Wednesday, August 12, 2015

On a journal kick....

Been on a drawing kick. Obviously I need more practice..but like my big paintings, my faces always come with quotes...and things that are relivant to me during the time im drawing. The top page has the quote.."she always has that about her, that look of otherness,  of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world". I forgot to write down the author of it..but you can find it on pinterest. 
The second is inspired by jane davenport but mine looks nothing like hers...hers is soft and lovely, and mine..well we wont go there. lol Anyways the quote I wrote is "Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confussion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that every thing happens for a reason."
I will keep working on my technique. I want to keep trying and trying to get more fluid and soft and what ever else its going to take!  I just know that doing these pages is so healing for me. Its the sharing my work, that gets a bit stressful...that is when i tend to be more hard on my self, thinking what "others" might think when they see it. Just have to stop that and remember im doing this for me... not for anyones approval.  

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Mail Project

Made this little happy mail for a friend. We exchange happy mail every month. So much fun. I had an altoid box so I decided to use it and make something cute. A few months ago she sent me a tin with a little pencil inside and papers and its to write down prayers. I loved that! So I wanted something on the same line for her.
I covered it with some cute papers, and printed out the words and modpodged them on. I will note that when working with paper and tins..I tend to sand the tins before adding the paper so that it will stick better! I didnt have a  little heart so i made this one out of masking tape and then mod podge news papers to it till it took on the shape of a heart. Added the word love to it. I had these crinkly papers that you use for gifts..and put tha tin the bottom of the tin and placed the heart on it. I think its so cute. I had found this cute leafy viney ribbon and wanted to use it on the edge  of the tin. 
Fun quick little project but from the heart. ( no pun intended!) lol