Author Archives: Christianne

About Christianne

Fibernut, Metal/Jewelry Artisan, Mom, Wife, Para, You Name It!

Studio Improvements

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I’ve been thinking I should have a place to work and store my art supplies – I have a studio which houses my looms, yarn, fabric and Jewelry bench.  I just didn’t have a place to really spread out and work in that room.

Well, that’s all changed now…..

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DH took the made the long ride to Ikea yesterday to get my Anniversary Gift and I was able to get the table, corner table and that awesome drawer unit, along with the chair and two smaller mesh draw units.  I spent the rest of the day assembling it all…..I managed to dent the straight table so I have another on order and I’ll use that one as my cutting table.  I will be moving the big, antique dresser out of this room as well and it will give me a place to use as a cutting table, warping winder table, steamer table…I’ll be storing my fabric under that in something – not sure what yet.  But getting the heavy dark furniture out of the room really makes a difference.  I moved my Jewelry bench out of that corner – I always work with a light when I use it and it just made sense to put my art center near the windows.  I’m really happy with it – I need to get a lamp over there for when the light’s not so great and replace my area rug, but that’s on order too.  That mobile chest of drawers is A.W.E.S.O.M.E. and so worth the money.  I cannot believe how I lived without it!

After spending all day yesterday building and moving and arranging, I finally sat down at my new table, surrounded by my sheep and started making.

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Some of my Snowflake Ornaments…ready to add the ribbon.

It’s so relaxing to have a space other than the arm of my couch to do some art and you can’t beat the view…

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I still have my screen in…..the afternoons were getting warm, but I think that’s going to change fast now.

Have a wonderful week!

I love October

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It’s my favorite time of year and October has got to be my favorite month.  I just love the color, the weather (for the most part – snow and ice storms not included) and Halloween!  I love to decorate for Halloween…

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This is a plastic craft pumpkin I bought at Michaels…it comes in black, white, orange and I think I saw some in pink.  I really had a lot of fun doing this black pumpkin with white Gelly Roll pen….and you can see my new tangle, Podzles there on the right side.  I have one more I’m working on in a orangy, metalic pen and I’m close to finishing that – it will be done this weekend.

In sheepy news – I’ve three more sketches to ink in and so many more to do…..I was hoping to put together a calender for the holidays, but I’m also getting ready for a Juried Art show in December…..so much to do, not enough time!

Finally, I’ve mentioned it before, but if you haven’t seen it, there is a Great little group on Facebook called For the Love of Doodling - we love doodles, zentangle, zia and it has grown to over 600 members in under two months!  We try to keep it interesting, so come on over and join us…I promise you will be inspired and motivated and you won’t be disappointed!

Fizz and Podzles

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I have two new tangle patterns to share with you today.

First up is Fizz.  I’ve had Fizz around for about a month.  It was basically staring me in the face at my first day back to school in-service.  It was a pattern on someone’s dress who was sitting a few rows in front of me.  I thought it would be perfect as a tangle and immediately drew it on my folder.  It took me a little bit to draw out the steps, but here it is

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The second tangle is Podzles…..this one came to me last night as I was finishing tangling my Pumpkin.  I think you could use it both as a long ribbon type tangle and as a filler.

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I’d love to see if you use these patterns, so be sure to let me know!  Enjoy!

My Favorite

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I do have favorites…..and this is probably my Favorite Whorl of the batch I just made…

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You can find it Here, at This Little Bird Told Me

I have another batch of 7 to do….one of which is a larger whorl so it will be even more fun for me to design.

I have two more pumpkins to finish…one is almost done and then I’ll post pictures.  This one is Black with White designs on it.  I may make the next one with Gold Pens – we’ll see how that works out.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the pens are going to “stick” to the surface you’re working on.  Then I have a set of three nice Gourds – they are Martin house gourds that just arrived yesterday – I’m forming a plan….one might become a treasure box, as I think it would be really neat to make a cut in the top and have a sort of “lid”….I can’t wait to try these.  Lastly, there is that juried show I’m applying to for early December.  This will be my first “solo” show as hubby will be there to help, but not to sell.  So I have a huge amount of work to prepare for that….lot’s of ornaments and New Sheeps in the Series…..

I’m really excited about what’s happening around here!

I have Listed. All. The. Things.

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I’ve finally had a good chunk of time to just do it.  And it is done….I have listed all the things.

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New Tangled Whorls.….these sold out at the NJ Sheep Breeders Fiber Festival and I’ve finally been able to restock….but there are only six.  I’m hoping my woodworker will be getting some more to me soon ;)

And then there are some cards – two types right now…but I’ll be printing out more of my originals to make into cards.

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And finally, I’ve uploaded my own Prints.  These are 8 x 10 prints of my Original Sheep Series, printed on quality card stock with Fade Resistant Inks.

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For those of you who don’t want a Redbubble account, Now you can find pretty much everything I make in my etsy shop.  I also have some originals still for sale, but I’m doing an Art Show soon, so I haven’t listed them.

I still have to get my jewelry up there…..but I’m takin’ a break!  Thanks for looking!

 

 

Finally Fall

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My favorite season is Fall.  I just love the cool, crisp air, the colors, summer winding down and ushering in more comfortable weather…not that this summer was a hot one, by any means, but Summer is my least favorite weather season.  I love Fall and I’m in like with most Winters.  Spring is ok.

This weekend is supposed to be on the warm side for Fall, but the nights are cool and that’s alright with me.  I’m really looking forward to starting October next week….love Halloween and I’ve got some new projects to decorate with this year…10676390_10204288952122249_6486131134343421135_n

This was just a White Craft pumpkin I bought at Michaels, which was 40% off already and I used a Black Identipen to draw the designs.  I have a few of the larger Black Pumpkins that I will be using white pen on.  This was fun and quick!

Yesterday I finally finished the shading on this free-form design…I’ve been working on it for a few weeks here and there….

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I’ll be scanning and uploading this to my Redbubble page sometime this weekend – today is going to be busy, busy…..cleaning, running errands, a visit from our Son and Girlfriend later on….lots to do!  ETA:  Now available on Redbubble!  

And a thank you for letting me vent and get that off my chest last week.  I try not to use this blog as a soapbox/ranting raving place but I just really needed to get that out.  It’s funny – one of my defenders contacted both women who were so careless in pointing the finger at me – the one who actually put my name out there was so offhand about it, no apology and totally didn’t own what she did, of course.  Even went so far as to say she didn’t do what we all saw her do and she had the nerve to say she thought my reputation was fine.  I’m glad she thinks so, and I’m sure it will be.  But her reputation? Not so much.

Have a Great Weekend!