Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Rolodex Epiphany

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org
Discribes the definition of epiphany as a feeling.
A process of presenting objects in a way no one had thought to do before;
the result was intended to induce an epiphany of "what art is".

How about an epiphany of...

An Altered Rolodex 
** Valentine **

created by: April Cole

Altered Rolodex Card Project

photos - participating artist - project

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mini Journal

Okay, I have to admit.
I was sidetracked...
Didn't stay focused on what I was wishing to accomplish for the day...

I am a sucker for three things:
* Creating artful things out of reusable items. (recycle, reuse, recreate)
* Books of any kind! (book hoarder) 
* Anything colorful (makes me happy)

Mini Journal 
Created from recycled greeting cards.

Over the weekend, as I was visiting my favorite blogs...
I came across this fantastic video
on using your old greeting cards to create a mini journal.

Thank you 
** Jennibellie **

I fell in love with this idea... so clever.
It literally took me minutes to make and there was no sewing involved!

Enjoy watching Jenny's video tutorials

Out of just a few cards 
I was able to make this mini journal.
This will be used in my BOD journal. 

Happy Monday!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Life... Just Enjoy The Show!

Sharing my thoughts for today.
Love this concept on life...

"The show" and " "I want my money back" are both metaphors. 
Wanting my money back represents "time", the show represents "life".
No matter what...
In the end we can not get back time and we should simply enjoy living out our lives.
Enjoy your life and live for today. 
Life is a journey and there is no need to get caught up in others dogma.
Live life to your fullest potential, loving yourself, and where you are at in life... 
"Just enjoy the show!" 

Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit... and these delightful links.

Fabric Wrap Project

Mixed- Media Canvas
Wonderful layouts and inspiration.

Paper Valentine's Day Cones
Delightful paper project.

Art Journaling
Sharing the beauty and wonder of art journaling.
Fantastic Art Journal community!

Granny A Day 
The 365 Project of Dana Beach
These are so sweet, lovely site!

Wish to learn how to crochet?
Free Crochet Course *
Bookmark this link!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Tribute To Mail Art - part 2

John Held Jr.
"I love getting this art in the mail... the mailbox is a museum, 
so this is like going to the opening of a show."
I personally, could not have said it any better...!!
Enjoy this wonderful video.
If you have ever been on the fence about, sending out mail art...
I do hope this video will inspire you, give you new meaning, a purpose...
flat out, encourage you to...  just DO IT!! 

** Create Mail Art **

If you are interested in exchanging your art with John Held Jr.

Thought I would share with you these...
Mail Art Envelopes 

I really enjoy colorful envelopes. So much fun to create!

For trade of coarse... it just isn't mail art without them!

What happy mail art will you be sending?
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do you wish for your health and wellness?
This is not a subject I talk too much about... it's personal.
There isn't a cure and to this very day... there are still many physicians out there 
who do not believe or are not willing to treat this chronic illness.
It is widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed!

* Fibromyalgia * 
What do I wish for...
Make it go away!
Rid me of this illness... and the imprisonment that this has caused.
Through the years, I have lost more than you think...
A great career.
The ability to do the things, I once loved.
 And yes... even family members.
They just do not want to understand!

Is chronic, widespread pain, muscle spasms, fatigue,
sleep disturbances, anxiety, headaches...
the list goes on and on!!
Are we having fun yet?

We look fine on the outside.
If only you knew... the storms we battle. 

Wishing you all...
Happy Healthy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BOD- Book of Days 2012

Have you heard the word BOD? 
Buzzing around the internet... there are well over 900+ artists participating.
This is a FREE art journaling project.
Hosted by Effy Wild , who came up with the idea for this project Book-of-Days.
She invites you, to follow allow along her artful journey, while apply your own
techniques, inspiration, and creativity to your BOD art journal.

What do I need to get started?
Whatever you have already on hand!
No need to make a special trip to the art store.
Be creative!!
This is all about your personal journey, giving yourself permission to play,
and developing an understanding about yourself along the process.

Is there videos, tutorials, any prompts, or a support group?
Effy is charting her progress through a series of videos.
There is a fantastic support group, which is shared, once you become a member.

you are sitting on the fence about weather or not you 
can commit to this project, no worries!!
There is no pressure!
Commitment, yes... to be artful and true to yourself!!
Do what you can, when you can... remember it is all about the journey.

Here is a sneak peek into my BOD... enjoy!
 Altered an old book.

Used material for the inside of the cover.

 My chosen "word" for the year.

Pages to follow... 
I like working with "loose" pages.
 I will bind them all together when the project is completed.

Altered Pocket... Love these!!

This journal pocket will be used for...
 printing and placing all my inspiration 
quotes and pictures for 2012.

Journal page with tags.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 23, 2012

An Addiction...

An ATC addiction, at that!
I know... I just, can not help it.

These tiny pieces of artwork are too hard to resist. 

I just adore creating them...

What is even better, I enjoy swapping / trading them out.
I could be working on a million other things, it is an addiction... 
I had a sudden impulse!
Out of all the bad habits, crazy impulses, and harsh addictions to have...

"This one is mine!"
I should be starting my paintings series.
Went and got all the art supplies I needed...
to start the process, 
engage willfully into the artful journey of painting.

And, then this happened!!! 
I don't feel guilty... not one ounce. 

Just feeling my "mojo" and feeding my "muse".


Listen to your inner voice.
Happy Monday!
A few of these are up for trade!!
Who wishes to Be My Valentine?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Say Something Nice

If you were given the chance... what would you say?

I would say... "You are an incredible person, you are loved, and...
 deserve to live a happy life!"

* Thought I would share with you this very empowering video. 
  Just image... who this would effect, if only, we said something nice!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Earlier in the week, I shared a riddle with you.
(what is black and white... and red in spots?)
You can read about it here
This creation made it to it's destination safely and I am very happy to say... 
it was excepted with great love and joy!!
And now... I can reveal it to you today.

** My Knitted Mixed-Media Scarf ** 

Happy Birthday
Bonita Rose!!

In honor of Bonita's Birthday, 
she is having a sale of 15% everything in her shop!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit... and these delightful links.
* I was feeling a little crafty this week *

Macaron Coin Purse
Free Tutorial at http://www.craftpassion.com

Altered Window Frame using scotch tape!

Fabric Covered Suitcase- DIY
Created by Bess at http://besserina.blogspot.com

Fabric Remnant Notebooks - index cards

Coffee Filter Roses

Retro Clock - from junk mail
DIY wall clock - HOME HACKS
Created by Genevieve click here for instructions on this recycled project! 

Happy Crafting!