Friday, October 26, 2012

Look What I Made!

When I retired I had visions of living the crafting life....somehow living gets in the way of that life, but I have been a little crafty lately...aside from the inukshuks!
Getting ready for a little holiday show/sale with our local Arts Preston group.

Really, I should do it more because when I am creating I am happy.  I am lost in the process.  It's a good thing...a joy full thing.

I love how the ideas just pop up and ask to be created.  I have a flock of owl ornaments living in my head right now.  The whole process is just interesting to me.  Not in any I need to figure it out sort of way, just a marvel in the moments sort of way.

So, here are the holiday offerings so far:
Tiny snowflake...1.5 inches square.  
I love making these.

Here's an example of the process I love.
This guy was, in my mind, going to be
a snowman...right up until I started sewing
and he wanted to be a snow owl instead.
I think he will be titled, 
"Whoooo, Baby, It's Cold Outside"

I saw something similar to this one done
all in paper and decided it would do 
nicely in felt, too.
Now, I want a plain pine tree with snow falling
all upon it with a dark, night sky.

Let it snow.
Let it snow.
Let it snow.
A lot!

And then another one wants to say
Let it snow.
Let it snow.
Let is snow.
Or not!
And the last picture in that one would be a little 
snowgirl in a bikini!

My sweet friend, Rachel, drew these angels for years.

Felt on canvas...painted canvas....and buttons.
Idea started from a Pinterest pin.  See?  
Sometimes they do get used!
I do, however, have the worst habit of
taking an idea and twisting it just a bit...
to make it mine.
To make it woolie.

11x14 canvas

If you haven't seen it on Pinterest, here's a quick
how-to.  Put stickers on the canvas.  
Paint over the stickers.
Take stickers off.

It's not perfect, but I like it for a first try.

I think I want to try turning kids art into woolies...any thoughts?

Big Mountaineer Craft Show this weekend.  Love to go see what hands can make....
Happy Weekend!   Our last one before the predicted 'Frankenstorm' coming this week.  Mix Hurricane Sandy with an arctic blast....we'll see.


Melissa Plank said...

Wonderful! I am happiest when I am creating too. I wish you great success at your sales! God bless!

Donna said...

Thanks, Melissa! I just hope my things find a good home where they will be loved for a long time!

AnneS said...

Oh,Donna! I love them all. They are all gorgeous and unique. I think I need something new for Christmas---perhaps I should have John look at them! LOL Keep creating, you have such a wonderful talent.

Donna said...

Yay! You can send John the the show/sale on December 1 in Kingwood!

Rachel said...

I love these!! Snowman in a bikini. Snicker.... :)

Make each moment count. I really really like that. It's a good reminder.

Donna said...

We can make those kind of sign/picture/art thingys next time I come to visit. Super easy and you can say whatever you want.
I have many ideas floating about in my head.

K said...

Love this stuff. Every piece. The snow owl would turn up Chelsea's flame a bit. I love the whimsy in what you make. I don't think I could do what you do, actually. But I love looking. I am going to send you a link to a girl I know you would love dearly. But not now, because I've gotta do my lesson. If I don't do it, remind me, eh?

Donna said...

Can't wait to see who you have to share with me. Do you really not think you could do this? To me they seem almost too easy/ordinary/anyone could do that-ish. I know I love doing them, but they aren't complicated like your creations....

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Donna, your creations are amazing!! LOVE 'em! Especially the owls. ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Donna said...

Thanks so much, Miss Tanna! Let me know when you need one special made!

Farida said...

These are great creations! I love the tree the most because it makes me realize that Christmas is almost here!

Do continue doing your crafts if it brings happiness and joy :)

Donna said...

Thanks, Farida. Hard to believe Christmas IS almost here again! Woohoo....

MonchyB said...

Donna,I agree your art is so AMAZING! Well, I see your snowmen and their mantra "Let it snow, a lot!" came true!! Joy tree is my favourite among those, but seasonly the snow owl win:)
Hope things are getting back to normal in your land!

W-S Wanderings said...

Ahh, such warm, happy creations. I love how the angel is flying right on out of that frame. Not so much thinking out of the box, as full on getting *out* of it (in a sweet,whimsical way). And yes, I see that the others are doing similar things, but the angel is so, well, angelic. And kinda spunky.

Donna said...

My Rachel started drawing these when she was young and her sister died young (middle school/high school) and I have love that angel ever since.
Sort of like in photography, it is all in the framing and I like to have things happening outside the mat and slightly off center...probably more like me than I want to admit.
Thanks for noticing! But of course you know.