Saturday, February 20, 2010

;+) Add Some Va Va Voom (+;

Add a little 'va va voom' to your room decor! I have been handpainting canvas and letting my inner thoughts spill out! I picked up some bright colors and started in on the work. The heart was planned, but the rest just came about as I continued painting! The pillow itself is made out of recycled jeans!! Yup, I found something else to recycle and 'rekindle!' I added a few extra touches of 'pop' with the feathered boa and the beads and lace, and here it is!

Here's wishing you a little 'va va voom' in your day!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

**+The earth laughs in flowers+**

I recently found a wonderful book, Kelli Perkins' "Stitch Alchemy," and I am addicted to her paper process! Oh what fun I am having, making my papers and transforming them into wonderful shapes for my art pieces!! I just recently combined 2 of my favorite things, reclaimed sheet metal and the handmade papers, and came up with this wall art! I love the verse by E.E. Cummings and my little 'garden' can be enjoyed all year round!

Be on the lookout for more of my papers, I know they will be making another appearance soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

**Living Life in a Fish Bowl**

I just love to work with my recycled sheet metal!! In this piece, I was thinking about what it was like growing up in a small town, since I did, in fact, do just that!! I was also thinking about today's world, where it is becoming more and more important for everything to be done out in the open so that we all know what is going on!! Lay your cards on the table! (Hmm, good, bad, I don't want to get into politics or anything too serious here!! Enough said!) :)

Longman's Dictionary of Contemporary English defines fishbowl as, 'a place or situation in which you cannot do anything in private.' In this piece, I wanted to bring out the whimsical side of living in a fishbowl! After all, there can be humor even in the most serious of times!

Have a great swim!!!