Friday, November 28, 2008

Courtney Made This; I Made That

Courtney was bound and determined to make a pumpkin pie, crust and all, from scratch. I was equally determined to make a book I've been planning and sketching. The pie was more successful.
Back to the drawing board on the book. The prototype needs some tweaking.
I finally got my hands on Anna Maria's book today. A two-word review is all that is necessary: BUY IT!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Should I or Shouldn't I?

Continue with Daily Art in 2009? Can't decide. Over the summer I had pretty much made up my mind that2008 was my last year fooling with it, but now I am waffling. This year's project has been a stinker. What in the world was I thinking? Here are my two latest.

IF IF IF I decide to do another year-long project, it WILL be book-based. Whatever I do in 2009, I'm getting back to books. I want to become a one trick pony...but a really pretty one that does one perfectly executed, amazing trick. I am sure that books are my True Art Thing, but I got a little talked out of them. I have compromised here and there. Now, when I read OPB and look at the books they are making, it kills me. I should be making books, too. I have new book all sketched out. I was planning on making one Saturday, but I had throbbing headache and the girls had basketball about 2hrs away and Courtney needed to go shopping for some dress-up clothes, so the book got back-burnered. Maybe tomorrow evening...?

In the bad news department - the only place to buy any fabric in Bedford is the Dreaded Supercenter and THEY ARE CLOSING THE FABRIC DEPARTMENT AS OF JANUARY 18. To buy fabric after that, I will have to go south of the river or cross county lines. Good grief.

Put this on your I-pod - "Cath" by Death Cab for Cutie. Slick, slick, slick bass line.

I have a new hobby: checking amazon to see where we rank in our category. In addition to Mixed Media, we seem to be doing well in Decorating.

And I leave you with something read on a sign outside a furniture in Seymour, Indiana-

Corduroy pillows: They're making headlines.

Friday, November 07, 2008

I Must Have a Blythe Doll

I had never heard of them until yesterday. I was listening to an episode of Diva Craft Lounge with Lauri Mika on it and the other guests were talking about Blythe dolls.

They make me think of Dare Wright and The Lonely Doll.