A couple of art nights ago I let myself just “sketch” in lino…. apparently I had bugs on the mind since both prints turned out to feature bugs. Here’s the smaller of the two:
I can’t figure out a consistent way to cut nice-looking circles in lino. I think I want to make friends with a dermatologist so I can appropriate one (or more) of those sharp little tools that punch out perfect circles from skin that’s going to be biopsied. I bet those would work on lino.
This is what just over 4 hours of canning will yield in my house:
(14 pints of canned peaches plus a medium batch of peach jam [8 jars], a medium batch of cherry-rhubarb [8 jars], and a small batch of peach-cherry [5 jars].)
And then you get even better/faster at it 🙂 I’ve since also canned 5 pints of elderflower cordial (yay urban foraging!), but that stuff isn’t very photogenic.
Later this week these dishes will be in my garden as large(ish) garden flowers:
Very much a borrowed idea, but it was too neat not to try out on my own. The plan is to use epoxy and then use my oven to anneal/strengthen the bond. I have another box of glass still in my car from last weekend’s flea market trip waiting to be made in to some more once I find some inexpensive and interesting colorful second hand glass dishes.
The other day I realized that in August I’ll be helping to teach a stained glass/fused glass class and yet I haven’t actually finished any stained glass in…..well, years. So. Back to this project started in 2008….
Over the course of about 5 hours (across two days) I finished grinding, washing, and copper foiling it to get it to fit in the frame (with a few design mods due to carelessness and limited glass to make up for mistakes. ooops.):
I’ve since also finished 80% of the soldering, too, but have yet to take a picture of that. I’m still working out how I want to finish the outer edge and what patina to use on the solder. This is intended for my bathroom window, but I don’t think I want to permanently install it. So….. lead came? Or a wooden frame? I’m not sure yet.
I finally started using this etched piece of copper that I made in a class some 8 or 9 years ago. Of course, I forgot to take a picture of the metal sheet before beginning to cut it up. Sigh.
First, a pair of earrings:
Last week I visited my parents. You never know what kinds of adventures you might encounter while over there. This time, my mother turns to me and says, “I want you to make a sushi plate.”
OK (^_^) of course! Here are the results. One worked, one did not.