Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Art & Update

Plans are like pie crusts, easily made, easily broken. I planned this whole summer in my head of art, art and more art. Kids participating, kids doing their own thing, whatever. It hasn't worked out that way. The art muse thought it was time to just trot off on vacation. So I've been subsisting on art magazines, books and the occasional forced art project. I'm sure the muse will come back soon, in the meantime...

I made a set of cards last night, basically to try using the painted papers I made weeks ago.

The mix of colors really intrigues me. I didn't know that all the mix-match of papers would be okay together. I kept the backgrounds simple white to accent the women and papers. These Spicy Women cards will hopefully be an Altered Pages kit soon.

After I made these, I was in bed trying to go asleep but was thinking about them. It gave me a good idea for an altered book I'm supposed to be starting and shipping off by July. THINK SPICY! I hope it comes out well, I can't wait to share it.

Another little bit of art I played with was Artified Blocks. Using normal children's blocks and altering them. It was a fun project. They should be up on the Altered Pages kit site soon as well. These would be a great project to use with Inchies you have made. If you didn't know already, I did a collaged inchies tutorial awhile back. Just make those and glue to your blocks!

Coming up, probably some doodling for Diary Project 2010, mani/pedis and maybe some painting. What are you doing this summer?


LindaGJ said...

What a clever idea!!! I just love them! As I love all your work. I even posted your "Release Pefection" on my blog. I hope that's ok. Not only visually, but it meant a lot to me personally.
Keep up all your fabulous work!

Patti said...

love the blocks - what a cool idea, and how apropos!
me too!
hugs, p

Kerry said...

I *heart* those blocks!

Kersten said...

Way rockin' cool art, Kris! :) I have been art derived, my art bag(s) remain untouched. Will get moving on that front come Tuesday. :) Thanks for posting such cool eye candy.

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the blocks!!! Great project!

Rhonda Langley said...

Just noticed the glitter!!! Love that bling!!!