For weeks now I have been thinking of showing what I’ve been up to. May was an exciting month, but somehow yet another month has passed by! Sheesh! What is the matter with me that I can’t seem to post anything? Well, some of it is that the photos are all on the laptop downstairs, while most everything else is upstairs. But, let’s get real here. It’s a LAPTOP!! Can you say portable?
Never mind. Let’s see what I’ve been doing for two months:
The big news here is that I attended another workshop with Deb Wood. Our theme this time was Night Circus.
This is my girl, Domino. I am really pleased with how she came out. We learned some new techniques and I feel much more confident working in the clay. Not that there isn’t more to learn! It will just take practice (lots of practice!)
For now, I’ve gone back to cloth for the Hoffman Challenge.
Yes, I know – her head and arms need to be attached. Sometimes it is easier to construct a dress on the body without arms getting in the way. Depending on what kind of sleeves I want to do, I’ll put sleeves and arms on together. And jewelry and embellishments are easier without the head. I know what I want the dress to look like – sort of. Since the deadline is in two weeks (Yikes!), I will need to finalize the plan pretty quickly now.
Art Journal Emporium
One of the Emporium activities was to work through Diana Trout’s book, “Journal Spilling: Mixed Media Techniques for Free Expression.” It’s always fun to explore new techniques. Some of my journal pages:
I must admit, this is where a lot of my time has been going. I have a LOT of photos to go through, both my own and my family’s. The challenges put up by the various digital scrapbooking sites have been really great as incentive.
If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, though, you know I tend to go overboard on my projects now and then! OK – more than now and then . . . like ‘almost always’!!
So, Sweet Shoppe Designs has a monthly challenge called Bingo. As the name implies, there is a Bingo card each month with prompts of all kinds. A single row ‘bingo’ gets you a percent off coupon, a pattern (like X or square) gets a bigger discount, and black out is worth an even bigger discount.
For June, I decided I was going to get a blackout. Who knows what I was thinking? That’s 24 separate layouts and quite a bit more time than I would normally put into any one project. In fact, every spare moment went to this effort. And you know what?
I did it!!!!!
It may never happen again, but now I can say I’ve done it. And I can go back to a reasonable rate of scrapping all these photos.
So here are some of the others I did in May and June. I’ll put the name of the site the prompt came from. Each layout uses papers and elements from that site’s designers.
That’s just a sample, really. I could bend your ear and burn out your eyeballs with less successful layouts and boring excuses, but to what purpose? If I were to post more often, I could share more of these, huh?
There has been some quilting happening, too. Unfortunately, I haven’t taken photos yet. There are two finishes so I should have something to show you in my next post. Oh, and some fabric painting! Wait until you see what that looks like!!
But let’s not wait two months, okay?