making a set of 2 of each of the tags for Chem 102.
I love many of the techniques I learned and it was
lots of fun to try out products that were new to me.
The above two use a technique called "Chalkboard" - a black tag embossed with Antiquities Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder, then rub regular chalk over it and work it in with your fingers - Voila! - it really does look like a chalk board.
I realized a few years ago that there was no way I could keep all the magazines that were accumulating in the studio. And then there were the stacks of computer printouts, workshop instructions, yada-yada-yada.
So at first, I put loose items in three ring binders, then I went through many of the magazines and clipped out the articles that I wanted to keep(leftovers went into the collage pile or recycling) and these went into the binders as well.
But of course,over time, when I would come up with more articles or printouts, they just got shoved into the nearest notebook and you guessed it - pretty soon I had a whole new kind of chaos!
One of my projects this spring was to tame this particular paper tiger. First I amassed all the binders, all the loose pages and all the magazines that were waiting to be clipped.
Then, duh, I actually came up with all the categories I needed and,"duh 2", made labels for the outsides of the binders so I now know what's in each one. I know it sounds so simple, you'd think a college graduate, not to mention a librarian, would have done this the first time around. But better late than never.
Now if I'm looking for that article on "art journaling" I can just go right to the binder that says Art Journaling, if I want info on shops and flea markets - there's a labeled binder!
Sometimes it's the little simple things that make us so happy!
photo courtesy of http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/
This is my 1500th post! That's a lotta blog since February of 2009. Thank you all for following, for your interest and your comments. A blog would be a lonely thing without its readers and I so appreciate each and every one of you. It's been a great 5+ years sharing my travels and art with you - here's to many, many more.
Now that I'm retired the Cambria Library has asked me to have an art show during the month of June. They feature a local artist every month and 20% of the proceeds from sales go to the Friends of the Cambria Library.
My daughter Jenny (who took all the pictures)
and BFF Destiny helped me set-up
and both had marvelous ideas for showcasing the art.
We are all artists--so when creativity calls, be sure to answer!
Growing up in Azusa, California, my kindergarten teacher gave me an "unsatisfactory" in
Cut&Paste, and I believed her for 50 years. Now I am a mixed media artist and work in a library.