Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Where Bloggers Create ... What I Do

Here for the Where Bloggers Create Party? Scroll down to Friday's post. (Although this an addendum to that.)

I didn't read the instructions well enough and while you caught glimpses of my artwork in my craft room, I didn't share what I do.

I'm, um, actually a published romance author, so I know dreams are achievable after a lot of hard work, but that's when "fun" became "work" and so I needed a new "fun".

Enter scrapbooking. I redid my wedding album, worked on a career album and a few other things. Altered books intrigued me but I didn't think I could stand cutting one up.

So I started going 3D ... shadow boxes, bird houses, canvases, ... And after a long, long time of not doing any sewing beyond restoring buttons to their rightful place, I started sewing again (I made cuffs for the gals who joined in the Young Victoria Altered Book Collaborative). I even ventured into jewelry briefly.

So in no particular order or chronology:

I cut apart a book to make my cover for the Young Victoria project:


A peek inside....


A small canvas I made for a friend, using wax to stick everything on....


One of my bird houses. This is the Jane Eyre one.


A bracelet I made for my Nana using milagros...


The first (and only) thing I submitted to Somerset Studio:


A companion piece to the above that I didn't submit anywhere. Playing with wax on canvas again.


I made this for Somerset's "Black and White" challenge and then chickened out in sending it. It shows my love for the Regency period!

3 comments:

Shabbyfufu said...

Such lovely work! Thank you for posting my petite giveaway and good luck! Hugs, Janet

Julia Smith said...

I know what you mean about not wanting to cut up a book (says the also-a-writer.) But I love how you've pushed yourself to get over it - love the 'V' with roses cover.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I enjoyed seeing your creations and some of your creative space. You handkerchief curtains are sweet. Thanks for the tour. Connie