Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yay! Early Christmas from Mary Ann Moss

A happy Christmas gift from Mary Ann Moss: she's discounted her Stencilry and Stenciled & Stitched classes  for the month of December!  I am so in.  I've been wanting to take more of her online classes, since Remains of the Day was such a kick, and this was just the impetus I needed.

Yeah, more crazy art to come in the new year.

I'm also taking Roben-Marie's new mini workshop, Sewing Paper Gift Bags.  These bags are adorable, and Roben-Marie is as engaging as ever while showing how to create them. 

I hope you're finding some really fun things to do during this December.  Don't stress.  Relax. Decide what's really important and what feeds your soul and do those things. 

Blessings, Deborah

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Inspired to collage

Jane Davies' book, Collage Journeys, inspired me to make this

  from this

and this

from this.

It really is a journey.  Thanks, Jane.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Inspired by Jane Davies' Collage Journeys

I just bought Jane Davies'  Collage Journeys, and I'm really enjoying her perspective.  She has a lot of examples of her own work and the work of other collage artists--all inspiring. 

You can find lots more on Jane's blog


Sunday, December 5, 2010

more mayhem and collaged text backgrounds

Although I haven't been posting for a few days, I have been creating!  Life has been busy with Thanksgiving and some health issues...again.  But I'm back online, thank the Lord. 

This first one was fun with the big circles.  The next two are the collaged text backgrounds with gesso and inks just like Roben-Marie taught us in our Mixed Media Mayhem class.   They may not show up as well in the photos, but they turned out great, just like she said they would.  Honestly, who'd have thought I could make such pretty things?  Thank you, Roben-Marie. 

Oh, and I added some swirly rubber stamps that I bought at Hobby Lobby today.  That place is a wonderland and I could have spent a large fortune in there.  Luckily, I only spent a small fortune.