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.
We're (Stampotique Designer's Challenge) is sponsoring a yummy challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Blog this week. Each week they have a fantastic cupcake inspiration photo. This week, they have a great color combo inspired by chocolate-y goodness. (Challenge photo posted above.) Be sure to check it out and enter before Saturday, May 4th at noon. I hope that you will play along with us and Cupcake Inspirations. Let's show them what Stampotique collectors are all about. Wacky and FUN-!!
I wanted to share what I have been working on in the glass factory. New work for the Utah Arts Council Mountain West Arts Conference to be held on May 2nd. I was asked to make 10 sculpture pieces for center pieces that will be for sale durring the conference.
A little something I am working on that is not yet completed, for a non profit gallery here in Salt Lake City, Art Access VSA. They do a fundraising gallery opening annually called 300 Plates. They invite artists to create plates that will be sold at the opening. It is a lot of fun and everyone that attends is on the look out for the one that they want to take home. However there is a curve ball. They do the bidding by lottery. So if you are lucky to get I the first round you will most likely get your pick. Fun stuff.
Here are a few images of Our Annual Tie Dye Party we had yesterday to celebrate Earth Day. I made some fun things for friends and my Son, these are so fun to give away.
I do have to say that I personally do not wear much tie dye myself. However- I love to play with it and I will wear accessories. So I made a scarf for myself and I love how it turned out. It is the first one in the photos.
Here is what Carol is saying about this challenge:
"Like all of us I love birthdays. So that is my theme for the challenge this week. A simple card or let your imagination run wild with bunting and wrap. It's Up to you, just make something lovely to share with us for the challenge."
Hope you will come and create something for the challenge. You could win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique Stamps.
I created this card as I sometimes feel that I do this kind of entertaining with my 6 year old and it made me laugh.
I am hosting today's Stampotique Designer Challenge April Showers Bring May Flowers". Springtime is in the air and I can feel it in my bones and on a cellular level. Excitement really.
The challenge is for you to create something Spring like. This conjers diffrent images for each of us. It can be anything from rain, puddles, rainbows, clouds, mud puddles, boots, umbrella and a coat. You get my point.
I hope you will have a fun time with the challenge and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. You could be the happy winner of a $30 Gift Certificate to buy your very own Stampotique Stamps. Come an play along with my challenge.
Much Love and Kindness.
Here is what I used in my mini journal below and where to buy it.
I love The Mermaids from Stampotique. Scary Cool.
I have been working on folding hundreds of small paper squares..... Folding, Folding and more folding. This is for a very exciting project that I have coming up and I can't wait to share with you. So this is the sneak peek.
Dwelling on my Dreams today. Very exciting and a lot of nervousness to go along with Dreams coming true.
I have to boast I am so excited to share with you.
I just received an acceptance letter into Copic's Intermediate Class Certification. I have wanted to take these classes for awhile now and just have not been able to get the planets aligned right. Classes were full or timing was off. Yeah.
Another nice perk to having the Certification is that I will be listed on Copic website as an instructor who has completed the Copic Intermediate training and will be able to teach.
Class is not for another month... boy this will be a long time.
Thanks for all your support in this crazy fun time for me.
My team mate Gez is challenging us to focus on flowers. I have to say that I really like making paper flowers it just makes me so happy to create a 3D flower just out of paper.
I was a bit sort on time for this one. So I grabbed an already inked tag. I never waste any ink on my craft mat... I just sop up the remaining ink on any tag that is handy. This is a huge timesaver. I do not need to think too much about the background. Really by doing this it takes some of the work out of down and dirty get it done projects. I sprayed white mist through a stencil, splattered some black watered down acrylic paint to make splatters and stamped Spray stamp in random areas of the tag.
The paper I used for the flowers is just copy paper with spray inks and dried with a heat tool. Here is a link for the tutorial that I used from Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Challenge winner, Lisa Nazario-Gregorymakes the most realistic flower creations.... I just had to make some. Go check out her blog. Then I added the sentiment and my favorite bee stamp in the whole world.
I hope you will be able to play along with us and use you creativity to make some out of this world Flowers.