Sunday, September 30, 2012

Christmas Crown

The Christmas Crown is almost finished. 
I fell in love with the "Nut Cracker" papers from
the Paper Niche. www.paperniche.com 
and all the wonderful embelishments they have
to play with. 


 I cut out and layered all the papers, put the feather boa on behind one of the half circles, 
( the boa is from Michael's Arts & Crafts)
glued on the wings, added the lace and sweet poka dot ribbon, 
and attached the flowers, buttons and crystals.


I'm starting to get into the Christmas mood!
So besides playing in glitter all day I managed to do some much needed housework.
Now it's time to clean up the papers, glue and crystal that this project has left
in the middle of my family room. 
I also ate everything in my house that was worth eating and I'm still hungry. 
At this rate I will have to pull out my sewing machine and start making my 
own clothes. Nothing is going to fit in the upcoming week if
I continue on this path of continual grazing. 
Wish me luck.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A crown weekend.


 It's been a crown weekend. :)
I'm trying to make one entirely out of card stock, 
not using any chicken wire like the construction of all my other crowns. 

The owner of
"Paper Niche" www.paperniche.com (Tammy) asked if I would make
 a Christmas Crown and teach a class on it.


 However, she is looking for a Christmas crown. This one
took a decided turn for the Shabby Chic.


 She has just received the most beautiful "Nut Cracker" papers, in golds, purples and wine colors. That is the inspiration for next week. I will hopefully post a Christmas crown very soon.


Everyone needs a crown to walk around the house in, right? 
Or to the food store?
Or date night?

I'm all for a little 
self imposed importance.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tooooo sleepy....


 This was me this morning around 7:00AM. I was sooooo sleepy.




 I tried doing some computer work on my sofa and I tried working in the chair...





 I tried to clean the house, starting with mopping the floor...





 Next I tried to go to the food store.





 I worked in the yard for about 15 minutes.




Finally, 
 I barely made it back into the house before I succumbed to sleep once again.
What is the matter with me today?

Probably because I stayed up too late working on 
my devil looking "Little Red Riding Hood".
I drew her from a picture painted by 
Trina Schart Hyman.
Only her Little Red didn't look possessed.
Nor was she giving Grandma a 
very large bottle of wine.
:)



Have a great upcoming week friends!
karen
(PS photos are all from Pinterest)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Snail's pace


Often I feel very stuck. Nothing seems to be progressing in my (very small) art world. I paint and sketch and I don't seem to see much improvement.  


This week I'm a snail...


 I need to get over what others think and the big haunting question, 
"Are you a real artist?"


The "They People" (you know the ones "They say this" or "They say that"...) well, "THEY" say 
"An Artist Is One Who Creates".
Hmmmm, I certainly fill that part of being an artist.
I'm creating all the time. The problem comes with what I'm creating. 
Why do I have this terrible need to be validated????


 Agnes De Mille said 
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what's next or how...
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. 
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."

 I have no choice. I have to leap.