Yes I know I've been MIA for a while but because of my job I now have less time to devote to my artwork. I love my job (pre-k asst. teacher) and I love my art so I've really been torn these past few months. But because I am making money as a teacher my artwork had been pushed aside. During Christmas break I have had time to create again and I love it! I made 2 fabric bowls for Christmas presents. One for the director and one for the teacher I work with. Our theme at St. Andrew's Preschool is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle so the bowl for the director looked like this:
Each of the classrooms is an animal from Eric Carle's books and I am the assistant in The Blue Horse class. I made this bowl for my teacher:
The other things I've done on Christmas break are zentangles, cutting fabric for a new quilt, working on an old quilt AND...
I got a dress form for Christmas (actually it was a present to myself). I have sewn garments in the past but never with a dress form. Every season when my husband and I watch Project Runway I get so inspired to start garment sewing again. I love the fun and funky challenges these contestants must do: create an outfit using only products from the pet store. The beach and the souvenir shop will be the only two places you will be allowed to buy your materials, these were two of the more fun challenges. I don't think I'll be that "outside the box" when I create my garments but I now have a board on Pinterest called Altered Clothing that has inspired me. I also have a board called Wearable Art that look more like some of the challenges from Project Runway.
Just because I've been absent doesn't mean I've given up art, on the contrary, I have so many new ideas that I'm not sure when I'm going to have time to work on them.
- 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 artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith 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!