Monday, March 10, 2008
I made a locket this weekend and learned several new techniques. The locket was made in two pieces with the front of the piece stamped with a face. I dried the piece on Rizzo's, the cat's, ping pong ball to get the curved look for the front piece. The hardest part of this piece was making the little pieces to hang the piece from. I tried and tried to get these looking right. When I took the piece home, I silver blacked it to get it an old look and add depth to the piece. You can't really tell in this picture because of the flash on my camera. I also added a mirror,that Colleen gave me (thanks, Colleen) to the inside of the piece. It turned out great and I love how the front piece is open for interpretation. I'm wearing it today and when people see it they all have their own idea of what it is supposed to be. Sun goddess, mother nature, Anne Klein lion, you name it!
Well, the altered book group met up this weekend and all of us were sitting there wondering what project to take on next. Much to our delight and suprise Lateka had brought with her sheets that you can draw your own Shrinky Dinks on. It was great fun for those of us who remembered our younger Shrinking and Dinking days and also a great time for those of us who never had these lovely days. For the first time Angela watched as her creation shrank in the oven before her very eyes. Oh what fun! We also got to see Diane's pictures from Africa and a few homemade videos. They were beautiful.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Last night I had the pleasure of going to dinner at Grape Street Cafe with Betty, Jerry and June. We have started a new tradition of going to dinner once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. The more the merrier so if you would ever like to join us please let one of us know. We are meeting at different restaurants across Las Vegas to eat, drink and be merry! We share crafty ideas and learn more about life and each other. It is so much fun, especially with Jerry telling her exciting "love" stories. You go girl! We all ordered different dishes but by far my favorite was Jerry's dish of Eggplant Parmesan which was out of this world. The first time I ever went to this cafe was for a my friend Stacey's wedding reception. It was great fun, but had to much yummy wine to really remember it well, opps. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is so romantic and the food is great.