I'm so totally on a clean-out my junk kick.... I realized while I was gone that I hold on to things too much and I really think it's affecting my art and creativity. I have bins for my bins. I keep saving all these bits that need to go in the trash. I realized last night that I have to empty the junk to get to the "good stuff" so I can work on a few new projects I have in my head. Speaking of "good junk"...I am always saving the good stuff. That needs to change. I need to start using some of it!!! I've gotten such lovely things from Cerri and Lilia. I usually just stare at it, visit it, and admire the pretty papers, but oh, no, do I use them? Well, it's time for Art junk to start using up some of her goodies. I need to get over the fear of messing them up...do you ever feel like that?
So anyway, I worked on a few projects I have goin' on collaboratively. I ordered some birdie images from the Altered Abbey.
Here's one I used in a skinny book page. Oh, and I also made a little card with an inchie while I was at it... Anyhow, today I'm going to pick up my son (yeah!) and I really should vacumn before I go..but, oh, isn't it fun to just blog and be on flick lookin' at all the eye candy. lol. Well, I must go for now, I hope to have some pictures of my decluttered art space soon. Oh, speaking of which, did I tell you about seeing Susan Tuttles studio on a virtual tour on her blog? (the icon for it is on the right sidebar when you go there). If ever something is motivating me to get crackin' on makin' my studio pretty, inviting and functional at the same time, that is! You must, must go see!!!
Ok, so by for now...more later. Have a great weekend everyone!!! xo Lia
Nothing overly exciting to report, but I do want to share what I've been working on in my art journal as well as how far along I am with my squares. It's really great to be back and I am slowly but surely catching up! I've really enjoyed working in my large art journal lately. I've gotten into the habit of flipping back and forth, adding things, words, etc. I was first inspired to start this larger art journal after taking Juliana Coles class at Art and Soul. Her Journals are amazing. She has one particular one in which she's worked on over and over, sometimes painting over a page and working on it again and again. I realize this is not for everyone, and people like to go in chronological order, but I look at my art journal as a body of work rather than a diary. I'm going at a pretty slow pace this way, but I can imagine that when it's complete, my children will most certainly look at it and see part of who and what I am.... I really pour my heart into each page.... I hope they will like it and have it one day. As I've said before, I'm not a great scrapbook mom...I don't have books of their lives to hand over to them...but I believe that in bits and pieces, they are on each page of my art journal....Here are some of the pages I've been working on..
And now for the "Inchie" update....I've pulled together my loose squares (left from my last mosaic) and took a pic... I was due for some "square-ganization" as my inchie box was becoming quite messy. I cleaned that all out, put together a few new postcards (which I'll print up in the future). I am at over 650 squares at this juncture.
I also wanted to share my favorite inchies with you all....these make me happy when I look at them. I may gather these into one mosaic soon and frame it. Right now I'm just having loads of fun! Here they are~
So, I think I've caught up on my blog here. Thanks for all your comments and visiting me. I do appreciate it and I surely did miss you all while I was gone! xoxoxo Lia
This suprise package came at a perfect time! I just got back from the camping trip and checked my P.O. box today...There truly is "no place like home" as it says on the Red Shoes mailing label and this magnet is just very, very precious. Thank you for all the fun goodies (and blank journals, which I looove)! I am so touched Catherine! Thank you SO much, you really made my day, week, month!!!! xo Lia
p.s. I'm still catching up and will be posting lots of my art journal pages soon! :)