Friday, August 30, 2013

Super Moon

This is a picture I  took of the super moon we had this year.I have been very busy just enjoying life with my sister Colleen.Life has been ruff since I left my husband.He had made it miserable for me.But I am moving forward.I still don't have a craft room set up.But this to shall pass.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

This is a poem I wrote back in 1996

As the docile deer of swiftness
runs from it's enemy's,
It hides in the leaves of bushes
and around the shade of trees.

Her ears are alert to the sounds all around.
Then as her breathing slows----
her heart still pounds.

Quick to jump away,
down the path from another day.
Going fast to the waters edge.

Feeling it's cool rush forming around her legs,
she can stop for a drink---
but is she safe?

Are the enemy's now upon her? Is there time for the leap to safety?

Pouncing in the air....

A crack of the gun...

And her days are done,
as the docile deer of swiftness runs from her enemy's.

Copy right:Danise Bower 2012,dec.9

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wow last July was hard to get through.August is going by fast and I still have lots to do.
Sorry not alot of time to do art or enjoy the days flying by.I have been struggling to make ends meet and with out my freinds and family I would not make it.My sister Colleen has been sick and my nephew Kenneth shot him self in the head ( he was like my son ).I am still trying to help my sister with her sickness and the greif of loosing her last child.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Here are some pendants I made for the pendant swap in my charm group.Dana J.was the hostess.
The two sun pendants are mounted on the front of coconut shells.The two octopuses are set on
 abalone sea shells.The fish and the parrot are on chip board painted and sealed.The two round ones are mounted on wood and the front is the same as the back.The last two, the face and the turquoise one are finished the same front band back.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wild Thing Charm Swap

About two weeks ago I joined a new swap group that swaps hand made charms.The name of the group is Art Charms,a Yahoo group.I wasn't sure of what to make until I was going through my totes I have packed up and found this necklace...
I always thought it was ugly but then I usually buy jewelry to make other jewelry out of it.I liked the beads and they were made of bone.The swap called for 15 charms to be swapped out and you get 15 different ( hand made by others )in return.The three porcelain monkey charms I made extra for the Hostess Elizabeth.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Well I went out and took some pictures I thought would look great for a grunge back round.
I tried to change the color and the direction of the photo but for some reason they are not saving as I had them,the right side of this picture should be on the bottom.Any how here are a few more and I hope you can save them to use for what ever you might need,freely.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How long has it been?

I haven't added a post in sooo long It is hard for me to get started.So much has happened since I left my husband over a year ago.I was happy to see I could still stand on my own two feet.Fear has been my worst enemy.Fear of starting a new job,having my own place,paying my own bills.And yet the freedom of just having my own choices keeps me happy.I have been working on some art projects but not like I used to.I have just been dabbling here and there making little things.It's enjoyable to see my family again after being cut off from them for over ten years.That is one of the reasons I left my husband ,ten years of him controlling me.Wow the big city has changed,I go crazy when I go to a craft store.So much new stuff!The little town I live in is south of Columbus about an hour.I love some of the old style houses here in town and will get out to take pictures.Right now I should be out in the woods looking for mushrooms.Morels are one of my favorite.Looking for them is like Easter egg hunting,such a thrill.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I'm just letting my followers know that I'm still alive.

I know I haven't been able to get to my blog for awhile.That is because I have moved up to Ohio and now everything I have is packed up...wahhh.But soon I will be on my feet and beleave me I am itching to get creative again.Hello everybody and I will be visiting your blogs as soon as I can.Missed you all

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Garden Fairie finished

The Garden Fairie Doll finished.
She is now on her way to my friend Willow out in California.
The bottom picture is of the back side so you could see the hair.Her hair is very full and so I added a head band to hold it down a bit.Other wise she looked more like a troll,hahaha.She isn't the prettiest thing but she turned out how she turned out.I learned alot from making this doll and I really have to commend those of you who do make ( hand made ) dolls to sell.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Garden Fairy hair and wings

This is just another update on the doll I have been making.She is done now and I still have to get pictures of her finished.But I have been very busy.I made her hair out of a piece of cording that I bought in the fabric department.I had tryed several different ways to make her hair but I didn't like any of them.What I did was to put some tape arond the cord and then cut it in two inch lengths,leaving a little (1/4") next to the tape side.Then on that side I added E-6000 glue and let it dry.Then I removed the tape and unraveled the cording.Then I glued the hair on to the doll head with some more E-6000 till the head was completely covered.Now the wings were made of coarse from the coffee can foil.The pices I used to rub over were a pair of earrings I had found at Wall Mart.I taped them together and the layed the foil over them and rubbed till the patern showed up.Then I turned em over and befor I add the E-6000 glue to the back I colored the inside with the two markers,then filled with the glue to keep the shape and the color showed through.Then when the glue was dry I cut out the wing shape and colored the other side shown in the picture here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Indian Maiden

 I've had this picture for along time.It is a lithograph of a indian maiden.She reminds me of my sister Colleen when she was younger.
Feel free to use the image as you would like.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Paper or Plastic?...Patterns that is,

I have been working on Willows doll,the garden faerie I promised her months ago.Her outfit is made out of fleece material.I had to make a pattern for her clothes so I thought I would share with you a tip.My sister in law "Rachael" years ago showed me that if you use a bag from the grocery store(the plastic kind).It is so much better because you can use it over and over because it won't tear like tissue paper.Plus you can pin it on to what you are working on and then remove it and cut out your material.The best part...NO COST and recycling!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chunky ATC how to summon Fairies

The side with the Fairies on it,I started with the backround.I tore up a printed piece of paper andused a Martha Stewart black ink stamp around the edges.Then glued them back together and added a few stampoligy flower stamps.Then cut out the fairy image and set it on top using a thin spacer so it sticks out slightly and curled the wings a little.I painted the ferns on to both sides and added some lines of high light with a sharpie marker.Then I made the snal for on top out of sculp-epoxy,painted it.Then I added some little circle punch outs around the top.The back side I found a spell to summon fairies and made a page to print out with a font from my computer.Then I burnt the edges and curled em up to look like a old parchment scroll