Thought you might like to see what all the red clay was about.
Cute! He might need to get some friends!
You might look at this and call it a mess. I call it multi-tasking!
Let’s see . . . I have files being unzipped and imported on the laptop, an Art Journal Emporium Book Club lesson, raffia being made into bows for a future project, my art journal open to an in-progress page, and some polymer clay being conditioned.
Here is my finished journal page. Yep. Actually finished one. I also finished importing files, but I can’t really show that. Not nearly as interesting. The jury is still out on the raffia bows – not sure if I’ll use them yet or not.
As for the polymer clay – what I’ve got to show so far is red hands! Red is the worst color for rubbing off on skin and other clays. Black is pretty close, now that I think about it. Not working with black today -– that would really look bad on the hands!
So . . . how was your day?
So, here we are – more than a month since my last post! I’ve thought of you, dear little blog, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of excitement about writing. You see, people change and little blogs need to change sometimes, too. It’s my fault, really. My interests have been moving into new areas. This isn’t a bad thing. In fact, I’ve been having a lot of fun learning new things, making messes, and so on.
When I started writing, this little blog was all about making dolls and sewing and happy crafty endeavors. Then we shifted into quilting and sewing little bits of fabric together to make bigger bits.
And now, I am moving into a more artistic phase. I am doing an awful lot of work on my computer, as well as on paper. And I find myself “scrapping” photos – something I swore I would never do! OK, I think we’ve established that change happens!
So, in the future there will be more posts of the Art Journal variety. Oh, don’t worry – there will still be dolls and the occasional quilty post. But, if I am going to keep you alive, little blog, we will have to make room for the news things, too.
In that spirit, here are some Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) I’ve been working on this month. An online group (Tangie’s Art Journal Emporium) gives us a one-word prompt for each day to do our Daily Art Dose. Some people draw pictures, one is working on lettering – I am making ATCs.
These have been a lot of fun to create. I’m sure there will be more to show you as the months go by. I have a few other things coming up, too, so stay tuned.
So, I’m sorry you’ve been lonely, little blog. Let’s start over and see what new things we can discover together. OK?
I uploaded photos from my camera today – and found a lot of pix of my journaling explorations! Guess I should upload more often!
I started in a new sketchbook/journal with a plain black cover. That just won’t do! So I used a couple of stencils, some molding paste, an oil pastel stick, and voila! I love it, but next time I won’t use molding paste on something that is moved around a lot. I’m finding little white pastey things all over the place!
Here’s a couple of the pages I’ve done so far. One thing I want to do this year is use my Silhouette Cameo more often. I have been collecting TONS of shapes, but not doing very much with them. So, I’m trying to cut at least one shape a week and do something with it. I experimented with cutting some stamps (the ‘January’, ‘create’, arrow, and figure) with mixed results. It seems to be better with large stamped areas. I love the arrow stamp, though. Definitely worth the hassle!
I decided I needed another, smaller, journal for an online class I’m taking. For this one, I cut up a large “doodle” page for the cover and bound some watercolor paper and drawing paper as the pages.
It’s simple, but colorful! Just the right size (9”x6”, give or take) and I keep it next to my easy chair, handy for the class exercises and other doodling. A small bit of Velcro keeps it neatly closed. What would we ever do without DeMestral’s invention?
And the first thing I did was doodle a mandala! I used a box of crayons I picked up some time ago, but had never opened. I love playing with new crayons!! You can see I also made a list of 10 things that inspire me . . . still working on number 10! It’ll come to me.
And that page I cut up for the cover? There’s a lot left, so I cut some of it into ATC sizes. Ready made backgrounds for when the Muse strikes. And there’s still some of the page left for future projects. Yes, it was a Large page!
So that’s one of the things I’ve been doing lately. Maybe I’ll remember to take pictures of my other projects some day. Oh yeah – and upload from the camera!