What I'm knitting, sewing, cooking, baking...maybe other stuff too.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Triangle Girls

I'm always thinking about new places to put the paperclay heads I make. Last time it was papermache bodies with little openings in front that held old photos. This time it's stuffed fabric bodies.

With Christmas coming, my Triangle Girls are on hold, but I hope to have some of them--maybe some of their papermache sisters too--finished and added to my etsy shop, LolliePatchouli, shortly after the holidays. Here's what the first two look like so far.
triangle girls heads

triangle girls

triangle girls legs

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Trash Tags

I admire--envy might be a better word--people who make visual journals. I've tried to start my own but I never seem to get off the ground. I know it probably sounds silly, but I think it's my fear of messing up a pristine journal that keeps me from starting. I'm sure my fear of "wasting paper" goes back farther into my murky past than anyone, even me, wants to venture, so I'll just move forward.
I've discovered that I don't have the same fear of messing up "trash", because it's already sort of messed up when it becomes an art supply, so I've decided to make tags from everyday refuse that would either get recycled or go into the trash, then put the finished tags together into some sort of journal form.
I'm not going to commit to making a daily Trash Tag, but I'm going to try for at least a couple each week, and for now I think I'll string them onto one of those big, shiny keyring thingies. I may even add notes to the backs of some of them, making them into an almost real journal.

Front and Back View of Trash Tag #1
Trash Tag1
Trash Tag1back
Front and Back Trash Tag #2
Trash Tag2
Trash Tag2back