Hey there, Pollywog!
It’s time for another Show and Tell — a chance to share our creative projects, geek out over our interests, and generally have some fun.
Ready? Alrighty, then! Let’s get started.
For my portion of Show and Tell, the first thing I’d like to share is another painting I did eight years ago. I can’t remember if this was before or after my crazy flower phase, but either way, not a flower in sight. This one’s acrylic on watercolor paper.
Here’s an unintentional painting I did around the same time. It was a piece of cardboard I’d used for another project where I cut canvas into thin strips, painted each one individually, and wove them together. It was just holding strips in place for painting, but I ended up liking it.
Here’s a pair of earrings I made last Fall. They’re up-cycled from a necklace I bought secondhand — couldn’t resist those funky patterned metal washers — and embellished with beads strung on more of my hand-torched headpins.
This necklace came out of my short-lived adventures in metal work. The center piece was cut out of copper sheet metal with a jeweler’s saw, sanded smooth, and textured with a ball peen hammer and an ice pick.
I liked it enough to make another one, this time with red beads. After that one, I realized sawing sheet metal just wasn’t for me.
(Might have had something to do with almost sawing the tip of my finger off?*)
Here’s another necklace I did almost nine years ago. An experiment in knotting — which was fun enough, but not something I got really excited about. I do like how this one turned out, though.
And finally, here’s something I did this month. I’ve done a lot of doodling lately, a combination of Zentangle, journaling, and coloring, and this is my favorite so far. I used some circle templates, colored pencils, a couple of Sharpies, and an old notebook from the Idea Store.
My doodles are inspired by a blog post by the amazing Jenny Lawson. I hadn’t done any drawing or handwritten journaling in ages, and I’d forgotten how therapeutic these things could be. And… how addictive. As I write this, I have eleven pages more or less complete.**
And that, my Pollywog pal, concludes my portion of Show and Tell. Now it’s your turn: what have you been working on? Quick! Tell me before I keel over from anticipation.
*My middle finger! The most important one.
**I tend to skip around and add things when I feel like it. It keeps me from getting stuck/bored.