Sunday, October 18, 2015

Halloween Mask

halloween mask

Just a quick post today to share a digital piece of art I just finished. I'm super happy with it and am so glad that I got some art done in time for Halloween.

This is actually a real photo I took of myself wearing a mask that I painted on my face for the fall festival at my children's school.  I then used my computer to digitally paint on the photo and enhanced it with filters as well.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pink Ribbon Run Tutus

UntitledI don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but my husband is a runner and participates in basically every run in our area on a regular basis.  So there was never any doubt that he would take part in our local pink ribbon run to benefit breast cancer awareness and research.

It was also no surprise that my five-year-old daughter wanted to join in too by doing the 1 mile with her Daddy before he did the 10K.

My husband has been slowly introducing her to running with him on a small scale (he's even bought her special running shoes). So when she wanted to wear matching pink tutus to the pink ribbon run, my hubby agreed with one caveat, it has to be made of soft fabric!

 Pink ribbon run

 Apparently, tulle netting is scratchy and gives runners bush burn after a few miles.  So Noooooo,  I couldn't just make some quick, easy no-sew tutus.


On a soft fabric mission, I headed to my local fabric shop for supplies and bought 6 yards of soft organza in two shades of pink, and while I was there I spotted this wide satin blanket binding with pink ribbons on it.  Yeah, it went home with me too :)  I serged the edges of the tutus and used the blanket binding at the waist to cover the elastic.


It took a bit longer to make them this way, but in the end it was totally worth it because they were not only comfortable but they can re-use them again next year.

Plus, I really enjoyed seeing my husband in a tutu. :)  Yeah, I'm mean like that.

In the end, a great time was had by all benefiting a great cause.

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