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The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

Hey everybody, we’re in the home stretch for the Alchemist Compass project. At the end of Part 3, I just finished ‘altering’ the compass. I might go back and add a layer of clear coat over the grid paper and jewels as I’ve done on other compass projects.  We’ll see. I want to keep the… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

Art Supplies · Calligraphy · Distressed · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Paper Crafts · Upcycling

Dip Pen, Nib Storage and Organizer

Hey everybody – YEAH – Spring gave us a little teaser this weekend here in Boise, Idaho and boy did it feel GREAT! I took it as a personal reward for completing a project I’ve been working on – a nib organizer. Over the last few years, I’ve been slowly getting into calligraphy, you know,… Continue reading Dip Pen, Nib Storage and Organizer

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Distressed · DIY · Etsy · Mixed Media · Nature · Uncategorized · Upcycled · Upcycling

Rusty Wire Upcycle – Spring Wreath

“Found Object” and “Upcycle”, ahhhh, words dear to my heart.  I’m constantly tuned towards the potential of discovering the ‘found object’ that will be a treasured addition to my art supplies. Case in point:  on a recent dog walk I found a jumble of old wire. Old wire, and that’s wire that’s been outside for… Continue reading Rusty Wire Upcycle – Spring Wreath

arts and crafts · Halloween · Upcycled · Upcycling

Halloween Ghosts (Ghosties)

Halloween is my thing.  I love the fun and slightly edgy vibe at Halloween, the tricks, the treats, the colors and the general attitude of folks as they wander about looking at front yard displays ranging from the grizzly macabre to a fifteen foot dragon made of polyester and hot air, everyone get’s to release… Continue reading Halloween Ghosts (Ghosties)

arts and crafts · DIY · Furniture · Paper Crafts · Upcycled · Upcycling · Vintage Wallpaper

The Dresser Project – Part 3

I’m a Libra.  I tell you this because apparently something inside me has really taken that fact to heart because even before I knew I was a Libra (and all that that entails) I had one overpowering mission in life = BALANCE.  My balance “gene” is particularly strong in the field of visual balance.  Whenever… Continue reading The Dresser Project – Part 3