Stephanie Levy’s 30 days of collage e-course started on Monday – it’s fantastic so far. Everyone has been sharing their work and it’s really inspiring. These are my first two collages from the course, black and white and warm colors – fun!
Every time I try to work on my own collage while sitting next to my daughter she ends up wanting to “try” mine – haha. I’m just going with it. This is our first official collaboration.
3. Polka Dot Butterfly
This year is my favorite because she was old enough to tell me what she wanted to dress up as. A polkadot butterfly. She flaps her wings and says, “look, i’m flittering!” Flitter flutter, flitter flutter.
Baby watch 2013! Currently waiting for a great friend of mine to go into labor so I can jump in the car and drive two hours to be there for her. EEK! I haven’t had a lot of time for sewing lately but wanted to make a quilt for the new little guy. Instead of sewing squares together like the others I’ve made I just used two whole pieces of fabric and quilted them together, the blanket and little tag blankie only took a few hours to make.
I’m definitely making more of the little tag blankies, so easy and fun!
I ran my very first 5k race this morning!
I’ve never done anything like it, I can’t even remember doing an organized walk before – not sure what took me so long. I started training two months ago with a Couch to 5k iphone app, I could barely run down the street and back. It’s an awesome program, at first I was like woo hoo I’m running for 3 minutes and the next thing I knew I was running 40 minutes IN A ROW! My husband has been such a help too, cheering me on, cooking healthy meals full of veggies and putting the kid to bed so I can go out for night jogs.
194th place (out of 232) is definitely not going to win a medal but hey, I totally just ran 3.1 miles without stopping at my fastest pace yet so I’m happy. Now what, maybe a 10k or a triathlon? EEEE!
Aids Walk Phoenix and 5K Run
The run was part of Aids Walk Phoenix – all together they’ve raised $317,548 for 18 different agencies providing HIV prevention, health care and social services to people infected with and affected by HIV.
Stephanie Levy just opened registration to her new online course, 30 Days of Collage. The course includes 20+ step by step collage tutorials: surface design techniques, handmade patterned papers, prompts, ideas and access to a creative community for sharing and discussing.
I haven’t taken a course with Stephanie but am definitely following along with this one, I love Stephanie’s style and am looking forward to learning some new techniques. If you’re not familiar with Stephanie, she does these wonderful little sweet interior vignettes on collaged patterns and paper –
Her process photos on the course page are so inspiring, hold on while I get out my supplies and collage all day instead of working, seriously! Bye! ;)
As part of the course she’s also interviewing collage artists from around the world, including me! I’m so flattered to be on the list with these other fabulous collage artists – Hollie Chastain, Gracia & Louise, Jennifer Judd-McGee, Kareem Rizk, Brandi Strickland, Vivienne Strauss, Anthony Zinonos, Shelley Kommers and Fred Free.
As soon as I finish this post I’m off to explore each of the artists’ work – one name I’m already very familiar with is Shelley Kommers – LOVE! One of my favorites of hers lately is this fantastic little happy face – it’s so playful and the texture is just amazing:
So, that’s all for now! Early bird pricing is available until Saturday, October 12th – hope to see you there! xo
The night before last I posted an old collage from 2007. I realized the last time I attempted a collage was February 2012 and that was after a year hiatus. I didn’t give it too much thought – priorities can change quickly, especially when a new baby is involved. I’ve also been crazy obsessed with web stuff – and honestly, my *free time* is spent writing code which I LOVE.
So last night I receive an email out-of-the-blue for a request to be interviewed as part of an online course about collage. I did agree to it, and will add details as they’re available, but told her up front that I felt like a bit of a hack seeing as I don’t really do collage much anymore. Although, I have been looking for a reason to get back into it.
The point of this post:
I made this today… my daughter wanted to paint so I grabbed a notecard, sat down beside her and started scribbling. I’m hoping it will lead to more. xo
This is a super simple 8.5×11 month, week and 2-week template. Not sure if I’m sold on the 2 weeks at a time yet – I love the idea but think the layout needs some work. Might be posting an update soon! Also included in the download are the templates for printing 2-up – cut the paper in half and you’ll have 5.5×8.5 (pictured in my planner below).
Enjoy and let me know what you think – xo