Thursday, December 29, 2011

Collage class at Honolulu Academy of Arts-color study

The first day of class I was vibrating. I over achieved. Instead of one collage, a study of value, I ended up with 5.  Torn newspaper, separated by black and white value, then assembled. I copied them on matte and glossy...3 of each, so I could then embellish without feeling that I would "use them up". Have plenty. now what...this is one using watercolor and gesso...or no gesso.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

 Time for the Artful Bra Project. Here are the forms you can download on your computer, then print! Here are a few of some the the really neat entries from 2011. This year we celebrate with 4 live bands at the New Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki. $5 parking at the Ft Derussy Post office, or $2 for 4 hours at Royal Hawaiian Shopping center with purchase at any store in the complex.
Save the Date!  October 15...Pinktober and the Artful Bra Project Hawaii partner for the 3rd year. Can't wait to see the bras you enter...$5 entry fee. We also encourage you to ask all your friends and family to support your bra with a donation to Kapiolani Breast Center. Lots of prizes for entries this year!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Friendship Charms with Aloha From Hawaii & Auntie's Hawaiian Stickers

  Amazing how quickly you can create Friendship Charms for you and your BFF!
Create your own exquisite pendant, charm, or ktai strap using Rubber Stamp Plantation Stickers and simple glass tiles.

Join Debz Saturday Sept. 17, 10:30-noon,for free make and take of this project at Ben Franklin Crafts in Mapunapuna. We're celebrating BFS 60th Anniversary!
Materials List:

Auntie’s Hawaiian Stickers  
Aloha from Hawaii Vintage Stickers
Glass tiles
Silver plate jump rings-large
Mod Podge
Glossy Accents
Scrapbook paper for backgrounds
Jewelry hook/link closure finding
Chord for necklace...
#4-6 Shader brush (to brush on  mod podge)
Beading mat, pliers, aper towels, pen, scissors, tooth pick/match

Friday, July 1, 2011

Panel in Paia, Maui

I know it's new...tho just love the look. In a store window in Paia, Maui. Just up the street from really fine gellato.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Steampunk Journal workshop-Debbie West

Altered Art Day to Create: Hand made book & Steampunk

Pam Yee was back in town w/DH...and played up a storm! She led a repousse' chunky book using stamps & aluminum to decorate rounded corner 4x4 masonite front & back cover. Several weeks later, she and Debbie West, treated us to an all day workshop at Rubber Stamp Plantation. They were full up this year for the 2 book projects that everyone walked away with.

Pam led a sewn book using a single parent sheet of watercolor paper that she pre colored & split for sharing.

Debbie's project was a steampunk journal that made me drool for my father's work bench!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Waves up at Ho'okipa, Maui

Surf amazing at Ho'okipa, Maui. One of my favorite places to park myself. surfers, kite boarders, windsurfers... used to harvest ogo for my garden when I lived in Haiku. If you're in the area, be sure to have dinner at Max World Bistro. Truly a gem and well worth the adventure finding it!