Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The one to the left is Dustin's. He is the nicest and kindest person I know. I absolutely love how his drawing/art is always bold and strong.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
If you have art supplies to donate to Tracy you may contact me or Tracy via her blog. Thanks Tracy for turning my 2014 around in the right direction-full of happiness, whimsy, and art!
To the left is Chelsey who is working on a superman of her own!
Monday, January 6, 2014
So our last project for 3D design was an installation. We decided to make a giant hand hanging from the second floor reaching down towards students. Sylvia, Lexi, Mary and I decided to recycle. (Now you can see where I got my 2014 idea for the blog from!) So we made a prototype......
There it is in all of it's glory. I just regret that we didn't count the number of bags that we used. It was 5 feet wide by 7 feet long. I also regret that we didn't video hanging this. It was during finals week and every stressed out college student thought we were crazy.........not to mention facilities engineering as we left the school, smiles on our faces with it hanging there!
This owl was actually our second of 5 projects. I just never got a great picture of it until the last day as Randy had it hidden in his office. This owl was made completely from wire with one large branch from mother nature. It was a great class!
(To the left) James did the painting that is on the right side, it half him, and half sheep. My favorite part is the green little guy with the great teeth, very original.
(Above) Kendra did the merry go round. That was also from her imagination....... Super, super awesome.
(Below) Mine is on the far right. It has the suit case, sewing machine stethoscope, and model heart. I need to get close ups as the colors were dark and didn't show up well.
The "sister's" who we all swore were twins did these colorful treats to the left. They used acrylic paint and I love both of these. If only I could be so bright and cheery.
Tom's is to the left and he did his from a picture from Thanksgiving. He went outside and took a picture on the street of Washington D.C. His perspective always amazes me and he has already developed his style.....
Painting II starts friday with some of the same cast of characters.....
This year I was thinking of what my focus should be. 2011 was the year of a 10" X 10" quilt a week, 2012 the leaves for the paper tree, and 2013 the ATC cards. I loved every single year. This year I think I am going to challenge myself to a "word". This is all the rage with artists that I really admire and they all say it helps to get a fresh start, spark creativity and to pull them out of a rut. I am not really in a rut, just a bit of a time crunch with all of my commitments.
So looking at words (remember I am fascinated with old dictionaries) I liked "grow" and "hope" and "stretch" and "fear". The list goes on and on. So I decided to be a little less "deep" and go with "relove" I am not sure it is a word, I don't really care. I like it because it is going to force me to recycle. I did a few projects with recycled materials, but this year, I am going to push it. By the time 2014 comes to a close I should have 52 projects that incorporate an item, that I am "reloving". So off to reuse, repurpose, recycle, and RELOVE.