After a lovely holiday season and new year, January 2014 opened with with me feeling like this, and am just now recovering. (It didn't help that there have been four different maladies running through the house, with kiddos staying home from school and general malaise.) I am happy to report that I have paint under my fingernails again and will have more to share soon!
Above: repurposed vintage cookbook and painted-over Anthropologie catalogue as sketchbooks
This is my final week of MATS, and I'm seriously thinking about taking Part B in March of next year. Above is my creation for the Gift Market-- the assigment was to create a zippered pouch using images from a personal collection/s. I had a blast with this one, using my grandmother's vintage tea set, some of her rhinestone jewelry, and scans of my great-granmother's amazing apron collection. I had a lot of fun creating the additional products, too-- it was the first time I'd tried applying a design to different items, such a great exercise.
I'm very excited and proud to be a part of Stephanie Levy's 30 Days of Collage e-course, starting next Monday, November 4th. I'm such a fan of Stephanie's work. I want to live in her collages (how awesome is the one above?) and her course sounds fantastic: full of tutorials, collage prompts, even learning how to make your own patterned papers.
I have been taking Lilla Roger's course Make Art That Sells, and just finished Week 2: The Home Decor Market. I LOVE this class. It's been intense, and I've spent a LOT of time on the assignments. So much fun!
This week's assigment was to design a set of ceramic plates with a botanical/floral theme that would fit in a shop like Anthropologie.
This week: Children's Books! I'm beyond excited. :)