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”