Monday, March 29, 2010

Check out Cool 2 Craft for interactive videos...

Never try to get into a doctor's office on Monday...especially when it is Spring break and they may be away with their families. Hopefully I have an appointment around 3 in the afternoon tomorrow and I did get to speak to my neurologist. I spent most of the day in bed resting and exhausted at the same time...this afternoon I was able to make a dinner to share with Erin and Chance and do a load of laundry...then the dryer broke. It is almost funny...except it really isn't... laundry is one thing I can do in my home and now we will figure something out.

I discovered an interesting interactive video site...I finally had to go on Facebook to register... but the host is Tiffany Windsor and today she hosted Lisa Fulmer and her demo with alcohol inks....Heidi Borchers with a demo on making bread dough roses and possible jewelry...Ann Butler with her demo on faux raku pottery...and my favorite Lesley Riley's demo on transferring photos with TAP transfer paper that can be used to make images on fabric, papers, wood, leather, even mica sheets. Lesley was the main reason I went on to Cool2Craft and every Monday Tiffany will host a variety of artists for a 90 minute sharing session. This might be something you will enjoy just watching and learning about what is going on out there in the world of generous creative artists. Lesley Riley could fill the whole demo 90 minutes ...the TAP papers are remarkable tools for clear photo transfers and can be used into in so many processes. Check it out...try it you will like it.

I am going back to work now...I have been transferring my photos onto different fabric and canvas sheets to be used in my layered assemblages for the show...I am having fun and can use other art pencils, markers , stamps, stencils and so many other mediums to add to the narratives. I am almost finished with the March Crow Moon composition...I am adding my chain stitch drawing and will embellish my full moon tomorrow. I now know why March is also called the worm moon...when it rains the worms are all over the sidewalks and driveways...yucky for me but interesting to just watch them squiggle. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

an armful of little girls...
Cole dino paper plates...
Rosie testing the sleepability of Cole's Dinosaur wall hanging...


  1. Worms???? Not around here!! Ewwww!!! But then we don't get much rain in these parts! Hope you get to feeling better and please, please, take care of yourself...this world needs your spirit.


  2. Thanks for the video ideas for us to check out. Love the little ones you are holding. Soooo cute! I have been having so much fun making my full moon dolls. But each one gets smaller and smaller.LOL

  3. Thank you for the info about the videos. My Full Moon art doll got BIG this time. I started out small and kept hearing, no no no no no, in my mind. sigh.......They do talk to us, don't they? :)Bea

  4. precious photos of your sweet ones and you!
    thank you for reminding me about Lesley Riley's TAP video, I meant to watch it yesterday!
    Brightest of Blessings to you and yours!