In my last post I talked about my first batch of DIY resin suncatchers, which were made with epoxy resin poured on laser-printed transparencies. In this post, I’m moving on to my more complicated attempts.
A couple weeks before Christmas 2021, I impulsively decided to make resin suncatchers for my friends and family. I had only worked with resin once before, but the end result turned out really nice so I wanted to try it again. I was kind of running out of idea for homemade gifts anyway, so it was a good time to expand my repertoire.
I have kind of an addiction to picking up furniture I see on the side of the road. Every time I leave the house, I keep an eye out for stuff that’s been left on the curb to see if there’s anything good, and every so often I find a gem. Restoring furniture that I got for free is a ton of fun because I can do whatever I want to it without fearing that I’m going to ruin it. After all, it was intended to be thrown away, so who cares what I do to it?
It felt like 2021 went by very quickly, although when I look back, I can’t believe all this stuff happened this year.
Last summer I spent just about every sunny day out on my back deck. It was very nice to work from home while sitting outside with my laptop, listening to the birds. And it was even more lovely in the evenings, listening to the chittering of dozens of chimney swifts swooping overhead.
Since the pandemic started, I’ve been getting into a lot of home decor projects. During the summer it was all outdoor projects, but as soon as it got cold outside I started painting my rooms and scouring Pinterest for decor ideas.
Happy New Year! Wow, 2020 feels like it went by very quickly. Somehow it still feels like it’s March 12.
We’re entering awards season again, so I thought I’d do a (very quick!) roundup of the stuff I have that’s eligible.
After my last laser project, I was out of locations to make into topographical maps, which meant I had no idea what gifts to make people this year for Christmas. I knew I wanted to make something on the Glowforge because it makes my amateur art projects look really professional, but I had no ideaContinue reading “Laser cut resin jewelry”
It’s still January so I can still talk about this year’s resolutions, right? Last year was a pretty good year for me. I started learning Turkish in April (for no particular reason). My short story “Glory Night,” which I’d sold in 2017, came out in July. I sold “No Mercy to the Rest” to Podcastle,Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions 2020”