I spent some time making samples of image transfers, to a lightweight canvas and a hard back canvas, yesterday.. I had volunteered to show my little art quilt group how to do it. I am not an expert for sure, but have used them in some of my work and love the different texture it adds to a piece. This is a great image of a menacing little bird I covertly tore from a magazine in a waiting room. It was so cool, I had to have it. I made copies at Office Max, because apparently laser copies are best for this process. He is about 4" x 5". I love the scratchy, worn Polaroid look of this transfer.I used Golden Fluid Matte Medium, which is a thin medium that makes the process quick. This cute little pecker will add interest to something soon!
Face Timed with Michael, from snowy Afghanistan, this morning! I haven't "seen" his face in real time since August, so getting to talk to him and see his smile was priceless. He is in a new platoon, with more responsibility, and of course, he loves that. We are about half way through his deployment.
How cool is that!
Here he is as a little guy....
Melissa is 11 weeks and 3 days along already! Monday she had had another sonogram to make sure things were ok. Here is the little creature as Melissa would say!
I have learned:
- Back to work on Monday. Human Resources exists for the company, not the employee. As expected. I am apparently being thrown back to THE wolf. Hard to believe this goes on in 2013.
- I opened an Etsy shop. I have thought about it for years. Inspired by my friend Nicki of Raviolee Dreams shop, I opened Pearl Street Vintage. After Melissa told me gramma Dee had sent a message on a Ouija board....KATHISJUNK...this summer, I knew what it was all about. Crazy? No, not if you knew Dee. And it wasn't Kath is junk....it was Kathi's Junk. Sell some of the cool things I have collected. I need to learn my way around Etsy, but I need to start somewhere! Check back often!
- Counterterror NYC from National Geographic. Very interesting documentary about the security measures in the city. What a world. It is available on Netflix.
- I want an ipad. I don't want to want one. I just do. It's a lot of $$$. I hate wanting things.