Traveler’s Notebook

Basically, it’s just a fancy book cover designed to hold a few booklets. I made a couple of them this morning to see how easy a craft it would be for gift giving. So easy! And I get to use up more of my hoarded crafting materials (cereal boxes and wallpaper). Need to pick up some elastic string (check) and …

Avoid Muddy Colors

Just when I think I know everything… Just because I understand why colour gets muddy doesn’t necessarily mean I totally get it. In this video the artist does a fabulous job of explaining why all primaries are not the same. While she does mention warm and cold tendencies of colour, when she describes it as, “this colour wants to make …

Denim – What Can I Make of This?

I have a lot of hoarded art supplies – things I’ve gathered thinking, “I can make something of this,” but I don’t.  I just squirrel it away and know that it’s there taking up space.  Last year was particularly bad because I was doing a lot of “nature” and “recycle” crafting for a fair so I started saving cans, cereal …

Crowing

I’ve been dabbling with the crow theme for a month or so now. No reason. I just wanted to do something… different but consistent. Give me a theme and I’ll run wild with it. Make me pick between a few different themes and I sit there like a sack of potatoes. Why crows? Why not? They speak to me. And …

Thinking About Creating Books

The ones I’m often drawn to in shops are the How-Tos: • How to be happy • Ideas for creating • Conversational sparks • Tips for success Why not create my own? Why not indeed. I could sell them on Lulu, use them as incentives (not that I really crave the idea of subscribers), give them as gifts… Why shouldn’t …

Look What I Have Cleaned!!

My studio. :)) For a long time I wouldn’t even call it that because clearly it was not. There was no room for work, let alone finding materials. It had become a dumping ground. I’m going to have to work very hard at not letting that happen again (it will). I changed the position of the table from against long …

I Want to Be More Artist-y

Totally scored today.  I didn’t even know there was a book that came out after the 5 behemoths I’d devoured from her Highlander series. Scored a hardcover edition of Diana Gabaldon’s “Written In My Own Heart’s Blood” for only $2 at the hospital today. mmmmmmm… brain candy. Waiting… In 35 minutes I’ll saunter back to the chemo ward for treatment. …