Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Little Mushroom

This is my project for this week's Creative Thursday class. Fabric art is our topic this week. I found this mushroom pattern on Etsy's blog - the Storque Myra Masuda from My Little Mochi came up with the pattern. I fell in love with this little cute mushroom and knew this would be my project this week. He is very glittery but the glitter did not photograph well. Right now he's my little computer mascot. Making him was very much out of my creative comfort zone, but I'm so glad I made him, and I hope to get a chance to make another cute little softie sometime soon. Hope you have a happy day.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yummy Fruit Smoothies

We made fruit smoothies this week for the first time. This recipe is so good. 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of frozen whole strawberries (found in the frozen section of the grocery store), 6 oz. of vanilla yogurt (I used yoplait french vanilla, it was great!), 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of orange juice. These were fantastic! I think were going to try to make apple dumplings this week too. I'll keep you posted on how they turn out. By the way the cute wooden houses in this picture were purchase on Etsy from Woodmouse. Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sketch to Sculpture

I made my sketchbook sketch into a sculpture. It was not as smooth of a transition as I would have thought. I think my sketch has a different feeling than this sculpture does. But it was very fun working with my hands in 3-d. This was another project in my Creative Thursday class. We're having all kinds of creative fun over there.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I'm having so much fun with the Creative Thursday class that I'm taking. I made this for our 3-d class project. It's so nice to have a peer group to inspire you. It makes so much difference to know that people are looking forward to seeing what I'm creating for the week. Inspiration is very essential for me to create art. The only challenge is to consistently say inspired. What inspires you?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Garden

Hi I've been playing this week with a new toy Bienfang Watercolor Brush Pens. I love getting new art supplies and trying them out. It feels like you become an 8 year old kid again.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Trying new things under pressure

I'm taking the Creative Thursday e-course on creativity and making things and I love it. This is what I made in our first week. I've never done this before and made a lot of mistakes before it finally worked out.

We were talking about deadlines in our class. How a deadline motivates and puts pressure, even a certain amount of stress on you to achieve. My brother once told me that we need pressure or we would not get anything done. I am from the publishing industry and meeting a deadline is a must. So a deadline definitely motivates me, but I hate to think that I need a deadline to get something done. I think that a deadline makes me prioritize my project, and in this case, artwork and make it a priority in my day simply because it's due. But what I really need to learn is how to make artwork a priority in my daily life so that I consistently create. I think the deadlines of this e-course are training me to make art a priority in my life.