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Club Ball Approaching?

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What will be the wow factor this year?

Colored pencil on sandpaper workshop

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 COLORED PENCIL ON UART SANDED PASTEL PAPER    By: Linda Lucas Hardy The emphasis of this workshop is on the paper and is designed to give the colored pencil artists an opportunity to explore the possibilities of a new and different surface. The student will work on UArt Sanded Pastel Paper, a  fine  artists grade sandpaper which optimizes the workability and blendability of the colored pencil.  Reference material will be provided along with the image printed on the sandpaper. This was an interesting class which used techniques outside of my comfort zone.  The key to this project was a very sharp pencil (not my forte) and not smudging the dust into the sandpaper.  For erasing we used sticky tack instead of erasers because of the deep grooves.  It is so interesting to see how each person interprets the medium. This picture is a workshop reproduction.  It is not my photo, merely my pencil attached. It was given as a gift to my good friends the Anderhaldens. 

Camera Bag

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Left: Bag for avid cyclist with Marker embellishments. Right: Embroidery embellishments. I finally updated myself to the 2012s with a pocket digital camera.  This purchase needed a small bag to prevent it from getting destroyed in my briefcase or purse.  My solution to this problem was as follows.  Camera Bag  Strip of fabric 4" x 10" Strip of fabric 3.75" x 9.75" Sewing Machine Place the wider strip of fabric inside out and double on itself horizontally so it is now a two ply fabric that is 4 x 5.  Pin this on the two long sides with a 1/2" seam allowance. This should have the wrong side on the outside.  Repeat this step with the second piece of fabric with the print on the inside once again.  Pin with same seam allowance. Sew both pockets allowing for a 1/4" at top of each.  Sew these two pockets like a pillow case, allowing a small gap for them to be flipped right side out.  At this point you will switch from a machine to hand sewi

Wallet

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My First Tutorial AKA The Rag Rug

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The Crochet Rag Rug I saved a few strips from each color and used them all at the end to blend the colors and make it feel more harmonized. If you can crochet, you can make this rug.  This is composed of bed sheets from the house as well as the local Goodwill.  Ikea's Memorial Day sale on duvets also helped. Supplies: 13- 15 King Size sheets (half as many if using duvets) pulled into 4" Strips explained below  Size P Crochet Hook

The People That Build You

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There are people that support you and people that build you. The people that support you believe in what you can do and the people that build you believe that you can do better. I have been grateful to find more of the latter than the first. How do you repay those who give you a redistilled hope in hobbies or talents that you may have forgotten or under used? I love these people with all my heart, blame them for pushing me and sometimes push them aside. I turn them into tragic romances or turn them into just tragic. I am an artist, a culinarian, and most of all a wanna be valued craftsman. I make and do what some dream, some lack time and others crave. I am a collection of a few peoples false hopes, false dreams and false ideas of success. I am driven by the achievements of those around me; the 100 milers, the independent restaurant,and the making something out of nothing. In the end who am I? People may beg for my creativity, but how do you be creative in a world of reproductivity?