Thursday, April 3, 2014

Daily art


I decided I was too unbalanced, either only doing "day job" work, or binging on art.
Actually I think grad school set me into a binge mode mentality. Binge mode for writing papers, where thats all you do. Binge mode to watch a tv series on Netflix because there is a brief two day respite in the work load before the next assignment is available, binge reading fiction because starting next week there will only be time for research.

Its not a healthy way to approach projects or life. And Im not living my life as a grad student anymore, so time to work on balance.

I felt one of the ways to do that is to make art every day, not finish a complete project every day (that supports the binge concept) but something artistic.

This is my goal for April.

I started this month with some shrinki dinks. Yesterday I assembled them into earrings, and prepared a hair stick and a fancy egg pendant ornament. Today I managed to get my art on early, and I was able to finish the hair stick and the easter egg necklace!

Little projects and little stress to have it done now.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Pintrest action!


Its very exciting to find out that other people pin my content. A blog post on basic color theory has been pinned at least 2 separate times, and repinned 9!


OMG, LOL I accidentally posted this to one of my other blogs, oops.

Blog fail!

And yet again O have failed at balancing my desired craft life with my income generating life.
The goal really is for them to be one and the same.

New project/goal starting in April is daily art. 
I will do/make something artistic every day.

And of course I will share pictures!

Anyone want to play too? We can make it into a blog hop at the end of it!

Blog fail!

And yet again O have failed at balancing my desired craft life with my income generating life.
The goal really is for them to be one and the same.

New project/goal starting in April is daily art. 
I will do/make something artistic every day.

And of course I will share pictures!

Anyone want to play too? We can make it into a blog hop at the end of it!

Friday, March 7, 2014

On Instagram!

Im on Instagram now!

Come follow me Im Zoeowyn!


My new book marks are now listed on etsy: http://zoeowyn.etsy.com

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ooh book marks.


New book marks

About a week ago a polymer clay page on facebook (the Polymer Arts) posted this image of a devise for helping you hold open your book one handed.

Along with the image was the comment of how this would be a good thing to try in polymer, so I did.


I found out these are being made in plastic, and wood, and all kinds of ways. So instead of trying out as just another thing to be lost, I decided to make it into a book mark.


So far feed back has been positive, and I will have a new product for bibliophiles in my etsy shop tomorrow!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Crayon time




For the past 8 years my kids and I have made special valentine's heart shaped crayons. We decided years ago that kids at school did not need any more candy, and my kids wanted to do something special for their friends. And so a mini tradition was started.

Its our last year in elementary school, so this might be our last year for crayons. Its been a great way of keeping our crayon population under control.

This year we made 48 crayons. Enough for me to even have a few to pass out.


Kiddo's favorite crayons of this year. Especially the candy corn colored one.

These are my favorite for the year, I love the subtle color shifts.


Been trying to recreate the perfect rainbow crayon since that happy accident  a few years back. http://zoeowyn.blogspot.com/2012/02/img4923jpg.html