Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 11-sharpening the saw

Ok. No craft project today. More discovery about new things to try. Quilling seemed interesting. I hoped it was easier than it looked. As luck would have it, it was. Of course, tools are everything. I bought a beginners kit that contained everything I needed to start.

Day 12 quilled dragonfly

Looks more like a butterfly or flower to me.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day ten - work in progress

This is almost done. I still need to add more findings and paint the figure's hair.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Eight repurposed clock

I like this better than what used to be there. And I'm pretty sure it's an original.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Seven final doll

Ok. Not exactly what I had in mind. Still cute but meh. Another tool for the box.

Day seven model

And the model is complete. Now for the clothes...

Day seven - stencils

My first fashion doll stencil. Using it to make fashion dolls! Paper dolls for grown up girls. Lovely!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day two - piggy bank

My youngest wanted a piggy bank. Today's art project, making an animal, was easy. Well, easy if you had pink duct tape, a Gatorade bottle, and a sharpie.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day one

Hidden hummingbirds. Ok, not so hidden. Use things in immediate vicinity. Luckily had my tangle pouch nearby. Cheating? Nah.

Monday, November 12, 2012

ARTbundance Coaching

Over the last five months I have been taking an art course to become a Certified ARTbundance Coach and Practitioner. What does this mean? Oddly enough, it is not about creating beautiful art. It is a way to tap into the non-linear side of your brain to help you relieve stress and find answers to all sorts of life's questions. In the days of chronic busyness, we all need a way to unwind and find our balance no matter what life throws at us. Through ARTsignments, short creative projects, you will learn to tap into the creative energy that will help you relax and find your balance. Stay tuned for more information about ARTsignments and how to use them to help you.

Create Art Everyday

I have heard it said that if you create art everyday, it will change your life. I have been testing this theory over the last five months. I have to say, if it is not life-changing, it definitely changes the way you think. I have always had an affinity for crafting. My maternal grandmother taught me how to do a variety of crafts. The one thing I wanted was the one I could not master -- drawing. It wasn't until a local artist brought ZentanglingTM to my attention that my creative journey began in earnest. After five months, I have to say - yes. It is true. If you create art everyday it will change the way you think. You begin to see patterns and angles in ordinary items like cans of soup and wrought iron gates. After five months, I am going to use my creativity on a 365 day art project. One day at a time. This blog is my attempt to chronicle my artistic journey.