Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wonderful News in My Little Bubble

Back in July, I submitted a small collage ornament for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine's Holiday Gift Swap. It was the first piece of art I have ever submitted to a magazine. Earlier in the month, I received a pretty collage magnet from another artist, Peg Englishman. I knew some of the holiday gifts would be featured in the November/December issue, but I never heard more about it.
Today I was delighted to receive the new issue and was thrilled to see my ornament on page 80, next to Peg Englishman's lovely magnet! What an encouraging step in my artistic journey.   

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pajamas all weekend = Time for Art

After an outpatient surgery on Friday, I stayed in my pajamas all weekend. I wasn't in pain, just waiting for the drugs to wear off and felt like a slug. The only thing that helped the time pass was art. So... two collages later it is Sunday night and I am ready to enter the real world again. The first one is called "Queen of Escape" and the second one is called "The Key to Me."
I had so much fun cutting and smooging scraps around with my matte gel medium. I love that stuff. I feel rested and at peace after a weekend of creating. Better than any drug any day!