Play Date Last Sunday and Update on BC Journey

Hi Blogger Buddies!  It's been so long (since I returned from the RSC!) since I blogged last, so I will cut to the chase and share my play date I had last Sunday at my friend's home.


Sometimes we call these play dates "Make-n-Steak" because Linda's husband, Bob will bbq steaks for us later in the evening after Linda and I share techniques we've learned either on our own, on-line or at workshops.


First things first . . .
I brought along supplies and some of my pieces to show Linda what I learned in Teesha Moore's workshops . . .

I've been wanting to do some etching on copper and Linda has already done several jewelry pieces using the technique, so when I told her I recently got these really cool book cover rubber stamps by Tim Holtz I wanted to try, she told me to bring them.  


Here is my book cover in the making.  Stamped and coming out of it's etching bath after about an hour . . .
I thought Alcohol Inks would be cool to color the cover and give it a patina, old world look.  I used Lettuce, Butterscotch, Bottle, Caramel, Citrus . . .
This is what I'm going to use (I think) as the back cover.  Here's how it looks out of the etching bath with no color added yet.  Oops - that's the flash from my cell phone in the lower right hand corner . . .
I really like etching and will definitely be buying the supplies to do some more at home!


Snack time . . .
Show and Tell time.  Some of Bob's latest pieces . . .
 
Then it was play time with Marlena "Marley" . . .
after a swim in the pool . . .
Linda finished up her piece the next day and colored what was a black and white head piece.  I just LOVE how it all turned out! . . .


And this is mine . . .
It's always such a fun, relaxing day at The Bucci's.  Next time we get together we're going to do shrink art *smiles*.


BC update:  I had reconstruction surgery June 27th.  Still healing.  I think I may have done a little too much a little too soon (the workshops and the rubber stamp convention) or maybe things just take longer to heal than I want them to?  I have seen the doctor twice since surgery and will go back on August 18th to discuss the next steps.  I'm feeling well and have returned to work.  And obviously I'm not going to let the fun stop! *smiles*

9 comments:

Lori said...

Ooo, that etching looks wonderful! And the Tesha art is outstanding, and those paintings? Zowie! What a wonderful time! Glad to hear things are progressing ok in the BC area, Sherry, that's wonderful.

Helen said...

What fab art - the etching is great!
So glad you've taken the next step re BC, and glad it is going well - just make sure you look after yourself!

Nancy Lynn said...

Looks like you had a great day with your friend Linda. I love your etching piece....it turned out great and your Teesha Moore pieces are super too. Glad to hear that things are progressing healthwise and continue to keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

These projects look like a lot of fun! I love the name 'make-n-steak'! LOL. I have never done etching before but it looks like something I would like doing. They turned out beautiful. Marley is a cutie-pie.
Healing hugs from your surgery. I pray that you will heal soon.
Hugs and blessings
Kelly

CuddlyBunny said...

WOW! Beautiful art from all three of you! Your Make-n-Steak sounds like such fun, especially with the etching!

... great big healing hug coming your way! Grrrmmph! Hug!

Createology said...

How fabulous that you are doing well and recuperating quickly. Great get together with your friends and food and playing with art supplies. I am certain you also shared some wonderful memories and laughter. Sunshine Summer Smiles to you...

Susan M said...

I'm really liking that book cover!

Siobhan Brignull said...

that etching looks superb, tell us more please :)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE the etching and the craft time with a friend and dinner too?? Perfect.....