Mar 21, 2013

Crafty Swapping

I'm tired of going to my mailbox and finding only junk mail and bills. No one sends letters or cards anymore. I've decided to help make mailboxes fun again by joining the world of online crafty swaps. What are crafty swaps? In this case the theme was "black and white" and the project had to be specific tag size.

I'm going to mail two of these tags to strangers and then two other strangers will mail me tags they have made. My inspiration was TV shows from the 50s and 60s, so I made a tiny TV featuring the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Its made from recycled cardboard, buttons, a photo and a fabric scrap.

Mar 5, 2013

Working Quickly

I've been experimenting with online crafting community challenges lately. I joined the Crafty Link mixed media community and made this piece based on one of today's challenges: Use an image of your hand and a quote --and two favorite colors. I love making things really, really quickly before any judgement or doubts have a chance to interfere. Not just because I'm lazy! Its extremely difficult for me to get an idea out if I spend more than 15 minutes on a project. Its like catching a frog or snail or some other little wild thing. Inspiration often doesn't survive in captivity when technique and thought are involved.  (Quote: "Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted" -- MLK)