I’m very excited this morning – Amazon has just informed me that my oil paint fine tip markers should be arriving today. Wheeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
Yes, in an ironic twist of fate, I posted that I am not artistic and hate ‘doing art’. I did it right here, posting it for everyone to read (ok, all 45 of you anyway). So of course, since then, I’ve started ‘doing art’ – making things that look like things that are not things I’d be embarrassed to show as things. It’s all about the things, isn’t it? I admit it started with some Mod Podge, an old record holder/cabinet and pulp fiction covers.
I made it for a friend after seeing something similar at a cool store called Pop-Cycle, which specializes in repurposed art. I kinda like repurposed art. I won’t use the dreaded word “upcycled” because my friend has threatened bodily harm if I adopt that hipster word. So I shan’t – except now I like to say it to her at any opportunity. Luckily she can’t harm me through the telephone – she’s across the United States, where it’s safe for me.
Hey Lu –
I’m safe until next February when she might be visiting. Wish me well…
Any who – I love making things. I don’t know what suddenly turned on in my brain; but it’s quite awesome. I’ll probably never be drawn to drawing (hee hee), and I’ll have to look at other people’s works to get ideas, but it’s a start. I feel kind of artisan-ish. I fervently hope I don’t become one of those weird craftsy people who sport vests bedazzled with fake gems and pictures of cats…and if I do anything in gingham, several of my friends have permission to smack me upside the head with a shoe (Karen & Lisa, I’m looking at you). There’s a fine line between artsy and frumpy-craftsy… that’s a line I hope to never cross.
But in the meantime, I’m going to be making lots of paper flowers, mod podging whatever I can, inking up our stemware with bats, and chalk painting the hell out of our furniture.
This weekend I’m painting the cabinets with chalkboard paint – and I cannot WAIT. Mawhahaha –
So I guess I’ll now take “Art Projects for $100, Alex”
Congratulations on discovering your creativity. We all have it, but in a variety of different forms. And if you have to steal other people’s ideas to get going, don’t worry about it. The great composers stole from each other and even themselves all the time!
Hee hee – Nothing is original …I remember hearing that!
The whole of the Bible book Ecclesiastes is basically saying that in a large number of different ways. Everything has been before. Maybe time really is doughnut shaped. Hmmmnnn, doughnuts…
With frosting and Bavarian cream
Yes, given that it was probably King Solomon who wrote it. But not cheerful frosting and Bavarian cream. Slightly jaded and cynical frosting and cream. 😉
Darn that King!
Do not mock me Madame or I will begin making all my craft from buttons!
Whoo-hoo! I got my package today and I love what you made!!! The flowers traveled quite nicely but I have a feeling my darling daughter is going to steal them from me (she’ll have to pry the clip out of my dying hands). I think crafts get a bad rap. Making things is just another form of self-expression and I love how you’re expressing yourself. Thank you for sharing your gifts with me. ❤
Yay! I was worried the glass would break and/or the flowers would be smooooshed. I shall make C her own bouquet of flowers if she wants.
Thank you for helping me express myself with your table saw!
Having to wait 3 weeks to use the glass is torture but I will follow directions. 🙂
Right? If you were really daring, you could put it in a cold oven and slowly heart it (I don’t know the temp/time off hand) and then leave it in to cool overnight… I might try it but I’m scared of glass breaking failure.
I love the little bat at the bottom. 🙂
I thought you might. I like the way the branches look when you look into the glass – that was an unintended cool thing.
Modpodge. Fun to say as it is to do.
Heehee – I might ask them to call it “Funicular Mod Podge” Will you support me in that, Rosemary?
As is my duty.
Just don’t get all pinteresty with tge projects and we’ll still get along just fine 🙂
I shan’t! I shan’t!
Run! Rutabaga has paint and markers! Whatever doesn’t move will be a target.
Damn straight, Paul!
Very cool projects.