Today I worked on painting this dresser/desk piece of furniture that I had salvaged from the dumpster. Although I originally planned on painting it white, after going through all the trouble to sand and prime it, it felt like a shame to paint it such a boring color. So instead, I used paint on hand and made it apricot and hot pink. I'm thinking of painting the sides and top of it "leopard print" if I can figure out how...to look somewhat like photo on the right. Wouldn't that be fabulous?
Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
I've been reading and working through some of the ideas of Traci Bunker's "Art Journal Workshop." What I love about what she does, is that she values the therapeutic benefits of journaling that sometimes get overlooked with art journaling. Journaling can be a tool for personal and spiritual growth and working on her prompts feels like I'm in therapy, in a good way.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
I've been having fun making things out of fabric this week: a book cover to replace someone's old one, gift wrap, a new potholder, a cover for my ironing board, and new cloth napkins. More ideas: a sewing machine cover to replace the pillowcase I've been using and decorating the back board of my classroom book shelves with fabric. I refolded and reorganized all of my fabric scraps and it now all fits in it's box!