Saturday, September 29, 2007


so I did another 20 minutes where I added the green and the highlights with yellow (I think a white would be more dramatic as a highlight but I've no been told that in period what was used to create the green pigment had a bad reaction when lead white touched it so because I am doing this for A&S white would not be a good choice here........ I think I'm going to call it a night and I hope tomorrow I have time to do the shadows with brown..... or I might decide to focus on the embroidery for Neil's outfit..... it's sad I can't really do much with all the pieces cut out until the sleeves are ready because everything must come together at once if I'm going to get all the seams right

It's been really quiet with my other questers in fact I've only heard one other person really doing anything.... it's a bit frustrating since I still haven't heard back about my questionnaire and the checkoff list on the website show no changes so it's a bit sad..... anyone thinking about doing this is going to think it's impossible since it's been over 6 months and nothing has happened I keep posting to the list but I've heard no responses frankly I am beginning to think that I'm wasting my time doing this..... I mean it's great that I'm learning new skills and that I am doing all these fab projects but If I finish I feel I'm not going to get any recognition for reaching such a high goal and if I don't make it I will be viewed as just wasting my time..... I have posted all the write ups for y projects to our group and keep updating here but I doubt anyone is really looking...... I don't know.......... It's getting to a point I just want to throw my hands up in the air and say I quit but it's more then just the quest that is getting to me, it's this whole laurel thing as well....... I feel I've hit a wall and I'm asking for help and everyone keeps walking by..... I just don't know what else to do sigh.............. I also have what could turn out to be a huge personal issue that will come to a head I have no doubt when I go for the fighting category in fact I'm thinking of not attempting that category just so I can avoid the headache.......... grrr I don't know!

some more scroll and

so I've done another 1/2 hour on the scroll and it's begining to really pop for me!

I've also started dome embroidery on the sleeves for neils outfit I'm not sure if I will get it all done in time for the A&S tho

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

scroll part 2

so the boy is in bed so I put in about 30 miniutes of real work into it and I'm pretty happy with the look it's the first time I'm doing real shadowing and highlighting with colors instead of just whitework. Once I add the details and shadows I think this is going to look really good

well it's late and munchkin will be up way to early so I better get some sleep while I can

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

working on the scroll

so I've finished the documentation on the beadwork and I just have to back a couple of peices so that is pretty much done I can now focus on my next category

I recently took a class on doing small scrolls and I tried my first one last weekend and I must admit I'm hooked it looks like much more work then it is and truly it is a lot simpler then most scrolls I do

here is the scroll I did last week
and it is based on this

it is 4x5 and like I said it was a blast I've decided to do this A&S project on a manuscript from the hastings hours

So I did a little work and after about 3 hours of work, chatting, other projects, chasing my son this is what I have so far

it's also a 4x5

Sunday, September 23, 2007

another update

added pics of sugar paste plates to cooking entry

working on decrotive arts and scribal (maybe clothing as well) for dragonspine A&S
I also might have a lead for my entertainment entry!

pics of sugar paste plates if you don't want to look in archives

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

another update

so queens prize is coming up but I can't find a sponser.... but I hope to enter a scroll and my beadwork and maybe my dress at the Dragonsspine A&S..... that would knock down my list big time... otherwise I've been busy with work sigh.......