Saturday, June 25, 2011
Art and Life.
Our main job in life is to try to find out what we're good for. Life is a school. We keep taking tests. If we pass a test, we move on. If we fail a test, sooner or later we are given the test again. Failing or succeeding, wise artists know themselves and quickly move through the tests. In art, it takes a lifetime of moving through the tests. Fact is, they never stop coming.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Home Sweet Little Home
Journal and Tag Along Tote
I am having a love affair with making these totes for my journals. This journal has been a work in progress for awhile and I am just putting the finishing touches on it and hope to have it completed sometime this afternoon. Originally I had been working on a paper mache house for the journal to reside in, however the house broke apart when I was collaging it and had to be scrapped since it was no longer up to my standards of quality. It was beyond repair. I was sad about that because the house was pretty darn cute, however yesterday I created this tote for it's safe keeping which I actually like just as much and I know it won't fall apart. VBG.
Front of tote.
Back of tote.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Burst of Sunshine by Brittney LaFond
Summer is officially here and my days have been anything but lazy. My art area is in chaos; paint, papers and fabrics are on every available surface, evidence that I have been busy. I just finished my newest journal which is now up for adoption in my Etsy shop.
Here are a few page peeks.
Lots of pockets waiting for treasures.
Friday, June 17, 2011
I am waiting. It's hard. I am trying to be patient. The anticipation and the excitement are starting to become almost unbearable, but in a good way; a sweet way. Kind of like looking forward to Christmas morning or the first day of a vacation. That kind of feeling. So what am I waiting for? I am so pleased you asked. The amazing Miss Mary Ann Moss over at Moss Cottage is throwing open wide the doors, of her on-line class room tomorrow, where she will be offering up an art journaling exploration entitled 'Full Tilt Boogie'. It is sure to be a wild ride. I highly suggest joining in on the fun that is sure to be had.
And in trying to make time fly, I've been working on journals that I will be listing in my Etsy shop very soon. Here are a few peeks.
Tag Along Journal and Spiffy Matching Tote.
Journal is 6" Tall by 5.5 wide and the tote is 9" by 10" with handles and a draw string closure. Tote is roomy enough for a few supplies and just the right size to 'tag along' for the ride.
Lightly painted and stitched.
More peeks coming soon. Now back to finding ways to consume more of my time till tomorrow.
Monday, June 13, 2011
The journal fits perfectly inside with enough room for a few supplies. I am quite pleased with how it came together. The tote is lined with the same fabrics and there is also a small pocket, perfect for a cell phone or Ipod. I think I have found a new passion.