Sunday, January 27, 2008

Birthday Countdown

This calendar works similar to an Advent Calendar at Christmas. It starts 30 days prior to the child's birthday. Each day, the child opens a window and takes out an item and glues it to the top of the calendar. I made one for my son, and my other son is already asking for one! Kids really enjoy these.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Heath Before and After

In Memory of this wonderful life, and not his tragic end, I did a paper cutting of Heath Ledger.

Monday, January 14, 2008

My Medium

Every artist (artist... me?... lol) has a medium. Could be paint, oils or watercolors, pencil drawings or whatever they choose to use to create. I vary over time as to what I do and don't like to do, but it seems the one thing they all have in common is.... paper. (Can paper be a "medium"?) I find a lot of templates on the internet (kudos to those who create them.) Lately, I've moved away from a clear cut template and started making my creations from pictures that I have. This one here to the left was my first attempt at what I call "papercutting". It was okay and all, but I needed to hone my skills a bit.... My friends were tired of seeing their pictures regularly cut up!

The picture above was what resulted. (Neat, but still something is missing.... )After a few attempts at those, I moved on to the final look of paper cuttings... The picture yo
u choose to do has to have a certain amount of shading in it, or it may not come out just right... The final result.... Black and white cut out. The detail can be great or a few, but the result is still unique no matter which you choose to do. Some of these can later be transfered on to pumpkins at Halloween, or watermelons during the summer months... (or anything that's carvable really...)

I am SO new at this...

Okay, so I jumped on the MySpace bandwagon a couple years ago, but I've never posted a blog... the occasional bulletin? Sure, but never a "blog". Aren't I too old for this??? The thing is, I enjoy making things, crafting, drawing, whatever keeps my mind from becoming idle and then I end up either giving the things away or throwing them away. Many times I've heard someone say

"Oh, this is so cute".

My response? "You can have it if you want it!"

People tell me all the time I should turn what I call "boredom" into a way to make money. I just like making stuff, should I really charge for keeping myself busy? But the question has always been, how do I market my things? No way I can afford a booth or kiosk at a craft show. The local flea market maybe? Doubtful. So, here it is, my "craft" (otherwise known as boredom). My creations. My Snipits.