Saturday, September 30, 2006
Those of you who read my blog know that I am a huge Project Runway groupie. I discovered the program on Bravo midway through the first season and have watched it faithfully ever since. I think one of the reasons I like it so much is to see how the designers interpret each week's challenges. It is just like doing an Ali Edwards Challenge or Rhonna Farrer or Studio Friday, etc. etc. Anyway, if you watch Project Runway then you know who Tim Gunn is. Last season there was a designer named Santino who could imitate Tim Gunn flawlessly. Click here to watch Santino doing his "Tim voice." I think it is a riot.
Friday, September 29, 2006
TOPIC: Toot Your Own Horn
"Studio Friday, for me, is a network of artists from all over the world. It's a fabulous way to communicate with and learn from artists of all backgrounds. With this being said, I would love to see a showcase of what YOUR art is. Are you a scrapbooker? A clay artist? Are you a collage artist or a photographer? Do you paint or work in the fibre arts or knitting, sewing or embroidery? Are you a gardener a botanist or an eclectic artist of many trades? I'd love to see a piece that you have created that you are most proud of. SHOW OFF YOUR STUFF!!" - posted by Gabi
So in response to this week's Studio Friday's challenge I am showing a montage of some of the things I do. Gabi's phrase, "eclectic artist" seems to be an accurate description of what I do. I love painting, card making, collage art, photography, crocheting, gardening, scrapbooking, altering books, knitting, creating artist's journals, etc. etc. Is there really such a thing as a "one note artist?" Most of my artistic friends dabble in multiple mediums - one is never enough seems to be our mantra. I am always curious about art in whatever form it is in. I suppose that is why I am drawn to mixed media art the most. Check out more artist's submissions here.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I completed this little mini book challenge from Ali's AEZine newsletter this week. Very fun. I love mini books because you can have a finished product in such a short time. The challenge was to create a mini book about your current Five Fabulous Favorites using wallet sized photographs. My current obsessions are anything having to do with birds & nests, listening to JT's Sexback CD, wearing my brown sneakers with the pink & brown lining (from Target), drinking Starbucks caffe lattes, and blogging. The neat thing about this book is that next week, next month, or next year you may have entirely different favorites, so this project is capturing your life at a certain moment in time...right here, right now. Cool. See other artists mini books here.
Supplies used - Clear Stamps (Technique Tuesday, Daisy Hill), Mini Folders (Basic Grey), Letter stickers (EK bookworks Mini ABC's), Chipboard Letters (unknown), Roller date stamp (Justrite), Paper clip (K & Company), Date prompt stickers (Melissa Frances)
Today is a special day for my DH and I since it was 31 years ago today we said our "I do's" to each other. We've shared so much together over the years - good and bad, happy and sad, for better or worse. Thirty-one years seems like a l-o-n-g time when you think about it, but in actuality the time has flown by so quickly that it is hard to believe we've been together all that time. So here's to another 31 years of marital bliss!
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Wednesday, September 06, 2006
It is funny how inspiring cleaning and organizing can be. I can remember when I was a young girl and was sent to my room to clean it up. After I was finished, I couldn't wait to spend time in there doing things in my newly functional and reorganized room. I don't remember how long it stayed in that condition though. The same thing happens in "my room" as a grown-up. I can't wait to get in there and start a new project using some of my rediscovered treasures. However, once I start to create again, it doesn't take long before the mess starts to reaccumulate all over again. It's just the way I work. But this time when that happens I will have the photograph above to prove that once upon a time I did have a clean desk to work at, an organized shelf of art books, ribbons neatly sorted into jars, current projects stacked on the shelf in pretty paper boxes, magazines that have been weeded out and put into magazine files, ephemera sorted into gingham baskets, and a floor that I can see and walk on without it being a hazard to do so.
On another subject, we went to see Little Miss Sunshine the other day and I loved it! I haven't laughed out loud at a movie for quite a long time. It was quirky and fun....a real feel-good kind of movie.
Tonight is Project Runway...yes, I am a PR junkie. Right now I am pulling for Michael to win.