I checked out "A Guide to Color Symbolism" by Jill Morton and "Art Journey, American Landscapes-89 Painters' Perspectives" edited by Kathryn Kipp. I am excited to look at all of the landscape paintings. I am also studying a bit more about color and what it means. I think color theory is so interesting, and the color wheel is always helpful for inspiration. I can't wait to look at both of my new library books.
courtesy Greater Phoenix Digital Library
Now on to fun crafty stuff. I was able to get some new stones for tree leaves yesterday.
I have to say that JoAnn's has done a great job of expanding their jewelry and beading sections. The selection is great and the sales can add up to really make a difference. Yesterday the beads were 50% off and I had a coupon for an additional 20% off including sale items. When we checked out the nice lady and I were joking about how it feels good to save more money than you spend. Even she was amazed at my savings. I know it's not polite to talk about prices or money, I just get a kick out of a great deal. Tale a look at some of my new leaves:
I like all of them, but the moss agate stone is my favorite. The deep green definitely draws the eye. I am using a muffin tin as a tray to hold my tree making supplies. I thought the glass would be great to practice with and I will save the stones for trees that I want to gift or put in the shop. I can't wait to get started on a new tree later today!!
Here is a peek at a few other things we've been working on lately:
I used another piece of "Midnight Pastoral" to make a pendant. I have to dress it up a bit so it's a work in progress. I am in love with the way the vintage lace looks under glass. Isabel is helping with these and we like the way they are turning out.
I hope your week is going well, happy Wednesday.