Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CorgiFeet art making in December

A few things I've made recently ...



Postcard with things that begin with an 'S.' (seal, sofa, shower, sword fish, seaweed, starfish, smear, sand)


Gelli plate background. I'm enjoying stars lately.



I think you know the theme ... more stars.



Scavenger hunt - *Candy wrapper (all or part), *Something blue, *a woodland creature, *book page (all or part), *Number 3. Goofy guys trying to control these bears. Silly.


Just a wintery themed card ... gelli plate, rubber stamp, etc.




Some inchies.






Sunday, November 16, 2014

Banana day November 18, 2018

Dean put out the call for Banana Mail Art and 8-12 of us responded. I sent to everyone who said they'd send as well as a few others who I know will sneak a card in! Banana exchanges are always fun!

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/bananas

What I sent ...
















Sunday, October 19, 2014

Disappearing blog

I've been busy making, sending and receiving mailart and it seems like my blog is going to disappear if I don't post here.

 A few things I've made ...




An ATC about an inventor - I chose Robert Lawrence the inventor of the Internet. Fiber optics wires on the left there. I love this one!



4 x 4 inch artist tile in an autumn theme. Love foxes and autumn ...



More leaves mailart ...


And a fun flux box project from Maurizio Follin ...




Flux box received ...


Opened to reveal the beautiful blue tiles ...


Snooky modeling how lovely the tiles look no matter where they go ..



Corgi feet ...



Tiles beautifying my daughter's owl drawing. 



A sun sculpture with the tiles and some digital stuff ...

Check out the project : http://laviafluxbox.blogspot.it/









Monday, September 15, 2014

Why can't I scrapbook?

My art endeavors over the last 5-10 years can be attributed to scrapbooking. As my kids were growing up, I wanted to create handsome books that were similar to those my mother and father had put together when they were younger. Books with photos and text and bits of memorabilia from their trips. I was okay at scrapbooking but soon discovered that I didn't like the store bought look. I began to search for "how to" videos and blogs. How to create the looks I liked on my own. Since then I've dabble in lots and lots of art techniques - embossing, stenciling, stamping, collage, etc., etc., etc. But I haven't scrap booked for years.

Now, I'm leading a group of school age children in a scrapbooking project and I find I can't scrapbook.

Here is my inspiration ... (from Nancy Damiano thepaperorchard.blogspot.com )



Here is what I came up with ...


This one is boring ...


I like this one but ... I don't think the kids will like it...




I love this little detail ...




Back to the drawing board ...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Seasons collaboration

Working on a collaborative book. I made the cover and then I have a spring card from Trula (follwing the cover) and one from Ashley Stark. The sailboat is another from Trula and then the sun one is my own.








There will be a autumn and winter swap for these 4 x 4 inch artist tiles still to come. If you want to join this particular swap, visit here...http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/181905

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Visual poetry



This month's live ATC trade theme is "Alphabet." I thought I'd try to channel some of the great visual poetry artists to represent my alphabets.

Visual poetry is the visual arrangement of text, images and symbols to convey an intended effect, blurring the distinction between text and imagery.

I had about a million ideas running through my head and in some cases, I think I tried to execute them all at once. A big muddy mess - but, here is what I made.





Last night I came up with the idea to do some dry tape transfer which is a technique I adore. Ripping and pulling - it's just so chaotic! I love it. However, I made these two 12 x 12 inch pieces thinking that I'd cut them into ATC size but I think the detail would get lost. Now I'm not sure what I'll do with them. Perhaps cut them into postcard size and send them to someone. 



Here are a few photos to show the process  ...

Using tape to lift a cool image ...


Using tape to lift some letters

Some of the tape pieces from taping, ripping, and pulling. Then I arranged them and glued them down.