Thursday, June 20, 2013

Altered photographs

Last summer I had fun wetting a photo of Snooky and scratching, painting, drawing ... I hosted a swap at swapbot and created this for the swap ... and a few extras.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 16 - catching up with blogging

I've been receiving and sending but not blogging everything I get. It's fun to take the time to scan, photograph and appreciate each piece that arrives but May was SUCH a busy month. I'm finally poking my head up to smell the flowers.

Check out my blog at the IUOMA ning about 22 of these pieces.

Meanwhile, here, enjoy this shape collage of many items I received from May and June.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

June 8th collage fun

The above is an ATC for a challenge to use googly eyes. The most innocent of images becomes silly with googly eyes. 
The above is a 5 x 7 inch postcard for a challenge to create a landscape collage using painted paper. Robin Brooks was the inspiration for this. She works in a larger size and I found it pretty challenging to do in this small, postcard size. This wasn't my first attempt but I think this looks like a landscape. No? LOL.

The above piece is an 8 x 10 inch masterboard for another challenge to ... create a masterboard using at least 3 techniques or mediums. The idea is that this can get cut up for ATCs, postcards, etc. It would likely need more work after that but ... it's a base.

Finally, a 5 x 7 inch postcard for the World Oceans Day. This is a handmade rubber stamp I made of a cuttlefish (squid). I saw a show on discovery channel or something about how due to reduced fish populations in the oceans, there are fewer predators and way more squid. Squid can hatch like 20 million babies but they're usually eaten up. With fewer predators more babies are surviving and more and more squid are reaching the surface looking for habitat. It's pretty interesting. Squid are quite vicious and violent. I think they're going to take over the world.

Friday, June 7, 2013

World Oceans Day June 8th

Tomorrow is World Oceans Day and there are all kinds of events going on to celebrate (check here for one near you)

On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My Fabric Designs

I'm pretty excited. I've been goofing around at Spoonflower for a couple years but never really happy with what I created. Recently I uploaded some of my collages and played around. I'm very happy with how these five 8 x 8 inch swatches turned out. All of the originals were sent out to people so this is a cool way to have some of my own art. I totally want to make a quilt out of these.