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10-31-2005, 10:30 PM
We have been sharing some of our photos and I hope this continues. But I would love to see some more of your work.
So how about some more of your cards, scrapbook pages, cross stitch, quilts, artwork or what ever.
Here is one of my pencil portraits. It is of my brother and his family. I gave it to him for his 60th birthday.
I have scanned images of lots more but can't find them at the moment.. my computer storage is like a rabbit warren!
PS Just noticed that the image looks a bit wonky. It could be the lower dpi that I originally scanned it on.
Oh my gosh!!!! That is amazing! You are really, really, really talented!!! Wow.
We want more! We want more! ;)
11-01-2005, 01:20 AM
wow, that was jsut fantastic.. you are very talented.... keep up the good work.
11-01-2005, 01:21 AM
Holy moly!! That's FABULOUS!! You are soooooo talented!!!! :)
We need to get Trytosmile to post, she's amazing with her quilting and all her other projects...woodworking, etc....Think I'll tell her to get her behind in gear!! LOL
Here is my latest. This was 2 years ago at my grandfather's funeral.
11-01-2005, 01:30 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!! Oh my gosh, you are so good at this, lol. I really need to get my butt in gear!!!!
11-01-2005, 12:09 PM
:) Rosalie, you're sooooo talented, it's beautiful, I wish I could draw like that, truly it's amazing.
11-01-2005, 12:12 PM
:) Kim, your pages are beautiful, I think I should get back to do some more scrapping, thanks for sharing
11-01-2005, 01:14 PM
Beautiful!!! Love those pencil drawings!!!!
11-01-2005, 01:23 PM
Beautiful you are really talented.... My husband does alot of drawing too.. He draw all the time.
11-01-2005, 01:41 PM
Wow Rosalie those are simply awesome. When you are rich and famous remember the crazy American nurse from the boards. You are so talented.
11-01-2005, 01:43 PM
Very talented people here. Love the drawing and the scrap booking pages. I do mosaic, I did three tables for my kids as Christmas presents. Still trying to figure out how to post it though.
11-01-2005, 02:51 PM
I am constantly amazed at all of the talents of ICN members. All I can say is WOW!
11-01-2005, 04:10 PM
Thanks for your kind comments.
Ok here are some more but I seem to have reached my upload limit on Flickr.
They are of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet
My daughter Hilary Pamela and my son Campbell John, these were all done a few years ago, so they have all changed by now.
11-01-2005, 04:29 PM
Kim, where did your photo go? I had a quick look this morning but had to get off. When I came back Poof! all gone :(
Bianchi how about taking a picture of your tables for us to see? I love mosaic stuff but just couldn't get it together right. Mind you, I'd be good at breaking the tiles into peices.
Barb, when I was growing up, it was my ambition to win the Archibald Prize which is an Aussie prize for portraiture. Never quite made it to the paints that it required. Anyway, I left school and started a fine arts degree part time but found BOYS in my first year..Arghhhhhhh! Ambition, concentration all that stuff vanished in a wonderful haze of dating etc. So I stayed working in the bank for 20yrs and only really came back to the arts after my kids were born.
Now I give portraits for presents and when my friends or family need a gift for someone. Sometimes, I think I'm being a bit cheap cause all it costs me is a piece of paper and pencils. My cheapo hubby thinks its wonderful.
I wish I could go back in time. Where's that darstardly time machine when you want it!
11-02-2005, 02:09 AM
Um, I in no way see that as being cheap Rosalie!!! You are giving your special talent only you have in material you-can-touch-it form!!! Very cool...those are the best gifts!!!
Those pencil drawings are awesome.
11-02-2005, 02:43 AM
Hi everyone, how do I post a picture?
11-02-2005, 02:58 AM
Hey Bianchi, check out the thread I started "Oh I am the first to post" or something like that, lol. There's all kinds of info on how to get started with it, pretty easy too, if I can do it anyone can!!!
The second set of pencil drawings are amazing, as well, Rosalie. Wow! Really, really good.
