Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trying new words and new ideas!

I posted this over on my blog but I thought I'd repeat it here because I had so much fun and because it has to do with Cyn's Wreck This Journal and she had such a good idea!
Collage by Lani

Working in my friend Cyn's "Wreck This Journal" for an RR I'm participating in and I found this amazing sentence. "Dark times call for new words and ideas to bring the colors back into the day." So true! There's nothing quite like learning something new, trying one new thing every day to help us bring color back into our lives.
Today's images are from Susan Tuttle's amazing course "Visual Poetry" and what a delight that is, learning so many new words and ideas!
This shot was into the sun with marbles in an antique glass bottle. I love this but I have to admit I didn't think of it all by myself. I got the inspiration from Azirca's blog. Thank you Azirca!

And finally we have some sweet peas from Edward's garden with some of the "Visual Poetry" treatment. Such fun. It really is hard to keep a grumpy mood going if you are learning something new! Try it out for yourself and let me know what happens.

This is SO cute! And so encouraging!

And there's more here!

And her shop is here!

OMG, and here's her blog! Whew! Is her work just too cute or what?

Friday, September 4, 2009

14 Secrets Stamp Swap

I love this swap, and I was out of my stash, so we held the third round of the 14 Secrets Art Stamp Swap --We made our own pretend postal stamps for the land of "14 Secrets." Sometimes they were 14 Secrets Air Mail stickers or 14 Secrets Mail Art Stickers!!! We printed multiple images on sticker paper or created the stamps directly on the sticker paper for added artistic fun. Sometimes we worked on heavy paper and added sticky dots to the back, to make our own stickers! Our stamps were sometimes all different (like Lore's) or all the same (but handmade! like Carol H.'s), but we made many! Everyone will get back more than 20 different stamps. Here is me diving up the goodies-it was amazing as we had artists from New Zealand to Canada and in the US, from Arizona to Pennsylvania! and so fun!