Sunday, January 2, 2011
Secret Santa 2010
Happy New Year! It was a very hectic last part of the year and I haven't been able to post to my blog or do much artwork lately. But I did want to post pictures from a Secret Santa exchange I participated in. Some of my on-line art buddies (the Sketchbook Sisters) decided to do a Secret Santa exchange. My Secret Santa was Janet and she made me the most adorable Empathy Monster, a vintage Christmas domino trinket and a lovely bookmark.
While visiting Teri's blog (www.quinceberry.blogspot.com), I found out that her favorite colors were aqua and yellow. For my Secret Santa gift to her, I decided to make a pretty bracelet using those colors. I took large gold safety pins and strung a variety of aqua colored beads onto them. The beaded safety pins were then slipped onto a band of wide elastic. Once the safety pins filled the elastic band, the bracelet was done. Teri loved it!
Also on Teri's blog, I found pictures of a beautiful portrait Teri had painted. I ran off color copies of her portrait, varied the sizes and then cut them up into smaller squares to fit 1" flat-back glass marbles. I then glued magnets to the backs to make a set of six marbles.