It has become a tradition of late for my family to take a vacation at the beach over the winter holidays. I love, love, love the ocean but I am not a sunbather. Neither my husband nor I like crowds either so the beach in the winter is the perfect spot for us. We drive down to Myrtle Beach and stay in an ocean front, fully equipped condo for about 10 days and relax. It's wonderful!
This year I brought along half my studio so that I could spend time doing art. Even though creating art is how I spend most of my time at home, there is something about not having any kind of schedule (school, dance, dinners, laundry, etc.) that really frees the muse in me. I have been a busy little artist...check it out..... (click on images for a more detailed view)
This week I have been reorganizing and rearranging my studio. I have gone through mounds of paper and culled things I no longer like, have given away the zillions of fabric scraps I can't seem to throw away, and have re-situated my three large work tables into a U shape for better accessibility. All this cleaning up sparked a creative streak in me.
I realized that little left-over scraps of paper from the Cricut are a great jumping off point for my art as seen below in my Gypsy Girls Trio
I also have quite a supply of re-cycled materials such as cards, printed cardboard, and old calendars. The four cards below were layered on top of an old Asian calendar I received two years ago from my local Hibachi restaurant.
These last two pieces are a testament to my latest fascination with Steampunk. Enjoy!
This month's ArtChix-Sister-Site lotto of The Twelve Days of Christmas was chosen by the talented Ms. Sallie Rodman. Now I am not a person who likes Christmas carols, in fact, I detest Christmas music because it gets too easily stuck in my head. For some reason though I found the theme such a challenge that inspired me to think outside the box a little more than usual. Instead of my typical one entry I have done three, thus far.