Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Christmas Fun...



I made these domino pendants as part of a project on Roses on My Table, the online art group I joined last month. Dominos! Can you imagine? I've never done anything quite like it. But Christina Zinnia Galliher, the instructor, offers comprehensive videos on the site that walk through every step. So I learned to print images, use products like diamond glaze and stamping inks, along with jewelry bails. And I hope I learned to copy the "badge" from the Roses site in case you want to travel there to explore a bit. If I've been successful, you'll see the R.A.I.L. badge to the left of this post. If not... well, I'll try again.

The images on the dominos are from the Dover Vintage Christmas Cards CD-Rom and Book. I think the most difficult part of the project was selecting which images to work with. The book has more than 200 nostalgic images to choose from. But you can see from my earlier post about the Angel Memory Box that I am pretty taken with angels. And the last post reveals that I'm partial to Santa, too. I'm happy with the results of this project, given that it was my first attempt. And I'm definitely planning to make more of these. I'm envisioning images of cats, dogs, horses, quilty things... lots of ideas.

2010 has certainly been a year of learning for me. Just three examples are creating and maintaining this blog which gives me great pleasure, mastering new techniques for creating art-style quilts, and learning several mixed-media techniques and projects. I've been able to take classes online and at quilt shops or retreats that have truly expanded my creative horizons.

I'm most grateful for the opportunities I've been given. And I very much appreciate your reading and commenting on the blog entries over the course of this past year. It's very encouraging, and I enjoy sharing the photos and stories with you. More to come... the journey continues!

5 comments:

Susan said...

I saw some very similar to this at an art show this past Saturday. I like your work

Jan said...

These are lovely! Nice work. Will they be gifts or maybe tree ornaments? So you like having joined the roses on my table RAIL group? I have considered it but haven't joined yet, not the Rail part. Maybe in the new year. thanks for sharing these beauties.

Robbie said...

Just great, Nancy! Isn't it fun to learn and actually complete a new technique! Just adds to that so called 'tool box'. Very nice pieces!!!

Nancy said...

These are beautiful; I can't believe they are your first try....Great job...
and I like the way you used different cords and chains...makes them very unique....

Martha Lever said...

Hi Nancy, these are beautiful!!! I should take that class because I have never man a domino pendant or used Diamond Glaze. I actually think the spray inks are just the same but maybe the bottle sprays with a finer mist, which is an improvement. I like their new colors too.