Thursday, March 12, 2015

Doing it anyway.

I was tired. I was cold. I just wasn't into it. But I made myself sit down and crank out collage #3 for my dreams class. The journaling/sharing had been done on Facebook earlier in the day. Raw painful truths unearthed. And I feel like this little collage honors that. At any rate it's pretty. 

I need a better set up for photographing these, but I do what I can with dodgy lighting and my iPhone. 

Scrapbook paper scraps glued and sewed to some watercolor paper, covered with layers of gesso (both random and through a stencil) and a variety of mists and watercolor. I'm addicted lately to sticking thread (I'm using very fine crochet thread I thrifted mostly) in bundles behind my focal image lately. 

The real struggle is knowing when to stop the "add color" "take color away with gesso" dance. 

Still on the hunt for my watercolor crayons, but making do with an exceedingly cheap set of watercolors ! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dream away

I'm currently taking an online class about encouraging your dreams, and as I was feeling a need to get back to something akin to art journaling, I've been making collages to go along with the daily class prompts. So much fun to get my fingers inky and painty. Now if I could only figure out where in the house I lost/left my watercolor crayons...

Day #1

Day #2

Monday, March 9, 2015

Planner Fun!

I recently switched up my planner yet again into a half-size three ring binger, and I'm loving the flexibility of it so far! I can have my monthly calendar, and then daily planner pages, daily to do's (mostly for work), daily journaling, and add in any other bits I feel like. So yesterday I took some scrap flannel and a couple of older fabric collages and made a cover for my little three-ring-binder-brain! That pink and blue floral flannel is just the cutest now isn't it?!

Now to work on pretty-ing up the insides a bit more!