Friday, January 09, 2009

Arting with Nona!

A post-Christmas week-long art fest with my friend Nona from New Zealand was a fantastic way to close out 2008 and begin 2009. We played with beads, shrink plastic, alcohol inks on metal, and much more. Just a few photos to commemorate the week:

We also took a class with Kelly Kilmer in which we made and began to work in an artist's journal.

Felted Xmas Stocking Redoux

I made and sold some felted sweater stockings this year, so I just wanted to post a few photos so I can remember what they looked like!

I'm not even sure which ones sold, as some are still up at Made in Ojai. Whatever is left will be put away for next year.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Christmas 2008: New Traditions

Another holiday season has whizzed by and I'm finally getting a chance to have a look back at all we did and made this year.

For the first time in a long while, our family was split up on Christmas. My sis-in-law Amy went to great lengths to create some new traditions for us, including a sleepover with matching jammies for all the girls! Here are some goofy shots of our celebration with my brother's family and my friend Nona from New Zealand:

I didn't make as many gifts as usual this year, but did get a few done. Here is a collage I made for Kyle and Mel's living room, to go with their Asian colors and theme:

And a scarf I made for Mel:

I made this Sedona collage in my mixed media class at Ventura College with my parents in mind. Unfortunately, i ordered the wrong size frame for it!

And several family members and friends got sets of magnetic poetry tiles that I made. The rest are for sale at a shop here in Ojai.

It just got mailed today, but i finally finished a hat and scarf for my sister out of some gorgeous natural and hand-dyed alpaca:

I'm sure I've forgotten something, but that's it for now.