Hi Friends! How are y'all?! Thanks for writing about the charm links, etc. Love when readers send me tips. Speaking of which, Hagit send me a great link last month that has led to some of my new projects! Thanks, Hagit. I've had a few readers and friends write and preface with, "you may have seen this, but"... In each and every case, I hadn't seen it! There's SO much great stuff out there, there is no way we can see it all! I'm gonna share some cool places I've been lately! You may want to read through this post first because there will be lots of links.
So, let's begin with the link Hagit sent me. It was to Go Make Something and it was a tutorial for making inchie backgrounds. You have to get a user name/pw to log in, but it's free. This site is awesome! There are TONS of how-to instructions for paper and altered art among other things I'm sure (I don't think I could ever exhaust what is there even if I took a year out to do it!)
This site led me to doing Gluebooks (which you can also learn about there!) A gluebook is kind of like a art journal except the concept is to use up scraps, old magazines, etc. and just glue with RECKLESS abandon! There are really no rules, except to not think about it too much and just glue! I have really enjoyed this as it's gotten me started on some journalling I've been putting off. Now I am glueing down all sorts of things I like randomly. I also started a journal for my son's sports season in which I will glue down all the stuff I save from games, including printed out pictures on paper. I will show you that as that progresses. I also take my glue book with me on the road and glue stuff in when I'm waiting in the car for kids or what not. Here are a few of the first one's I did in a color theme.
Ok, so I think you get the picture on that! Now onto Warhol and some other great links I've been "stalking" as of late. It's feast or famine with me! So, remember the Warhol link I shared a few days ago? There is another really cool one that I was looking at. A fascinating site dedicated to educators as well as public with school lessons and such. I was particularly fascinated (and just a little obsessed!) with this. I am amazed that Andy Warhol kept these boxes. Can you imagine getting to go through that! Oh, I just have a fascination for the everyday bits of life. The paper of our lives. I've saved it since I was young. I have envelopes with my dad's handwriting. These pieces mean more to me than anything else I own. I love the history and reality of it all. I find the most mundane things so inspiring. Ok, so I digressed a bit today again as usual! One more link I saw in this endless treasure trove of a site that you may want to check out is the weekend factory.
Here's an old "warhol-esque" picture collage I did with my limited digital skills.
I took a collage I did and somehow, in Picasa 2 with a picture of me on top. I had done this for popart series in Self Portrait challenge in which I used to participate, until I got sick of taking pics of myself. lol. I did learn alot though.
Ok, so let's see, oh yeah, promised some more cool links. Some incredible NEW art journal pages can be seen here, here, and here. Hope you all are doing well and creating away. I love to see what you all are up to so leave me a comment and let me know what you are working on (or your latest creative blog stalking venue..lol)! xo Lia