Monday, December 27, 2010

Art journal cover

Hey there- I've been wanting to decorate the cover of my Moleskin for a while now, and today I did it (in five minute snippets, of course). I was watching youtube tutorials and found this one here which inspired my own cover transformation. And I love that I finally got to use the image of the man with the umbrella who has been patiently waiting for the perfect project.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Play time- fabric art journal page

Why is it that I always seems to have to remind myself to just play? Could it be because I have an overwhelming fear of failure? That I worry that everything has to be perfect, and I rarely just create with the goal to just enjoy the process? If I just spent as much time actually making some thing, any thing, instead of ruminating about it, I could wallpaper my walls and upholster my furniture with my art. Well, in that light, I am putting up a page I made almost two years ago. One, because I am hard-headed and have to remind myself to play, and two, because besides cutting out paper with my new Sissix (whee!) and Tim Holtz dies, I really haven't actually made anything. So here ya go. The page contains two clear pockets that I sewed on to hold a couple of ATC's I made with stamps from Lost Coast. The Three Muses blog is having an ODD COUPLE challenge this week! Check out everybody's work- so cool.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Top Hat Derby Hop

Kecia, over at Lemoncholy's Studio is hosting this awesome blog hop! I've never done one before and I just found out about it today, so I am posting about an altered cupie doll I did for my first Art-Is-You event. The theme was Taking Tea with Alice so I decided to transform my cupie into an 'Alice at the Masked Ball'. (funny story about the cupie- she just showed up in my mailbox with absolutely no explanation-I just figured that she had to be from my new art friends. Suze Weinberg's traveled around the world with her, although she never did quite got dressed, but that's another story) Anyhoooo, when I saw this top hat challenge, I thought she would fit right in. I'm actually quite jealous of her since I've been scouring etsy late at night looking for a top hat of my own. Oh, and the hair is needle felted wool a la Marie Antoinette. Thank you Kecia for hosting- it was so much fun!