My friend, Miho, and her daughter, Chinatsu, sent me a wonderful birthday package from Japan. It included a very interesting stuffed doll that has a pleather bra on but whose tag says, "Bubbleman". Not sure if it is an error in translation or just a new icon toy. Along with Bubbleman, they sent a package of the freshest green tea that I have ever seen. It is the color of grass and it tastes like heaven! What birthday package would be complete without jewels of some sort (especially a birthday that is so close to Valentine's day). I was gifted with a pink and clear crystal choker, earrings, and an additional pendant to add sparkle to my evening wear. I'm sure either Bubbleman or Devon will attempt to steal these away! Thank you, Miho and Chinatsu, for my wonderful birthday gifts! I love you!
I am doing something that I have never done before. I am actually submitting a piece of my art to an artists challenge. I procrastinated and left it until almost the very last day, but I pulled it together even though I am 4000 miles away from home (and all my craft supplies) and I finished it!
The challenge was to use Tim Holtz' tattered florals die...it was that simple...make something using the die. I decided that my project would be to use the die on recyclables. I chose two different Teavana tea packages, a Kleenex box, and an aluminum soda can. I used buttons for the centers and placed them on a recycled styrofoam ring covered with recycled ribbon.
So here, for your viewing pleasure is my first ever completed challenge!
I finally stepped out in faith and decided to join an art challenge. I've been struggling with my muse lately and evidently I am winning...my muse decided to step out of the picture and not let me beat her up anymore.
In an effort to regain my artistic desire, I am joining this challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter of Studio L3. All of the challenges will be based on the 34 techniques from Tim Holtz's latest book, Compendium of Curiosities 3.
So, without further ado, here is my submission for the first challenge sponsored by Inspiration Emporioum. The prize is a $50 gift certificate! Even though I've vowed to not purchase any new supplies this year, I don't think I would have an ethical problem with spending a gift certificate.
Hope you follow along on this journey...I'm excited to be back in the studio after a long, dry, non-creative spell.
In preparation for Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 Challenge, I'm back to hittin' the blog site. Never was much of a blogger, but I have to have some place to share pics of my challenge pieces. Who knows...maybe this time writing on my blog will take!