I finally made use of the angel shrine from Retro Art Café this week! It’s been sitting on my desk for at least a couple of months just waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Then I saw what my Facebook-friend Cat Kerr made with a couple of Relics & Artifacts figures, and I finally knew what to do…
Today I’ve got a new art journal spread to share!
The title means hands that create. It’s an exhibition by the Swedish Handicraft organisation where I live. It’s an organisation with ties to the Swedish arts & crafts movement, and with traditional crafting.They’re celebrating 100 years this year, and to celebrate this they’ve invited around 300 artists and crafters to showcase their work. I contributed with this shadow box.
The exhibition is at the Smålands Museum in Växjö, and if you want to check it out it’s there until the end of August.
Wow! What a spring and summer it’s been! I find out that I wont have a regular job after summer, I participate in an exhibition, I start up my Etsy-shop, we travel to England, we visit my mother in Gothenburg and I decide to participate in a market. The much needed vacation turned out more hectic than I thought at first. Let’s show some photos. 🙂
There are truly big changes in the works for me that involves creativity and business plans. And you say: Wait, wait, what! Didn’t you have a steady job with a good income, and you moved to this new place just for that job?
Well, yes… But apparently this year has a few surprises for me. So far the outcome has been good, even if it didn’t look like that in the first place.
So, right now I’m preparing, planning and creating to get this new change to work. I’m taking the big step to become my own, a creative entrepreneur (as Revlie over at REVolution calls it). The first step for me has been to open an Etsy shop. I’ve thought about it for so long, but it never felt right… like now. It’s called Bucket of Badgers, like the blog, and you can find it here.
It’s not much up at the moment, but I’ll add items hopefully every week. I still work full time, and you all know how much time there’s for other, the real fun, things.
My plan is to have worked out the worst kinks and newbie mistakes until the end of August when my employment contract expires. Then it all gets serious… lol
My creative life…
It’s been a while since I posted anything. Life and work somehow got in the way… I’ve gone up in time at work, and it’s a challenge to adjust to have less time to create.
I decided to join the Mixed Media Place’s Creative Gym this month and their exercise #5. The rules for this one is: combine black backround + all the colors of the rainbow.
My first try was a black background and layering loads of colours with different stencils… It didn’t work for me, so paint over with fresh black acrylic and start over. This gave me a more textured surface to work on, and that’s always a plus, right?
So, here’s my entry. I used a photo of my son from last year, he’s on his way to a party and having his smart outfit, and crooked smile, on. He loves orange, and pretty much all bright colours. I’ve used a couple of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays, sequines, Finnabair’s beads, and different decorative elements as cutouts and paperclips. The golden stars I just cutout from gold foil paper.
Really like how this exercise turned out. Hope you like it too. 🙂
I finished a spread this weekend, and for some reason I’d choose the phrase “These boots are made for walking”. I don’t even like that song that much! LOL
I’ve decided that this year, 2015, will be a year when I challenge myself, try new doors and to be open for possibilities… Maybe that’s why it popped into my head?
Anyway… I wanted to try out the Finnabair crackle/texture paste and the art sugar I bought before Christmas, and I wanted to try a style I’m not so comfortable with. Not sure about the result, but I love the art sugar and the texture paste. I was a bit inpatient so I used a heat tool to dry the paste with, so I’m not sure if it crackled enough… Have to try it on more projects!
I’m going to try to discipline myself around the blogging. I want it after all to be some sort of diary/logbook over my creativity… So I figured a blog-planner that works for me might help me on the way. Some structure to the creative chaos. 😉
Keep on walking.