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I enjoy arts and crafts and dabble in just about anything. I've been doing so since childhood. My Etsy shop consists mainly of decoupage light switch and outlet covers. I also paint (mainly with acrylics), do mosaics, and draw with charcoal and other mediums.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

 I'm sure people are wondering how things went with the March for Babies back in April.  Things went well.  The fundraising was a success and although the weather was very cold and rainy for the walk, there was still a great turnout.  I look forward to doing it again next year.

I really do wish I had more time on my hands to really use this blog in the way that I had intended.  Unfortunately, I just don't have the time right now, so this blog gets neglected more often than not.  Maybe someday I'll be able to carve out some time to use it the way I would like to, but not right now.  So here we are with my posts few and far between with a little update on what's been going on with WyldAngelz Designs.  I am currently in the process of planning a wedding.  I've got about 2 months left and still a lot of ducks to get in a row.  So, a lot of other things have been taking a back burner.  Even my Etsy activity has slowed.  I haven't really made any new products in the last couple months.  I might work on a couple once I get some of the more important wedding details sorted out.

Aside from that, here is a glimpse of some other things that have been going on outside the Etsy shop.  I finished and framed the squirrel painting and entered it in the Regional Exhibit at the local art museum along with another piece.  The other piece was something I had never tried before.  Since I work in the medical field, I decided to try some art with medical images.  (ie.  Inside the body and under a microscope.)  I started out with an MRI image of the Circle of Willis which is a group of blood vessels inside the brain.  The image I chose was at a very unique angle and the reason I selected that angle was because it had some other recognizable shapes in it and I felt it would be visually interesting.  I chose a bright color scheme and called it "Full Circle" leaving it open to interpretation for those viewing the piece.  I was pleased to know that the doctors I worked with all saw something "vascular" in the piece before I told them what my inspiration was.  Here's a picture of the finished piece.  What do you see? 

I am also very pleased with the way the squirrel turned out after some tweaking.

It isn't easy to completely change the background after the foreground is already in place, but it was something that needed to be reworked. Other than that, there is a mural project going on downtown where I live that I am excited to soon be a part of and a project of my own that I am hoping to work on while the weather is warm if time permits.  It will start with this old door. 

I hope to take photos of the process from start to finish once I get to work on it more and I will post them here.  So far, this is what I have to work with.  I have big plans for what it will become.  Never tried anything like this before, but I'm up for the challenge.  I hope everyone's Summer is going well.  What do all of you have going on?  Any interesting projects in the mix?  I hope whatever it is that everyone is enjoying their Summer plans.