Thursday, October 18, 2018

Funtastic Friday #199

We appreciate your patience with us and getting the link party back up and running!

Checking out Halloween ideas at this week's party.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Limelight Gallery and Studio -An Artist Date

A number of years ago I read, "The Artist's Way" , a workbook for creatives. My best friend Jeanmarie recommended it to me, for me. 



 A work in progress by Sharon , Limelight Studios and Gallery

The author discusses the importance of some alone time for the creative soul. 
Here's what she says.

The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic” — think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the
imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the
play of ideas, they feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well
of images and inspiration. When choosing an Artist Date, it is good to ask
yourself, “what sounds fun?” — and then allow yourself to try it.

 Julia Cameron -The Artist's Way 


My first Artist Date was to the Guggenheim Museum in NYC . And it was absolutely by myself and it was a great day of mischief. 

All these years later I still do Artist Dates but not quite as often as I should. Note to self... schedule "Artist Dates."

 While we were staying in Fort Walton Beach, Florida,  a little bit of an artsy town , I happened upon a display of art from a local gallery, tucked away in the children's section of the Fort Walton Beach Library. The art was over the top, large, proud pieces, with a unique and quirky side and more than a few pieces graced the top of the literary stacks.

I was told that the pieces were the works from the Limelight Gallery and Studio just down the road. 

I smell an Artist's Date. 

Let me tell you that, Sharon, the owner, is a very talented and passionate artist. She is full of love and kindness and exuberance for the world. 



Sharon has an easy way about her and as I admired her museum of goodies she told me about her clay classes.

Sign me up sister.


Within a few days , I was back with Sharon crafting a beautiful paper and  clay mermaid. 



Now, let me show you around Sharon's Studio and Gallery.

                
Jelly fish, dolphins and kissy fish suspended from the ceiling as if you were a part of an underwater playground. 
This Coastal Bohemian has found her home.
Magical butterflies.
 Seashell palaces and castles.



 Dragon's Eggs

 And "Egg Artistry" to make the Faberge family weak.




 Her more than life like, bejeweled mermaid greets those who visit the gallery.

                          
Nymphs and fairies and castles abound.




I hope you feel a little lighter when you read this, maybe like you treated yourself to an Artist Date.


And here's the link to Limelight Studio and Gallery on Facebook. Stop by and tell Sharon that Michele from Coastal Bohemian was raving about her.






Next  Artist's Date -Geo-caching.

With love and gratitude,


Michele





Find me partying here all week at these link parties with some great bloggers.

If you are in Myrtle Beach come on down and visit us at the Coastal Bohemian Studio or check us out on Facebook, Pinterest , Instagram, or  G+ .

Monday, October 15, 2018

DIY Ghost Ornament

  I bought some round Christmas ornaments in hopes of making a Jellyfish ornament, instead I got a ghost. Happy little fail. 


Let me show you how it happened. 

Supplies 
1-ball ornament -small and med will both work .
     (This is a great way to #upcycle some old , funky ornaments too.)
1- 7" or 8" sq of scrap fabric You can use white , off  white or even print fabric. (If you use print fabric just give it a dry brush of white.)
1- 7" or 8" sq cardboard or card stock
Black permanent marker
Scissor 
Mod Podge

1. Cut a 7" circle from a piece of cardboard. I used the bottom of a bowl from my pantry closet.

2. Trace the circle onto fabric.

3. Cut the circle from the fabric. 

4. Fold the circle in half.

5. Fold the circle again so you have what looks like a slice of pizza.

6. Snip the tip of the  pizza slice 


7. Slip the fabric circle over the top of the ornament, like shown in the photo.


8. Brush on Mod Podge covering 3/4 of the ball. Do not coat the bottom of the ball.

9.Gather the fabric , by hand , at the bottom and smooth around the ball to help the fabric adhere to the ball.  























10. Let dry. 



11. Use the black permanent marker to add eyes. You could glue googley eyes too. 

You are done. You could use these in a Halloween banner or a wreath or an indoor tree. 




With love and gratitude,

Michele













Find me partying here all week at these link parties with some great bloggers.

If you are in Myrtle Beach come on down and visit us at the Coastal Bohemian Studio or check us out on Facebook, Pinterest , Instagram, or  G+ .

Monday, October 8, 2018

Be Scary Tablecloth #Upcycle Challange- Material


We had another challenge this month , to create something from fabric /material/fiber. 

I popped over to my local Salvation Army store and picked up a $4 fabric shower curtain I thought could be turned into a tablecloth. I liked the black and white designs when I saw it 



 Using Archival permanent ink, I stamped two separate designs in stripes along the tablecloth. I used an opened magazine as a guide for underneath and followed the line above to stamp my first line and then I repeated the same process for the second design. This ink is permanent and washable once it is dry.


















It's really that easy.
Keep upcycling and have a Happy Halloween .

Please leave a comment below and stop by and visit the other creative bloggers who have participated in this challenge.






With love and gratitude,

Michele













Find me partying here all week at these link parties with some great bloggers.

If you are in Myrtle Beach come on down and visit us at the Coastal Bohemian Studio or check us out on Facebook, Pinterest , Instagram, or  G+ .

Be Scary Stamped Tablecloth




I popped over to my local Salvation Army store and picked up a $4 fabric shower curtain I thought could be turned into a tablecloth. I liked the black and white designs when I saw it 



 Using Archival permanent ink, I stamped two separate designs in stripes along the tablecloth. I used an opened magazine as a guide for underneath and followed the line above to stamp my first line and then I repeated the same process for the second design. This ink is permanent and washable once it is dry.



















It's really that easy.
Keep upcycling and have a Happy Halloween .

Please leave a comment below.





With love and gratitude,

Michele












Find me partying here all week at these link parties with some great bloggers.

If you are in Myrtle Beach come on down and visit us at the Coastal Bohemian Studio or check us out on Facebook, Pinterest , Instagram, or  G+ .
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