Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Believe me...

I spent hours in the art room on Monday. None of this art stuff comes easily to me. I simply do it because I love it and I get great joy out of collage. I know I'm not all that great...and I am not fishing for compliments, so please don't leave any here. There are days that I think I should shove everything in this room into boxes and haul it either to the Purple Heart truck or put it in the trash. I mean REALLY. You wouldn't believe ALL THE STUFF I have and...I keep bringing in more. Okay...maybe you would believe because you are doing the same thing.... but I have never been so consumed by an "art endeavor" of mine. I did accumulate a lot of fabric when I was quilting.... and I still have some of it.... and I have felt and I have stuff to make dolls. I do still have a little bit of cross stitch stuff...I don't know why. I should get rid of that tomorrow. And then of course there are the boxes of things that I'm saving because I just know deep down I'm really an assemblage artist. ha I'm putting these pictures up for Nathalie. See...I really am working on the tip-in swap that is due to you very soon. I will get it done! Of course, each page is totally different. My biggest challenge right now is putting pockets on 3 pages!!! None of these are finished (except maybe the one just above here on the left. Everything else is still a work in progress, with two more to be started. Okay...whining mode off...

3 comments:

Anna said...

COOL! great collectors of stuff think alike - even though I go rid of lots of crafty stuff in our move I have managed to collect a bunch more now that i'm paper crafting?? hummmmmmm how'd that happen?

Nathalie Thompson said...

Clap! Clap! clap! clap!
Good for YOU!!!!
I can see now that I will have to make extra pages for swapping so I can KEEP TWO of yours for myself (the advantage of being hostess).

Linda, you gotta just LET GO of some things! lol I got rid of my cross stitch stuff YEARSs ago and pitched broken china knowing, deep down, that I would NEVER get around to creating any type of mosaic with it. It's really okay to FOCUS. You aren't narrow minded in doing so! You just know what you want and stick to it. :)

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Hi Linda,

I think your work is fabulous and I say keep working at it! I am always encouraged by what others are doing and I like your vision. Keep looking heavenward XOX Heather