Thursday, August 5, 2010


I did not have success with my sourdough attempts. I will come back to that another time, maybe next week. I think I was not feeding it frequently enough and it was consuming itself and dying in its own alcohol. What a way to go huh?

I made some chili yesterday and had two 15 oz. cans from the tomatoes and beans that I thought would be useful to hold my tools and pencils and what-nots on my desk. So I washed them and decided to decorate them. I have tons of printed pictures and designs from my altered books and bottles so I got out those file folders and found some things to use.

It's very simple to do this and so fun. I first painted a layer of Gesso onto the cans as a primer to help the paint and glue adhere to the shiny surface. Then I painted my color all over. Then I glued on my pictures using Mod Podge. I finished them off with a final coat of Mod Podge and voila!

I was so happy with my first two cans and I wanted to do more. We don't eat a lot of canned foods so I had nothing in the recycle bin, so I had to open a can of peas to get one more can.

My continuing theme - freedom!

And here's a little necklace I made last week. Took me forever to figure this one out. I had a picture in my head of criss-crossed wire sticks. Seemed simple enough. Turned out to be quite complicated and I used up a lot of wire getting this right!! I think it was worth the effort. I'll be listing this in the shop.

Well I guess that's about it for my daily rambling - as if I blogged daily! I am always amazed by all you bloggers out there who do blog daily. I just don't have the mental fortitude to keep up with it like you all do. I'm far too scattered!

I wish you all a terrific day!!