Wannabe Art

A place where one old woman shares her daily ups and downs and her attempts at art with strangers and friends out in Internet land.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I gave up my beloved beach going jeep for a Prius about a year ago. The jeep was fun but had a limited trunk area, wasn't the most comfortable ride and I really didn't get the miles per gallon that I needed. I love my Prius and love getting 51 miles per gallon of gas. But I missed the ability to load up my beach gear and drive down on the beach. This summer while my grand kids were here it was a real pain dragging everything to the beach...by the time all of the gear was down there I was worn out, huffing and puffing, and really couldn't enjoy the beach as I was dreading the chore of leaving. So I "encouraged" going to the pool...great hun, your grand kids come to the beach and you force the pool on them.

My husband has taken pity on me and we have purchases a 4 wheel electrical vehicle that hunters use out in the woods. It is street legal, has seatbelts, a wind shield and seating for 4. It also has a cargo space in front, in back and on the roof. My SIL will be able to put the Kayak on the cargo top and drive it down to the beach...no more dragging it through the sand. The only thing that I wished I could have changed was the color...I guess Hunters aren't into bright happy colors.

It takes about two weeks for it to arrive ...so am now waiting on it. Will have to come up with a great name for it...and I am hoping that there will be someway for me to brighten it up a little so it looks like it belongs to a "beach going Grammy".

Another Round of Journals

Signed up for Sue B's new More Journal Online Class. We got Lesson 1 on Friday- a Tri Fold Journal. I made one and then had to make another and who knows before the next lesson comes out I might make a third. Her journals are great...they are fun to write in and make great gifts. I love journals and have them all over the house so I can grab one to write in at a moment's notice.
I was able to use some of my gelatin printed fabric on these journals. If you haven't tried gelatin printing you need to try it...it is fun and easy and you get great results!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

WOTF Fiber Art Retreat

Our small little fiber group (Women on the Fringe) decided to have our own 2 day fiber art retreat at a local art center that can be rented by the day in our community. Five of us met there for two days and did gelatin plate fabric printing, dyeing, reconstruction silk screening, fabric silk screening, fabric rusting, hand painted silk and Shiva printing. We all had such a great time enjoying the art, the company and all of the finger foods!

Some deconstruction silk screening prints.

Silk Painting on recycled silk clothing from the local Goodwill Store.

Rusting Fabric with vingar and "borrowed" and found rusty items.