Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Thanks and a Recommendation

Thank you to everyone who visited my self-portrait and made such kind comments.  I'm pleased with the way it turned out.  The idea was a while in coming, but once it did, everything went together smoothly. Sometimes that happens, I guess.

The February challenge photo has been posted, and if you're curious about what we're up against, go over and check the Interpret This blog and take a look.  A lovely picture, but challenging.  I've made some notes, and may have an idea of how to proceed.

As I was hanging the self-portrait, I remembered a tip to share.  Did you know that used sewing machine needles make great nails to hang lightweight pictures or small wall hangings?  They're very strong and make such a small hole that the wall isn't marred.  I have a TicTac box full of dulled needles that I use for this purpose.  Now if there was only a perfect use for dull rotary blades...

6 comments:

dee said...

Pizza cutters!

Beena said...

I loved your portrait! You did an amazing job, and I thought your approach was very innovative.

Thanks for the tips on old needles. I have a pile stacked up in my machine drawer that I never threw away, and now I have a purpose for them!

Debra said...

I use old needles all the time to hang pieces on my design wall. I have an insulated design wall so I can push pins or needles into it easily.

I think the reason my hand is so sore right now is from trying to get one more cut out of a dull rotary blade. I do sharpen them but at some point, I think they are just worthless.

Joyce said...

Good idea! As for the rotary blades, not necklaces for sure! Lol. Unless they are REALLY dull.

Barbara C said...

Great tip for using the old needles. I'll definitely remember that one.

Rian said...

What a great tip! Thanks!