Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Different Kind of Stash Busting

While I'm healing quite well, I am still home much of the time. One of the things I'm doing is going through old craft magazines to tear out the few articles I really want to hang onto and then to discard or donate the magazines.
In one of my jewelry magazines, I saw some cute earrings made with acrylic flower beads. I decided that I should I try to use up my little stash of such beads.
The results are fun, I think, but I didn't use up as many beads as I'd hoped. So many beads, so little time.
I did go into work for part of the day on Monday. It was a staff day, so it wasn't too stressful. On Sunday I was able to make my Urban Sketching group at a cute coffee shop in an old train depot.
For once, I finished it in the allotted two-hour time. Usually I have to do the finishing touches at home. I've switched from using Derwent Inktense pencils for the color to watercolor, and I do like the results. Watercolors are more flexible, at least for me.

This is the first formal day of summer vacation, and I have to say that it feels good! 

16 comments:

  1. Those beads would make really cute stitch markers too. They are beautiful.

    Love your watercolor too. They should hang some of these IN the coffee shop.

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  2. I love seeing your sketches! I am still pretty much just doing swatches with my watercolors. You inspire me to one day paint more than just squares!

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    1. I aspire to paint more than squares as well :)

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  3. love your sketch! I'm glad you are feeling better :)

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  4. Glad to hear you've been able to get out some...that has to help with recovery! As always, I love your sketch. You are so talented. And those earrings are darling. I agree with Dee - they would also make very cute stitch markers.

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  5. What fun earrings! :-) I'm so glad to year you were able to get out with your urban sketching group. That must feel so good! XO

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  6. Your sketches are so good! When I tried watercolor all my painting looked dry and lifeless. You definitely have talent.

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  7. I'm glad you're feeling well enough to start getting out and about. Love the purple earrings. They're so cute!

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  8. Pretty earrings!
    I have a huge beading stash... I really need to do something with it.

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  9. ❤️ the earrings AND your sketch. Thrilled to hear you're recovery s going well.

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  10. Beautiful earrings and your drawing is so lovely! I am glad your summer vacation has started for you!

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  11. Well deservedSUMMER for you!! Glad you are feeling better DEB!!!!!!

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  12. The beads are very classy-nice creativity!
    The watercolor is amazing - I like your work!

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  13. So glad you're feeling better! Love those earrings. Hope you will soon send me your address for Kathyb's exchange so I can get you package on its way.Thanks!

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  14. Glad you are feeling better. I love the sketch and hooray for the holidays!

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  15. The flower earrings are very cute. I am still working on the yarn stash busting. It's a good thing I don't have too many hobbies. Your painting is lovely, what a great accomplishment in a short amount of time. Welcome to summer vacation! I hope it is going to be wonderful for you.

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