Long, long time no see! Yes this was a winter with mild temperatures, but almost everybody I know, including me, was weak and miserable. But the sun is shining and things will be better! I want it! So I decided to start with this post and get some inspiration by visiting other studios to carry on. Here is mine, more or less still the same, maybe a bit dusty.
I have been doing some things you know, things you can do lying on the sofa, like taking internet classes, making some little drawings, finishing my mini book, and I am in a swap for Letter Journaling. You know that kind of thing, where you make little journals, that fit into a regular envelope and you send it around, so that 4 or 5 people can create in it. Supercool! I am in an international group and also in a German group. Real fun. I show you what I made so far.
I am quite happy how it turned out and I can´t wait for my copy to come back.
I finally finished my mini book, part of which you might have already seen. This was quite an interesting experience. As I was too weak and tired for a bigger project, it was a good thing having small pieces of art that can be finished quickly and leave you with the feeling having created something. It became a wild mix of found art (the underpaper that covered my desk, ripped into pieces), that sometimes revealed surprising beauty at a close sight, painting, collage, drawing and stamping with my wonderful Rubberdance stamps. I must say these stamps helped me out many times when I needed some marks, sentiments, just words, or a little creature or just an idea, when I needed one. This was my first mini book, but I started the next one, as it is so much fun and rewarding for me and even the people, who had it in their hands. This format (8,5×6 cm closed) is really something special.
Today is spring at it’s best, with bright sunshine, lots of colourful flowers and birds singing! It’s marvelous!
Have a nice time visiting all the other desks and enjoy spring (or autumn) wherever you are!