Friday, November 19, 2010

But Does She Make Things?

Why, yes I do! I got two things finished at Silver Bella. Last year, I didn't get anything finished!
I will be working on the other things and show them to you soon. 
But for now... I have...


This is a collage that I made in a class taught by Lisa Kaus. We brought our own pictures. I picked mine from one of my old primers.  The little girl looked so much like Kat when she was young. Lisa was so generous about sharing her techniques. We used graphite pencils to edge things and Caron D'Ache crayons to create some cool color effects. We wired a bottle on the bottom. Mine holds glitter and is a tiny old perfume bottle.


...is my teacup fairy doll from a class taught by Beth Quinn. This was loads of fun to make. We brought our own cup. I found this beautiful boullion cup which matches nothing in my house...but hey...good art doesn't have to match your sofa, as they say.  (Just kidding!) This actually needs a little more work. Some more bling around the neck and a bit more glitter and fabric below. It will give you a general idea of the project. Beth was a generous teacher and had lots of lovely fabric for us to rip up and use. Very therapeutic to rip fabric!

I am going to be finishing the other projects soon. A couple are very close to completion. I don't know why am so slow. Do you think it because I am talking all the time? 

This weekend I will share with you some pictures of my whole class. One of my favorites...Project Runway, taught by Colette Copeland.

25 comments:

  1. The bouillon cup has two handles, and this is a doll, so... your doll has two arms. As well she should. I'll bet she's unique (all the cups I saw had one "arm".

    Unique. Like you!

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  2. Oh Suze! The collage is adorable. I love old children's books. The cup fairy is to die for. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

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  3. Suz I am with you on the not finshing projects! I hope to get with the program soon so I can show you all what I made and with teachers and so on! I will check back.
    I love sweet Collette's comment! Isn't she the best! I am so glad she was our teacher and that we all got to meet her finally.

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  4. Suz, you make me laugh!! I bet you are having so darn much fun you don't want to miss a thing-that's why your projects aren't finished. But if you can meet someone new and have a new friend, it sure is worth it!!!
    xo
    lynn

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  5. Hi Suz, I love your tea cup doll, how sweet is that. So glad to hear about your Silver Bella fun. I hope some day to go, it sounds wonderful. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Terri

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  6. Hi Suz,
    I didn't finish all of mine either but I learned a lot and was so happy with the "process"! So many lovely new friends!
    :)

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  7. Oh Suz!
    Thank you SO much for your post! And I too, am sorry that you and I never connected??????? No classes together and HOW did I miss you with Lulu or KIM H.????

    I still have my "Bella" projects to finish, but have a "Hair" salon even to get ready for!

    Let's stay in touch and IF we both go next year, how Sweet will THAT meeting be???

    I SO wanted to meet you because there were only a couple of people I actually corresponded with....Lulu of course, for a couple of years now and Karla,,,,,one of my FIRST blog Contacts and you a bit before the event. I didn't "do" the whole Chat/sister/swap thing because I was too busy!

    So,,,GF? Next year, okay? And in the meantme, lets stay in touch!

    Hugs, Love and a "Big Ole" 'Bus' on the Cheek!
    Shell........

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  8. I was envying those Kaus bottle plaques and the teacup fairies. Suz I did not finish one project this year! These look great!

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  9. The tea cup fairy is wonderful- I saw Karla's in person yesterday- what a cute idea- and I'm sure yours will look great where ever you put it.

    The primer pictures collage is darling- so sweet that the little girl looks like Kat.

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  10. Hi. Both pieces of art are so adorable. Love the teacup doll - do you plan on making some friends for her so she doesn't become lonely?! What a fun time you had. Have a lovely weekend. Lynne M

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  11. oh suz,

    your art is beautiful! I love the piece you did in lisa kaus's class!! but of course the tea cup doll is darling as well! I do need to get out and take more classes. my heart is aching for them, next year... art and soul perhaps! thank you for always stopping in at the artseat!
    xo

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  12. oo i have a xmas cup that would work for that!! your projects are both just darling, suz!

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  13. Magical tea cup fairy Suz and your collage is just the sweetest...extra special that it reminds you of your precious girl!

    It is always nice to finish projects!
    Looking forward to more SB show n tell :)
    oxo

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  14. I love the title of this blog post! haha... YES you do make things... VERY pretty things! Your projects look amazing. Thanks for sharing Suz. And thank you so much for dropping by my blog and your sweet comments. They mean so much.
    Hugs,
    Holly

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  15. I love your teacup doll and your mixed media collage with the adorable old time pictures. Most of all I love your happy smile in this photo of you. Wonderful weekend to you...

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  16. I love Beth!!! I have a few of her lovely pieces!!! Your teacup angel is stunning...really I have no words to describe how beautiful she is.

    What a fun time...I soooo want to attend next year!

    Thank you sweet friend for your caring comments you left me about my teeth...I am such a chicken but I have calmed myself down and sooooo feel the love from all of you that I know I will be able to get through this...soon I will be dancing in the streets again.

    Hugs my sweet friend...what would I do without you?! xoxoxox

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  17. Hello you sweet thing! I adore the collage!!! It's stunning.... I hope you have the perfect place for it! I am enjoying seing everyone's projects, wishing I was there.... xoxo

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  18. oh, your projects are *wonderful*! Looks like you had a fabulous time. I hope to make it there someday!

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  19. how cool! everything looks great!!!

    xo
    elyse

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  20. You have been busy...you make so many nice things!!! Lovely!!

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  21. Cute collage..I love the retro school graphics, and your teacup fairy is adorable. What a wonderful trip, and Happy Belated Birthday! ;-)

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  22. Talk too much? - you? No way! We love what you have to say...

    What a clever idea for a teacup fairy! And if she doesn't match your sofa, then I guess you're just going to have to sell her. Plenty of us have sofas that would look lovely with green and gold (hint, hint)!
    - Susan

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  23. Eeeek I love all the stuff you made, and Lisa and Beth are so cool! Oh and I totally agree that ripping fabric is very therapeutic..lol!


    Have a great week Suz!

    Sand

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  24. I love your tea cup fairy! It looks a bit Irish too with all the green!!

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