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I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go.  I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures.  I cannot believe it's been six years now!  Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1.  Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2.  About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3.  I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4.  It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!  


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sequins galore!

This post was going to be combined with another one but I think I just need to share with you my new found love of sequins.  It all started with my first project Gypsy Love (previous post).  I found that to add more sparkle to something I could stitch on sequins because I didn't want to use glitter glue, I do have my limits. 

I already had a tremendous amount of sequins that my mom pawned off on me at some point.  I had no idea what I would ever do with them but I never turn down any art or craft product.
So as you can see I clearly didn't need any more.  Besides what other types of sequins could possibly be out there?  Well that was all I needed to go searching on the internet to see what was out there.  I really didn't think I would find anything other than circles, boy was I wrong!!

I came across this company called Cartwright's Sequins.  I was blown away!!  The sizes range from 2mm - 30mm and they have shapes like squares, butterflies, fans and you have to see their kaleidoscope sequins, they look like mini doilies.  

Here are 6 of the 8 different designs I ordered that arrived a few days ago:
Look at the hologram ones:
But my favorite so far are the square embossed ones:
I have a few ideas for these but it's getting late so you'll have to wait until tomorrow when I write my next post.  Good night!
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