I took my pics down b/c I didn't want to leave huge pictures on the server for long. :)
11-02-2005, 04:07 AM
WOW I am blown away. incredible! :bow:
11-02-2005, 04:26 AM
You are very talented! I think people are very difficult to draw & you do it wonderfully!
11-02-2005, 10:40 AM
:) Rosalie, if I were to sit outside looking at your drawing, I would have a mouth full of flies, it was open so far when I looked at those drawings, amazing, and you think that giving those drawings for a christmas present is cheap, girl you have to be kidding, I would be estatic to get that, beautifullll work, you should be very proud of yourself.
11-02-2005, 10:56 AM
Thank you Martha. I'll send up some mortein!
Looking for the files with the drawing in, made me finally organize some of the computer files. And tomorrow, my son and I are going to do a total housekeeping job on the hard drive.
Today for my birthday, my hubby gave me a new 160gig external hard drive. :woohoo: I am so excited. Just think how much more stuff I can cram in now!
PS Play your cards right and I just might do a portrait for you one day
11-02-2005, 11:10 AM
:) thanks Rosalie, I better be a good girl then, lol, anyway everyone knows it's your birthday because I just posted a thread for your birthday, hehe, happy birthday again, hope you have a good one, :birthday:
11-03-2005, 01:33 AM
Oh what a great present!! I would be sooooo excited to get an external hard drive! Might have to put that on my list to Santa this year.....hmmmmm
Birthday? Did I hear Birthday??? Happy Birthday Rosalie!!!!! :)
11-03-2005, 03:39 AM
Hi, this isy website with my mosaic tables, hope it works.
Thanks to Tracyann.
11-03-2005, 08:09 AM
Grrrr, just tried to go take a peek at your work, and the site is too busy, ugh...guess I'll have to try later! :( Bummer!
It was nothin', lol glad to help!!
11-03-2005, 10:54 AM
yes the same here, It has so much stuff in there I don't know where to look, could you give us some instruction of where it may be? thanks martha
11-03-2005, 11:28 AM
Hi, it's under "hobbies and interests, general". Hope you can see it. I hope I did it right.
11-03-2005, 11:38 AM
:) thanks Bianchi, I will have a look again, I'm sure I will find it,
11-03-2005, 12:11 PM
I got the site being busy AGAIN!! argh!!!!!!! :(
11-03-2005, 12:25 PM
o.k. I sent an invite to view the pictures at "firstname.lastname@example.org". I dont know where it will end up, hopefully here somewhere.
11-03-2005, 12:48 PM
This is the message I keep getting:
...due to a high volume of page requests, this page is not available right now.
I have a feeling it's a site problem, not anything you have done! ;)
11-04-2005, 01:15 PM
WOW, those pictures are just beautiful. Wonderful work, you should get into a business. Just amazing !!!
I gotta figure out this flicker program. Me, well I'm not a puter person, maybe my man can figure it out for me and get me started. Would love to post some of my quilting projects.
11-05-2005, 02:09 AM
YES Jen, you NEED to show your beautiful quilting projects and your various other projects that you do!! And your wood projects too!!!
11-05-2005, 02:55 AM
This is such a great thread :)
Everyone's work is so amazing!!!!!
11-05-2005, 09:43 AM
Geez, I've fallen behind on reading posts here at ICN and missed getting to see your work Kim! Waaah!
OMG, Rosalie! Your portraits are absolutely wonderful,..no -extraordinary is a better word! Some people can capture a likeness, but you can portray emotion & personality as well! What do mean "time machine"? I'm sure you know a great number of famous artists were "old" when they began! Let's go girl!!!! I often get requests for portraits (not my area) that I refer to others,...you interested?
Bianchi, I can get on webshots but I haven't found yours yet. I thought perhaps if I pasted the number in your link into their search feature I could pull it up. No go! I'll try to search some more but was wondering if there was a "user name" or something you could give that might help me search?
11-05-2005, 01:44 PM
here is a quilt I am making for my friend
if you hit photobucket link you can see it larger.. and the spot you see isn't really there.. it is but not on the blanket.... its an orb. (in other words my ghost lol) . I took 6 different pictures in 2 rooms and it was still in the photo in different spots.....
