My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred Twenty-Eight

I emptied and vacuumed my car today, then gave it a bath and put everything back in, along with boxes of my art that are precious and I want to have with me in case of evacuation at any time. That took my creative energy for the day!

Here are a collection of recycled tp tubes I’ve created over the years; they can hold scissors, cutting knives, pens and pencils and eyeglasses. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred Twenty-Seven

I finished the project started last evening! I got the idea from “Kylie’s Card Craft”; this started out as a large cirlce that got folded and glued to form 3 pockets, as you’ll see in the last image. These papers are from Graphic 45’s “Portrait of a Lady” collection, so gorgeous! EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred Twenty-Six

Took my car to the shop today, as there is an oil leak yet again! Turns out that the power steering pump needs to be replaced, as the first replacement failed. Grrr. At least there will be no additional charge.

I had a lovely conversation with one of my sisters this afternoon, and started working on an art project. Paused to have a snack and take my evening walk, then met a young neighbor in the driveway on my way home. She and I stood there talking for over an hour! I came indoors to eat dinner and realized it was 9:15 pm and I had to get to the store for drinking water before 10 pm. Needless to say, it was past 10:30 by the time I got home and had my dinner! Now I’m too tired to finish the art project, so I’ll get to that tomorrow.

Meantime, here is a tiny change purse I made from a cut and folded, 8-oz almond drink carton! EnJoy!

 

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred Twenty-Five

I watched a video by “Root Pursuit” with some cool tips and tricks for making journals. One tip was to glue scraps onto discarded book pages, to be used for something else. So that’s what I did this evening.

Here are my “snippet pages.” I certainly have way too many scraps to glue onto pages, and these will be fun to work with.  I can cut each segment apart to use for cards, tags, belly bands, or collage clusters for my art projects. Or I can leave any page intact. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred Twenty-Four

This evening I decided to make an altered guest check, one of the popular journal embellishments these days. I printed an oversize check and glued it to heavy cream cardstock, so there is space to write or draw on the back side.

The front flap is from an envelope–again backed with cardstock–and I used a paperclip to attach the bag topper that came in a swap I did a couple of years ago. The paper doll under the flap is by Julie Nutting for Prima papers. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred Twenty-Three

Another very hot day; praying for cooler weather and more rain!

All I did today was to sort through piles of hand-written driving instructions to people and places I visit–got to discard many, as well–and then i made a pocket holder for them by gluing business envelopes together. I did not decorate, so not worth photographing!

This evening I was blessed to be able to attend the Zikr (means rememberance) part of the weekend Sufi retreat lead by Leilah Be and her husband Bodhi. So sweet to see many beloveds again, to dance together and hug and commune from the heart!

Enjoy this flat doll that I made for a doll club challenge, several years ago. Her hair was a pile of discarded thread scraps that I rescued, and her headdress is a piece of fringe with a rhinestone in the center. All of the elements in her dress are made with scraps from my stash.

Gwendolyn

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred Twenty-Two

A very good day today! I paid an expense for my business that keeps it going; I was gifted some gas money in exchange for home made cookies; my chiropractor allowed me to make a couple of payments for today’s treatment; and the cashier at Trader Joe’s gifted me with 1/2 gallon of juice, as I didn’t have quite enough funds to cover 2 containers. I AM so blessed and abundant! Thank you Goddess!

Since I was gone for the whole afternoon and evening, I did not have time to create something new, so I’ll share this pretty little multi-page journal with you. I was inspired by Gi Kerr of Happiness in Crafting. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred Twenty-One

Another very hot day–indoors! Fortunately the outdoor temps will be cooling off toward the middle of next week. Thankfully I have AC in my art/living room!

Here is another tiny notebook I just made, using part of a manila folder for the cover, with scraps from my stash to decorate. I have not added much in the way of embellishment this time. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred-Twenty

I’m almost a third of the way through this year of creating and posting about my art every day! Woot!

Still in a kind of slump on my creativity. I had a block of time to create today and toyed with a couple of ideas but could not commit to anything! It was also too hot, indoors and out, which just drains my energy.

Yes, we all have such days from time to time, and I felt annoyed that I could not muster up the creative juices in that time frame. Ah, well, this too shall pass. Meantime, EnJoy this lovely Pincushion Jar!

 

 

Pincusion Jar

 

My Year of Wild Art: Day One Hundred-Nineteen

I finally got something new created today! I was inspired by Natasa of “Treasure Books” to create these fun little embellishments with book pages. The first is a large tag, with an index page for the embellishment.

Next I decorated an empty tea bag with a small scrap of book page, and finally I made a large card to write on with music paper for the embellishment. EnJoy!