Saturday, August 27, 2011
Doing Strange Things in the Name of Art
Good Morning Friends! The above button says it all. I have been making myself get back into my journal and actually work in it instead of looking at it.
I will show you in pictures what is going in this CRAZY art room where I bury myself.
First I made what my friend Paula http://www.journalartistaart.com/ calls a flopportunity:
I found this super cool bird image in a bird book. I then made a copy. My goal here was to make it into a packing tape transfer. So I put the tape on it and because I am a little OCD, when the tape wrinkled, I freaked and pulled it off and the image became this:
OMG!! Is that cool or what?!? The tape pulled off some of the black ink to show the white underneath. A total Flopportunity! WOW!! But I still wanted some packing tape transfers for my next journal spread. So to the old National Geographics I went looking for cool images, and found these, that actually worked when I taped them and put them in water:
Very Cool, huh?
So at this time I am working on this Spread in Progress (SIP):
And the bird oops is there on the top looking waaay cool.
So the next strange thing going on is; If you know Less Herger from ComfortableShoesStudio, she creates the best small travel watercolor boxes out of tins:
So I have this cool car tin full of cinnamon mints I picked up at a vendors show once:
Passenger side with hinge.
Open with the mints, that will have to find a new home. It is 3 1/2" long by 1 3/4" wide by 3/4" tall. Perfect for this new art creation?!? And a car is perfect for on the go arting!
I must give it a try, because I am, "Doing Strange Things in the Name of Art".
Oh PS: My good friend Cheryl http://mysticmissive.blogspot.com/ was the ONLY comment I got back about what the heck is hanging between my diningroom and livingroom in my last post, even though she called it something I had never heard of and had to look up; LOL. Cheryl will get a little something extra in the package I am sending to her soon.
It is a Vintage Over Entry Way that actually had hung over the top of an entrance to a parlor in one of THOSE houses! I guess it had drapes hanging from it. Cool! It was a gift to me from my old boss and dear friend Pam, who died from cancer in May.