7.18.2014

humble beginnings

these vintage sign letters spell out the agenda for the party...












Last Sunday I felt like playing...so I put the call out to my friends for an impromptu Art Party...three of us got together...and though the group was small, the creative vibes were large...






I had been itching to try a technique that I saw on the Stampington.com blog...making recycled journals from corrugated cardboard and package mailing tape...I had plenty of cardboard and just so happened to have a roll of the suggested tape...so I was set...click HERE for the link to the complete instructions...



Once my journal was assembled, the embellishment could begin...lately I've become enamored of using magazines and junk mail for my collages...influenced by the fabulous junk mail collages posted daily by Jacki Long...incredible creations...



I decided to make my journal an ode to art girlz...
those of us who create whenever/whatever/wherever the mood strikes...































With peeling back the layers of the corrugated cardboard, a depth of texture is revealed...








































































I'll be working on finishing up this journal...as well as adding to my trip journal...at my booth at the Fresh Paint Art Festival.  Part of this cool show is that each artist demonstrates some aspect of their art in their booth...I'll be showing how you can create with the most meager of materials...stop by, say hi, get inspired...I'll be in booth 21...get all the details on the show HERE...






And these paper images...perfect fodder for jumping off point of a digital collage...check out what I create with this...I'll be posting on my Instagram feed...having too much fun on IG...so visual, so instantaneous, so creative...my user name is four corners design...follow me and I'll follow you back...

11 comments:

  1. Fun and creative idea, Amy! And I am loving the FUN letters...

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  2. only if....I lived near by......

    LOVE what you created! But I am lucky to have my Tuesday Art Girlz group in Singapore. Here's to art friends - blog ones an real : )

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  3. What FUN! I like your style.

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  4. I love to go to art fairs and see the artists actually creating while I am there, so inspiring. Beautiful work Amy.

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  5. Looking for inspiration...I knew exactly where to come...your blog! And I wasn't disappointed. I do need to visit more often!!

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  6. Oh, I want to hold this one something soon. :-)

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  7. Hi Amy, I've been on a little break from the blog world, but the first place I stopped on my return is your blog! Love your updated banner - those peaches are perfect - the colors and textures! And your art group adventures sound like so much fun. I'm longing for a new way to direct my creative energy for the fall, and you inspire me to consider some sort of group - a book club, art club, something along those lines. I've been making quilts - loving the modern styles and lovely lines. Your journal is beautiful and I so admire your ability to bring art forth from everything, anything, and almost nothing.

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  8. We are too far apart, but definitely on the same wavelength Amy!
    Thanks so much for mentioning my blog and random work, I am honored.
    LOVE your journal, your blog and all that jazz! ;o)
    I somehow missed this post and only saw it because I was looking for your pinafore post!
    I have decided a black was is a necessity! ;o)

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  9. There's that yummy envelope paper again. I saw one of my art journals with several piece on it and thought of our IG convo! Cut paste glue and repeat:) Laura

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