I'm so happy to share this nice quiet morning scene in my little creative corner--I got a new pink cutting mat I LOVE with the measurements outlined on it for cutting several sizes from 2.5X3.5 (ATC size) to 8X10--so handy! It's just what I needed. I had cleaned up the night before, and the leaf is down, and so my art journal and idea book are stacked there on the side. Along with my stitching and other projects, I've been art journaling and have become totally addicted to it. On one side of my work table though, my altered book project stays splayed out all the time where I am painting/destroying a few pages each day, and then I let them dry. It's going to be one of my 2013 art journals. I've heard from some of you who say you would never try art journaling--but I must tell you how wonderful and therapeutic it is. You don't have to be an artist. You don't have to buy anything fancy--just use what you have--you don't have to put anything on the page except what you feel like and spend as many days on one page as you wish. I just can't say enough great things about art journals!
|Love my new cutting mat!|
We went out for dinner with my sweet mom this weekend, and she bought me an early birthday present: an Ikat Sari Pouf from Pier 1 Imports! I was incredibly excited to get this sweet little floor pouf made of recycled Sari dresses from India! I use it near my worktable to put my feet up sometimes, and even to sit on, and I just can't quit looking at its exotic patchworks! Had to share it.
|My new Ikat Sari Pouf|
|Painting pages in my altered book--using bronze and white here.|
|Preparing some of the painted pages with my cube stamp--I like the look!|
|And of course, my butterfly scarf is getting longer still! I hope to add the purple in soon.|