Welcome back to the Holiday Weekend ART Party. We are having a great time. It started Saturday morning and if your late, it's OK. You can catch up. Just scroll down.
I have a friend, Susan and I have a friend Suzie. Now my friend, Susan gives me things like heart shaped oak leaves, dead dragonflies, rusted washers and some other really inspirational things. My friend Suzie gives me things like broken strings of pearls, old ecru vintage lace and trims. That's the box in the top photo from which I drew inspiration. I think she also gave me the faded green satin.
I suppose first I should tell you about the painting and where the inspiration came from. The July-August issue of Cloth Paper Scissors had an article by Misty Mawn. It was the Workshop feature and the article was "using a Single Image to Explore Different Media". Following the article was the take 3! Triptych Challenge. You know I did that. The Challenge. So.
This is one of my first pieces while practicing for the challenge. The image I used was of my Mother. By the way, I did not use my Mother's image for the Challenge entry. You remember my deal. If I get a magazine, I fully expect to be inspired and will follow through with the inspiration.
I have never made a fabric journal. But I have been so inspired and I think with this cover, I'm getting closer. I can also tell you I enjoyed making this so much that I know I will be doing more.
Last night I went back to Judy Wilkenfeld's Red Velvet Creations and studied the layers that she makes with her photos. I am so inspired by her ART. But mine did not end up looking like hers.
I am also inspired by dj pettitt. She makes wonderful fabric journals. But my cover doesn't look like hers either.
Kristin Steiner taught a fabric journal workshop at ArtNest this past June. Of course I did not get to go but Misty Mawn did. She was also teaching but took Kristin's class. Her "I am a women who..." fabric journal stuck in my head and also inspired my cover.
There you have it. A few of my inspiration places. I can't be objective, but I don't think my cover looks like anyone but me. A real mixture of inspiration for sure.
I hate to have to tell you this but we will need to take another break. A shower brought me in off of the think tank. Now I'm going to go back out and try to finish. It is suppose to rain for sure tomorrow. You know what that means. Holiday Weekend ART Party continued......