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Monday, February 4th, 2008
9:20 pm
Thing-a-day Challenge: Day 4
More yummy hat pins...
I need to get better pictures of them.

Hat P{ins 2
Hat P{ins 2

Current Mood: gloomy
4:50 pm
As I think I mentioned before, I'm doing Origami for my Thing a Day. I made some creatures over the weekend which I will post photos of later.
Friday: Fox and Bird "Coot"
Saturday: Pig and a REALLY bad T-Rex
Sunday: I think I tried to skip too many level as my butterfly, angel and orchid all BOMBED (not even the "Water bomb” worked, so much for Bombing!) But my two toned snake looked cute. It made me want to get some actual two colored paper for this project. But I'm broker than broke right now, so my Thing a Day today was design some of my own origami paper. I'm a HUGE MC Escher fan, so he's the basis for this. Tomorrow I may move on to colors. But let's see how this goes for now.

My first attempt at Origami paper is under the cut

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1:48 pm
Behind on the picture posting.
Sorry for the delay! The memory card for my camera was buried under all the things that have accumulated on my desk in the past few days.

Days 1 - 3, behind the cut: )

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12:52 pm
Land of Orgami

I probably wouldn't have visited this paticular land if it wasn't for thing-a-day. 

12:15 am
I did finally get the glue to dry.

More hat pins...
More hat pins...

Current Mood: tired
Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
11:27 am
Finding the Community.
It took me forever to find this community. I put hyphens in between the words instead of underscoring.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
9:32 pm
Thing-a-day Challenge: Day 2
I entered NaPhoDaYr last year, and am still in the habit of carrying my camera around with me in the car.
Not sure why some things call me, they just do. Peeling paint, textures on the ground, patterns in bricks or rocks. I have a fantasy of some day publishing a book of these photos through some vanity press like LuLu or Cafe Press. But for now, I am just taking the pictures.

Along Bridge St. Along Bridge St.
Napa Auto windows Napa Auto windows
Windows bricked up by a previous tenant.
Napa Auto Parts Napa Auto Parts
Getty station Getty station
Cover a man hole, valve, switch or pipe fitting??? What is under it and why the X?

I tried to make another hat pin tonight. The beads I chose were mostly bone and horn. For some reason the glue I used on the pins last night would not set up on this one. I wonder if it has something to do with the naturals. If the horn/bone soaked up some component of the glue and prevented it from setting?
Curious. I may have to try a different glue. More on my experiments with hat pins tomorrow.

Current Mood: accomplished
9:53 am
Bad Moderator, no cookie
I ended up in the ER until 3am with an old friend/co-worker/room-mate while she had some unexpected surgery.
But I did manage to squeeze in 2 hat pins before I left work. One of the upsides of working for myself.

Feb 1st
Feb 1st
2 hat pins

I will post todays accomplishments after much coffee!

Current Mood: tired
Friday, February 1st, 2008
7:37 am
.... and they're off!

Post to this list by midnight tonight and tell us what you've made today!
If you can snap a quick photo, even better!
( we are not expecting a photo of your knitting worthy of framing. Just give us an idea!)
If you make two things, in all of your excitement, post them both!

I have narrowed my list of possible things to make today down to about 12!
We will see which one actually gets made by the end of the day! LOL

Now quit reading LJ and GO MAKE SOMETHING!

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, January 31st, 2008
8:38 am
Get set....
Tomorrow is the big day... our official kick off and commitment to ourselves to get making THINGS!

Have made a list of things you want to try? Post it!
Have you set aside a time or a space, specifically for this purpose? Tell us about it!

What is your plan?

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
9:21 pm
On your mark...
So who is planning a mad dash to some craft supply store tomorrow to get ready for Thing-A-Day?

I actually have enough craft supplies to open my own store. LOL
But where to begin?
I admit, that I have no idea what I am going to make the day after tomorrow.

I am a jewelry designer by profession, I build doll houses, sew, have written 3 novels, cook... and as excited as I am about this whole project, I admit, I have no idea where I am going to start!

Truthfully though... I don't think it matters where we start, only that we start!
Only that we begin, we share, we inspire eachother, and then go back and do it again the next day!
It's only 28 days!
We can do this!

Current Mood: excited
Monday, January 28th, 2008
9:11 pm
Introductions please!
Just to be friendly... when you join, introduce yourself!
What kinds of things do you think you will build in the next 4 weeks?
Have you participated in challenges like this before?

Me: I am a professional silversmith and jewelry designer. I own a art gallery in Salem MA.
I think I am going to use this for creating things that aren't part of my professional/money making bag of tricks:
Artist trading cards, sketches of ideas for pieces I want to make, some sewing, maybe some of my photography.
( I carry my camera with me every day... )
I am a 3 year NaNoWriMo participant and one year in NaPhoDaYr.

How about you???

Current Mood: curious
7:35 pm
Today... I created an LJ community!
it's a start!
Thanks for joining!
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