11-05-2005, 01:49 PM
I really can't wait to get it, will be my snuggly on the couch , since my snorring hubby sends me to the couch so frequently. That may come in handy. You hav out alot of hard work into it, that is something I can NEVER REPAY you for ever.
11-05-2005, 02:06 PM
Tigger, what a bautiful quilt, Did you do the embroidery on the panels?
I really enjoyed your photos on bucket as well. It is great to see not only you, but your family and home. I was very impressed with the snow - we don't get any in here in East Keilor!
I have put you onto my photoboard as well. I hope I got the right one, you are Cindy, aren't you?
Jen I am intrigued. What sort of woodwork do you do? Please put your quilts on too.
Tigger, I just went back to bucket and read the news clipping about your ghost! Does she still reside at your house of has she moved on?
11-05-2005, 02:31 PM
leslie, you'll never owe me anything.
rosalie yes I am cindy :) and my ghost has lived her the 15 I have..
11-05-2005, 03:40 PM
Hey tigger, seems like your ghost loves your work as well!! :) That's got to be a good thing!! ;) VERY nice work too!!! Good stuff!!!!
11-06-2005, 02:05 AM
LOVE it!!!! I love the filmstrip stuff!! I keep meaning to get me some, but haven't figured out what I want to use it on, LMAO!! But that won't stop me ha ha ha ha!!!!
Great layout Kim!!! Oh so talented....
11-06-2005, 02:52 AM
awsome :) oh and btw yes I did do the stitching.... I think each square took me about 4 days or so....
Thanks. :) I actually made that negative/filmstrip. I have a hole puncher that will punch tiny rectangles. I tried punching into the black strip of paper - but it's really hard to line them up. Then I decided to punch out a bunch of white rectangles and glue them on. Tedious as heck - but it worked!
11-06-2005, 10:19 AM
:) Yes, me too, I like the film strip on that page, I have never seen it here in australia, but then again I don't go to scrap shops that often, they are usually so expensive, I go to places like K-mart, they are cheaper, and they have a good variety of stuff.
11-06-2005, 03:28 PM
Oh my gosh Kim you are clever! :) Looks fantastic!!!
I could spend hours in a scrap store, lol. Our Kmart doesn't sell things like that anymore. I used to be able to get yarn, sewing supplies, etc at ours, but they did away with that stuff a long time ago...bummer.
11-06-2005, 06:34 PM
Very cool Kim! Your creativity and attention to detail is amazing! I bet a page like that takes a long time!
Bianchi, I saw your mosaics in the other thread. Beautiful! Hopefully Tracey can get it moved over here! So, how are these done if you don't mind my asking?
Tigger_gal, I love your quilt! I couldn't sew a straight line if my life depended on it!
11-07-2005, 12:52 AM
Yep, I asked for a "move", lol. Those mosaics are beautiful aren't they?? Wowee!!!
11-07-2005, 10:13 AM
Martha, have a look on your new computer progam. I'll bet it has a film strip on it. Print it out on card and cut out the centre piece. Voila!
11-07-2005, 10:32 AM
:) yes, I will thanks Rosalie, it has so much stuff, it will take me ages to get through everything, but I am having fun.
Tracey, K-mart sucks, haha, that's what dustin hoffman said in'' rainman'' :biglaugh:
no not really I love k-mart it has some good stuff, but I like Target better, my daughter works in Target, I think she has spend all her wages before she gets paid, she has never been one who can control her money, ''it the I have to have it'' attitude, never listened to mum's advise, my son on the other hand, is a little miser, he thinks really hard before he spends money.
11-07-2005, 10:58 AM
Finally, it works.
Thanks for your compliments. The tables are bistro size, glass on glass, then grouted.
11-07-2005, 11:02 AM
:) I just had a look at your mosaic, and it is beautiful, it looks so professional, do you sell your tables??
11-07-2005, 11:20 AM
This is all so fantastic. These threads are turning out to be exactly what we needed - being able to concentrate on anything above the waist!
Bianci, those tables are stunning. I don't know where you get the patience. You could make money doing that,I'm sure.
