Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Messy Swipes

I am posting 2 more pieces of fabric with "not so" messy swipes....In Alisa Burkes "Graffiti Chic" class she says to be messy but it seems like my messy swipes turnout too "controlled"........I have not added any words or lettering but I do intend to do that........and that is where Martha Lever's "Calligra-fun" class will come in handy.......

It is a beautiful day here in the mountains. Almost too warm....I should be out gardening but I am taking care of a 3month old, Piper Jane, until my daughter gets home from work.....Hard to believe that she is 3months old already.....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Purse in Progress

This piece of canvas that I painted will be a small shoulder bag....The photos show the piece unfolded and then folded in the shoulder bag shape....not sewn yet....and I would like to add a word or two....I am taking Alisa Burke's "Graffiti Chic" and "Adventurous Accessories" classes and I have really been enjoying shoveling craft paint around on fabric......I think I needed the break from drawing for awhile......This is soooo freeing...( freeing a word???)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Recycled Postcard Book

This book is what "happened" with the re-purposed postcards I mentioned in the post below this one.....I am not sure I am crazy about the binding....Will try another binding on the next book...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Class I Taught

I taught a beginners ploymer clay class on Saturday morning at a "small" paper arts store in our "small" town....I forgot how much fun polymer clay is...I have not worked with it for a long while....I came up with this very simple piece for them to make and the students loved it....

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Gift for "Pinkie"

I whipped up this "cross structure" book for a friends birthday.....It is made from mostly recycled materials....A grocery bag and some wrapping paper from a gift I received some time ago are used for the cover....When I saw the pink sheets and the dotted wrapping paper I thought, "how perfect"!!!!! Pinkie will love it.....She loves to journal and is a "glue monkey".....The text sheets will be perfect for her glue stick!!!!

Of cousre my photography is lousy....sorry...I need to work on that..