Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Creativity Update + WOYWW

I am playing along with Daisy Yellow's Creativity Challenge and here is my update of my art adventures.

It is Spring Break, so I have a little extra time to play around!

Art journal page

another art journal page


Today I went to my friend Sarah's house and we decorated Easter eggs.  She is just like the big kids at school who don't want to wear smocks, so we had to take her shirt off.

I made some more stickers by creating images and printing them off on sticker paper (just full sheet of Avery labels).


And here's my desk view... well, it's actually our kitchen table.  My husband makes sure that I get it cleaned off before dinner every night!  I have decided that I am going to make baby steps towards opening an Etsy shop.  I have a lot of vintage postcards which you can sell there.  So, here I am organizing the postcards while watching a video online.


While organizing the postcards, I found these old letters from a Japanese penpal I had when I was a child.  I should look her up on facebook.  She always sent the coolest letters :)
Here is a reconstructed sketchbook!  I bought a pad of Canson's watercolor paper, cut the pages in half and used the bottom of the sketchpad as the back cover.  I took all of the pages to the UPS store and had them bind it on the edges.. They put the black covers on it for me too.  I love this sketchbook.. it will be perfect for watercolor.  And look at the next picture..

This is how it opens!  It opens on both sides to create one long quadruple spread!  UPS store bound it for about $4, a pretty reasonable price, don't you think?  The only thing is that I should have asked for a fatter ring to bind it.  If I add collage materials, the sketchbook won't lay flat anymore, because it will bulge out.  Next time I will remember to leave some room.

12 comments:

Laura said...

Nothing better than crafting with a little one - what a happy picture.
Laura #102

The Artful Diva said...

I like your journal pages - especially the second one!

Miriam said...

fabulous art - thanks for sharing.

#107

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love that first art journal page with its vibrant colors and swirled patterns. My husband would call it "Oingo Boing art" after the band, but it is reminiscent of the Mexican wall art we often see around here. Topless egg coloring, my my my! Your letters from Japan do indeed look really cool

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Oh my goodness, so much going on! I love it all! I've got to get some of that sticky paper.... Best of luck with finding your pen pal and the Etsy shop!

iamrushmore said...

that double-opening journal is the coolest. what a fabulous idea.

ScrappnBee said...

There is definately alot going on in your corner of the world! Love all the peeks! That double journal is super cool! It is amazing that you created and bound it yourself! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda x142

Julia Dunnit said...

Wonderful idea with the watercolour book. And the t-shirtless approach, works a treat! Love your journal pages, such great colour.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Awesome Jurnal pages. and love that double spread journal. Fantastic idea.

Simona Cordara said...

Wow!! Your sketchbook is wonderful!!! I have a binding machine, but I haven't used it, yet....

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Journal pages are so creative and colorful ~ well done ~ Happy Easter ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Emily said...

I love the stickers that you made, and the journal is a great size, cool idea! And good luck with your etsy shop xx

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