I’m in the thinking stages for my submission for the Dumpster Art Project in Fernie. The City of Fernie and the “Beautification Committee” is looking for 6-12 entries to be approved and then painted onto local dumpsters in the summer. I like the idea of it but I have never worked on such a large space before. It’s a bit intimidating. I’ll keep you posted on sketch ideas and, if my submission is chosen, the outcome. There’s also a chance I might collaborate with someone. We’ll see!
I didn’t get too crazy here with the block designs but this is what I came up with and this is what I will play with.
While I’m at it, here are the leaf stamps mounted on wood. I’m very excited about these four foam stamps. I cut and sanded down three extra wooden blocks that I’m going to, eventually, create stamps for.
I made this little wooden piece as a prototype for another project and one day I had it on my desk while I was painting and I needed to quickly put the paint brush down somewhere and I didn’t know where to put it…until I saw this. I believe I had a big smile on my face and thought I was the most brilliant person in the world.
I managed to dig out my carving blocks and Speedball cutter (I haven’t used them in 5 years) and started with some simple pattern carvings. I’m going to use these carvings in stationery and textiles, if I can. Next I’ll be tackling the larger square block and I haven’t yet decided what it will be. Pattern or picture.
Being a mom doesn’t pay…anything…so I need to get a little creative when birthdays come around. Today I decided to get out the heat embosser and make some stationery for Emma. That has a nice ring to it, “Stationery For Emma.”
Well, crossing my fingers she wants/needs stationery. Who am I kidding. Everyone wants stationery!
I am very attracted to subtle, neutral colours right now. Last weekend I bought some clothes and I had to force myself to buy brighter colours because I could see I had filled my quota of beige, white and black. But I do love beige right now. Strange isn’t it? It seems like it would be the most boring colour in the world but I am drawn to it.
Also, a first for me, I created a custom pillow form for this pillow cover because I liked the design but it was small and required a unique pillow form size. Luckily, I had bought some poly fiberfill at the Salvation Army a month ago. Another side note, all the custom textiles I’ve done are printed on sheets that I purchased at local garage sales or thrift stores. Win!
The herringboneish design on the back was a sweet, last minute decision that I won’t regret.