Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Art abandonment update!

I left this ATC on a random shelf at the library on 7/24

ICAD 49-55

This week's ICADs:
The seventh card from following this tutorial.
Number eight
Number nine
Number ten
Number eleven
Number twelve (and the last of this batch)
Crayola marker on gridded index card

Monday, July 23, 2012

In the Sun 28-31

This week's In the Sun pages:

I'm not a fan of the background. Some of the mulberry paper I used was too dark. I'll probably try it again sometime.
The title looks better in person. It didn't photograph well.
I wanted to include the bands on these watches, but it just didn't look right, so I cut them out.
Security envelopes for a page about security.

The fifth prompt for the week was a craft prompt, which I didn't do, although I did find a project I want to do when I get the supplies. It's here. It's a tutorial for a faux braided bangle bracelet that looks really cute and simple to do. I don't have any bangles to use as I'm not a huge jewelry wearer but I think I'll try to make these sometime.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Art Abandonment

Ever since I heard about the Art Abandonment group on Facebook, I've been wanting to abandon some artwork. Some info from the group:

Art Abandonment is a group designed to encourage random acts of art, left in various locations around the globe. The idea is that folks can make something and leave it for a lucky unsuspecting person to find. Artists can then post locations and photos of abandoned goodies…and finders can let everyone know that they are the lucky finder!

I just think it is a really awesome idea. I've been a member of the group for a few weeks and I finally made some ATCs. The problem I'm having is that I love the two I made and I'm not ready to abandon them. They are probably the best ATCs I've ever made and I can't stand the thought of them being thrown away or something like that. So at least for now, I'm keeping them. I'm in the process of making more, but it may be a while before I get those finished and ready to be abandoned. In the mean time, I went through my old ATCs from a few years ago and found several that I could abandon. My style has drastically changed. The old cards are more scrapbookish or crafty than arty, if that makes sense to anyone but me. But I do still like the cards and hope that whoever finds them will as well. I'm planning to carry them around in my purse and look for places to leave them as I go around town.

Some of my old ATCs I plan to abandon. There were also some duplicates from a swap that never happened.

I went to lunch with my family and left three in various places at the restaurant. It wasn't as crowded as usual today, so I was able to get pictures.

You can't really see it, but I left one in the mouth of the foo dog statue at the Chinese restaurant.
I also left one on the table with the sugar packets.
And one on top of the bubble gum machine.

I hope they get found. I know I might never hear anything from whoever finds them, but I do hope that they are enjoyed.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ICAD 42-48

This week's ICAD cards:

The background for this was made from this tutorial.
And yes, I did dress up like a cow to get free food.
The second card from this tutorial.
Number three from same batch of backgrounds.
Number four
Number five
Number six- I went a little crazy on the gesso step with this one.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

In the Sun 23-27

More In the Sun pages:

My weakness: I'm a hoarder-in-training.
It wasn't really a great day to do this prompt as it was quite a bit different than the rest of the summer. Also the photo was taken a few weeks before- I just really wanted to use it somewhere.
Our evening routine
If I spent all day in bed
Road Trip- Trust me on this, bring some quarters.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ICAD 35-41

This weeks ICAD cards:

I haven't seen one in several days, so I think I got them all!

For this one I drew random lines with a ruler and colored it with colored pencils.

I had a completely different idea in mind, but it evolved as I worked.
I was thinking about cross stitch and doodling and this is what happened.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Star Wars Papercraft

I rather doubt he reads my blog, but I've waited to post this until after my brother's birthday. I've made some cute Star Wars papercrafts for him. I hope they get there without getting crushed! I haven't packaged them yet. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to keep the rest of his gift from crushing them. Of course, by the time you read this, he'll have gotten them, hopefully in one piece. 

I didn't design these. The two on the left (Han in carbonite and Boba Fett) were designed by Chris Beaumont and came from cubeecraft.com and the two on the right (Darth Vader and R2D2) were designed by Gus Santome and came from minipapercraft.blogspot.com.

Okay, I might have to keep R2D2- he's so cute!


In the Sun 18-22

More In the Sun pages!

Page 18- Natalie had a project prompt for planning a summer party. I didn't make a Pintrest board, because I stay away from Pintrest unless I have several hours and I just didn't have the time today. The summer party I would like to have would be a backyard movie night- with popcorn and candy and sodas and s'mores. Too bad I don't have a backyard!


 Page 19- The Taste of Summer- I can't live without my Dr Pepper- no matter what time of year.


Page 20 & 21- Fireworks - I might journal on this later. The paper in my journal is very thin, only slightly thicker than newsprint, so I didn't really want to do too much paint splattering and accidentally mess up the whole book. What I did instead was use my watercolor crayons. I dipped them in water and shook them over the journal. That was kinda tiring, so I started just pressing the wet crayon lightly to the page. I like the look it gave me.

Page 22 - Treat Yo' Self- I have got to find ways to treat myself that don't involve food!