Saturday, August 25, 2012
Daisy Yellow is the first art journaling blog I discovered. The author, Tammy, has great "Art Journaling 101" posts as well as lots of ideas for ICAD (Index Card a Day) projects.
Alisa Burke's Redefine Creativity blog is, of course, a favorite. As I have written in previous posts, I am kind of an Alisa stalker although I do consider myself in recovery since I got to hang out with her at CREATE in California. No need for Alisa to be afraid.
I recently discovered Donna Downey's Simply Me blog. I love her Wednesday videos where she shows exactly how she creates her art journaling pages. Her colors are so bright and invigorating. Her painting style and her video narrations seem to invite you to be her friend. Heck, she uses pages from romance novels in her collages and I just love that.
Hanna Anderson writes a blog called iHanna filled with art and other creative ideas.
I also follow Alice Bradley's Finslippy blog. I can't remember how I originally discovered her. She is a mother and author who writes very cleverly about life's trials and tribulations, including her battle with depression.
I have to include my BFF's favorite blog Elvie Studio by Lori Vliegen. She is a very creative mixed media artist who also has an online lettering class that I am required to take (per my BFF's instructions). It's on my list of things to do.
If you have blogs that you would like to share, please post a comment. Enjoy your future reading!
Monday, August 20, 2012
The fabric I chose was designed by a friend, Jennifer Heynen, who is the owner of Jangles Beads. She isn't exactly a close friend of mine, but she is very good friends with my BFF. She is, therefore, my friend by association. I'm not sure that she knows that. Be sure to check out her blog and online store.
|My new pencil case|
It was a lot of work to sew this little bag, since I don't have experience with sewing zippers. My sister helped me and her friend, a master seamstress, also helped. It took about 5 hours over 2 days to complete. Adding up my time and the fabulous, although expensive, polka dot zipper ($4 from Joann's Fabrics) this is probably the most expensive pencil case ever made. And I love it!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
|Cards that my friend and I made from paint chips|Pinterest idea for paint chip art