My goal for last year was to get better at drawing faces.....I'm still working on them... I have a composition notebook that I write "Morning Pages" stuff in and I draw faces( or whatever speaks to me at 4:30 am with my cup of coffee) on top of that writing. I also have a composition notebook in the van which I work out of in the mornings right before work. So, there are faces here and there. I found myself wanting to do something different and with a 4 for $1.00 special st Ben Franklin recently, I picked up some embroidery thread in some favorite colors. I have not done any embroidery in at least ten years. It was very difficult trying it through paper, and it's not a very good job, but considering the challenge, I was ok with it.
I shared with you the little upcycled journal I received from my friend Teresa a post or so ago. Here is what it is becoming........... so far........... at this point.......
In continuing with yesterday's post of gelli printing, I wanted to show you that I made an envelope using a print. I simply took an envelope. unstuck all the folds and laid it out and traced it onto another piece of card stock to use as a template. I cut it out and paper marked the folds with pencil. I then took one of my double sided prints and traced the outline of the envelope(template). Folded it, glued it and voila!
At some point in my travels of bargain sale hunting I came across a pack of black, blank note cards and envelopes. A dollar for ten envelopes and these which folded out.
I wanted to share with you what I received in the mail yesterday. web site. It may spark something in you. You might find yourself making little stars to hang from the ceiling of your creative space. Thank you, Stargardener. And thank you to those who stop by and visit here........jo
If you express what is inside you, what is inside you will save you. If you don't express what is inside you, what is inside you can kill you. ~Gospel of Saint Thomas ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm sharing with you something I did several years ago, when my life seemed in a state of upheaval, of changes. Some unpleasant, some very painful. I didn't know it then, but I was doodling my state of feeling broken and fragmented. It was the beginning of mending, healing, and working through a lot of pain. Art is healing.
This is the piece of foam board that has covered my work table for several months. I rotated it several times but it always seemed to wind up back in the vertical position because my table is so junky and cluttered, and that's the way it fit best.
I realize there's something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they're experts at letting things go. ~Jeffrey McDaniel