3/08/2015

Beauty is in the eye of the BEHOLDER


Handmade mixed media art journal.
Made with recycled materials around my studio.


Stitched patchwork painted papers


Coptic stitch over canvas strapping


Strapping secured with brads and glue


4 signatures - 7 pockets - 78 pages



Sari ribbon stitched to edges embellished with bead trim


Sari ribbon closure attached with eyelets


Lightweight and colorful, filled with textures



painted muslin ruffle with lace trim


painted geli papers


envelope with painted paper tags


papers scraps


scrap artwork


stickers



washi tape


vintage trim

fortune cookie sentiment


photo copy - fabric/paper/lace tirm


Lots of blank spaces....



















Thanks for looking!
available HERE

3/01/2015

Live Long and Prosper

Live Long and Prosper
Leonard Nimoy - may he R.I.P.

My creative goals in the new year,
include a dedicated attempt to use up 
my stash of supplies.

We have had an incredible snowy winter this year,
and in anticipation of a very wet basement in the spring,
I have been evacuating and relocating tubs of supplies.

By moving things around,
a funny thing happened. 
I felt a spark of creativity and imagination,
just by peeking in my tubs,
and taking inventory of where all my supplies were.


2/22/2015

It's a scrappy stitching kind of day...

This style isn't for everyone.
It's random, outside the lines, and my style.

 I'm not perfect, and neither is my stitching.

I love adding beads....

lace scraps and mother of pearl buttons.

A little bright for me,
but I'm getting tired of gray winter days.



Thanks for looking!