Thursday, May 9, 2013
It's that time of year again, the fabric8 contest! I had to enter even though I was not really inspired by "Geek Chic" theme this year. I asked my son Alex to help me with ideas and then I came up with something that I could relate to. the good news is, I made it to the first round! Judges from Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Spoonflower picked the 100 semifinalists over 750 entries. Now it's a popularity contest and the public will pick the top 8 finalist. Voting is open until next Wednesday, May 15th. At that point, the top eight will be chosen to move on to the final round and design a whole collection. You can vote for me here, my spoonflower name is "snowflower". Whether I get picked in the final 8 or not, I am still going to design a collection around it just for fun!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
I have been helping my mom going through some old boxes and I have to say I am finding some treasures in there. Some of these vintage recipes booklets illustrations are just great. This one was distributed by the Milk Foundation of Canada and it looks like it's from the 50's or 60's.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I love vintage greeting cards and I have a whole collection from my grandfather's (he saved everything). I decided to scan the best ones so I can organize them. This one is a birthday card from Hallmark Coutts Canada and it was sent from my great grandmother to my grandfather. It's definitely from the 50's or 60's.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I just received this lovely box of hearts from my San Francisco Art group! It felt just like halloween, when you come home and spread all the candy to see what you actually got. Wow, what a feast for the eyes. And to top it all, it was packed in a beautiful heart shaped box. I feel the love!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
I love my San Francisco Art Group and they are gracious enough to let me participate in their projects even though I don't live there anymore. For this one, we are going to exchange little hearts and create artwork out of them. The finished piece will have a little bit of everybody in it. Another great idea from Diane. On this heart collection I used acrylic paint for the background, then added tissue paper, beeswax, buttons, brads, waxed polyester cord, copper leafing pen and paint pens. I could just do these all day...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I was inspired by my friend Arlene who has been doing a lot of beeswax collage lately and decided to fire up the beeswax crock pot and do another postcard for Jane Davie's little Post office. I am a little rusty but it's slowly coming back. I sure enjoy the whole sensorial aspect of it and the smell of honey! What's not to love?