(via IFTTT) A small experiment to investigate causes of unsightly cracks in my acrylic pouring paintings.
059 – Crochet Chained Chain Join
Here's a tutorial on how to make the Chained Chain Join for joining pieces in crochet. It creates a beautiful textured braid between the two pieces that are joined.
058 – Fluid Art – Pouring With Icing
Yes, Icing! This was more for fun, to see If It Could Be Done. And fun was had. Oh, and I only ate one of the buns, the rest were given to my sister-in-law to feed to her sons. Icing used: Betty Crocker Creamy Deluxe Frosting in vanilla and chocolate. Food colouring: McCormick Food Colours... Continue Reading →
Name That Painting, Continued
Hello again! Time for your thinking caps! Can you help me once more with naming some of my paintings? Anything you suggest could help me think of a name, even if I don't use the precise name you suggest. All of these started life as fluid acrylic pour paintings; some of them I have digitally... Continue Reading →
Name That Painting!
Help me with naming some of my paintings... All of these started life as fluid acrylic pour paintings, which I then photographed and digitally embellished.
Looky At My New Graphics Setup
Yes, I now have - for me - a dream setup. An actual display graphics tablet! I've never had one of these before. Yeah, I looked at them a while back, because I could never get the hang of a non-display graphics tablet; I just couldn't get the hand-eye coordination going when I couldn't look... Continue Reading →
A Taste of Knitting
The absolute minimum you need in order to start knitting. Part of a series. I think most people know what knitting is, but, hey, I'm going to describe it anyway. Knitting is a craft where you use a pair of knitting needles to turn yarn into cloth items such as scarves, beanies, mittens, socks, sweaters... Continue Reading →
A Taste of Crochet
The absolute minimum supplies and tools you need to start playing with crochet. First of a series. Crochet is a craft where you use a tool called a "crochet hook" to turn yarn into cloth items such as scarves, bags, dishcloths etc. Crocheted cloth is best suited for items which you do not want to... Continue Reading →
Viva la Crochet!
I can't remember whether I ever posted this (elsewhere) or not. But I thought it would be fun to share this little ditty I wrote a while back about why I LOVE crochet. 😎 Some crafts have come and gone Other crafts have stayed But now at last, I've found a craft That puts them... Continue Reading →
Three Lies And Two Truths About Why People Don’t Craft
There is a kind of compliment I am given that makes me sad for the people giving it. "You are so talented," they say. "I could never do that." Gah! Don't say that! Just… don't. Don't even think it! You can, you can, you can so do that. Don't give up before you even start!... Continue Reading →