Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Favorite Month is Here!

I love October! The weather is amazing in Georgia, the chocolate treats are abundant, and the smell of plastic Halloween decor fills the air.

I hope you'll take a moment to check out my fun paper doll project over at the Niji Creative Collective.
I had so much fun with this one!

Meanwhile... when you get a minute, visit the CraftDaily website. This website is filled with how-to video workshops covering just about every crafty topic you can imagine! My Collage in the Round workshop was just added, so you can visit and see a little blurb just for fun.

And now... off to the Crabapple Art Festival. It is going to be a beautiful day. I've gleaned my studio for anything that can possibly be sold. My booth is packed! My daughter is coming to be my helper and I'm sharing a booth with a very sweet friend. Happy all around!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Collage: Up Close & Personal

A few posts ago, I told you all about a collage I was creating. I thought you might like to see how it turned out. This collage was a commission from a friend. Her sister turned 50 and she wanted to give her a unique gift. I asked her to give me some details that I could use to make it as personal as possible.

She is a homemaker and loves the color red. This chair is made from a piece of cereal box cardboard. I made a chair shape, covered it with old text, painted, and stitched it.

We've got to have a girly dress in there... she has two daughters and a sister. This skirt is made from stamped, gathered, and painted deli paper.

So lucky to find a little birthday-related text!

This house is another cereal box cardboard piece. I've used stitch, paint, ink, gel pens, watercolor crayons, and found text to give it tons of texture.

I found these two lines in an old typing manual. If you ever see an old typing manual at a book sale or garage sale... buy it! You will find so many word treasures inside!

As I delivered the finished piece, I was really nervous. What if I took it in the wrong direction? Thankfully, my friend loved it and I hear her sister did too. What a privilege to be part of someone's special day. Yet another way that art connects us!