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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Last 2 Fair Entries! :) We are off to turn them all in today!

Here we are!!  My last 2 entries for this year's Fair.  You have already seen this piece.  I did add more color to the UTEE pieces and I changed the picture display.  (I don't really like to display the kid's pictures in such a public venue)  Plus, I always get such a kick out of this image!  Isn't she great?!!! :)  Of course, I sealed the piece with PYMII.  If you'd like to read my process for making the mosaic pieces, you can see my blog post here:  "Mosaic Frame"


My final piece is a "Secret Necklace".  My art is usually "lost" on most of the fair judges.  They just don't get me.  But, I enter stuff anyway.  :)  This is modeled from a piece I made in a class I took with Tim Holtz.  It's all Ideaology goodies, Distress Stickles, and Glossy Accents.  You have to look really hard, but you can see the "secret" through the keyhole.  :)

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It is a little easier to see in person.  It just doesn't photograph that well.
Anywho, thanks for looking!!  We are off to turn stuff in.  Our fair runs the last week of July and the first week of August.  I'll let you know how we do after we attend the fair on the first day!
Hey, I'm just happy to have the free entry tickets!! :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Fair Projects...... Kid's Turn! :)

Hi Again!!
Here are the kid's entries for this year. 

My daughter, Rebecca,  wrote 2 poems and made one Mixed Media Drawing.  The Retainer poem was actually done for her English class.  They had to write an insult poem using some medieval language.  It was written about 2 weeks after she accidentally tossed her retainer into a Costco trash can...........never to be seen again!

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This poem was written this summer.  I really like this one.... great message!!

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This is her Mixed Media drawing.  Pencil and Felt Pen.  Slightly "Zentangle-like"


Here are Kyle's entries! 

First up, the Andean Condor!  Clothes hanger, duct tape, foil, feathers, and paint!  :)
(oh, and a plastic margarita glass for a stand)

A Wilbur drawing done in class this year... check out Charlotte in the corner! :)

No fair is complete without some Legos!!  "Freestyle under 200 Pieces".  Some sort of Jet Tank with Escape Pods (as it was explained to me)

And, the mother of all Solar System projects.  Another entry courtesy of 3rd grade curriculum!  Hey!  We know when to double dip!! :)  Yes, we included Pluto!

So, they are all tagged and ready to drop off tomorrow.  It really is great because all of the kids that enter "stuff" in the fair are guaranteed at least a 3rd Place Ribbon.  The kids look forward to seeing all of their creations displayed at the Fair!!  Lots of Kodak moments modeling in front of their entries and ribbons! :)Every kid (and adult) also gets a free entry ticket into the Fair. 

Tomorrow I'll post my last 2 entries.  One is still drying!  LOL!!!!!!!

2 Sonoma County Fair Entries

It's Sonoma County Fair time again!! :)  The kids and I have been entering "stuff" in the fair for several years now.  We are putting the finishing touches on our entries.  This kid's stuff is almost ready.  My stuff???.......  I am blowing on my glue and trying to make it dry before we have to turn stuff in tomorrow!  LOL

Here are 2 of my projects.  First, a copper leaf "sculpture".  I stamped the copper with real grape leaves. (used black acrylic paint)   I cut out the leaves by hand.  I used the Ten Seconds Studio Salt and Vinegar Chips Patina method.  Then I ran all of the leaves through my Big Shot with a different Tim Holtz Texture Fade folder.  I did a little sanding.......... sealed with PYMII......... 
Then I glued all 4 leaves onto a grape branch. (the branch has been treated with 2 coats of glossy wood sealer)
and......... voila!
Copper Sculpture! ;)

(you can click on picture for a close up)

Close up of Leaf 1

Close up of Leaf 2

Close up of Leaf 3

Close up of Leaf 4

My second entry this year is a UTEE/Idea-ology Magnet.  I used a UTEE piece that I made a long time ago and added some Tim Holtz goodies.  :)  A quick and fun piece!!

I have 2 more entries that are still drying!    I'll post pics of those shortly! :)
Toodles for now!