Across the pond in merry old England my creative friend Jennie Boxall has found something delicious to do with hers
It is similar, she says, to Wendy Vecchi's "Clearly for Art" parts. She wanted to use Wendys' Art Parts for the technique but didn't have enough. But CLEARLY you should support our gorgeous Wendy and get some of her art parts to try this...what are you waiting for....??
here's what Jennie did using one of Tims dies.
the plastic she used doesn't shrink so she stamped, using Ranger Archival, (let it dry) , dipped it into the melting pot filled with mostly clear UTEE plus a smidge of some other UTEE colors. Then she allowed it to simply drip.
The plastic won't crack but can be manipulated to curl while it's hot. That tells me that it's faaaaahbulous for jewelry.
Wendy has gorgeous leaves too...and she has been stamping & alcohol inking themyears ago I used to do this very same technique with shrink plastic in UTEE, so, the idea isn't totally new, just a lovely new spin on it.
Go spin.....give it a whirl. Have an Art Part/Utee/Melt Pot party !
Tonight is the holiday of SIMCHAT TORAH
remember a few blogs ago in a galaxy far far away......
Yom Kippur started the beginning of a New Year (5771) in the Hebrew calender.
So that means that right around Yom Kippur we finish reading the last book of the Torah (Deuteronomy - where poor Moses doesn't get to actually go into the promised land & he dies) and we get ready to start again, reading the first book, Genesis, (In The Beginning), with Adam, Eve the apple the nasty snake and a host of other exciting biblical adventures.
and so the cycle goes year after year, according to the lunar calender.
start with Genesis, end with Deuteronomy.. end....start, end...
well, the actual exact day that we end & start again is called Simchat Torah.
The word 'Simchat' stems from other Hebrew words, one being 'Simcha' which literally means happy, joyful, glad, rejoice. It can also signify a joyous occasion. Like when someone has a Bar or Bat Mitzvah you would say "Congratulations on your Simcha". So, Simchat Torah is a happy holiday literally meaning "Rejoice in the Law"
We actually take out the Torah and unroll the whole thing - it's reallllllly long -
Last year the weather held out and we were able to do it outside
This year we had to do it indoors because of the threat of a storm headed our way
and, at this service we also consecrate any new children who have come into religious school
and then...... we're done......we roll the Torah up and put it away.
it's a cool holiday !
Tomorrow my only excitement is that I'll get a haircut !!