Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dragonfly art

I have always loved dragonflies... there is something truly magical about them. Naturally I jumped at the occasion to play in this shaped book round robin. Here are a couple spreads I did in one of the books. Can't remember what I did in mine.

Altered hands

Here are a couple fun spreads I recently did in a shape book round robin. The owner asked us to answer what our hands held. I loved playing with this book!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Little white bird

Here is a little one page white bird that I did for a round robin. The theme was color. Bet you can't guess what color I chose... :)

Fun art quilts

I love fabrics and sewing. I had fogotten how much I love working with fabric. It is such a fun medium and sewing such a delightful way of "gluing" things together! Here are a couple art quilts I made recently. One was for a tea friend and the other, well it is still unfinished, but I found the techinigue - random pieces of material - so freeing that I can't wait to do more!

Felt-beaded necklace

Here is a fun necklace I made out of felt beads, which I then beaded. The possibilities are endless! I think I may string them further apart however, and finish the ends with crochet - but first I have to learn how to crochet ;)
This is another fun idea from creative Chaska Peacock!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Love inspired art

This is little piece I made for my DH for our wedding anniversary. I wanted to do something with words and thought and thought... but could not find the right support. Then a good friend send me a lovely stash of delightful objects and this CD cover was one of them. It was exactly what I needed. I used markers for the outside. My hubby is a real flower child. And I wrote in my favorite lettering inside. He keeps it on his desk ;) which makes me happy, almost as happy as it made me to make it!

Above is the front view, and below, the back view.

The month of May

Below is the lovely month of May calendar page created by Michelle Geller. I have yet to post January through March, but I will, promise. Admire the beautiful flowers and the harmony of color! I love it. Thanks, Michelle!

Fun book spreads

Here is a photo of one of the spreads I did recently for a group I am in. The directive was to work only in the margins so that the text was still visible. I tried to illustrate the little poem. The book was, A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, a gem of a book. Some of the other work was gorgeous as well. Now I am scouting for a similar book that I can do the same to...

The above picture illustrates "Happy Thought" which I love... It is, "The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings." I love that little piece.

And here are 3 pages that illustrate the same story about a little girl... well, I'll let you go ahead and read for yourselves ;)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Another attempt to make a doll from recycled items

Here is another attempt at making a doll from recycled items. This vintage doll face is on an old vintage thread spindle. I love the colors... Her upper is a lovely piece of sari, she sports a wishbone as a necklace and is wearing a skirt made from fibers. She has a vintage ribbon wrapped around her

head holding a feather and is wearing a found wing from another artist's stash...

Blue belle back

This is the back view... while the front shows a yellow feather to give her a tom boy attitude, the back of her head is covered with blue and green fibers. Here you also see the book cover back embellished with hearts and flowers and her lovely skirt made from a vintage round peacock napkin! I love it. Underneath is a skirt made from a beautiful sheer embellished material from my stash that makes the skirt hang in a nice bouncy manner... Don't you just love her?
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Blue Belle

This is the base... the body is a knitting needle, as previously stated, with a handmade (by a friend) bead for a bit of shape that goes into a base, which is a thread spool with china mosaic glued to its sides and top, sitting on a baby CD for balance.... all in the tones of blue...
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Recycled doll

This is Blue Belle... she is made from recycled and found materials. She had a difficult birth and has a completely remade head, but I am happy with her now.

From this photo, you can see that she has a ball of string for a head, and flower brads for her eyes and mouth.

Her body is a knitting needle She has a necklace made from found trim. A wonderful little book makes her upper body. I embellished this with old stamps, flowers and torn images... Her arms are made from a very cool piece of pleated material someone gave me. I wrapped it in the opposite direction as the pleats which gave it more body, then wrapped it with wire. There is also wire inside. It is difficult to see here, but her hands are cool hearts made from wire.
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Meet my prosperity doll, Flower....

Here you can see the face. The mirror reflects back the divine self. On her right arm she is holding a $1M bill and on her left arm, a magic wand as I feel that being prosperous means we are tuned into our own flow of magic.
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This is the floor shot. She has "small" feet, that will keep her in the moment, and not hurrying around left and right!

A word about what she is wearing; underneath, she is wearing a white silk, seamless dress with sequined Indian trim. White symbolizes learning, knowledge, longevity and simplicity, which are ingredients of prosperity for me. She is also wearing dominant green; green symbolizes harmony, balance, vigor, youth, and action. These are also ingredients for me, of prosperity. I also chose green because it is synonymous with lavish abundance, as in nature.
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Here is a back view of Flower. A butterfly pushes her to "transform" while an angel guides and inspires.

On her head is a golden crown for her divine and royal heritage.
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Here are some details . As you can tell, she is covered in "flowers". She also sports a clover as luck and prosperity are intimately entwined. Notice the ribbon of music notes. There is also a clock for "enough" time, a key for unlocking and learning to use inner resources, a moon for divine feminine and a heart and a love charm.
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And your prosperity doll, what would it look like?

Prosperity means different things to different people. I loved thinking about what it meant to me. And I decided, among other things, I would like more "flow" in my life. Hence, here is a full view of "Flow-er" or one who flows.
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Monday, January 5, 2009

Angels, angels, everywhere

Here are some angels I made to get the year off to a good start. I think there cannot be too many angels around, can there? I love the colors and textures. Just a simple pattern with some cool fabric and embellishments and presto, they fly.

Happy New Year

Happy 2009! Can't believe it is already here. I think it is going to be a good year. I know we have challenges to meet, but I think we will manage.

Here are some calendar pages I did with a group of 11 other women. I chose April, then swapped half way through with a friend for July. I will post the entire calendar once all pages have been received.

What a great way to mark the year...

When it came to July, I was ready for some warmer colors. I love the dark, warm colors that came out. I think I used Adirondack color washes and Moon Glow Glitz Spritz (medieval gold), then wiped with a baby wipe. I also love calligraphy and found some neat poems to embellish the pages with. I like to experiment so much I couldn't do all the same, though they do resemble each other, don't they?

Don't worry, I did not abbreviate the months. The pages were just bigger than my scanner so the last week got cut off. Imagine having shortened months. You think time goes fast now...!

I used several techniques actually. At first I wanted to use paper paint. That is to collage-paint with scraps of paper. I saw an article on this in Cloth, Paper, Scissors and wanted to try it out. But it took too long in fact. I like the effects and will go back to it but did not feel I could manage all 12 pages that way, so I continued with other forms of collage.