Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Turkeys on Staten Island...






Yep you are seeing turkeys...little Mimi was thrilled! Meema we can start our own farm!! Momma look...Turkeys! Can we keep 'em??


Now I've seen everything!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!



Marie

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Finishing...

I finally finished a purple vest I started some time ago. It needed something...I didn't know what so I came up with some cute lady bugs just to jazz it up a bit...



Worked on a butterfly for something else that is in my head..


here is a close up of those cute lady bugs...



a bug convention!


I submitted a few more resumes. no luck as yet! Looked through my linkedin profile it looks good...I have a lot of recommendations. Everytime I send out a cover letter I really just want to type in PLEASE HIRE ME you won't regret it!! blah...I've got to come up with something..this just isn't working for me.
The sun finally came out this afternoon and the first daffodil was out! Also saw a robin. Those always cheer me up.
I made a yummy lentil soup for dinner. The secret is to dice some potatoes, parsnips and carrots. Thinly slice some leeks (just the white part - I used only one) and a couple of celery stalks, leaves and all saute the veg in some olive oil until lightly browned and add to the lentils. So good...

Until tomorrow!
Marie

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Busy as a Bee!

I was working in the garden and the first flowers are out...this really cheered me up!



I finished up a baby sweater. I just have to add a tie for the front. I like this color very much. I am going to try making a hat maybe booties too...This is a real quick crochet.




Here is a close up...



Am working on a real simple lace scarf. 3 knit, 3 purl with an eyelet. I'm about half way done.



I took my screen printing lab on Sunday. I did a two color print. I had to cut out two stencils and mix my paint colors. I like how the tee turned out. I drew a design on my screen. I didn't print anything off that I ran out of time. I'll get to that sometime this week. Make Workshop is good. I like the instructor very much. Whitney was very patient and answered all of our questions. I would absolutely take another class!



This is a nice cheerful sunny yellow tee for my little Mimi. I have to heat set it and embroider in the tails.


I've submitted a few more resumes...let's see what this week brings.
Til next time!
Marie

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

ugh..so I can't draw!








So these are some of the drawings I came up with for a tee shirt for my Mimi. I can't draw all that well!! Boy am I jealous of people who can really draw!! I kinda like the purple bunny...Mr. B says that it looks deranged...ok...so maybe if I change the eyes to something cuter...Maybe I should just stick to landscapes...well I need to pick something for the silk screening class on Sunday. I'd like to do one stencil print and one print using the drawing fluid and screen filler method. I can do something freehand for the latter method...I think I can!
Other than my adventures in drawing am submitting resumes and had one phone interview. No nibbles besides that. Talk about feeling unloved!

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Passing the time

Yesterday I took a class at Make Workshop it's on the East side of Manhattan in silk screening. It was fun...next Sunday we have a 4 hour hands on lab. We will create stencils or draw our image on the screen and apply to whatever fabric we are using. I am going to work on a stencil for a cute 'angry' bunny I drew. I'd like to use a real bright purple and green combo for a tee shirt for Mimi. I'd also like to try free hand scribbles for a scarf that should be pretty cool. I'd love to work on creating a stencil for a Marimekko style print. The process is pretty simple. The hardest part is coming up with a design I can actually draw!! Something else that can be done is a photo can be transferred onto a screen. There is a place called Standard Screen that can do that for you.


Just around the corner from the class was the New Museum. The building is pretty interesting it looks like a tower made out of children's blocks.



Keep warm!!

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