monday….

wytch one?

wytch one?

Etsy has just made my life simpler.  In the past, I’ve had requests for some of my patterns, but, I’m really, really bad at figuring out how to upload, download, scan, print, file…..  So, my designs have, largely, stayed at home with me.  However, Etsy recently added an easy fix by allowing me (and other artists) to upload patterns with one click.  Hurray!  No more hoops to jump through, no more technical language to learn… just click.  Hey, I can do that with one finger!  For those of you who are interested, “Wytch One?” the pattern, is now available for instant download from my etsy shop ~ click here ~ it’s a very simple, rough line drawing, but that’s what my designs are.  I’ll be adding new designs as time goes by… I’ll keep you posted.

wytch pendant

wytch pendant

I’ve updated my Primitive Handmades Mercantile shop, where you can find a Wytch pendant and larger silhouettes ~ click here.

halloween...

halloween…

Over the weekend, I worked on some Halloween decorating.  The silhouettes on the mantel are available in my Etsy shop ~ click here.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI added some little oil squirters…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA… and some diminutive sunflower heads that I purchased at a roadside stand.  I just love how the colors of the seed heads echo the tones of the silhouettes.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I downloaded the witch words (on either end of the mantel) from Hudsons Holidays, an Etsy shop.  You can visit the store here.  The fabulous Crows banner is from The Crackling Crows, another Etsy purchase.  Click here to see more of Ivonne Brown’s banners.

Of course, I had lots of help decorating….

who, me?

who, me?

Lilly is terrific at using her claws to create altered art.  Here, she sits proudly next to her latest creation.  She calls it, “The Claw is Mightier Than the Stool”.  It’s a work in progress which she attacks with gusto from time to time.

ellis

ellis

Ellis is always there to counsel and advise.  He doesn’t trust me an inch and stays glued to my side throughout any project, just to make sure I don’t err.

oatbran

oatbran

Otis is all about comic relief and would rather be playing than decorating.  He and his companions have taken up playing putt-putt….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s Otis with his yellow golf ball….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s Ellis, waiting for Otis to putt….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEllis congratulates Otis on his fine form…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…and asks the gallery to quiet down while he makes his approach shot…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooks like a hole-in-one!

 

wishing you laughter today and everyday…

 

rebecca

p.s. my “mass” was benign ~ yippee!

silhouettes…

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Silhouettes are so much fun, don’t you think?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I would like to collect antique silhouettes, but, for now, I have a very special silhouette collection of my niece and nephew.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My sister had the kids silhouettes cut every year while they were growing up, until the very talented lady who created them decided to retired.

I wonder if Lilly, Ellis and Otis would sit still long enough to have their silhouettes cut…

lilly

lilly

Lilly might sleep long enough to have hers done, but she’s never in a silhouette-ish position.

otis

otis

Otis, too….

ellis

ellis

Ellis, himself, looks a bit like a silhouette already…

I’d like to learn how to cut silhouettes, though my live in models may not be the perfect subjects for practicing the art.  The next best thing to being able to cut my own silhouettes has to be punching them.  I started two silhouette projects this week.

witch 1

witch 1

Witch 1 is an average silhouette size.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShe is starting to come together nicely.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust the background to do and then, maybe, she’ll have a companion join her… a warlock, perhaps? or possibly a cat of her own.

witch 2

witch 2

Witch 2 is just a little bitty thing, about an inch and a half across.

mini tart tin

mini tart tin

She fits perfectly into a tiny vintage tart mold.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Coupled with a wee spiral of wool and a vintage rhinestone…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

…she makes a very elegant adornment!

 

rebecca