I've been noticing that a lot of you have chosen a word for 2011. I really like the idea, but for some reason I couldn't come up with a word for me.
On a whole different whim, I felt like doing some decoupage this weekend, and decided to cover a couple of ceramic type spheres I purchased from Pier 1 Imports a long time ago.
I decided to use an old book I got at the used book store because I liked the color of the old pages.
After shredding some pages, and dropped the pile on my work table, some of the words popped out at me. It ended up not only being a relaxing project while listening to music, it was fun to see words that would stand out in the pile. With my camera at my side I thought I'd show you a few that I liked.
Something else that has grabbed my attention lately is wool felting.
I don't really know much about it, but I've been inspired by some things I have seen on other blogs.
If you haven't visited her yet, Becky Shander
has some of the most inspiring ideas. Most of her art is created using scraps and repurposing things, which is something I really want to try and do more of this year. I find that I collect too much stuff, and I need to start using it, instead of buying more.
Becky is also having a lovely giveaway and included are a couple of necklaces she made with some wool felted hearts.
Here are a couple hearts I tried to make with a 3D template and wool fibers. I still need to learn more about it, but I am enjoying the process!
Shatzie seemed to like them, what do you think?
Have you ever tried wool felting?
I never thought I'd be interested in it, but I'm thinking small things for appliques and maybe embellishments on fabric collages.
I hope everyone has a nice week.
It always seems like the weekends go by so quickly and I'm off to work again tomorrow.
I must say though, that I will be enjoying my Seattle Seahawk's unexpected victory in the playoff's yesterday. It will probably be short lived, but it has been fun while it lasts!
See you soon,