Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wool Hat #4
I know Mark will love this hat. I cannot wait to give it to him today. It is going to be 97 degrees this afternoon. Too funny!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Today's Hand Carved Pug
This one was interesting to do because my original painting of this pug is a black pug. I carved him as a fawn pug, and he looks totally different. I really like carving because it forces your brain to identify what will be black (left alone) and what will be white (carved out). It is an excellent exercise in "seeing" things in their simplest form.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

New Hand Carved Stamps
I just bought 5 new sheets of PZ-Cut from It is my favorite stuff in the whole world, so I carved 2 new stamps today inspired from my pug paintings. I am so excited! My hands are black with ink while I type this. Luckily, my keyboard is black too. No harm done!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Wool Hat # 3
I just finished another hat for my sister. I love it! I bought the wool at my favorite yarn store in Boulder. The blue brim is made of a soft, thick Lopi wool while the body of the hat is an irregular, tweed light yellow worsted weight wool. I topped it off with a brown pom pom. Wool hat #4 is in the planning stages. I have had a request from my brother in law for shades of blue. I get to go to the yarn store today! Yay! Who ever said Monday's aren't fun?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wool Hat #2
I just finished another hat. What fun! I think this one is for me. I gave the green one to my husband, Fred. The perfect summer time gift! It is going to be 97 degrees today. Ha!
The brim is made of a bulkier Lopi Wool, while the body is a worsted weight wool like the green hat. I also knitted a row of funky bobble yarn into it at the half way mark and topped it with a burnt orange pom pom. I think I will go yarn shopping this afternoon!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Circular Knitting Loom
I purchased a knitting loom this weekend. I have always been curious about them and I am so glad I bought it. We went to the Wool Market in Estes Park this weekend and had a great time! All of the beautiful wool in every form from raw to hand dyed yarns. I did not purchase any yarn, but I did get this great loom to knit hats. I cannot believe how fast easy and fun it is! Here is my first hat. It only took me a few hours to make. I see lots of hats being made in the near future!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Altered Journal
Here is a blank book I just recovered and then added a pom-pom bookmark. I will have fun making art entries into it. I am not sure what they will be... but I look forward to seeing what appears.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Play Time/Nap Time Doll
I designed and made this doll for my little nephews. (I had fun making 2 of them today.) One side of the doll is smiling and ready to play while the flip side is sleepy and ready to take a nap to reenergize for more afternoon fun.

New Stamp
I carved a new stamp today from my latest pug painting. I love this pug's expression. It is always exciting to carve a stamp and print it for the first time. It never fails, I can always hear myself saying in my head..."Wow! That is so cool!"