Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Riding the horse in the direction it's going

So. I finally gave in to the nagging encouragement of some family and friends (you know who you are) and signed up with Facebook. I know, I know, everybody is doing it. So I am riding the horse in the direction it is going. There is a link over on the left so you can hop on over and be my friend. I wonder why they don't have acquaintances? Hmm.

So what else is going on around the art room this week... Well, that table didn't stay clean for long after the Where Bloggers Create pictures were taken! This week I finally got hands-on with a little mixed-media book that has been rolling around inside my head for awhile.

When the flu KOed me in April and I graduated from my bed to the recliner chair in the living room I entertained myself with re-reading my old Somerset magazines. The seed was planted by the Summer 2009 issue of SEW Somerset. There were so many amazing fabric and paper journals that I won't even list them all here. Then, about a month ago I picked up the Summer 2010 issue and that sealed the deal. As soon as I finished the big blog-hop I got started. The photo below is a peek at my book in process.
In typical fashion I couldn't keep my first attempt simple, oh no, not me! I bit off 8 pages. And have I learned anything and backed off? Oh heck no! My head is filled with all sorts of little details and handwork and good grief. Say it with me... keep it simple, stupid... keep it simple, stupid... keep it simple, stupid...

3 comments:

Annette said...

The simpler I try to make it, the more complicated it becomes!! I love the patterns and colors on your table. I'm addicted to those magazines. My mind swirls with ideas for days after I browse through one!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

LOL - my room didn't stay clean too long, either. Love what looks like will be beautiful pages. Keep is simple, maybe. Keep it simple, "stupid" - never. In fact, keep it simple NEVER is more like my motto!!

Michelle May said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! I love making fabric journals. I can't wait to see how yours turns out!