Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Wonderland party day

Today is the day that we have the blog party on our Mixed Media blog. Lots to see and a chance to win a prize. Prizes were donated by members and others. All you need to do is post a comment on the group blog for a chance for a prize. Just click the little doohickey on the right, you know the square thingamajig that says party to take you to the blog site where you can see everything. Just watch out for Alice she is making very merry over there.

I have donated a bottle spirit to one lucky winner. Here is the picture.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Surprise Surprise

With challenge finished I had time to check out updates on the blogs I follow. Boy did I get surprised. I received a Kreative Bloggers award from Melissa of Ardea's Nest. How wonderful of her. I read her post there and I have to post 7 of my favorite things and then give the award to 7 other blogs.

So let's begin
Favorite things
1. Fantasy
2. Beading
3. Wire Work
4. Creating New Things
5. The Members of my Mixed Media Group...Billie, Barb, Heather, Shanna, Di, Melissa, Tracey, Kwit, Terri, the other Heather, and Valarie
6. Dragons
7. Terrorizing my 20 yo daughter

Now the people to nominate
1. http://heathersdaydreams.blogspot.com/
2. http://wickedoakdesigns.blogspot.com/
3. http://wadsworthnollstudio.blogspot.com/
4. http://shannasclayart.blogspot.com/
5. http://ariemoondesignsandenchantedarts.blogspot.com/
6. http://brenda-magicgarden.blogspot.com/
7. http://lorelllehman.blogspot.com/

Thanks again Melissa


I finally got my Wonderland challenge done and in time for the group blog party on May 5th. I did a shadow box with a crystal continuum inside from The Looking Glass Wars books. It was an interesting piece to make that is for sure. I had to color some of the acrylic nuggets as my color selection was limited. Prismacolor markers did well for that. What I didn't know was that when I sprayed everything with Krylon Crystal Clear coat it would turn every thing frosty looking. Good thing it still looked good.

Next challenge due in July is a Snow White challenge. I think I'm doing a throne in black green red and possibly gold. I need to make a back board that I can glue imitation apples on for it. Also have to decide if I'm using a chair I have already started or possibly make a smaller one. Difficult decision.

The mixed media group I run on yahoo along with a dear friend really keeps us hopping. And even though we are small in numbers we are huge in participation and creativity. All of our members are very friendly and very talented at what they do. Every one is ready to help when needed and all help offered is always appreciated.

We are hoping for the group to grow and become even better and for everyone to have a chance to learn something new or to challenge themselves by trying something they wouldn't normally try.

Please check out the little banner on the side to our group blog site to get information on the Wonderland Blog Open House we are having starting on May 5th.

And now for my latest creation. My piece that was done for the Wonderland Challenge. The Crystal Continuum.