I got a silhouette CAMEO a few weeks ago to replace my Cricut machine and let me tell you, WOW! I love the fact that I can edit designs and make my own if I want to. I haven’t done it yet, but the option is there, also, I really like that I don’t have to store cartridges and that I can edit the page size so I can re-use paper. BEST thing EVER! At least in my opinion anyway.
So, I made some birthday invitations with one of the many cupcake shapes available and here they are. Of course, I obsessively painted and collaged the background with various scrapbook papers, then, to make the cupcake fit in, I had to paint it too! It was crazy fun. Here, have a look. Note the tea cup in the back, I will be making more of those as party favor holders for the big day.
My five-year-old daughter has been cutting out snowflakes like mad lately! She says she wants to keep them all, all over the floor.
So, I decided to make them into a little garland out of some leftover ribbon and artist’s tape today. I am starting to thing that her bed is a place for me to do little installations. Enjoy!
Well, I am not sure where I will go with this one, but it’s feeling almost over at this point. I think it looks “totally 80s.” But, then again, I am going to see Depeche Mode in Vegas this Sunday! So, I guess it fits my mood.
I just started an e-course on intuitive painting with Flora Bowley, http://braveintuitiveyou.com/. Though I saw her work last year and LOVED it! I was skeptical about the idea of an “e-course.” As my computer programmer husband refers to them, MOOCs (pronounced “MOCKS”) Massive Open Online Classes are a new thing for me and I wasn’t sure I would even finish it. And I haven’t finished it, in fact, it’s only day 2, but I am SO PLEASED with how this way of thinking, mainly reassuring a way of thinking we all have in us, is helping me with my mixed media work. What fun!
Here is the underpainting on my current 24×24 inch canvas. I have been trying hard to let go and just let it flow this year with painting. It’s not usually easy, but today was a good day.
I can’t throw things away, so I cover them in paper. Here are two little gift boxes I made this weekend from scraps of a big painting I am working on.