i am already feeling slightly overwhelmed with the looming holidays. my head is already whirling and beginning to smoke....as i received my "holiday bootcamp" email last week and since then, my head has started ramping up.....
the email told me i was already signed up- well thank goodness! i must have been non-overwhelmed and on the ball with signing up for the camp.... whenever that was.
but, the email has prompted this mild panic.
will i even sell anything?
should i make calendars....i like these, but, let's be honest here....i still have a small pile from this year. (maybe cut them up and use them for something else....an art journal maybe?!) ok, to be mildly fair to myself....they had fallen out of my etsy store- haha....but, they are listed again at a cut n slash price. maybe you need a white elephant gift- buy this year's calendar!
similar to my calendar expedition- are my postcards. i picked some of my favorite journal pages- but, i must have had too much coffee and surfing when i purchased those as i look at the huge stack in my studio......this is my favorite onebut there are six to choose from.
and i really, really like to sew something- like houses; but, then, i need to get going so i actually have some to sell. and i made the cutest weird sewn trees last year. i need to figure out how to ship those- cuz i am telling you....those were so darn cute but i didn't list 'em, cuz i wasn't sure how to ship....but, i am thinking a tube would work. i will do some checking.
loving my art dolls....love sewing those.....and the pencil/ paintbrush bags.
i loved those christmas balls up above.....i think i will have those again.
should i list original work on canvas?
i feel like i am picking up a theme as i am writing, as i still have quite a few of the christmas balls left over. i think i panic and then overmake- driving myself a bit crazier. and then, have a pile left over.
ok- maybe i need to take some inventory here before i panic anymore.
i have had a few people ask about downloads or prints- but, i am on the fence on these. thoughts? do you like them? are you interested? let me know what your thoughts are.
working my art journal technique onto canvas when i grabbed a used canvas that i was not happy with hanging out on a shelf in my studio.
i had painted it originally and apparently, tried to repaint this poor little canvas before being inspired to try this technique on canvas. third time may just be the charm!
i layered up a little collage paper and worked my paint. i had recently taught this class called- art journaling statements using fashion magazines for art journals; but, the technique seems to work well on canvas.
i love the above corner for sure.....the mix of colors, peeled layers and the ink pen marks.
the yellow green sides are original to the canvas from the first painting- at this point not sure i wanted to repaint....still contemplating this.
this was the first of four paintings that day. started small on this 4" x 4" canvas and worked my way up to a 12" x 36".
are you on instagram? i made a few short videos for my instagram account if you want to see more.
this top one would be obstinate and not play well with others. she would walk to her own beat and not follow the pack. she would be interesting for sure though; with little pops of color and a used tea-bag on her body. she would draw you in and make you look and you will like her anyway.
this one is more reasonable, but still walks her own way with her neutral polka dots. she would be interesting with re-purposed clothing scraps and a partial clothing tag. she will always be confidently quiet and wear her crown.
my article: facing the challenge of painting faces.... (page 50- yep, those are mine)
what magazine: stampington & co, art journaling
when: hits stands oct 1st (oct, nov, dec issue)
i am here to tell you....this one is packed with journaling awesomeness!! the cover artist, Deb Weier- so very amaze balls (as Lynne Knowlton would say.....)! the other artists featured in this issue are: Carrie Todd, Stephanie Ackerman, Tina Walker, Kim Collister, Nancy Lefko, Dianne Fago, Leslie Wood, Heather Kindt, Marjie Kemper, Marilyn Roane, Deborah Company
feeling so blessed to be featured alongside these other very talented people.....