Saturday, December 16, 2017

Painted Wooden Discs for Necklaces

Going from Painted Rocks to Painted Necklaces, during November and December, I painted over 50 wooden discs for necklaces.  These necklaces were fun to paint, and I kept making more.  Then I realized I had to do something with them, so I opened a store on Etsy, listing 20 necklaces, mostly in different motifs.  Not one request came from a prospective Etsy buyer.  Not one sold.  Consequently, friends and acquaintances and perhaps a few people not too enamored with me were recipients of a necklace or two.








 
 
 
 
 
Two inch wooden discs were either stained a honey gold or painted a dark blue or black background color. Then acrylics were applied to one side of the disc.
 
 
 
Some of my favorite discs were of When Pigs Fly, but I failed to get a picture of them before they were out the door.
 
All the materials for making these necklaces are stored in a box out in the garage.  I feel compelled to use up the discs, satin and leather cords, paints, and jewelry making objects. Want one?
 


Saturday, May 27, 2017

More Rocks, More Dots

Fresh after midnight doodling, here are more rocks finished over the past few days...










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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Painting on Rocks with Acrylics

Because I cannot sleep well at night due to taking steroids for metastatic breast cancer, I have been painting rocks during the dark hours.  This activity can be accomplished while reclining, so between knitting, reading and painting rocks, I keep occupied during the dark hours.  It keeps me occupied and the attention to detail seems to help my mind slow down a bit. 

Here are a few rocks I photographed today that I have painted over the past weeks for the Latimer House Fundraiser (termed Extraordiinary Women,) with proceeds going toward domestic violence services provided by Hilltop Community Resources in Mesa County, Colorado. 









These are small rocks, painted with acrylics and art pens similar to Sharpies, and averaging about four square inches.  There are two dozen more I might touch up and spray with clear polyurethane before handing them over for sale.