Just another Lifebook lesson. I signed up for this year too even though I did less than a dozen of last year's lessons. I will have them for when I retire, lol. This isn't quite finished and I am finding it very difficult.
My grandson, Z, asked me to make him a tooth fairy pillow the week or so ago and I completely forgot about it. Bad grandma. He called yesterday to remind me about it since he has three loose teeth. His room is decorated in minion fashion so I made him a tooth fairy pillow to match. In the past I had the two pocket in the front, in the mouth, but really have not been in love with it. Decided to just make a pocket on the back and be done with it. He is going to love it!
So much fun to make!
You know I haven't made a doll in nearly two years now.. Not sure why not. I I still sew on occasion although it's usually a knitting bag for me or a gift. I am still creative but my creativity has moved in a different direction. I always have something on my knitting needles now. That started about 9 or 10 years ago just because it was something I was wanted to learn. It turned into my community. I have a weekly knitting group that I attend since the doll group died. I am also really enjoying all the mixed-media work i am doing. I think to myself oh, I should make a doll out of this, but I never do. Maybe someday. In the meantime I am just enjoying myself.
This piece was taught by Patty Ballard in the LIFEBOOK course.
It's always something! I developed trigger thumb in my right hand recently and had to have surgery to fix it. Doesn't it just figure that I would get new art supplies in the mail when I can't use them. Grrrr. I decided to try to draw anyhow. No use of my thumb but since this was drawn really loosely I thought I could do it! And I did! Really happy with this. It's a bonus lesson from lifebook 2015. I'm behind in class now but hopefully I'll catch up soon. So here's my 'Affirmation Feather' (and my lovely bandage).
Happy New Year! My gift to myself for 2015 is a year long art journaling class called LIFE BOOK 2015. There is a different teacher each week so it should be quite the learning experience. I was really excited to see that the first lesson was a whimsical creature. The lesson was titled The Beacon of Light and this is my little girl.
Nothing like last minute presents! As if I didn't have enough knitting to finish now I'm painting. I signed up for an online class with Kate Crane called Journal Soup 2. I really like how she does her backgrounds. Quite fun. I have to admit I was surprised at how different painting and marking on canvas is rather than paper. This is for a co-worker whose favorite color is, no surprise, pink!
I can't believe I'm still doing this! It's week 38 and the prompt was to incorporate a feather. I incorporated a few, real and imagined. Still Zentangling too as you can see from the bird.
And a better picture without the glare
I realize that my style is more on the simple side. Although I love the crazy busy pages with tons of doodles, that just isn't me. Will probably still try them but will also probably end up back here.
As I mentioned earlier I am involved with another ‘Flat Stanley’ round robin over at Doll Street. This latest doll kind of languished during the month I had her. I had meant to take her around to get her photos taken for inclusion in her journal but I guess I just got lazy. I even took her fishing last weekend but forgot she was tucked away in the closet and never got her out for photos. What was I to do? Photoshop her into photos I already had! I have pretty limited Photoshop skills but I think this came out pretty well!
The Color Run – Fairbanks, Alaska