Sunday, February 19, 2012

Inspiration Found

Found the latest edition of the "just" magazines - Just Steampunk - and it is filled with fun, unique stuff.  It has my mind racing about with ideas.  I have a little experience with polymer clay but now I've got an urge to have a play date with it.  I'm also thinking of doing a little more sewing inspired by some steampunk art dolls.  I've got a sewn doll my mom made years (and years) ago that needs an updated wardrobe, what better than some steampunk attire.

I've been spending plenty of time walking out in the woods since September (at least 3 times per week) and have been mesmerized watching the changes that take place in the scenery.  The gradual transition from summer's lushness to fall's brilliance to winter's sparkle has been so inspiring.  The change of leaves, plants, birds, and critters makes the area endlessly interesting.  I've been collecting bits and pieces of this and that to create a shadow box that has been playing out in my mind for quite a while now.  I'm planning on starting that project next week.

Pinterest is still a huge draw for inspiration for me.  There are so many fabulous color inspirations at the moment. My "board" for colors is overflowing with combinations from juicy fruity-ness to dusky darkness. I might just make myself a color combo board to put on the wall of my art area.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gone So Long

I can't believe it's been two months since I've had a blog post. Where has all that time gone. Guess I got lost among the holidays and the kids being sick. At the moment we are at the three week point of the kiddos recovering from strep, then the flu, then a different virus. While I actually love winter (yes, I really do), this year I am ready for it to be OVER! The weather hasn't even been that bad, mostly mild with minimal snow. Just yucky enough to not be able to be outside. Hopefully we are reaching an end of the crudes around here and we'll all feel much better soon.

Since everyone has been feeling unwell I haven't had much opportunity to get creative or felt much like it either.  My project for the face & broken heart swap at Mixed Media Art is completed and will be mailed out on Friday. I'll be taking photos of the project tomorrow and will post them as soon as I know it has arrived at it's new home. I'm hoping that I'll be able to work up some enthusiasm and creativity by this weekend. I need to get a few projects completed and continue on with a few others. I've got ideas and plenty of inspiration just limited energy to put into anything.

One of my inspirations at the moment is the February paper crafting kit from Jenni Bowlin/JBS Mercantile which arrived at my house this afternoon. I love seeing that box in the mail-lady's hand as she knocks on my door. Even better is opening the box and taking out each item from the packing to ooooh and ahhhh over. Pretty papers and enchanting embellishments. I can see plenty of fun, interesting things I can get creating with this kit.