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Wistful

Had the urge to play in my journal.  Click on image for larger view.  The picture of the girl is by my favorite photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron.

Wistful ~ Longing for something with little hope.

Thanks for stopping by,

Carol B

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My journal has been neglected lately so I decided to play around with some of my supplies.  I hauled out my paint, modeling paste, sprays, wire, inks and stains and just did a little experimenting.  Here is the result:

 

It’s not what we know, but what we are willing to learn.

 

 

While I was playing in my journal, Ginger was watching the birds in the flower bed just outside the window.  She wanted that bird so badly.

 

So close, but yet so far.

 

Finally, all that bird watching was so exhausting. 🙂

 

All tuckered out.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Carol B.

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Time really flies, my last post was around the first of February. Don’t really have a good reason, it’s part laziness and part feeling very Leonardo DaVinci Vincent Van Gogh and tempted to whack off my ear (thanks for correction Charlotte, foggy brain strikes again). Hopefully the Van Gogh thing will be resolved next week.

My last post was for week 5 of the UIU Challenge and this is week 13, so there is a lot of catching up to do.  Won’t be able to show week by week, because I can’t remember which week I did what.  Here we go:

I had a lot of loose cut-outs of hearts laying around so used them to make a Valentine tag.

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I made a gear stamp from Fun Foam and got carried away using it on this journal spread.  Couldn’t think of anything else to do so I pasted on a picture of a steampunk man and added the quote. 🙂

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Most of March has been taken up with the first round of the Secret Sister Box Swap.  The idea was conceived on LaurelfromNJ’s stream one day and has turned out to be a lot of fun.  Both making and filling the boxes, but also anticipating the arrival, and video streams of everyone opening their boxes.  The guidelines for the swap were that the box dimensions be 7 1/2 x 4 or something close to that size and be filled with handmade items or items from our stash.  I received a totally awesome box filled with all kinds of treasures from my secret sister ArteDar.  Thought I had taken pics of it all, but I guess that is what I get for thinking.  So I will get pics taken and put them on next blog post.

The secret sister I was to send to was Paula/Journalartista, and the only things I really knew about her were that she liked Paris and circles/swirls.  Here is the box that I made and decorated for Paula

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To fill the box I made two postcards.  The postcard on the left was made using Seeking4art’s melted crayon technique.  The other postcard is made with a paper napkin, lace and trims.

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 On one of LaurelfromNJ’s Ustream recordings she made a folded ATC folder that I really liked, so I made a folder and filled it with 4 ATC’s that I made.

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I made 3 different origami boxes before I got two pieces that fit together to make a box. 🙂

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Inside the box was an altered domino, using alcohol ink, copper wire, and Glossy Accents.

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Also included in the box was an art doll made with a tag.

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I covered a mini composition book with paper from the Timeless Type collection.

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And from my stash I included a set of notepads with a Parisienne theme.

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About 10 yrs ago I made a couple of beaded goddess/spirit dolls and one day Mitzi and Dar inspired me to make another one.  The first two green dolls are the older ones and the golden one is the latest one I made.

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I’ve made a couple of cards but forgot to take pics.  I always forget to take pictures of cards for some reason.  That pretty much catches everyone up with what has been going on around here.  Maybe it won’t be as long until my next post.

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2012 is starting off with lots of new challenges.  Challenges to UIU (use it up), to travel around the world with the Postcard Challenge,  and the Idea Collector Project.  So far the only challenge I have been able to keep up with is the UIU, but will be playing catch up with the others.

So to show what I have made by using it up, I’ll start with an ATC (artist trading card) I made using an adorable image of a bossy looking little girl.  I made a set of 9 ATC’s and have traded or gifted all but 5 in case anyone is interested in a trade.  As always click on image for larger view.

 

Miss Priss

 

Another journal spread.

Time is and illusion

Seekingforart  has been streaming about her melted crayon technique and inspiring me and others to haul out our crayons and play along.  My first attempt was a card with a stamped and colored front and then I made a tag.  This technique is very addictive and has many possible uses.

So even if I haven’t been blogging, I have been busy arting and hanging out till all hours with great friends in the Stickam chat room. I hope to not be so neglectful of this blog and since we are supposed to post how we are UIU I will  hopefully be blogging regularly.

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Can’t believe I have neglected the blog for more than two months.  Guess I should catch everyone up on what’s been going on since October. 🙂

I’ve become more active with a group of wonderful and very supportive arting friends that I discovered on Ustream.  Lately I have been playing more with paper and paints.

The Nest

The next project was inspired by a Ustream video by Barb of “Creating Faces”.

Paper Applique

A decorated tag.

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Love is ....

For Christmas I received a set of 48 Prismacolor pencils.  For my first attempt with them I worked on a portrait of Grandfurkid Josie as a gift for Steven and Jessica.

Josie - Prismacolor pencils

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To close out 2011 and end on a humorous note, I leave you with a picture of our laundry. 🙂

Kitty Laundry

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Quilted Batik Journal Cover

 

Opened Journal Cover

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The paint wasn't totally dry when i closed the book so the pages stuck together. The darker area on the right is a map image on a transparency.

To get the background to look like parchment it took 7 layers of paint, plus the stamped script.  The transparency can be lifted up to see the background underneath.

 

I also was playing around with my little $1.00 Halloween stamps.

 

 

This weekend is the Skrappy Ladies Fall Canyon Camp Retreat.  Will be good seeing everyone and know we will have a great time.  I’m not taking any major projects so may not have a lot to show next week, but looking forward to relaxing, laughter and visiting.

See y’all next week.
Carol

 

 

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