DH needed a travel journal for work so I made him this one. And of course it has my favorite 56 Chevy on the front. The inside has a picture of moi so he doesn't forget me.....ha!
It's Wednesday and storming here. The only thing I have painted in the last two days is the fence in the back yard. BORING! I know but has to be done and the weather was perfect until it started to thunder. It's also good weather for sewing, so I will head to the studio after lunch for that. It's humid and I couldn't stand it any longer...had to turn the AC on.
Our birds are back. Last year they built a nest of clay on our front porch and DH was going to remove the nest after they left, but I said maybe they would return.....and they did.
It's funny, while the Mom stays in the nest at night, the Dad stays on the back porch on the other side of the house. I don't remember what type they are but they are small and cute and look like they are wearing white t-shirts.
I read a quote somewhere that said "Food is art you can eat" OK, I'll go for that one.
A busy weekend here. Starting the old spring cleaning. I have been weeding out stuff I need to get rid of and planning a yard sale sometime in the future. Someone in my neighborhood was having a sale and put signs up, so I gathered my stuff and put it out and sold most of it and yay! it's done.
Now I need to wash some windows and maybe finish painting the fence (from last year) I know, it's art studio Sunday, I will try to work in some art (I am in sewing mode) if I have some energy left.
Before you throw out your junk mail and catalogs, give them another look with your art eye. I do this with catalogs. Clothing and quilting catalogs are the best. I also use colorful envelopes.
Pick out the colorful and fun prints that you like. Cut them into one inch strips and put thru the Xyron sticker maker ( make them just long enough to wrap around the straw) Don't worry about the patterns of the pictures. Use the permanent cartridge in the Xyron. Cut the strip on a diagonal when you remove it from the Xyron. Take a drinking straw and wrap the printed paper around it, putting the straight side on first. Then using scissor's cut the printed part off.
I put this piece on the end of a wooden dowel. Then roll it onto an embossing pad and sprinkle clear UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) on it and use the heat gun to melt it. Then dip each end into gold embossing powder and now you have a neat bead to embellish with.
These are beads I made with photo's from the Coldwater Creek catalog. I stamped them and used them as sample's at my stamping class last night. They look like glass with metal ends.
I am showing a few dolls by request. I don't have many of my own doll's and I never took photo's of them so they are few. Winter kitty - above.
A couple of Christmas angels.
Frost-tee, made from cotton batting.
I specialize in angel doll's. This one has copper wings.
Tomorrow I will try to post the art doll that was in Art Doll Quarterly magazine. As for today, it's my creative stamping class so I need to get going and gather all my class supplies. You know, chocolate and kits, and chocolate, and prizes....and chocolate.
I have been busy making tags for my upcoming class and you may ask what do we do with all the fun tags we make? Besides putting them in and on art mail, making cards, labeling things, the ideas are endless. Anyway to show them off I made a skirt with them on this wire mannequin form.
Later this week I will show a neat trick. What to do with your catalogs and junque mail, besides throw them away. I will use the color photo's, ect. to make pretty art things.
Tomorrow....is mail art day and I can't wait to show what I recieved on Saturday. And I will show what is leaving here via the mail.
This bag was made for a friend who gifted me with a TRUNKLOAD of jeans to recycle! This is the back. Her favorite colors are lime green with black, so I lined it with two of the green prints from the top photo. It's from the new ZA ZA line from Moda. I hope she loves it. Now I am working on a special order bag for a little girls Birthday.
I think I have been an artist since I first picked up a crayon many years ago.I love to create and I love all mediums of the art world.
Right now mixed or multi media artist fits the bill.
I am a fabriholic...I got it from my Mom. One of my favorite sayings is "every day that I buy fabric is a good day."
At any given time I can be found painting,collaging,sewing art quilts or dolls...creating with stained glass or rusty odds and ends I have found in the street.