I started this book in Seth Apter's For Your Eyes Only class (hence the name) in July 2014. It took me about a month to finish it completely. Of course I had to put my own spin on it with lots of vintage images, antique trims and German Dresden. Thanks so much Seth for such an awesome class! I like how it came out - hope you do too!
I am being very brave posting pics of the old studio and sharing my remodel/move to the larger space as it continues (right now, very slowly). Believe it or not the old studio was pretty organized. I liked to call it an organized mess - LOL! It just became so cramped with so much CRAP it wasn't conducive to creating anymore. Please be kind if you comment! :0)
Update: The studio is finished! Woohoo!
Located at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme CT this is a yearly event. 38 structures are hidden throughout the FloGris property. The level of detail in each and every structure is just extraordinary! So much fun whether you have kids or not. A magical day!
For my birthday this year we traveled to Madison CT's Barberry Hill Farm to attend 'Dinners At The Farm' an annual summer event started by Jonathan Rapp of River Tavern in Chester CT. For two weekends in July and two weekends in August he picks two host farms to host this fabulous charity event to benefit City Seed plus two other land/farm related charities. All the food we ate was locally sourced and absolutely spectacular!
This month I had Linda's book. Her theme is Children's Fairy-tales. Something she can share with her grandchildren who are young. She also required that we use paper from the paper stack she included because it has special meaning to her. Because it has special meaning I copuldn't really alter it or cover it up because she wants to be able to see it. The fairy-tale could be existing or write your own. Since I'm not much of a writer I searched for a lesser known tale to tell. I found a fairy-tale from the early 1700's written by a famous (for the time) French author who also happened to be a woman. It is the tale of Starlight a slave girl and a prince who was so besotted with her that he defied his parents to be with her and their fantastical journey to happiness.
Now from some close-ups and detail pics:
On the last page of my spreads I attached a tiny book that has the story of Starlight enclosed within it.
That's it for now! Wendy's book is next and it's all about Birds! Can't wait - I have SO many ideas!
Wow! I haven't posted since mid-May. SO much has happened since then! From my trip to France and Spain in May/June, selling my house, buying my condo and moving in July. Decorating and setting up my new place - which I absolutely LOVE! In between I have barely had time to work on Art swaps and round robins, never mind just create for the fun of it - but that's OK! I'm getting back in the groove. What better time to start that than now, since it's too dark to do anything outside after work, I can start playing inside instead. Eventually I'll put together my travel journal from my trip. It's a good thing I took notes! It's gonna be at least 6 months after I'm back before I can work on it. That will be a series of posts later - WAY to much to do all in one post. It was a two week trip of a lifetime with my mom and two cousins, starting in Paris and concluding in Barcelona. Stay tuned!
I thought I would share my two most recent art projects; a tiny house swap and an art journal round robin - both local groups.
For the tiny house swap we used the Sizzix/ Tim Holtz Tiny House die which has two different sized houses. It was a 5 for 5 swap but i went a teensy bit crazy and made 12! You'll be seeing more of these all next year as everyone had so much fun creating them that they decided they want to do tiny houses for all the swaps in 2018. These are all Christmas/Winter themed. I made 6 of each size using the kit for all of the images, some of the embellishments and raided my stash for the rest. The next set for the January swap will be strictly Winter.
Now for some close-up pics: Next up are images from my pages for my book. This is an art journal round robin. Every player has a theme for their book, plus any requirements. My theme is Holidays and Seasons. Each player picks a holiday and/or season for the time frame they have my book. For instance I prepared my book and created my pages in September & October so I went with a Fall/Halloween theme. Lots of Tim Holtz dies and stamps here! I got the new woodcut owl die for this project. LOVE this die! It's SO incredibly detailed! I cut out 3 of them, stacked them so it was nice and thick then coated it with my own custom heat embossing powder mix. Love how it came out!
Well that's it for now! I'll upload the next set of pages on Tuesday. I got to work in Linda's book which was quite a challenge because of what I felt I couldn't do. I'll explain on Tuesday.
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