Friday, August 29, 2008

One Creative Queen

Someone named the Creative Queen left me a comment on my Rainbow Shimmer Button Fairy post from last January. As is a ususal custom for me if I have the way to see the persons who leave me comments I always visit their blogs.

This is an amazing talented single mom who creates whimisical faces of clay, books, quilts and artsy crafty stuff such as candles, centerpieces and pincushions. She has some beautiful watches that she made also. You have to go to the bottom of her page and view the slideshows but it is worth it. She talks of quilts, I am anxious to see.

One thing she mentions in the last post is where to find small amounts of fabrics. One thing I have learned is that if you go to the thrift stores and junque shops you can find fabric and buttons, zippers, buckles and clasps all sorts of goodies. You gleen the stuff off of clothing that they sell for cheap. I have gotten some beautiful beads, lace, appliques with sequins and silk. I am now looking for wool but being in florida that will be a tough one to find. If you have any other ideas please take the time to post to her blog at One Creative Queen. She also has a contest going on, and it ends the 31st. So hurry on over there and show some love!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Body Image

This is the latest journal posting from the Art Techniques Group over on Yahoo. This was done on Thursday while I was getting my warriors infused. A little sloppy but it is hard to concentrate and also I am usually as high as a kite on Thursday's lol added benefit. Not sure it helps me art very well though. The part that matters to me is where it says the following.

Our bodies are the bridge between life energy and psychical form, look at your body without the interfering judgements of the others, the body image contributes to the sense of who you think you are the size does not matter.

Some people feel a diminished sense of self worth because they perceive their body as ugly or imperfect. The mental image or concept of your body is a complete distortion of reality.

The rest of what I wrote is a rambling of thoughts past and present in no particular order but they do tell a story. The rest is up to you.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Weekly Journaling from the Art Techniques Group

The Art Tech group is having weekly journal prompts and I decided I didn't have enough to do with making 120 fat book pages, an apron or two, this and that for my dear sweet Mom etc. I decided to join in. The first week was eyes. We were suppose to write about our eyes so here is my first entry.

The second week was about our hair. Here is that page. It opened quite a discussion about hair, but redheads in particular. Who knew? I wasn't going to put these on here but as a special favor to someone special (sis) I did. For those who do not know me personally, these are all me well the female person in the pics from kindergarten up to the NOW.

Also up this week was some digital art I was messing around with. Of course I know not what the heck I am doing but here they are. The first is blocks. The second is Vortex Abyss and the third is Hands.

Last but not least is from an entirely different group. This is from a privately owned crafting group of really wonderful ladies. We are small but very close knit, I have known some of them a very long time! We are having an apron swap and this one was sent to me by a nice lady that lives in Buffalo, NY - wow my home town! Isn't that funny? I did not know her when I lived there.