Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.
The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.
Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams. I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.
I made these hearts last year and hung them from the ceiling with tape and string in our huge front window.
I have been thinking about the Valentine's Day Holiday...
With this I of course started to think about years long ago and the Valentine's cards that were made at different times in history. Here is one from the 1850's, another and another. Here is one from the 1920's a tiny thing of 2 inch's and a pop up card.
I want to share with you what comes in the I Want It All Bundle from www.FotoBella.com. If you click the link I Want It All Bundle it will take you to up close images of the papers. Two sheets of each paper, printed clear vellum 12" x 12" sheet, dimentional stickers, chipboard stickers, resin clips, bling, the sweetest stamp set, button and banners, bakers twine and I always love the resin brads. It is so nice to have the complete collection to work with. This makes creating easy.
I can't wait to show you what I will make with these gems. My hope is that it will inspire you to make something fantastic.
I just received my mono printing plate in the mail today. I have been watching my mixed media friend Kate Crane teaching
these classes in the UK and just had to try for myself. Oh and I am
hooked. Love this. This is a work in progress. Just great when to play
with when my city is slicked over in a sheet of ice. Lol.
It is that time again to think of our loved ones and show them how important they are to us.
(we should be doing this everyday, Right?)
Carol my team mate at Stampotique Designers Challenge would like you to play along in the fun. Using a Love themed item..... anything goes, just spread the love.
I wanted to a very clean and simple card this time. I have to say that I found this idea on pintrest a while back and was not able to find the link to the original post. =( Sorry. Very clever idea and put my own spin on it. Regardless- someone was crafty that day. I ended up drawing the heart on the cover and the small one with Baby Cthulhu. Letter stamps are from Close To My Heart. And Googlie Eyes are simply the very best.
wanted to play with my Ranger Pearl Mists. So I used a black tag.
Stamped the images with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with clear
embossing powder. Heat with heat tool. Then I sprayed a little amount of
Perfect Pearls onto my craft mat then using a paint brush added the
mists to the hearts. Punched out hearts in clear vellum painted with Adirondack Alcohol Inks and backed the hearts with white card stock so that you could see the color. Glued with Glossy Accents.
I met and took a class in Encaustics with Daniella Woolf.
She was here in Utah a few years back to teach. I tried to make the planets align to take her class
in Park City. I was just arriving back from a glass residency in
Scotland and the class was overlapped with my return home.
This was a fun class, the instructors were as wonderful, exciting educators.
More than I could have imagined.
You know that I like to melt things....
Here is a little secret.
As a child I also liked to melt crayons on my Mom's Iron....
I Can hardly believe that I have been in California for 5 days. It all flew by. I have made some wonderful new friends and I am looking forward to creating in my studio. Again a warm heartfelt thank you to FotoBella.Com for the invite and a ton of fun.Hope this finds you very well and full of creations in your minds eye.