Tuesday, September 15, 2009


This may have better been titled "Rusty". It's been such a long time since I sat down to really make something that I realized quickly that I'm very out of practice. While I like this piece, there are about a million things I'd do differently if I were to remake it (which I may).

I was having trouble getting motivated, so I started by cleaning my desk. I'm not one of those people who can work in a space that is just too messy. I can handle kind of messy, but when I only have about a 12 inch by 12 inch space left to work in, I start to feel claustrophobic. Once the desk was cleaned off, I still didn't have a plan. I looked through a list of proverbs which is always a good starting point. I found a few that looked interesting, but I thought I'd do a Collage Play with Crowabout challenge to get me warmed up. It turned out that I needed all the help I could get because I spent the next two hours struggling with patience and just basic technique. In the end, what you see above was the result.

Oh, and if anyone is wondering why there's only one egg when the text on the collage says eggs, well, I just have the one sweet precious little egg at the moment. I could have added the other eggs that are still sitting on my desk, but just the one makes me happy for now.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Steampunk Swap

I just finished up Corrie's pages for the Steampunk Journal swap. I hope she likes them! The one above is an extra transparent page for the front using a packing tape transfer of an old dictionary page. It's sideways because Blogger is crazy. The rest of the photos are in the group Flickr site where you can see them in the proper orientation.

P.S. If anyone sees the Motivation Fairy, could you send her to my house? She's evidently been busy elsewhere for the last month or so. Ok, in reality, life has been kind of busy - especially at work. But I could still use a sprinkling of Get Movin' Dust towards an art project or twelve.