Kim your scrapbook page is inspiring.Each time I see someones pages I decide that this is for me too and then common sense takes over...Rosalie.you don't have time for the stuff you are already into.....no no come to the dark side Luke!
This struggle goes on and on.LOL
Martha, don't knock Timothy too much. Look at it this way.. if he has lots of money, just think of the beautiful nursing home he can afford for you!
11-07-2005, 11:36 AM
:) Oh very funny Rosalie, no seriously, I am happy he is a little miser, he is going for his learners permit soon, and he wants to pay cash for a car, so that's a good thing, it probleby going to be a $2.000 dollar car, but that's all he needs for a first car, and Tony knows a lot about cars, so if something goes wrong, he has a mechanic right here at home,LOL.
11-07-2005, 11:52 AM
Actually I started mosaic a little over a year ago. I made these tables for my kids and wifes or husband as a Christmas present. I of course have not made one for myself yet, but started to. I really enjoy it, it keeps my mind of things, also started to do some bowling balls (gazing balls) and other things.
11-07-2005, 04:40 PM
Isn't it funny how we never seem to do our craft for ourselves, lol. It's like the plumber's wife who's plumbing never gets fixed!! LOL
I agree, nice to have a haven to keep me occupied, it's absolutely amazing how good it is for my bladder to boot!! These threads are the highligt of my day, and so darn much fun!!! Yippy!!!!!
LOL, "K-Mart sucks" is my hubby's favorite phrase, from Rainman, Martha, lol. He's even made it "interactive" with me...he'll say K-Mart what?" And I have to say "sucks", lol. I agree, it's not that bad, lol. Although, he'd argue that with me!! I love going to Kmart, Walmart, you name it, if it ends in "mart" it's gotta be good!!! LOL!!!
11-07-2005, 05:31 PM
Yep. the "mart" is a give away..Don't care what it is,its got to be good. Sort of like putting saint in front of a name. Definately of religious significance. all hail the holy mart!
11-08-2005, 12:43 AM
Here are some samples of some of my handmade cards (links fixed).
I only just got a digital camera so there are many more I've made that I've never captured on film, but from now on I'm keeping a permanent record of my handiwork to remind myself, when things with my IC get bad, that there is more to life!
11-08-2005, 01:27 AM
LOL!! Love it Rosalie!! Hail Holy Mart!!!! :)
11-08-2005, 01:33 AM
Kirsten, all I got was your log-in page, lol!! Thought I'd let you know, lol. I was bummed!
11-08-2005, 11:40 AM
:) yes the same here kirsten, hope you can fix it, I really look forward to see your cards
11-08-2005, 01:33 PM
I'm new to all this online photos stuff, so sorry about the link problems.
This should solve it, hopefully!
11-08-2005, 02:03 PM
Beautiful Cards, Kirsten.
Very nice, Kirsten! Embossing is one thing I haven't tried yet. :)
Bianchi!!! Beautiful tables! I absolutely LOVE those. :)
11-08-2005, 03:55 PM
Oh Kirsten, gorgeous work!!! I absolutely love the Birthday card! You are very talented!! ;) We ICers are quite a talented group, aren't we??? :)
11-08-2005, 04:55 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind remarks - you have made my day :grouphug:
I love making cards - each one takes me about an hour - and it is an hour I don't think about work, my IC or any other troubles. Very therapeutic!
With the holiday season approaching I am planning a whole Christmas series, so will post them up when they're done.
11-08-2005, 05:27 PM
Beautiful cards, Kirsten! I look forward to seeing your Christmas cards when you get them posted.
I have to say I'm really enjoying this new "crafts & hobbies" section on the board! You're absolutely right Tracey, there's a whole lot of talented people around here! I look forward to coming here each day.
11-08-2005, 06:36 PM
:) Beautiful cards, Kirsten, as you probleby now I make cards too, I use a lot of my cross stitch pieces to decorate the cards, but I am also trying different things, I would love to have a go at embossing, it just means I have to buy more stuff, is it difficult to do??
