Sunday, May 17, 2015

collinsstudio:  A map of the Cyclades Islands in Greece where I j...

collinsstudio:  A map of the Cyclades Islands in Greece where I j...:  A map of the Cyclades Islands in Greece where I just spent two wonderful weeks with Jane LaFazio and Carlo Roberts and a group of fellow ...

collinsstudio: collinsstudio: A small piece I just completed toda...

collinsstudio: collinsstudio: A small piece I just completed toda...: collinsstudio: A small piece I just completed today.  I first pai... : A small piece I just completed today.  I first painted a landscape wi...
 A map of the Cyclades Islands in Greece where I just spent two wonderful weeks with Jane LaFazio and Carlo Roberts and a group of fellow travelers/artists.
 Looking up at the Acropolis in Athens.
 A wonderful little village on one of the islands
 From my hotel window on Amorgos Island
A drawing of an ancient monastery in Amorgos.  300 steps to the entrance.

I've just been back a week from a wonderful trip to Athens and several islands in Greece.  Jet lag is over, the laundry is done and I'm finally feeling like I'm home again.  It was a fabulous trip with 17 fellow travelers - a group led by Jane LaFazio and Carlo Roberts.  All women except for Jane's brave and kind husband Don Strom.  We were all Don's girls.  I think he enjoyed it.  :-)  But we did try to be good girls.

collinsstudio: A small piece I just completed today.  I first pai...

collinsstudio: A small piece I just completed today.  I first pai...: A small piece I just completed today.  I first painted a landscape with textile paints onto a linen cloth, then stitched and felted yarns ...
A small piece I just completed today.  I first painted a landscape with textile paints onto a linen cloth, then stitched and felted yarns and roving pieces with an embellishing machine.  Great fun!  Don't know what I'll do with this piece yet, perhaps make a small purse??  I'll let you know.

Friday, February 13, 2015

collinsstudio:  A few photos of some of my new polymer clay jewel...

collinsstudio:  A few photos of some of my new polymer clay jewel...:  A few photos of some of my new polymer clay jewelry.  Back to playing in clay again.  Not my first time with polymer, but my first time m...
 A few photos of some of my new polymer clay jewelry.  Back to playing in clay again.  Not my first time with polymer, but my first time making polymer jewelry.  Great fun.  I especially like making faux beads like the amber beads above, and bangle bracelets like the ones below.

The bottom bangle incorporates some wire work.  There is definitely more of this in my future, the two elements just seem to play together well.