I made the patch from a piece of “Frida” fabric. From the looks of these jeans I really need to get into the studio more! I am working on a commissioned portrait right now of a darling little girl and some nursery paintings but not much else.
Can you guess the movie?
“He was the type of fellow I can’t stand. I’m five foot ten in my stocking feet, and when I am with little men I stoop over a bit and slouch my hips, one up and one down, so that I’ll look shorter, and I feel gawky and morbid as somebody in a side show.” – Sylvia Plath in Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
The page below was just a paint palette I was trying to figure out. Why not put it in your journal, right?
For a while I was experimenting with mailing labels. I printed out a picture of Marilyn Monroe and stuck the labels onto some image transfers I botched (or as I have called them since Kindergarten art class: a “happy mistakes”). Any-hoo, I love how the labels break up the picture.
I worked on this page on a flight back in my investment banking days. Great quote. I always use it when a friend is down on themselves for doing something stupid. Medium: crayons and Sharpie markers.
I used to get my car serviced at this great auto shop in NC. The guys were so honest and could fix anything. They had these great big white birds. The photos were taken with my izone Polaroid camera and I borrowed the receptionist’s stapler to attach them to the page.
But she did get to go swimming. It is so refreshing when the pool water temperature starts to feel less like a hot bath.
Check out the creepy sunset last night…….I think some of it was smoke from the LA fires. There were two layers of clouds.
I’ve had the same handbag/diaper bag for 2.5 years now, so this is huge. My sister is getting married in November and I was experimenting for some bridesmaid ideas (BTW, she is coming out here next week for the LPGA qualifying….and she has promised to do some guest craft posts!)
Step 1: Cut three long strips of fabric varying in width. Mine were 25 inches long and 3.5 inches, 3.25 inches and 2 inches wide, respectively.
……and carefully formed it into a spiral, overlapping the gathers carefully. I stitched up and down through the center to secure the fabric.
Step 4: I repeated this process with the next “narrower” strip of fabric and then placed it on top of my other gathered piece and secured it by stitching up and down through the center.
This tutorial was featured on U-Create last week. I had the hardest time narrowing down what type of tutorial I wanted to put together for my “guest appearance” but I had recently gauged interest on my blog by posting a painting I had done using the same process as I outline below and thought this would be the perfect opportunity!
Step 12: I spread another layer of brown glaze making sure to work it into the cracks and then wiped off the excess. You may want to do this several times until you achieve the “aging” effect you like.
Here is the finished painting: old and decrepit-looking. Now it looks like it has an interesting past life!
Every once in a while something I make is a “homerun” with my daughter (although it is very rare occurrence). It will be a sad day when Sienna outgrows the recycled t-shirt skirt and matching top I made a few months ago. We only have about 1 1/2 seasons here in the desert, so it could be a year-round outfit if she would stop growing.
And please don’t report me to CPS because of all the bandaids. There was a little incident with a bag of popcorn at Target yesterday. The bandaid on the arm is from her flu shot today. How cute are the shiny new “skater” shoes? $12.99 at Target.
Here is the color palette I used. I also used some white gesso and a small crackle finish kit.
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….and sometimes use both the shape and the “negative” image left behind.