Sunday, November 14, 2010

Channeling my inner Frida

I'm behind on taking photos of my recent crafting adventures. This spread was made when I was designing my Halloween costume as my favorite artist, Frida Kahlo. Only a handful of people figured out who I was though.

I used an eyebrow pencil to make the trademark unibrow and I wore a white embroidered shirt with a black broomstick skirt and a large shawl/scarf draped over my shoulders. I carried a set of paint and a paint brush and I even made a Day of the Dead mask to wear.

I have a vlog I intend to finally get around doing this week- I've been busy making stuff for Christmas and working on this journal swap.

See ya!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Travel journal revelations and a new swap

I decided my vlog was more of a rambling 10 minutes that could be better summed up in a post. More vlogs to come soon!

By flipping through my travel journal, I have realized how different my style is when I'm on the road. This trip I packed every medium imaginable. I always work with acrylics at home, so I bought a travel set and I never opened them. Most of my pages were watercolor washes with some light collage from found papers or a bits I had packed.

This cool irregularly shaped postcard came from the mounds we visited.

I am getting photos printed tomorrow, which will help fill in the gaps.

Next time I am sticking with a very minimum amount of supplies: good pens, adhesive, some collage fodder, sketch pencils, travel watercolors and water pen. I could have saved myself tons of shoulder pain!

I joined a month long journal swap on craftster; you create and write in the journal for 30 days and then give it to your partner. It's a kind of "make-a-new-friend"/"see what it's like to be me" swap. I got paired with a really cool high school student who reminds me a lot of myself at 18. (God help her.)