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.