14, 2014

After purchasing a new wood lathe last year, Rocky has rediscovered how much he enjoys making round things!

The last few months, he has focused on turning gorgeous segmented bowls.

The following is a brief look at the not so brief process for a 15 inch diameter bowl:

Gluing up wood strips:  Purpleheart, yellowheart, padouk, sapele, alder, poplar, maple and wenge.

Gluing up wedges of yellowheart

Thickness standing

Bandsawing

Cutting rings

Gluing up the rings

Turning and finishing using shellac and wax