Does this bowl look like a fried egg or is it just me?
dd send me a link saying she thought these jewelery containers were cool. I did too but used the materials I had on hand. It was suggested to create an organic stiffener for shaping but I just soaked the bowl in warmish water and molded it over another bowl to achieve this shape.
Got inspired to learn how to use a wood burning tool. Made a lucky purchase at Michael's with the coupon deal and got myself the Walnut Hollow Versa Tool. Did you know that if you have a iphone, you can bring up that coupon you forgot in your other purse or forgot to print before you left the house because you didn't think you'd be going to Michael's and have the sales clerk scan your coupon on your phone! I saw a man at the airport recently being asked for his boarding pass and he handed the agent his iphone. What a concept.
Since I didn't have a piece of wook for testing, I chose a 12"X12" cork tile. So what did I learn?
1. sit by an open window and have a fan blowing the smoke away from you!
2. like the directions say...let the tool do the work.
3. tape the temperature dial to the mark you want. It tends to spin too easily while in use.
4. take your time...no rush, rush. no hurry, hurry
5. if you draw your design as opposed to free hand, use a color that is close to the look of the burnt cork (wood). I used a red marker at first (just the first marker I reached for) and spend more time than I wanted getting rid of the color. Happier with a brown marker.
Recently I was in Seattle for Grandma Duty and my friend Joely drove up from Portland for a Sunday visit. We made a day of it by driving over to Issaquah from Madronna to have a chat, great coffee and to see Teesha Moore's recently hung art show. Issaquah Coffee is very welcoming as in put up your feet and stay awhile. We talked, and talked, and journaled and talked some more. Teesha's work is definitely a treat in and of itself and I would recommend it as a destination. Joely has become quite the sketcher and is planning a trip to Italy to schetch on the Spanish Steps!
We had our photo taken in front of Teesha's painting ala Flora Bowley method. It seemed to match our mood and day.
Have a great weekend...next week the great reveal...