DAWN’S EASEL POST IT NOTE HOLDER…

Greetings... well once again I am little behind…I start out ahead worked on this blog several days ago then byzinga…company …and of course I had to go play…so it was worth getting behind.. plus maybe it gives you a chance to catch up…. lol excuses excuses

AHA…I bombed you with two posts within days of each other…lol …Of course its because I was behind and wanted to share MOTHER’S DAY stuff with you… SO back in OCTOBER 2014  I posted SCS TWISTED CIRCULAR EASEL CARD and in that blog I also posted some eye candy by SUZIE BRINGER...she had taught a class that I was part of on lettering on muslin and I just loved it and her little mini quilts with quotes on the muslin were just incredible… well she recently went to the beach in oregon and this what she did ….LIKE THE GOOD TEACHER SHE IS…you always warm up with a run thru of complete alphabet

sand letters SUZIE BERINGER

sand letters SUZIE BERINGER

If this were actually using calligraphy nibs this would be a split nib ….but YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS but she did all of the following and the one above with A PLASTIC FORK….yep that’s right like the picnic stuff…when you have talent it just always finds a way to come out and this girl definitely has talent… PS I want that FORK…

SUZIE BERINGER

SUZIE BERINGER

SUZIE BERINGER

SUZIE BERINGER

SUZIE BERINGER

SUZIE BERINGER

I was so impressed with her sand letters that I went in search of A STERLING fork …I mean come on if you can write like this then you deserve more than just a plastic fork…FOUND ONE…and sent it off to her with a card made using her photos above…

She was pleased and with summer seeming to aririve much earlier this year…( usually we don’t call summer till about July 15) however, this year we have already had up to 90 degree weather in someplace and even hotter in Eastern Washington… we had a very un winter winter with rain but little or no snow in the mountains and we are all a little worried about drought…so far so good and we have had rain a little lately but not nearly as much as we would usually be having….and wonder of wonder the warm sunny days have been on the weekend when the kids and working folks can enjoy them…

DAWN’S EASEL POST IT NOTE HOLDER

Dawn's Easel post it note holder

Dawn’s Easel post it note holder

another of Dawn's variations...

another of Dawn’s variations…

WOW…I think this is so cute… and such a great gift…for a teacher, or friend who works in an office or just for a friend at home… WHO DOESN’T NEED POST ITS..lol…some days my house looks like a confetti storm went thru from all the post its I have stuck around…even after I don’t need them anymore…lol  Ok its really straight forward and  simple and while she used the regular yellow pads,… I knew that these were going to be gifts so I got some of the pretty colors to use… be careful that you get the ones that have about ½ inch worth of post its though…I found some pads that while good price and more of them in package…they were smaller which might not matter too much but would throw your scoring off or leave you with a bigger gap and might not look as good…

 

MORE EYE CANDY BEACH ART both of the links here are for beach art in the sand created by ANDRES AMADOR BEACH ART 1  AND   J.BEN BEACH ART 2.. Two different styles and two different types of music…lol…but both of them are amazing…they are not calligraphy like SUZIE BERINGER’S but they are lovely and HUGE…like all of You Tube there are annoying ads and you can usually skip them and you can also usually make the video larger by tapping the double arrows in bottom right ( at least that’s where they are on my machine… in any case I just had to share them… I think you can subscribe to Andres and then you would get e mail whenever he posts…not sure if all his stuff is sand art ….also not sure about J.Ben…again he may have other posts..

I have been having lots of difficulties with my devices…ipad and mac book air lately most with connections and now sure what the problem is as they were working just fine if FL and also in WA when we left here in October … so I will get them figured out but even with all the hassle lately I have to say I can’t imagine my life without internet and without APPLE.

CALLIGRAPHY EYE CANDY

THE GRACEFUL ENVELOPE WINNERS FOR 2015 HAVE POSTED…and while I am not one of them several of friends and fellow calligraphers are…in fact there are quite a few from the PACIFIC NORTHWEST… if you click on the link you will see in red at the top 3 links WINNERS, HONORABLE MENTIONS ( both adult) and then CHILDREN .. each link will take you out to FLICKER…if you are not familiar ( I am not ) when it opens you can scroll down thru the envy’s but if you click on the top one you will also be able to see the name of person who did it as well as the state they are from…and that requires that you click on the arrow to the right of each envy…WEIRD…I am not a programer but this seems confusing to me…. however this is how they do it… so go enjoy… now one of the winners is my favorite calligraphy teach CAROL DU BOSCH from PORTLAND OREGON ..then several of the Honorable Mentions…are in the current class that Carol is teaching in Olympia….soooo since class was yesterday I decided last Monday to go see if I could get a celebration cake from my SAFEWAY STORE…YES!!! turns out they have the ability to print out pictures out of edible icing and put them on your cake…. I tried to make small photos of individual envys and have them put on the cake but they told me that edible icing doesn’t like to be cut once its printed it tends to crack so they suggested I make an 8×10 collage of the envys and bring it  back and they would scan it and put it on the to of my ¼ sheet cake… tried overlapping the envys but finally decided I wanted all of each envy to show so I just did them in straight lines… It came out amazing… here is my image I took to bakery at SAFEWAY ( not all stores have this so check around if you decide to try this) cake collage

and this is the actual cake…

envy cake

envy cake

If you are surprised …SO WAS I… I had no idea it could look so perfect… and it tasted great too… I did chocolate with Raspberry filling… needless to say none was left over…lol…

THEY were all surprised to see it also and we took lots of pictures at least 3 of students whose envy’s were on the cake were in the class and then of course the teacher CAROL whose envy is the black one at the top was there also. Go to the link and check out the rest of winners and Honorable Mentions…they are all simply stunning and lots of great art work…so this should inspire you to never send NAKED MAIL…. surprise someone with delightful envy soon even for no reason except you are thinking of them… and your postman gets tired of seeing boring bills too… lol

Well I think that will do it for this post….AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

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