Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Breathe In

Really having a blast with layers and collage.  Completed this on Saturday at RAW.  It was such a nice night of art and conversation with my friends.  Lost track of time and chatted until one o'clock in the morning!  A definite liminal moment.

Everything I've been reading and listening to lately is about being present, cultivating mindfulness and awareness of the moment.  The Eneagram, Quantum Mechanics/Physics, Ellen J. Langer (Mindfulness), Montagne, Thich Nhat Hanh...all pointing me down this path toward joy.  I just can't help but share a couple of the treasures I find along the way.  Come walk with me!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sewn Collage Cards

I love making these cards!  I have to say, I'm a bit obsessed right now.  I just love how all these bits and pieces of old magazines and scraps of art paper and scrapbooking supplies come together in unexpected ways.  The process is fun and very meditative, from clipping the magazines to gluing the collage to sewing the collage and sewing the cards.  It takes a bit of time, but each step produces a new result and lots of satisfaction.  I used Tyvec envelopes as the collage backing, as it is light but strong.  My sewing machine appreciates that!  I'm thinking of making a few sets and starting up an etsy page...what do you think?