Tuesday, March 21, 2023

YMCA of the Rockies - March Ceramics


Monday, March 20, 2023 was a Ceramics Night at the YMCA for staff.

I enjoyed the December one doing ornaments, but I was excited for this one because I picked a manatee that I saw last time. 

This was the reference I chose to use. 

And I did layers upon layers. 

Then he was glazed and fired overnight and I think he came out so ADORABLE!!! 

Model Horse and Action Figure Monthly Art Challenge - March 2023


I was going to work on a traditional scale cow and calf for this month. We are 7 days in and I am working on dogs - one of them is a farm dog, but not what I was going for, but oh well. 

I ended up selling my traditional scale cow and calf, because I really only collect Stablemates and they went to a good home.  I pulled out a Stablemate Breyer cow and painted her. 

She took me 2 days to paint and I got no start to finish pictures, only the completed images. 

I found a picture of a beautiful Belted Galloway show cow and that's what I did her after. 

And here is my completed model ๐Ÿ˜€

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

YMCA Cross Stitch Night


Tuesday, March 7, 2023 was Cross Stitch night. I am used to embroidery-type cross stitching, but this was actual COUNTED cross stitch and I was so excited, because it has always looked so FRICKING hard to do. 

This was the pattern I chose - an easy little fish. I used different colors than the ones shown. 

This was the actual pattern.

They gave us this to start - the hoop and the material. The thread was the colors I chose to use. 

I didn't get any pictures of my work while I was doing it - I was concentrating too hard. I messed up a few stitches, but for my first time - I am very pleased. I am going to make some more fish so he isn't lonely. 

YMCA Friendship Bracelet night


Monday, March 6, 2023 was Friendship Bracelet night. I used to braid strings together with pony beads to make bracelets - these bracelets had instructions and I am still working on mine! 

The one I chose to do was on one of the cardboard spools. 

It was fun but I am still working on it and have only done about 2-3 inches of the bracelet.

I will have to post an update when I finish it. 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

YMCA Throwback Craft Night - Saturday March 4, 2023


Saturday night, March 4, 2023 was "Throwback Craft" night - it was making beaded animal keychains and Fuse beads. 

I have not done either in my life, so thought this would be fun. 

The Fuse beads were interesting - I did just basic designs on the plates provided, nothing fancy because I hadn't worked with them before. 

A star in my stable colors of black and pink and a heart. 

You iron these and they flatten out and create interesting designs. 

I think I might have melted mine a little too much, but that's okay. 

Monday, February 27, 2023

Model Horse and Action Figure Monthly Art Challenge - February 2023

 This monthly challenge was hard for me in several ways. First, I love dogs and I started on a project that was dear to me. I was working on a Belgian Malinois that was to look like a friend's police dog that passed in 2022. 

It was both exciting and sad to work on this project. Exciting because of working on a 3-D printer piece, sad because of the trying to make the dog, but not sure if it would be well received. 

I worked on him more today and I ended up a little darker than my reference, but I am still liking how he is turning out. I will probably end up keeping this one, and getting another dog to do as my friend's as I now understand where I went wrong and I don't want to strip this one. 

And finally - I finished him today (Feb 27)! Yeah! He has been approved by the person I created him for and I am posting him! 

Saturday, February 25, 2023

International Model Horse Painting Party 2023 - MINIS PAINTING MINIS


So BB-8 and BB-9e wanted to join MinisPaintingMinis 2023. 

Here is their projects. 

Then they started with primer (I did it because they can't be trusted not to spray everything with it) and they started painting. 

Here they are working hard on their models! 

And here they are with their completed projects!!!