Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
...as in, "I made one today!"
Most of this week was spent juggling half days at school, along with the coinciding
parent teacher conferences, as well as preparing for one (successful) nine-year-old
birthday celebration. Today, however, I pulled out my paints and worked up a bunch
of backgrounds for upcoming art journaling projects. This idea was inspired by a
Pam Carriker article in the July/August 2008 issue of cloth, paper, scissors magazine.
It's been a long time since I painted or did any visual journaling at all.
I think this is in part due to transitions I've been making in my life --
it feels a bit like a kind of hibernation. But I think it's also related to
learning how to work again now that I actually have a space to work in.
All of my former artistic ventures were based on creating portable
systems to work with. I find that I don't have effective systems for
painting in the current setting, where everything is in reach. Strange, but true!
Labels: art journaling
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I found this wonderful little case last week at a thrift shop for only
three dollars!! It's full of slide carriers that fit the beautiful,
cast-iron slide projector from my childhood. Also, without the slides,
it fits pattern envelopes perfectly for the cutest pattern storage ever!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We cleaned out Elliott's closet and reorganized his room on Saturday.
While the husband sorted tiny objects into random containers, I
grabbed a piece of camouflage fabric that had been roaming about
for a while and turned it into this cutie little pennant banner.
I took pictures along the way, so hopefully I'll get a tutorial up soon
on how to do it. Very simple and festive!