Monday, June 28, 2010
Sometimes I just want to write things that I am feeling. Taking pictures from unusual places and putting them into my art journal is theraputic as well as fun. Then I think of what it means to me. Sometimes it is just a place to let your thoughts go. Sometimes after waking up in the morning, my dreams are still stuck in my head. Art journaling is a place to just write them down and see if they make sense. Surprizingly, sometimes the silliest dreams make the most sense.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
One thing that is fun for me is to take a regular composition book. (I buy lots of them at Wallmart in the Fall) and paint pictures on the front of them. This is one of my Mermaids. I think that this was given to my Grand daughter but I can not be sure.
I love this stage. I bought it this shape many years ago and have wanted to do something very fun with it. I have a saying on my fridge that I decided to use for the theme of the stage. It reads:
Dance like no one is watching
Love like you've never been hurt
Sing like no one is listening
Live as though Heaven's on Earth
This one of my most favorite sayings.
I decided to make a Paper Art Doll of myself and my Honey. I wanted to use found objects to incorporate into the theme. We and the dance tap shoe are the "Dance". The hearts are the "Love". The lips are the "Sing" and the Butterflies are the "Live". I put some object for a hidden message as well. I wanted my children and others to study it to find more than just the obvious. The stage is about two feet by two feet.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Here is another variation on a fairy using parts from several collage sheets. The variations are endless. Each piece will be different just by using your own embellishments. A little clear glitter enhances almost any fairy. This one I call my art fairy.
I have designed four different fairy necklaces. They are in two sizes. You can either purchase the 1 1/2" size or the 1" size. They are encapsulated in Etsy inchy frames. The art work is original and the wings are glittered and sparkle. Very pretty and will be on the website soon.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Then I used the piece that could be used as a skirt for the fairy as her tail on the green mermaid. I used two star buttons for her bikini top and wanted her to have a set on wings. THis is one of the variations that I did with the collage fairy/mermaid sheets.
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I thought I would show some more variations with some of the collage sheets of the Paper Art Dolls. This one is the gold angel and I used these pretty white leaves and the pattern for the wings....I cut the wing from some old documents that had some very old writing on them. I added alot of Gold paint. I like the way she turned out