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Old 09-27-2007, 09:11 PM
 
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Ok since both Rob and I were interested in this subject I thought I'd put a thread out there about it. What creative things (hobbies, art, crafts, etc.) do you do? How are you inspired? Do these things glorify God in some way?

Don't be shy either, post a picture of your work if you have one.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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Default Thanks, IM! ;)

Cool!

Once again, you made me chuckle. (I'm trying to spread the reps around, but I'll get to you sometime soon. )

The other day I posted a request for sites that listed Christian quotes that were in the public domain (meaning they were allowed to be duplicated and utilized for personal usages) because my mom and I are going to be in a craft show in November, and I want to superimpose some inspirational quotes over some photos I've taken in recent years, and then make cards or whatever else out of them to see if I can sell them.

I actually LOVE to do crafts - I just don't have the money to get involved in it lately. But I like to take pine cones and spray paint them green, then glue on colored beads and attach various ribbons to make them look like miniature Christmas trees. Then I take several of them, and glue them onto a piece of styrofoam that has been covered in cotton to make it look like snow. I take different scenes from Christmas cards, or whatever, and attach to the back of the styrofoam to make it look like a Winter scene around Christmas. Spray some hairspray on the whole thing and add a little glitter to make it shimmer. It's really neat looking.

I also like to do needlepoint (shhhh - don't tell anyone I'm a girlie guy that likes to sew ). Other than that, I like to build models.

P.S. Will have to post the pictures later.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:28 PM
 
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Ok since both Rob and I were interested in this subject I thought I'd put a thread out there about it. What creative things (hobbies, art, crafts, etc.) do you do? How are you inspired? Do these things glorify God in some way?

Don't be shy either, post a picture of your work if you have one.
good for your soul, spirit your christianity and good for your selfhood.
i like it i love it i cannt get enough of it. go to snapfish to love at my painting gallery. bunky39


stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:30 PM
 
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good for your soul, spirit your christianity and good for your selfhood.
i like it i love it i cannt get enough of it. go to snapfish to love at my painting gallery. bunky39


stephen s
san diego ca
Do you have a link? Or do we just search by your name - bunky39?
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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Do you have a link? Or do we just search by your name - bunky39?
plan b.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:55 PM
 
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Rob you and I should get together for Christmas crafts! Every year I have a cookie party for the kids (been doing it for the past 9 years this will be 10!) the boys get to invite friends...we have about 12 kids here plus my own for this. Each child makes a sheet of sugar cookies, they roll and cut and place on disposable oven liners (which make great cookie sheets as well as decorating tray!) and then while they are baking and cooling we do a Christmas craft...in past we have done candle holders, embellished styrofoam trees, glass painting, beaded angels, felt stockings...etc. Then after that they decorate their cookies with frosting "paint" that I mix up in all different colors and have all sorts of candies to decorate with as well...it's a blast!

I also have been know to sketch portraits, paint (I am currently really into acrylics but I also like water colors), cross stich, crochet and make beaded jewelry. I have just started glass fusing and have a home studio set up...but I'm new to it. I only just took a class last month and have another set for next month to learn more. Of course I played with my glass and my kiln last weekend and this is what I got...

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k319/cce_sales/cab4.jpg (broken link)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k319/cce_sales/cab3.jpg (broken link)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k319/cce_sales/dichrocab2.jpg (broken link)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k319/cce_sales/dichrocab1.jpg (broken link)

These are fused glass pieces (about 1 1/2") which I still have to shape and polish, then they get wire wrapped into pendants. I am new to this so my pieces are not doing "exactly" what I want yet...but out of 15 that I fired last weekend I thought these were "happy" outcomes. I also need to work on my photography skills because the glass is so much prettier in person.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:02 PM
 
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plan b.
stephen s
san diego ca
I think you need to put a link to your albumn or make it public or something because I have a snapfish account and I couldn't find where to search for another user's albumn.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:28 PM
 
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Rob you and I should get together for Christmas crafts! Every year I have a cookie party for the kids (been doing it for the past 9 years this will be 10!) the boys get to invite friends...we have about 12 kids here plus my own for this. Each child makes a sheet of sugar cookies, they roll and cut and place on disposable oven liners (which make great cookie sheets as well as decorating tray!) and then while they are baking and cooling we do a Christmas craft...in past we have done candle holders, embellished styrofoam trees, glass painting, beaded angels, felt stockings...etc. Then after that they decorate their cookies with frosting "paint" that I mix up in all different colors and have all sorts of candies to decorate with as well...it's a blast!

I also have been know to sketch portraits, paint (I am currently really into acrylics but I also like water colors), cross stich, crochet and make beaded jewelry. I have just started glass fusing and have a home studio set up...but I'm new to it. I only just took a class last month and have another set for next month to learn more. Of course I played with my glass and my kiln last weekend and this is what I got...

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k319/cce_sales/cab4.jpg (broken link)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k319/cce_sales/cab3.jpg (broken link)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k319/cce_sales/dichrocab2.jpg (broken link)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k319/cce_sales/dichrocab1.jpg (broken link)

These are fused glass pieces (about 1 1/2") which I still have to shape and polish, then they get wire wrapped into pendants. I am new to this so my pieces are not doing "exactly" what I want yet...but out of 15 that I fired last weekend I thought these were "happy" outcomes. I also need to work on my photography skills because the glass is so much prettier in person.
Your photography skills are fine! Those are decent shots, and they're actually really cool looking pendants! Very creative!

I'm interested in all kinds of crafty things. Doesn't mean I'm good at many of them but I still like to diddle around. I really like messing around with pine cones, to see what different kinds of things I can do with them. And I've tried the glass painting before. A couple of years ago we bought clear glass ornaments and poured the glass paint inside, and then rolled the ornaments in our hands to "spread" the paint around. Adding different colors resulted in different effects.

I also like to do crackle coating on different things. Tried making some "antique" plaques one year, but they didn't turn out too great. Of course, I rushed through it, so that didn't help anything.

You and my mom would have a ball with your Christmas cookie-making. Each year, she has my niece over to bake a bunch of cookies, and decorate them, etc... Plus, my mom likes to make bead jewelry, except she actually makes the beads herself. She does it with polyclay. I wish I had the knack for doing that stuff. It just seems like it would take a lot of patience and time.

As soon as I get off my butt and start working on my cards, I'll post some shots.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:37 PM
 
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Plus, my mom likes to make bead jewelry, except she actually makes the beads herself. She does it with polyclay. I wish I had the knack for doing that stuff. It just seems like it would take a lot of patience and time.....
That's how I got into the glass fusing...I started to make beads with flameworking (which was referred to as a gateway drug at my fusing class.) and I do make some very nice focal beads that way...but to make enough beads for a whole project is way too time consuming. So I thought I'd make them by fusing them....which is still time consuming in that you have to cut the glass, arrange it, fire it, shape it and then polish it...but you can do many more at one time and even make bead bars to slice up...making it easier...but I'm not there yet...by a long shot!...LOL I bought a kiln that was way bigger than I needed for jewelry...because I figured I would want to do bigger things eventually...but I'm going to stick with jewelry until I can get consistent results with how the glass works in design...much less waste and expense and even when they don't do what you want...they still make pretty jewelry. All good! Oh and I sell my jewelry so even though I don't really ever make money it is a self supporting hobby.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:07 AM
 
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plan b.
stephen s
san diego ca
sorry my mistake
email me and give me your email. then i get on fishsnap and send an invite to look at my gallery. then you register then you get to look at the gallery.
i forgot new system.
stephen s
san diego ca
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