Saturday, August 22, 2009
Posted by Michelle Ross at 5:18 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
1. Retroteapot1, 2. 2retrolady_teapot1, 3. bugs, 4. dragonflies, 5. ladies, 6. Frog&Orchid teapot, 7. DSC01208, 8. a_lady2, 9. Bunch o' Cats, 10. frogteapot08_4, 11. retrolady08_7, 12. retro genie teapot5
While trying to figure out what to post as my weekend eye candy, I came across this woman's work on Flickr. I don't know her and have never seen her work before. I think she raises color and whimsy to a new level. Her execution is flawless, and her canes are the same.
Posted by Michelle Ross at 10:17 AM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Posted by Michelle Ross at 1:40 PM
I have not heard from Dorothy~~~MN yet about her mailing address. She won these two beads in my little contest, and I'd really like to send them off to her before they start gathering dust! They're really lonely and would like to have a home. Dorothy, are you out there? :o)
Posted by Michelle Ross at 1:14 PM
Saturday, August 8, 2009
It must seem as though I've forgotten about the contest for the faux bone beads. I have not forgotten, life has just gotten in my way, and a lot of things that I want to do just keep getting pushed back.
Posted by Michelle Ross at 9:43 PM
To see who these great heart photos belong to, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelleross/3800795597/ and click on the links.
Posted by Michelle Ross at 11:07 AM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
1. Polymer Clay Wall Hanging, 2. Kimono Pin, 3. Kimono Necklace, 4. Origami Kimono, 5. Kimono Fibula, 6. 3-D Kimono Necklace, 7. Kimono with Peridot, 8. Kimono Necklace, 9. Flat Kimono Necklace Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
To start off, I'm very late with this posting. I hate being late, but I was solving a personal problem. What? You don't have any of those? Suuure! Well, better late than never!
Because I spent all that time on one problem, I didn't have time to hunt through Flickr, which is where I usually find pictures of other artists work that fits my theme. It's nice to look at other peoples work and honor them a bit by giving them more exposure. But, this time it is all about Me!, Me!, Me!
Do you ever have one of those days where you say to your self, "gosh, I'm turning into my Mom", or "I'm just like my Mom" (or Dad)? My Mom was an artist and a dabbler in many things. She loved all things Japanese. She took classes in Sumi painting and Ikebana and really was quite good with the brush. She was a wonderful person, and if I could be half as nice as she was, well, I think I have a way to go with that, but I love sushi, origami and I love kimonos. So this is a little tribute to my Mom, who I think about and miss every day.
This edition is about the kimonos I have made. I have done them in polymer clay, metal clay and origami, which by the way, I learned from my Mom when I was a little kid!
I hope you like them, and by the way, I'm not done making them...... don't know if I ever will be.
Posted by Michelle Ross at 6:07 PM