Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jane...Stop this crazy thing !!!!

Those of you, old enough to have grown up watching " The Jetson's " Cartoon , will know what I'm talking about.... at the end of every episode, George Jetson is walking his dog Astro, on a new fangled device, a treadmill...( don't forget this cartoon was futuristic at the time )...Astro tricks George by getting off, and dragging George on the treadmill ...George then begins to get dragged under and around the treadmill track...He screams for his wife Jane..." Jane , stop this crazy thing !".
That, is my brain
I can't seem to make up my mind what I want to do first... I've sat quietly , trying to slow the thoughts and ideas down...This does help, but as I'm working on one thing, I start getting ideas for other things I want to work on... It isn't always creative necessarily....alot of times it is fix up projects around the house, or organizational tasks I've been putting off. I have my 2 daughter's at home right now. so many times, I do have the blessing of being able to delegate some jobs....
I have lots of ideas for new hooking and punch needle designs also, but I am sooo badly wanting to work on other folk's designs....So many talented designers, so many beautiful patterns I've ooohed and ahhed over when others do them up...
To be totally honest, well it is probably the way things were supposed to work out, to get me motivated to create...but, I only started creating my own designs at first, because I couldn't afford to buy other's patterns or handmades. add to my jumbled goings on in my brain....I did get out for a little bit on Saturday, and picked up a few things....
I saw a video that a friend of mine posted on FB, about a new line of watercolor markers, by Tim Holtz, and I was amazed !! Now, remember, I hated art ! I never took an art class, since the required once a week art session, mandatory in middle school.... I may have SOME natural ability in art, but I am totally clueless in the methods and practice of working in different art mediums...I have markers, but they are permanent....I've never used  watercolor markers....I've used watered down craft/acrylic paints.... oh and the cheapy kids stuff...
This video had me so curious and excited, I had to get me some , and some good watercolor paper, and even some walnut ink stain in a blotter bottle....I also got a small set of watercolor paints ( I do have some of the little kids solid watercolor sets, but they are hard for me to do anything with )

(Notice the handful of floss ? yeah...I was running low on certain is that possible, when I have a bin full of floss ??? )
I printed off my new banner I drew up for my blog ( did you see it ??) and played around with the markers and drawing the colors out to the edges , etc... I messed up the colors, but it was just a small experiment ...I'll do some more playing around after I get some of my necessary tasks finished.


I found a cute vintage slaw cutter or maybe just a slicer ?? not sure...with a red wooden handle, and some really small clear glass insulators...they are still kind of heavy, but I was thinking would make cute bases for some kind of make-do's...I cleaned them, but didn't soak in vinegar to get the rusty film out of them...what do you think, keep the rusty film to maintain the old look ?? ( sorry I didn't get a pic from the side so you really can't see the rusty film )

Finally...I did work on my new punch needle project a little , between other

Ok, it's back to the party in my
Have a great evening !!


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

the party in your head sounds like the one that's upstairs in my head's an on-going, full-out creative par-tay 24/7/365 isn't it Robin? call me crazy, but I'm in good company!
keep at it ~ it's what you were meant to do :)

TeresaM said...

You are so funny Robin!!! So glad to hear you got a fun day out!!!! Looks like a great day!

The watercolor markers look wonderful! Love your doodle!

That new needle punch is lookin good!!!!

janet said...

Funny post about the Jetsons..I was telling my grandson the other day that we could only watch cartoons on Saturday morning.He looked at me like I had two heads.He goes really Granma..I was like Yep.I still think he doesn't believe me.Anywho your rabbit is adorable and I really like all of your designs.Keeping busy keeps ya young.LOL.I think if ya say it three times while clicking your heels it may just work.Still practicing here.Have a great evening.

Raymond Homestead said...

I wish I was able to attend one of the parties in your head! Would love to be able to see all that creativity going on! :-)

Susannah said...

Your new design for your header is fantastic! So perfect! I would love to attend one of your parties in your head. I could learn so much!!!!!!Love what you did with the new design even though you say you need to work on it....I love it!


Christine said... made me chuckle bot the party in your head...I feel like that sometimes...more hard to concentrate and pick which of the many projects I want to do!!!! Then I keep looking for more!

Love your new banner...the coloring you did looks great! I hope you do a pattern for it...I don't do punch needle but wool appliqué would be pretty or even cotton appliqué.....see more projects!! lol

WoolenSails said...

I do love your new banner design. I use watercolor pencils, easier to control and nice for ink designs.


Danice said...

The new banner is so pretty. Yes, I do remember "Jane... Stop this crazy thing!" Once I said that in a group of 20-somethings and the only ones who laughed were the older folks like me :) It's like, you know, The Jetsons? The needle punch is also pretty. Is that difficult to learn to do?

moosecraft said...

With all those voices going on in your head.... you'll never be alone! :-) I sit at my desk at work all day and dream of different things I want to create when I get home.... lol! I've used insulator's as candle holders... just turn them upside down and insert in a bedspring... add votive and voila! :-)

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Boy Robin, it must be a creative thing....I usually have three or four different things in the works at one time. Can't seem to just focus on one thing at a time. Yes, sometimes I feel like George. Lol.
Wonderful finds, I'd keep the rust!
Love your new banner~ the water coloring one is beautiful.
Keep creating Robin, we love your work!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hmmmm....I have finally accepted the fact that I am old enough to remember EVERY old show that ever existed on TV. Yes, I remember the Jetson's...and that episode. I can sing the Good 'n Plenty jingle too!and the Mighty Mouse song. Gosh I feel old!!I love your header and love to see the progress you make on your work--way to go!! ---Jan

thesimplequiet said...

I know just how your brain feels, Robin! It's just like a little hamster running on one of those crazy wheels ~ 'round and 'round and 'round ~ and wishing you had six or eight pairs of hands to keep up with all the things you'd like to do at once! Whew! I hope you keep it up, because I Love all your designs and creations!


Julia said...

Hi Robin, it may be of a surprise to you but I too have more ideas than I know what to do with and I end up doing nothing.

I've got a big easel that I always wanted and no time really to start to paint.There are always other important pressing thing calling me away. My rug is still waiting at home for me but I'm enjoying my little vacation away from the farm and my chores with the grandbabies.

I've joined your followers.