Creative Work, Creative Play, Creative Learning

This weekend I was inspired by my 2yr old daughter to create a photo concentration/memory game to help build her vocabulary. There are some nice games for kids that we’ve found, however they weren’t quite what I was looking for.  Building our own game allows us to continually expand her vocabulary by adding new photos and themes, and eventually increasing …

Dragonfly Ice Resin Necklace

Dragonfly Necklace – Ice Resin Paper and Wire

I have been having so much fun with the Ice Resin techniques I learned last weekend from Deryn Mentock (Something Sublime)!  This dragonfly was created as a gift for my neice, Beta, who loves the color yellow.  The translucent wings on this dragonfly necklace are actually from a napkin with yellow lemons that has been treated with ice resin. The …

Ice Resin bezel jewelry by Nikki

Ice Resin Jewelry Workshop

Yesterday my mom Linda, my friend Andreea and I attended a fabulous Ice Resin jewelry workshop taught by Deryn Mentock (Something Sublime).  It was a blast!  Here are a few of my creations: And these were made by my mom, Linda Long: Andreea was very creative and used some antique spoons for her bezels – I wish I had remembered …

Detail: Only as far as I seek can I go

Only as high as I reach can I GROW…

I lost a (silly) bet with my husband and he challenged me to create a piece of artwork with a poem as his reward.  What a thoughtful way to reward me, too!  Below is the poem (by Karen Ravn) and the four collages I created, one for each sentiment in the poem: Only as high as I reach Can I …

Sister Fairies, under glass

Sister Fairies

These darling little angels are my nieces, snug in their nest and testing their wings.  This was created as a gift for my sister.  Their wings are transparencies and the fairies are two-sided so that they can be seen from any angle.  Below is a second view showing the little bird sharing their nest.  Feathers around the bottom complete the …