Thursday, March 26, 2009
I decided to cut it to fit this brown tray that sits on a side table in the living room. The whole time this tray has been sitting there, it's bothered me just how much it contributes to the brownness of the room. There's room for four matted photos, but even that wouldn't have done much to brighten up the space. And you'd never be able to more than bits of the photos anyway, I mean, it's a tray, you put stuff on it for heaven's sake!
I LOVE the final result! Now I just need to get around to spray painting that wire lantern...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I have a cabinet in my living room that houses some of my very special things, but you couldn't see these very special things as they faded into a background of brownness--brown couch, brown cabinet, brown things in cabinet, brown mask on the wall, brown tray on side table, brown wall with more brown things hanging on it adjacent to all that I've just mentioned. I think you get the picture. Well, I'm SLOWLY working on the brownness issue, this project being the first step.
Using this MOST adorable owl collage wrapping paper from Papaya! that I picked up at my local art center, I covered the back "wall" of the cabinet.
To hang the paper, I just used regular scrapbooking adhesive like..
I forgot to take a "before" picture, so you probably won't be as impressed as you should, but I think you get the idea...
...now my luminary from Zihuatanejo and Coqui figurine from Puerto Rico will shine as they should...
...basket from Jamaica, clay beads from Africa, vase I painted in Ixtapa, and shell box from Hawaii won't be lost down at the bottom.
If you are really looking at these pictures--Yes, my Anthro catalog is so special to me that it gets a place in my "very special things" cabinet! Um, not really, but that shelf is just the right size for the basket of my most recently purchased magazines and catalogs that are too much fun to just throw away. Also in a photo up above, "tres hermanas", a luminary I made in my ceramics class in Puerto Rico and behind it sits a framed picture of my sisters and I.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
(5x10 INCHES PRINT)
I just purchased this giclee from the Etsy shop of Danita, an artist who's work graces the cover of the newest issue of Somerset magazine. I think it will go in the kitchen, but I guess I will know for sure when it arrives, oh, I'm SO excited! She is a totally new artist to me, but just a glance at her blog has me filling giddy with the anticipation of reading all about her art and her process. If you have a minute, do take a look.
Record your memories, join me for class at Scrapper's Edge
Sat, 4/4**Alicia's 2 layouts for $25!!**12pm-2pm
Join us as we create two great 2-page layouts! The first layout is based on a love theme using embellishments from “Little Yellow Bicycle’s” “love letters” line. The second layout contains an assortment of patterned papers from Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye, and BoBunny as well as buttons, flowers, and ribbons galore! The layouts are based on sketches available at the time you sign up. The purpose of the sketch is so that you have a tool to help you in gathering your pictures and formulating a general idea of how your personal layout will turn out. Please bring pictures to class as well as your basic tool kit (scissors, adhesive, paper trimmer) AND edge distresser, Zip Dry glue, paper piercer, journaling pen.
This class is also the second installment of the “Album in a Year” series, so if you’re participating in that workshop, you won’t want to miss this class!
Sat, 4/4**Alicia's "Album in a Year" Workshop**12pm-2pm
As 2009 moves full speed ahead, don't miss out on capturing all of it’s very special memories; it’s time for the second in a series of six classes where we will meet to "Complete an Album in a Year"!
The samples above are based on sketches that you will receive copies of at the time you sign up for class. Take the sketches home, pick out all of your favorite photos that highlight the most memorable moments of February and March and have them printed out to bring to class. Having the sketch in hand will better help you prepare for completing the two 2-page layouts in class.
Once signed up, don’t forget to visit the private blog created to help you out on this journey of capturing all of 2009’s life moments!You should come to class equipped with photos, the basic tool kit (trimmer, adhesive & scissors), edge distresser, Zip Dry glue, paper piercer, and journaling pen.