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I'm an artist and SAHM from the upper mid-west. In addition to my passion for paper art and mixed-media; I enjoy sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making and gardening. I love finding ways to reuse, re-purpose and recycle everyday items into art or other basic utilitarian objects.
I'm working at getting back to the basics: healthy food, reduced chemical load in our home, exercise and spending time with family.
The reddish eggs were onion skins..both yellow and red gathered from the bottom of my onion drawer. Based on the tutorial, I expected I'd get a greenish yellow color.
I also threw a few scraps of muslin in the dye bath. The orange is really puzzling to me. One side is more orange than the other but the blue pieces are the same color on both sides. You can also see where I dripped a little blue dye on the orange. Opps!
Note to self and others: USE GLOVES!! My fingers are horribly stained.
Well, not really but that was all my brilliant mind could come up with at the moment. My upper back, neck and elbow are killing me from a spill I took a couple hours ago while shovelling. The snow has not quit and the plows have not come through so I'll be going back out again...bummer.
Calgon take me away... Hmmm, did I just date myself with that one.
AGH!! I hate it when I get like this. I can't seem to get into making anything!!! Too much stress...which I thought was a good thing before...has turned into overload for me. Apparently there is a threshold for stress. When it gets too high, my muse take s a vacation. So here's a gnome for your viewing pleasure.
When my husband got his new mini computer for work he mentioned that he really needed something to protect it from scratches and such during transport. I immediately thought of using a denim jeans leg. I quickly made one up but discovered the denim just wasn't thick enough. Then I remembered these camo pants legs I had and the matching belt piece from yet another pair of pants. The original denim pants leg is the lining inside the camo. I also put some light weight foam at the bottom so the mini computer would have some cushion.
I really happy with the result and it cost me nothing but the electricity to run the sewing machine.
I've been playing a bit...no real direction or purpose. Just having fun.
The first item is any ATC. I made this one day when I had inserted my foot way too far down my throat for my comfort.
The other items are in a board book. I think this board book is the closest thing to an art journal that I've made so far. Other than this book that I haven't been able to bring myself to actually journal in yet.
I used pages from a Mathmatic tables book...from back in the day that you didn't just push the button on the calculator....as the background. I attached these pages to recycled cereal and pasta boxes for a more sturdy base.
The woman's image came from The Commons on Flickr. What a great resource for artists! Thanks to Penny for giving our group the heads up on this one!!
I love putting words into people mouths...especially when I can get a chuckle out of it!
Here's your last chance to comment on my OWOH giveaway post. Comments posted after 11:59 Central Standard Time will not be accepted. I will use a random number generator tomorrow to pick the winner. If I have not heard back from the winner in 2 days or if contact info was not left...I will run the random number generator again.