I recommend using a pigment based (or thicker) ink for the stamp so it really stands out against the brown of the bag. Color Box stamp ink is my absolute favorite.
I saw something very similar to this on etsy and it inspired me. A friend has “commissioned” me to paint a large canvas for his new apartment and this was one of the sketches I was considering doing..later I added some sharp black lines. I really love making art with gemoetrical shapes.
I found this in one of my old journals when I was looking for a password or something. I thought it would be a cool idea to do a gallery showing of artists’ journal pages. I would love to see something like that!
This is my new chalkboard wall in my apartment (I hope my landlord hasn’t seen this!!) I had a quote by Emily Dickinson on the wall with some really bright framing shapes and colors and it was too much. Plus, I change my mind so often that this works perfectly for me! I can change it whenever I want. I try not to think of the hassle it will cause me when it’s time to move out!
Okay, *le sigh* This is my latest project and has taken a considerable amount of time! A few weekends ago, my husband and I went to the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair, and I was feeling very inspired. One artist I particularly liked was Dolan Geiman. He did some beautiful and intricate artworks using magazine pages. I like the different textures and colors and a project like this is perfect for my OCD tendencies. I get to collect little scraps of paper and sort through old magazines cutting and gluing things for hours!
Okay, so..hahaha…As someone kindly pointed out to me: “isn’t it ‘Not all who WANDER are lost”? yup! It is! ah, well. I took things to a whole other level without even realizing it. Maybe my true calling is philosophy? No? okay…
I love not only her dress, but the whole outfit. I really want a pair of those lime-sh, mustard color (can’t think of a better description for the color) tights. Her necklace and shoes are also perfect for this simple white dress.
|Gold Leaf Cocktail Dress from Anthropologie $258.00|
I want this dress for New Year’s Eve. It’s like a party in dress form. 🙂
|Lasercut Sheath Dress from Anthropologie $225.00|
This is one of my favorites. I love all of the detail of the lace especially around the neck. Just for fun, I might go for some bright red or blue closed toe heels.
|Delightful As A Feather from Mod Cloth $272.99|
This is another “dream” dress because at almost $300.00 there is no way I could afford it. But if I could, I’d wear it every chance I got.
|Ever Soho Stylish Dress from Mod Cloth $54.99|
Not only is this dress stylish and perfect for the Holidays, the price is even better!
|Flappy Go Lucky Dress from Mod Cloth $89.99|
I have to admit, I love that sweater dresses are making a comeback. I think this dress is so cute for less formal occasions; paired with white or navy colored tights and brown or tan boots.
|Pleased As Punch Dress at Mod Cloth $79.99|
I have been struggling with an inner conflict in the past several months that has zapped me of any creative energy. I am easily inspired by so many artists and their styles but I always feel like I am copying or stealing from others when I make anything. I always feel that everything has already been done before and nothing I do will be original or thought provoking. I hesitate even labeling myself an “Artist” because most of what I create originates from an idea or a piece of work that I have been inspired by. Lately though, I have decided to just create whatever makes me happy because that is the reason why I love art.
Nothing calms my soul and brings me a feeling of contentedness than when I am creating something. Often though, my OCD tendencies take over and I am usually unhappy with the end result..I find it too busy or scattered. I have begun to accept that while I may not love everything I make, it is a reflection of who I am and what I am feeling, and that is all the encouragement I need to get on with it.