Saturday, December 20, 2008

Blue Leaves

And purple, and green, and yellow, and pink, and gold. Goodnight. : )

Friday, December 19, 2008

Art Alarm Clock?

Have you ever been so tired that you can barely hold your eyes open? Your eyes are watering and you're yawning your head off and the only thing you want to do is sleep? I was like that earlier tonight. So off to bed I went. So nice, so comfy, so sleeeepyyy...
And then...

Why can't leaves be blue?

Huh? I just want to go to sleep.

Why can't leaves be blue? Why Can't Leaves Be Blue? Why CAN'T Leaves be BLUE?

So there you have it. The question that has been bugging me for 2 hours now and not letting me sleep. Apparently I must make some blue leaves before I can sleep. So here I am, back out of my cozy bed looking thru fabric scraps and waiting for my iron to get nice and hot. I'm sure this is all because someone told me way back when that leaves are supposed to be green and tree trunks are brown and for the past umteen years all my leaves have been realistic colors and my trees have been, you guessed it, brown.

Okay so I'm sure someone has done blue leaves. Probably lots of people. I've probably seen them but I'm too tired to think about it now. The real question is 'Why can't My leaves be blue?' I have spent pretty much my whole life trying to do things right or what other people call right. I have been trying to let go of that especially in my art and it's hard after all those years of conditioning. But I'm working on it. I do this for me, not for anyone else so why shouldn't it be the way I want it? Yes, blue leaves are a breakthrough as simple as that sounds.

So is this where the real journey begins? With blue leaves?

Cyber Fyber Videos

The videos of the postcards and ATCs sent in for the Cyber Fyber exhibition are online now. Go here to see them. It's a great way to spend about 20 minutes. My ATC is at 4:35 and my postcard is at 3:52. It's so exciting to see something of mine in a show like this. It is truly amazing what can be accomplished with such a small format. Alot of the cards are very intricate. Very nice.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fiber Art

I liked the way this came out so much that I decided it would look nice framed. I painted bristol board and stamped over it with leaves for the first background. The second background I left white and stamped gold leaves on it. You can't see it very well in the picture but I'm very pleased with the way it came out. I'm considering donating this one to Collage Mania. I need to figure out how to get the image sized right to send. I have a couple more of these in the works. Hmmm...Could be a series.