Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Just me and my Trek

Recently there has been a nice change in the weather and my early morning bike rides have become so much more enjoyable and I've felt inspired to go on much longer rides. I got one of those little bike computers that records speed, mileage, time, and if that's not enough to make me push harder it even records calories burned! I get to have ice cream if I burn enough calories, right?

This little thing has become my little training buddy!

Yes! you do see a little orange ringy dingy LOL! It comes in handy with the pedestrians. ;-}

So I've got a plan to train for a charity ride and I'm setting my sights on next years City to Shore bike ride that benefits MS. (side note: I did do this ride many moons ago!)
Maybe even some of you will sponsor me?

Todays ride was just under 9 miles in 45 minutes ....not too shabby considering the terrain, which is not at all flat around here in Bucks County!

So you might just see me pedaling down the road.....don't beep as that just scares the bejeebers out of me!

Seriously, please be considerate of those of us on bikes and "Share the Road".

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Spun Cotton Art Dolls are coming!

What is it about spun cotton?

I get asked this question frequently and I have to say that since I've been working with the cotton, I've found that I truly enjoy it and I personally just love the final vintage look and feel of the finished pieces.

It's been a road of discovery for me as I've developed my own technique for the creation of my spun cotton ornaments and now with my latest pieces which I feel are worthy of being called "art dolls" that will be offered for sale for the first time at the August 13th update on SpookyTimeJingles.

Yes, I've had those days when I've come out of my studio and there are bits of cotton stuck all over me and my fingers are covered in a wierd contorted cast of cotton and sticky glue and the cat looks at me and seems to say "don't you even think about touching me"!

Since those days, I've perfected my technique a bit and I don't get quite as messy! I find taking those big cloud like puffs of soft cotton and transforming them into art to not only be a challenge but it's quite rewarding as the characters take on their personalities.

Here's the preview peek at my latest creations that you'll find on my pages at SpookyTimeJingles!
Remember the update starts as the clocks ticks the midnight hour of August 12 into the 13th (EST)

This month, I've done 4 new spun cotton pieces and a wool needle felted moon man (you'll have to check out that nose as my husband says it looks like mine ) ;-}

Hope that you can stop by and maybe something will catch your eye and you'll discover the beauty of spun cotton for yourself!