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Encaustic Painting Class – Week 1

Encaustic Painting Class – Week 1


Posted on Jul 18, 2008

I had my first Encaustic Painting class last night at Multnomah Art Center.  I’m taking the class with my sister and a friend.  The first class was very slow. We learned some history and saw some examples of the instructor’s work.  We were given a wood panel and a thin piece of cardboard to put the wood on.  These pictures were taken with my new iphone; they aren’t the greatest.  But it was...

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Embroidered Mandala

Embroidered Mandala


Posted on Jul 10, 2008

I’m so excited that this is done!  It feels like I’ve been working on it forever.  I’m so happy with how it turned out.  I just love it.  The entire project is far from done.  That will be another blog post…hopefully soon.  But for now, I’m relishing in the joy of having completed the embroidery part of the project. The whole thing is almost 8 inches around. This turned out to be a sampler. Half of the...

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Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza


Posted on Jul 7, 2008

For my friend’s Birthday, I made her the famous Fresno delicacy known as Strawberry Pizza.  I found the recipe here and it turned out really well.  I didn’t roll out the crust because frankly I don’t own a rolling pin.  I did figure out an easy trick to make the job go quickly.  The dough needed to chill for an hour.  After that, I put the dough in the bottom of the pan.  I took the...

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I'm so excited for this book to come out in October!  Laura Irwin (The best knitting instructor ever!) of Precious is the author.  I'm so excited for her.  I know this book will be a huge seller.  If her written instructions are anything like how she teaches, this will be a great book.  When I took my hat class with her, she was finishing up the last pieces of this book.  I'm so happy...

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Girl Rebel

Girl Rebel


Posted on Jun 10, 2008

The beauty of house sitting for friends is that I get to re-visit projects that I had completely forgotten about.  I made this at least a decade ago for my friend's birthday.  I remember that she used to have a glass collection.  That is why I had glass on the front and had one piece be all jagged.  I seemed to remember she was partial to broken glass.  She is also an Aries and definitely a Girl...

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Presents of Mind

Presents of Mind


Posted on Jun 3, 2008

OK, last post about my Birthday.  I couldn't move on until showcasing the amazing local jewelry my oldest friend got me.  She bought all of my presents at Presents of Mind.  This store is a favorite of everyone I know.  It's the go to place to find amazing unique presents for everyone in the family.  They do a great job of featuring as many local artists as possible.  It is a goal of mine to...

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