Thursday, November 30, 2006
O.K. Yesterday, I picked up two books to help satisfy my appetite for eye candy to inspire me. The first one is so wonderful! Oh my gosh! It is fabulous!!! I have always loved the Quilting Arts Magazine http://www.quiltingartsllc.com/shop/cq_book.html
because the images the ladies create on fabric are just crazy, wild, beautiful, and brilliant! I can't say enough about it. Did I mention I am not really into quilting? Anyway, I picked up this book called "Creative Quilting" The journal Quilt Project. It is a huge book, it was 34.95 at the little craft store I bought it at. But, it was worth every dime. Every page is full of wonderful journal quilts created by 900 or something women. Each one has a descripting about why each woman did this particular piece of art for her journal quilt. So, not only do you get tons of eye candy, but you get to read about the most wonderful women. Here is a picture of the front of the book. If you enjoy mixed media and exploring all types of art, you will love this book. If you quilt you might like it too. Though these are not the traditional quilts our grandmas made! You gotta get this book.
Book number 2
I picked up the Sommerset Studio Gallery (winter) issue as well. I don't know why, but I was surprised to find my picture they had already told me they were going to publish. I just thought it was going to be in the next issue or in a different magazine. Anyway, there was my art on page 176. It kinda scared me or surprised me. But, I was so pleased! I could not wait to come home and show everyone. So, as promised in an earlier post, I will now share the picture of my art since it has been published.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
This tool can be found at http://www.dumpr.net/ It would be easier to do if you had a flickr account.
I'm almost finished with my kitchen project. I still have to put a poly finish on the cabinets and I need a few more little doodads to put up on the walls. It was a hard pr0ject mostly because of the border scraping I spoke of last time. NEVER AGAIN!!! JUST SAY NO TO BORDER.
I have had the last 4 days off from work. My husband and son went on a little trip together so it was just me and my daughter. You would think that I might have taken that time to relax and "gather my thoughts" but no, I had the psychotic idea to do the kitchen. I am so sore in my legs and back from getting up and down from the stool and from painting the ceiling. Enough complaining. Husband and son coming home today and I am so glad. I'm not a good single person. I don't sleep good, I don't know what to do with myself. I like everyone to be in there little places so I can relax. Have a good week and don't stress too much about the upcoming holidays.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
By the way, this is a mixed media piece. I started out with acrylics but found that the watercolor softened it up a bit. You can actually put watercolor over acrylic and get nice results. Another lesson learned!