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Inspired at the Haberdashery

Inspired at the Haberdashery

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. Steve Jobs Have you […]

Vintage Shooting Target Papers

Vintage Shooting Target Papers

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. Les Brown A good flea market find always makes me happy. If it’s a paper find, like a roll of vintage wall paper with a pretty pattern, or a pile of old letters, I’m even happier. That’s because paper finds […]

365 Collages | Week 41 | The Invisible S...

365 Collages | Week 41 | The Invisible Series

I wasn’t planning to work on a series this week, even though I’ve been thinking about this idea of using the same image over and over (again) for a while. Then I found a few prints of the same vintage photo in one of my paper folders – and seven collages came together in no […]

365 Collages | Week 36 | Vintage Edition

365 Collages | Week 36 | Vintage Edition

Simplified I finished these collages last week, for my personal challenge to create 365 square art collages in 2013. I still love this project! Love love love. I hope you like today’s collages, because I do. I would, as always, like to know if you find a favorite among these – and what about that […]

Art Journal Peek: Painting Patterns

Art Journal Peek: Painting Patterns

I’m continuing my patterned road to colorful art journal pages. After Mon Amie I decided to copy the pattern of one of my favorite vintage pillow cases. I accidentally tore it up recently, and it’s beyond saving because it’s worn thin in the middle. I think I can still use some of the fabric for […]

I love Vintage Bed Linen Fabric

I love Vintage Bed Linen Fabric

I can have such huge sewing cravings, where I long to handle and patch together fabric. But because I do so many different things I postpone most of my ideas “for later”. But this one couldn’t wait! I got these very small leftover bits of vintage bed linen fabric from a real fabric collector. She […]