Arts & Crafts

Art Show From Summer 2013

Photos from the reception Art Show with co-artist friend Sara Ramirez and myself- See Lizard Art & Photography. Fun!

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Another Simple, easy craft!- Magnets…

I was visiting a store in Miami and came across something very similar  that inspired me to do these magnets I made.

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This craft was fun- it is another simple craft that could be completely done in a few hours, or you could stretch it out.

 

 

Directions:

Gather supplies

  • Gravel/Gem Accents Clear stones- you can find these in any craft or floral department, they also have them at the Dollar Store and Art stores
  • Magazines, photos, quotes- things you like for the back of the
  • sharp scissors
  • Hodge Podge or similar glue
  • Glue gun or heavy duty craft glue
  • Good Magnets

Ok! so:

  • Cut out or punch out pictures, magazine clippings etc. to the size of your Accents Stones- If the stones are 1 inch in diameter then cut out 1″ circles
  • With my photo clippings and the stones I covered the back flat side of each stone with Hodge Podge and stuck one cut out circle on each- Let dry! Repeat! Let Dry!
  • After the previous step is completely dry I glued the magnets to the back of the paper and stone with a hot glue gun- let dry! And you are done- your very own crystal bubble like magnets…!

Fleece Throw No-Sew Free Pattern Fun

Recently, I found a sewing related project- without the sewing! I like making fleece throws.  photo 1

This project can be an easy evening project or you can make more complicated patterns and turn it into a longer project!  The project results in a super soft, warm, comfy blanket. 🙂

Directions:

Gather supplies

  • 1 1/2 yards of patterned fleece*
  • 1 1/2 yards of coordinating (solid) fleece
  • sharp scissors
  • large straight pins

imagesThe fleece can be any size you would like,- which would depend on the size of blanket you want… since most fleeces are sold in approximately 54′ widths, the ones I’ve done are 54″ by 54″.

*When purchasing the fleece make sure it is machine wash and tumble dry.

(picture to the left is by http://vikkilenore.blogspot.com)

Ok! so:

  • Spread out both pieces of fabric on a large flat surface
  • Right sides facing OUT, smooth fabric out so there are no wrinkles or fabric bunching
  • Pin the two pieces together a few inches from the edges, don’t worry if one piece is a little larger

Trimming the edges

  • Trim off the unsightly  edges of the fabric
  • Trim the fabric so that both pieces are the same size,
  • After trimming, smooth fabric out again

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Cut a 4″ (or 5″) square out of each corner – The size of the fringe depends on your personal preference. The width and length can be adjusted for your wants.

Note: Throws can have all different size fringe- small fringe like 1″ long to 4 or 5″, Also have seene some were the fringe is braided into itself which looks nice, too.

  • Now, cut aout 1 inch wide slits down each edge of the the two fabrics- make the cuts 4″ to 5″ in towards the center of the fabric, approximately 3/4 to 1″ wide

(Photo to right by http://careerofmotherhood.blogspot.com)

Now the fun part — make fringe.

  • Starting at one corner tie the first two pieces of ~1″ thick fringe together.  This will tie the top fabric with the bottom fabric (Remember you are tying the patterned fleece to the plain fleece)
  • Tie with a double knot — the knot shouldn’t be super tight- but tight enough to hold
  • Finish tying the rest of the fringe around the blanket

 

photo 2The Finished Product! Be sure to include washing instructions with your gift. Most fleeces are easily washed and dried, and come out looking new after cleaning. I made one for myself and one for My brother and sister-in-law (pictured) and currently have another for myself in the works.

 

9/5 RAW Artist Show, Music and Cocktails (The Abbey, Orlando)

Hi- I have been selected to be in RAW Artist Showcase coming up 9/5 Orlando! Thrilled! So Excited! Hope to see some of you there 🙂 Please support me 🙂

RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion, art gallery, performance art and a hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked chosen to feature at RAW.

Thursday, September 5th @ The Abbey 8pm-12am
100 South Eola Drive, Orlando, Florida 32801
8pm Doors // 21+ // Cocktail Attire required
$10 online // $15 door

Purchase your tickets here:

http://www.rawartists.org/laurensea

Check out the growling lineup and purchase your tickets here: http://www.rawartists.org/orlando/translations

Sounds by DJ Commons

Hosted by WPRK’s Local Heroes ‘Daniel Pacchioni’

PARTIAL PROCEEDS of all ticket sales support RAWketeers

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RAW events are 21+ years of age and feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!
NO flip flops, shorts, t-shirts, baggy pants, etc.

http://www.rawartists.org/laurensea

Colors & Bottles 7/7/13 event @ Pine 22

After a short little vacation and Sara covering events- today I was back at first Colors & Bottles painting class and we painted my new wine bottle picture- fun class! Happy Late July 4th to you readers out there!

Postings of Vegas/EDC and Electric Forest to come soon!!! Stay Tuned… 🙂

Colors & Bottles Class @ Taste Restaurant Orlando

This was our first event at the venue- Taste Restaurant- http://www.tastecp.com.

Really enjoyed our event here- there is a rotating gallery of local art!  The restaurant also hosts a variety of other events including live music, jazz Monday nights, science talks, burlesque shows and much more!  And of course the food- you walk in and smells delicious.  The owners are from Trinidad and Jamaica and the menu is Caribe faire.  However, there is plenty more on the menu for the non-spice fans including a cheese and crab tarte appetizer, spring rolls, salads, chicken, fish and a bar! Yummm!

Homemade Body Scrubs

Over the years I have played with making my own soaps, bath bombs and various perfume scents. Which has all been a lot of fun and sometimes a complete failure. I finally found something that I love! It is really simple, easy to make – it is homemade body scrubs!

The recipes I found I really like because they use inexpensive, in the house products and are so simple.   The recipes I like came from WellnessMama.com- http://wellnessmama.com/3628/luxurious-sugar-scrub-recipe-easy/.  I really enjoy her website, it is all about natural alternatives to everyday living- including makeup, body care, cooking and a lot more! There are plenty of other recipes out there like Martha Stewart, but I found these to be the

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most simple, least expensive and easiest to pick and choose ingredients with for your personal needs and wants.  It would be easy to take these recipes and change the oils, sugar and scents to match your personal needs.   So here are the 2 scrubs I made- and I LOVE them!!! And, is much less expensive than products in store!

Original recipe:

Lemon Hand Scrub (for after washing dishes): 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil, 15-20 drops (or more) of lemon or orange essential oil

I made

Pina Colada Citrus Hand Scrub: 1 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup banana flax oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil, 15-20 drops (or more) of lemon and pina colada essential oils

Original recipe:

Vanilla Lavender Relaxing Facial Scrub: 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup almond oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil, 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract and 15 drops lavender essential oil

I made

Vanilla Rose Relaxing Body Scrub: 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil, 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract and 15 drops rose essential oil