Saturday, June 30, 2012

eco chic bangles

The heat is unbearable, so I am staying indoors making hot jewelry.  Art Unraveled is just around the corner, so I am making more samples of what can be made with the Paper Leather Fabric which I will be teaching.  The bracelets look great stacked with other simply made bangles in mix or match colors. These samples will be available for purchase, please stop by and take a look.

Don't forget to drink lots of water and try to stay indoors.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

follow your intuition

Last night I had a dream that I was stuffing a cereal box with plastic bags.  I woke up with the image still on  my mind.  My inner voice said " you have an empty cereal box and you have plastic bags, go do it, let's see what happens".   As I was stuffing the box, I thought, what if I cover the box with paper mache. I did that, let it dry, and painted it with white gesso.  Now I had what resembled an 8 by 9  faux gallery wrapped canvas.  This is what I started with....

 Any cardboard that you can save from the recycle bin, plastic bags, masking tape, torn pieces of newspaper, white gesso, watercolors and collage papers.  My intuition must have been on overdrive because this is what happened next....

  As I was ripping the news paper, I randomly ended up with two heart shaped pieces, one which reads "do you find yourself unable to do the things you love to do?" and the other, which you see in the first photo, reads, "your voice counts".   I took this as a sign, telling me to get out of the funk I have been in lately and paint.  The background is white on white,  the face is painted in watercolor, and I attached a hanging wire to the backside.