The four of us went to the beach the other day for some inspiration, and ended up collecting a few treasures that we’ve been having fun with ever since. Small pieces of driftwood, feathers, broken shells, beach glass, those kinds of things. We originally went to collect a few smooth rocks. I wanted a few more to crochet around. One of us wanted rocks to paint into dragon eggs, and another one wanted an interesting rock to use a door stop. Whatever the reason, we were all game for a little beach combing.
That same afternoon, I started painting tiny patterns on smaller pieces of driftwood. It was so fun just letting my mind just wander and “play” with a little paint, not really thinking about what the outcome would be. A little neon paint here and there seemed to be the perfect touch.
Here’s what I’m working on this month:
– I am speaking at School House Craft on Saturday (9/22) at 2:45. In our “Blogging 101” class, Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes and we will be sharing the ins and outs of why blogging is an important and fun aspect of running and promoting your handmade business. (My husband, Peter, will be speaking too!) This is a very inspiring weekend, a great way to kick off Fall.
– I am busy creating new original art for Home, an upcoming, end-of-year show at Artstream Gallery in New Hampshire. More details coming soon, it may be textile pieces, may be paintings, I’m not quite sure yet, but I’m very excited about this show and honored to be included.
– I am so excited to be joining my granny squares together. The timing is perfect here, weather-wise! If you want to join the Granny Square Sampler Afghan crochet-along, you can start anytime by following all the weekly crochet assignments on the Sampler page.
erinSeptember 4, 2012 at 5:59 am
your painted driftwood is really fantastic, blair!
lisa sSeptember 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm
can’t wait to see what you make for artstream !!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm
I am freaked out that they even asked me!
Diane WebbSeptember 6, 2012 at 3:42 am
I liked your blog and I personally invite you to join http://www.coollectors.com – The World’s Free Collectors Zone.
We will also be happy to cooperate with your blog such as adding its link to our site.
All the best,
Jossie AllenFebruary 12, 2013 at 1:19 am
This is a proof that everything that we think we can’t never recycled can be recycle. It shows how you apply your creativity to make this thing useful and beautiful. I like it very much!