This, in case you aren't sure, is the back of Frodo's head. Painting by Ani. I love this painting.
Before getting to all the shirts at Christmas, we had a practice stenciling session in November with some friends who were visiting for a few days. Eliza cut this skull stencil free-hand and made it into a patch that is still looking for a home. I think this purple skull would look pretty right-on on my back-pack...
I was inspired to make my friend ET a present for her birthday - it must have been leftover Christmas crafty juice or something, as her birthday falls the day after, but wow, it hit me and it's how I spent the entire day until we went over to her house for dinner.
The "art room", as we are calling it, was a gift from my sister and her husband - she knew we'd been thinking of turning the play/guest room into a space where art messes could be made and left for a while, where works in progress could safely stay out without getting disturbed, and where art supplies could stay out and accessible for when the mood strikes. One foldable table, one drop cloth and one huge set of shelving later...behold the art room. Between making presents and the usual flow of crafting that goes on around here, this room is getting used.
|Eliza: Hey! Look how much more like the sea it looks when I use dots!|
|Ani's glittery butterfly|
And the latest project this room was used for during a friend's visit, was the making of potions. It was a regular apothecary in there. Bottles holding medicinals and magicks with names like Red Rizeing, Gang Green, Cast Awae currently line one of the shelves.