Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Time to light a fire!

I love doing collages.  For this one, I used a sheet of scrapbook paper that was all about camping.  I cut out a bunch of objects to piece together this 'girl'.  I saw that campfire and thought, 'wow! what great hair that would make!' And the rest is history.  I really like this piece...even 4 years after I made it!
I am trying really hard to motivate myself to get back into the studio.  My plan is to make use of whatever free time I can spare to re-new my shop listings.  Hubby got me a super cool journal for Christmas.  It has photos of a quilled bird all through it.  The pages are interesting, in that, some are lined, some not, some half lined...with no particular rhyme or reason.  It really lends itself to whatever I feel like doing: lists, sketches, random notes that I hope I can understand later...
Today, I've been lazy.  I visited my dad in the re-hab facility, after working a full day, without getting much sleep the night before.  It is amazing how draining little things can be when they add up throughout the day.  I have tomorrow off, so I am allowing myself some down time. 
My basement has a bit of a dent in it, as far as my cleaning goes.  After a trip to the recycling station tomorrow, I will be a little closer to clearing out the 'junky' half of our basement.
I have made a studio list for tomorrow, too.  It is pretty helpful to have a day off, same as Hubby, when he has so much of his own work to do.  I am less tempted to just watch trashy TV and eat popcorn all day.  I could imagine a life being an artist couple...I think I could get used to it.  If only the money was more consistent!


  1. That fire DID make great hair!

    I know what you mean about the downtime. I need some too but the last month and a half my downtime has been spent working on one project or another. I just wish someone would come clean my house tomorrow while I sleep late and read books all day :)

  2. It has been a couple of weeks since I came a-blogging...and I must say I do like your new look!! What a great way to start the new year!!

    So are you going to join in the fun and contribute a "recipe"?