11-08-2005, 07:06 PM
No embossing isn't difficult to do - it's what got me started in card making. When I was trying to find an appropriate thankyou card to sent to the people who came to my mother's funeral, I came across a shop that specialised in card and invitation making, and ended up buying a stamp with a violin (my mother's instrument) and some silver powder and a stamp pad. The woman in the shop showed me how to do it and I ended up making 50 or 60 simple white cards with an embossed silver violin on it. After that I was hooked.
Embossing is simply a matter of stamping the image, spreading the embossing powder completely over the image, tipping the excess powder off and then heating the image to emboss. It takes a bit of practice to get it perfect, but the practice is fun in itself!
I love making cards - each one takes me about an hour - and it is an hour I don't think about work, my IC or any other troubles. Very therapeutic!
That is so very, very true. :)
11-09-2005, 10:27 AM
Hey Kirsten, great to see you here. Card making is one of my favourites too.
I started when I about 13 (40 years ago OMG!) making mum and dads christmas cads. First doing line drawings on 40-50 cards. Then my dad made me a silk screen frame and I used that for many years.
I still make my chrissie cards but enjoy doing the birthday ones better as you can make them more personal.
Martha, you'll just love embossing. Any of your stamps cam be used or you can emboss your own writing. You just have to be quick getting the powder on before the ink dries. Have you ever bought the "Stamping and Papercraft " magazine? It always has instructions for embossing, and a few other things, in the back pages.
GO shopping my girl, and get the mag and some powder. If you don't have a heat tool you can use your toaster until santa comes. Just turn on the toaster (without any bread) and move the card around over the top until the embossing powder melts.
11-09-2005, 10:46 AM
:) great idea Rosalie, I was talking about embossing to hubbie last night, I am really eager to learn, but I told him that I didn't really want to spend money on a embossing tool, just in case it's not my cup of tea, but the toaster idea is great, so that way I only have to buy the powder.
I think I have a stamping and paper craft mag lying around somewhere, I did not buy it, but the owner of my local newsagency always gives me craft mags for free, at the end of the month when the new ones come in, she just takes the cover of, and returns that to get a refund.
I always buy 2 craft mags every month, that my treat, I get the quick and easy cross stitch, and the papercraft inspirations, anyway now I have to have some embossing powder DEFINATELY, Rosalie, how do I emboss my own writing? doesn't the ink dry to quick?? what pen do I use to do that??
11-09-2005, 11:00 AM
You can buy an embossing pen but you can use any pen that doesn't dry too quickly. Its a matter of just tryng out what you have. Also, if you want to emboss a lot of writing, do it a small bit at a time.
I have used the gel pens to emboss place cards etc.
11-09-2005, 04:16 PM
Oh yes, that's the beauty of embossing it looks so fussy, but is so easy and fun to do! I have an embossing pen, a few rubber stamps, the heat tool, some pretty powders but shiny black is my fave, lol. Hey, do you think a blow-dryer on high heat would work? I know I singed my hair with my old one...it's got to be hot!! LMAO!!!
11-09-2005, 06:06 PM
I tried the hairdryer once to emboss - blew the blasted powder everywhere and straight off the card! :biglaugh:
I then decided the toaster was a better option until I bought my embossing tool. :)
11-10-2005, 02:51 AM
LOL, ok I got a mental picture of that happening, lol. Good thing I have the heat tool as well!! :biglaugh: Oh, still giggling on that ......
Dang, this thread and board is dangerous. It used to be I tried on hobby after another, so I have all sorts of stuff - cross stitch, rubber stamping/embossing, scrapbooking, sewing, soap making. Now, though, I want to do them all and all at the same time!! UGH!!!! :biglaugh:
11-13-2005, 04:21 AM
I added a couple new pics, the b&w ones hubby took, ect...Finally got the chance to just sit down and get them on there!! LOL No laughing at me, you can laugh with me though,lol.
Ok, ladies, this board's been quiet, I certainly hope you all are busy crafting!!!!
11-13-2005, 10:19 AM
:) Good photo's Tracey, you've got a wicked smile along with a wicket sense of humour LOL, and I noticed the dimple in the chin, I've got one too, did you know it's one of the 7 beauty marks, it's the only beauty mark I have :biglaugh: I don't know what happened! I think God got called away when he was busy with me, and then forgot to finish me off haha.
