Hi All. I have had a wonderful weekend free of many commitments and I am happy to report that I spent a good portion of it in my studio. (aka Pit of Despair, no the purging has not reached this portion of the house yet) I am pleased to say that I did quite a lot of art including most of my collages for Karla & Beth's Birds & Bonnets swap. I'll share a couple of them at the end of this post so you can see. It was a fun challenge using the provided images and incorporating them into the pieces.
I have also been working on some Hannah Grey Design Team samples. Shosh really challenged me with the things she gave me to create samples with. I have had a couple of failed projects with the Stewart Gill Gilding Chips.. but I have one drying now that will hopefully work out. The other things that I got that made me stop and think was a set of vintage doll pieces of 2 arms and 2 legs. I finally finished my piece which was a but out of the box for me and I am really pleased with it. It is a little shrine piece entitled "Layers of Me".. the base is a wooden house block from Cerri at Little Pink Studio and it has layers of vintage papers, a vintage doll house window and the doll pieces from Hannah Grey all attached with beeswax. It smells good too!
Finally, I have also been burning up the laptop with design work. Brian and I are putting the finishing touches on Cerri's website and I have been doing odds and ends in between web tweaks. One of the things I squeezed in was a new post card for sweet Vicki to take with her as a swap for Art & Soul. That is the eye candy up top of this post. I used a collaged piece she did and embellished it with some swirls and butterflies and other goodies. Can't wait to see them all printed up.. I love all the colors that she used in her collage.
Here are a couple of my swap collages: