Saturday, August 23, 2008

JimGin Farm Art Exhibit

Today I went to the opening of the art exhibit at JimGin Farm in Chatham County, North Carolina.
It was really nice. The weather was great and the art was amazing. I took a few pictures but there was so much to see I couldn't get it all.
The exhibit runs Saturday evenings through the end of September.
If you are local and want to check it out just drop me a note and I will be happy to give you some more info.

The two pictures below are "Grazing Balls". I loved them. They really funny. Just imagine seeing that while hiking in the woods.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Feeding Frenzy and Garbage Wallet

It is a feeding frenzy! I like to think that the hummingbirds are just being playful when they body-check each other away from the feeder. They are just addicts, hooked on the juice.
This week I have been trying to be creative without purchasing anything new. I was looking on YouTube and saw a tutorial about making stuff out of plastic grocery bags. Well, the first thing you do is cut the top and bottom off of a plastic bag. Turn it inside out so the writing is on the inside. Then overlap it so it is 8 layers thick. Put the bag between two pieces of paper and iron it. Keep the iron constantly moving, so the plastic melts evenly. Once it is melted into a firm plastic sheet you can sew it into stuff.
What I did was take two different colors of bags that I had fused together and cut them into 1/2 inch strips. I then wove them into a wallet sized sheet, which I then ironed again to make solid. This made the front of the wallet. Then I used two other fused bags, one to make the large money pocket and one to make the two inside pockets for license or credit cards. I then sewed it up by hand using embroidery thread and bias tape on the edges.
Well, there it is, wallet made out of trash and left over craft supplies.


Saturday, August 16, 2008


Well it is the end of another great pottery class. Here are a couple of seconds that a friend gave me that have been laying around her studio in a box.
She was so right...they are great for a back porch herb garden. I have already been able to use fresh herbs in a couple of recipes and wow what a difference.