I have been telling you about the effects that the Show and Tell Sundays have been having on my perspective of home, now I have decided to reveal just what I am up against in some rooms. Behold, the laundry/art room. What a wreck!
I am supposed unearth my vintage art bits in here to share with you today, so here goes. It's just a bit easier to pull out some drawers of the things that are already a bit organized, my apologies.
Old keys and thread will someday be used to create an amazing something, right now I'm just enjoying the contrast of the assortment.
One drawer of vintage jewelry and parts, and the next is my very favorite drawer, my Treasure Trove of Randomness, I could dig in it for hours and imagine all sorts of projects!
Recent finds, yet to be organized.
Old fortunes, I love a good affirmation. Fun to use on ATC's, journal pages, and anything with paper and collage.
Handwritten recipes and recipe books - I like to print these out on fabric and add to art quilts and aprons, etc. And, of course, use the paper versions for all things journal and collage.
Anything sewing related is a treasure for me. Old hook and eyes make great teeth for Folk art creatures, bobbins and buttons- charms, rick-rack and tape measures double as ribbon and trim.
Hope that you have enjoyed my exposure, as my family has pointed out my randomness, I can't help but embrace it. I truly do treasure the lost and forgotten, and hope to discover that in people as well. Have a blessed day!
I feel almost guilty in saying that I am counting down the days for school to start, and yet I know what longing I will have once they are off to school. I also know it will pass as quickly as I am faced with some creative supplies and inspiration. And OH what a handful of inspiration I have been holding onto for the last month. I have been playing around with sewing on paper, and have a love for books that are made of fabric and paper. I found dj pettit's blog and saw her amazing work and just had to own one of her books. Wow is about all I can muster to say about this book/journal. I haven't touched my project since putting my hands on this, but I hope to tackle it again, soon, very soon, like kids start school in 2 days soon.
Hope that your days are filled with love and inspiration.
Well, I never would have believed you, had you told me that I could write enough to fill a journal, let alone multiple. This morning as I was cramming my writing on the last bit of pages, I couldn't believe that I was closing in on another one. It began earnestly in 2000 while reading the book The Artists Way by Julia Cameron, as a daily assignment. I've since attempted to give it up, but really it is like giving up breathing for the soul. I never really thought that I had that much to say, but apparently I have a ton of jabbering going on in my mind that needs to get out. I have experimented with different styles of journaling, art journals and such, but I am finding that I really just need to dump what is on my mind and be done with it. I save the Art Journal pages for more arty things now, just something to create in. I just can't tell you how much journaling has changed my life, and I applaud every teacher and class that encourages students to speak their mind and thoughts and feelings on paper. But, of course, and this is a big BUT, I also believe that these pages should only be shared at the discretion of the student. I seriously encourage anyone to read the book The Artists Way and do the assignments, you can do it on your own, or find a group, I have done both, and every time I do it, I gain something from it. And it's not just for artists, it truly applies to everyone that is a bit stuck and wanting to make some changes in any facet of their life. It's a real eye opener. Be brave and jump in, it's an amazing ride finding out what really makes you, well, you! And I already know that you are amazing! It's gonna be SO worth it!