Sunday, May 22, 2011

Puddle Beard and Doll


I have added some little painted works to my shop, created from ink and brush drawings with a little watercolour and even acrylic thrown in.  I enjoy making these because it gives me an opportunity to dabble in other mediums.  One obstacle however is trying to create a digital reproduction from the original but the subtle charm of the actual work is hard to duplicate.  I like to draw and paint outside on the picnic table when the sun occasionally comes out usually in the late afternoon.  I am selling these new drawings as originals in my shop http://www.onetindrum.etsy.com/

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Shop Items

 New Items in my shop!  I have added an original drawing of a vintage doll and a new handmade sketchbook journal with a one-of-a-kind cover design assemble with strips of Chiyogami and other Japenese decorative papers. 


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tilled Garden

Our new little garden now is tilled and has a gate which I crafted hinges for so that it swings open nicely and closed.  Tilling the ground was like trying to tame a wild bronco but after breaking ground it got easier to handle the tiller.  We have been get out all little clusters of left over sod that was missed and our preparing the inside for Morning glory seeds. 


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Garden Fence Complete



So I finally managed to finish the garden fence which is entirely made up of sticks and branches woven together without any ties or bindings.  It is simple and very pretty and we are excited to design the inner space which will have little places to sit and meditate.  I will probably continue to work on this fence adding more in the spaces to embellish its wild look.  I must say that making this was very cathartic for me, to be in the sun and to work with nature.  Our plan is to grow along the inside perimeter a vining flower like Morning Glory which will weave into the fence work and fill up the spaces.  The garden gets sun all day long so I am sure that such a vining plant will really take off.  Doing this project reminds me that being creative can happen through any medium and all given opportunities outside oil and canvas.  I will chronicle our gardens development as it grows.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The beginning of our new Garden


Just the beginning of our garden perimeter made of sticks woven together without rope or ties.  It is going to be a large circle with an arched entrance which will be placed to the right.  You can some dirt that has been dug up but I think we are going to dig into our pockets and rent a tiller being that it is such a big space.