Saturday, May 22, 2010

I Heart Zines

I had such a fun time participating in Alma Stoller's I Heart Zines project last year. If you haven't checked her or the project out, I would definitely have a look. Here are some of the entries from last year, including mine, Z is for Zine.

If you are interested, she is taking sign-ups for this year. You have to sign-up by July 30 and have the zines to her by September 13. It was a lot of work, but getting all the zines back from other folks was so much fun. I highly recommend it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Painting Extravaganza with Mr Bucket and Co

The hubby and I had a blast a few days back working on a large painting to be used as the background for one of my mixed media projects. We started with some scrap ephemera, matte medium and a big piece of posterboard. Once we got to painting, we would take a TV rerun break to let a layer dry and then come back, rotate the painting and make the next layer over the side that the other person had just been working on. It was so fun to work with Mr Bucket and Co since he is usually being a programmer when I am doing my art/domestic goddessness. I love that the textures and colors are so different than what I would have just done on my own. He had a lot of fun and found it to be relaxing, so I am hoping I can con him into it more often. Pics of finished project coming soon...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dead Fly Circus

This is proof that you really can make art out of anything...

Dead Flies Circus

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Amazing Maree, my graphic goddess

A few people have asked who did the new graphic design work for my site. I have been so overjoyed to work with Maree Truelove. I saw her work on etsy awhile back and when I was ready to rebrand and get my company up and running again, her site was gone. I was so sad! I managed to track her down via the miracle of the Internet and as it turns out she had just done some rebranding of her own. So, needless to say, she has done a bang up job. So, if you need some cool clip art or custom design, she's your girl.

Bulb Garden One Month Later

May 12

At first I was kind of bummed that my bulbs didn't all come up at the same time. However, it is so fun now to have a totally different garden. These 2 pictures were taken exactly one month apart. What a different color combination and feeling!

April 12