What is the photo with the fire?? has that got something to do with halloween??
11-13-2005, 10:32 AM
Great photos Tracey. The fire ones are very artistic. Is the fire anything to do with burning witches? Good looking bloke in the cap!.....yours?
Is that your moggy?
And Halloween partys look like so much fun. An excuse to dress up in crazy outfits! We don't celebrate Halloween here even though some of the retail chains try to push it.
Martha Hilary has a dimple in one cheek. Its very cute. Alas! I missed out on any of the beauty marks. When God was handing out dimples, I thought he said "pimples" so I said " no thanks"
11-13-2005, 11:04 AM
:biglaugh: :biglaugh: Ooh, that's funny the pimple thing, thanks for making my day.
11-13-2005, 05:13 PM
LOL, why thank you ladies, lol. Yep, the one under that cap is mine, I claim him most days anyway...hee hee. Ok, my Aussie girls, what is a moggy?? I feel silly for asking, but ya got me stumped on that one, LOL!!!
Nah, the burning spool was on a camping/work trip one year (my company maintains communications towers, we build them, paint them etc.) and we had some empty spools from the guide wire that we took along to do the job. Didn't want to haul them back, so the guys popped them on the fire...LOL Just seemed like a neat picture to take :)
Oh yeah, I love Halloween, afraid I like it better than Christmas even, lol. Nobody's had any good parties lately. Bummer. That was always the highlight of my year, coming up with what I was going to be.... :(
I had no choice on the dimple thing, my dad had one and my maternal grandad did too, lol. Seems I wasn't getting out of it! Glad to know it's considered a beauty mark!!! YAHOOOO! I hated it growing up...you know, not many girls have them and it made me different, the last thing a teenager, in that respect, wants to be!! LMAO!!!!!
I do want to see this formal that's being made when it finished. Sounds very cool combining two patterns, I am still proud that I can manage a straight seam. *sigh*
11-13-2005, 05:42 PM
Hi Tracey and eveyone,
Tracey - "moggy" is Aussie slang for cat. Heaven knows where it comes from but I don't tend to use it all that often myself.
I got 2 dimples in the handout, as did my sister - photos of us together are very cute when we're smiling lots!
Hope everyone is well,
11-14-2005, 01:33 AM
Sweet! Thanks for the definition, lol. Yep, then that was one of my kitties, she's the one who passed away last March, my Cali Girl, still miss her terribly :(
Let's hear it for the Dimple Gang! (and Pimples too, we don't want to leave her out, lol)
11-14-2005, 01:39 AM
Great pictures Tracey...Your cat is beautiful as with everybody else! thanks for sharing.
11-14-2005, 02:06 AM
Thank you very much!!! :) My Cali girl was the easiest of my gang to take pictures of, lol.
Thanks again!!! :)
11-14-2005, 10:38 AM
:) I am sure pimples will be honoured to be included in the gang of dimples,LOL
11-14-2005, 12:15 PM
Watch it you two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I distinctly remember saying I said NO THANKS to the pimples!
11-14-2005, 02:27 PM
What was that Pimples?? hee hee hee....I just couldn't help it...just had to say it.... :ignore:
Ok, I am done....for now... LMAO!!! :biglaugh:
11-14-2005, 07:40 PM
:) Actually you told God not us, so we are of the hook :biglaugh:
11-15-2005, 08:17 AM
Woo Hoo, good solution Martha! You are sooooo very clever!
11-15-2005, 08:46 AM
Ok I finally figured out this flickr website.
Check out my crafting projects, oh ya and my animals...not including the 15 horses out in the field.
11-15-2005, 05:47 PM
Jen, I left a reponse on another thread. We are getting these pictures up all over the place.
You know, not all boys are mean... most.. but not all. I myself, have given birth to a little ripper! Lucky will be the girl who gets him!
11-16-2005, 03:23 PM
Every boy but the ones we know have been raised proper!! LOL ;)
11-30-2005, 04:53 AM
Wow! You are so talented!! How wonderful.
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