|blue heron from Chicago Botanic Gardens|
Well another week has come and gone, and I did manage to get two beading projects done. I am quite happy at the way they turned out.
I took time out from my many projects to visit the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I took over 130 photos and all turned out great. This is one of the photos that I took. I took lots of flower photos because that's what I love to do the most. The day was nice, not too hot and there were not
a lot of people there.
I have been doing a lot of cleaning at the summer house and while going thru a box of old jewelry, I found an egg that someone had done. It is a chicken egg and a face has been painted on it and then a hat with hair and a collar made of lace was attached. It is so cute and of course gave me some ideas for some small classes. I am hoping to incorporate some of the old jewelry into new pieces. I know that some of it can be used and other pieces are beyond saving.
I have been keeping up with taking at least one photo a day. I will have to somehow scrapbook them all so that I have some sort of reference as to what photo was taken when. I can be quite slow at downloading photos from my camera, so I really need to keep a list of what I took and when. I did finally manage to finish a scrapbook from my cruise that I took early this year.
This weekend starts the Lake County Fair here in Indiana. I am going to spend at least one day there looking at what craft work was entered. I also want see the 4-H projects and , well to be honest, I just plane want to see everything. I am looking forward to going. I know is is not as big as the Texas state fair, but sometimes bigger is not better.
I am going to do some painting this week as well. I have about 4-5 pictures that I want to paint. Most of them are in my head, but others at things that I have seen, and would like to try that type of image just to see if I can do it.
I am still working on my eggs for the Masters Competition. I may be pushing the boundaries on what they think a beaded egg should look like, but then again they may see what it is that I am trying to do and give me credit for attempting it. I won't know until I enter it. at least I like the egg.
Got a few more necklaces that I want to work on, They involve old pieces of jewelry with some new beads added. I need to get something like Ultrasuede on the back to help hold the piece the way I want it.
Well that's about all for now, Keep smiling and keep crafting.