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Monday, April 12, 2010

New Creations

We still haven't been able to make it back outside to play.  The good news is that it's given me an opportunity to vent my worry over my grandmother through a creative outlet.  Why is it that the negative emotions give rise to such inspiration?  Maybe it's just my way of processing and handling things.  
Anyway, I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to do a bit of painting.  I started this earlier in the week, and I've been working on it a bit every day ever since.  This is the name plaque I made for Elora:

I got the paint, wood letters and wood plaque from the shop, but the wood heart was something that I already had, left over from some other project.  I'm making several of these, but since the rest are gifts, I can't post them until the intended recipients have, well, received them.   Elora's is the only one with the heart, though.

Saturday night, I couldn't sleep, so I stayed up until about 2:30 doing jewelry.  I haven't made any new jewelry in a long time, but I've made quite a bit in the past few days.  Here are the highlights:

See the little hand in the bottom left?  Elora didn't want to be left out when we were doing these pictures.

More to come.


Mary H. said...

love the name plaque and jewlery!

insanely crafty said...

oh fun! love the plaque and new jewelry! Can't wait to see what else you have been up to.

KD Designs said...

That's funny! I was up until 2 this morning obsessing over a continuous pattern I'm making! Mine didn't produce massive amounts of beautiful jewelry (love the earrings especially!) but I understand how you can get so wrapped up in something! I like your logo in the middle of the pics!

Adrienne said...

Don't worry, Jess, yours is coming. ^_^

And thanks for noticing--and commenting on-- my logo use. I really liked it, and I'm happy someone else does too.

Thanks for the compliments, ladies!

Katelyn R. said...

It's all very pretty. But you know the earrings are my favorite!

corinnea said...

A post full of gorgeousness! Your painting is coming out very well.

Love the necklace on the lower right especially, in person it is even more striking and the earrings are yummy.

Your logo in the middle is a cool touch!

lizy said...

Love everything, but wait, you already know that....

KD Designs said...

Just scrolling back through looking for the first post with your logo and thought, hahaha! those teal earrings are MINE all MINE!