Tuesday, September 12, 2006

KIDS - Do Not Try this at Home

Holy sharpened pencils, Batman! This sculpture is about the craziest art I have seen in a while. I love the uniformity of the tiny sharpened pencils, as well as the reflection of sea creatures in wood & eraser. Don't miss the nails. Bravo, Jennifer!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Iron Works Graphics

Made from Scratch ...

These fantastic cards are not only letterpressed, but also designed, drawn and carved by Scott Baldwin. His Greetings and Postcards are great but I really fell for the booklets. Beautiful!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Here's what new in the swapping world of Asma.

Here is the tons of ribbon I received from Dana and Kathy H. Thank you!

Here is a scene in a matchbox that I sent out. It's a little library if you can't tell. It's about 2 1/4" by 1 1/8 inches. I used paper and clay and shrinky dinks and colored wooden match sticks to create the scene.

Handmade items sent to me by Dawn in the UK. A beautiful roomy polka-tote and a wash cloth that seems to have the most intricate 'brick' stitch.

Handmade items I sent across the seas to Australia. Some soap and letterpressed notecards and polymer items.

Felted Tote - start to finish

Here is a felted tote that I just finished. My first felting and knitting on cable needles - in the round (untwisted after 3 tries)! Good job, me. I love the yarn, I used a combination Lumpy Bumpy by Farmhouse Yarns and a double strand of Cascade 220 Wool, because my yarn shop does not carry the Berroco.

Before I felted:

After I felted - it shrunk from 16" x 24" to about 14" square. I wasn't sure whether to have the knit side out or the purl side out, but for now i have the knit side.