People often wonder how I manage to do all the things I do.
First of all, I'm a well known spaz.
Second, I have the attention span of a flea, so I always have a lot of projects going on at once. When I get bored with the one I'm working on, I can reach over and add to something else.
I want to give you a glimpse of what my art room looks like right now:
There's a lot going on.
So now let's take a closer look at the works in progress.
I'm painting more tissue paper so that I can make more paper cloth so that I can make more covers for my long-stitch journals.
Here's a stack of postcards that I just finished. They are sitting on the couch to remind me to actually write on them and mail them.
Next is the beginning of a challenge set forth by a friend many months ago:
Liz told me to keep one of the three duct tape journals she sent for the MMSA swap.
I started slapping stuff down in it while waiting for paint to dry on another project.
and look, here are some leftover squares from the "cubomania" swap:
Here's the finished postcard that I mailed yesterday:
To the left of my newly made long-stitch journals is a painted book cover that will be used for a duct tape journal:
and speaking of duct tape journals, I sent this one to a swap-bot partner yesterday:
I used an old text-book for the cover and I love that the school property stamp is the first thing you see when you open it.
Here's a stack of papercloth, begging to be used:
("please turn us into journal covers, Karen!")
and look, the procrastination queen is finally finishing her inspiration deck. The one she started in August that has to be in Texas in about 4 days.
On my work table is the junk journal from the paper swap:
Jake takes the mess in stride and just curls up at my feet.
I nuzzle him periodically.
This is a pile of mail that needs to be answered. And snacks.
The lap top is always nearby so I can blog in between layers of paint:
Pop Quiz: which of these baskets are trash and which are collage fodder? Not always easy to tell the difference.
Haven't quite finished cleaning up the beeswax supplies.
I used the wax to make this "no glue" collage for a swap:
Over here on the "easel" is day one of the 40 day creativity experiment:
There, behind the door, are my needle-felting supplies (squashed between a basket of MMSA swaps and the bunched-up rug that I moved so that I could paint those pieces of tissue paper on the floor)
And here are my first two attempts at needle-felted ATCs
(for a paper-less ATC swap)
This first one is too big and will have to be used for a different purpose:
This next one is the proper size and I rather liked where it was going, but then I lost my head and glued it to a piece of cardstock to strengthen it (forgetting about the whole "no paper" rule of the swap).
So I can't swear to it, but I think this is the most things I've ever had going on simultaneously.
Everything pictured has been created since I got home from work at 4:30 on Friday. (and yes, I have slept this weekend).
I'm not sure how I do it either.
I even make my own head spin.