Friday, June 5, 2009

Artventurous Magic Bags!

Meet my "magical bags." Magical cause you never know what you'll find inside!

Sometimes I'll find interesting photos or words from a magazine that will give an instant boost to a journal spread.

Other times I'll find scraps of paper to use as a background in addition to very cleaver magazine imagery.

Just today I found a great piece of left-over scrapbook paper that I thought would look great in an old picture frame. It worked. Instant art. You never know what you'll find in my magic bags.

When it comes to scraps of paper, interesting pictures or phrases from a magazine, they will undoubtedly go into one of my huge clear "magical bags." I never really thought about calling them magical until right now as I was typing this post. That's a good word to describe them because sometimes I find something that I forgot all about and I have this "moment." LOL! It's like hearing from a long lost friend and sometimes it even feels like eating a scoop of my favorite ice cream on a hot day. Yeah, that good.

My "magic" bags, as I'm now going to start calling them, have been with me through thick and thin. I dive into them when I need a catchy phrase for a journal entry or if I need some scraps to spruce up a background. If I need it, it's there.

I think it's safe to say that all of us who are drawn to making art in one form or another have a magic bag, box, drawer, or something where we keep our treasures. Where do you keep yours?


Sherry Goodloe said...

My "magic bags" are those picture shoe-box-looking boxes that I get on sale at my JoAnn etc store. *smiles* Oh yeah, and a couple of those see-through 12 x 12 scrapbook paper boxes.

soulbrush said...

my magic box is a large plastic see-through one, but it is getting awfully jumbled, must sort it and declutter what you find in yours.

Bea said...

aaaaaaah, there is this round hatbox that somebody gave me with a present tucked inside that now sits on the top of a shelf filled with bits of wonderful things.
There are plastic shoeboxes, see through drawers labeled numbers and letters and words. There are drawers lettered maps, old photos, buildings and misc.
But often what is most magical is what I find to use that was right on my workbench to begin with. :)Bea

Stampmaiden said...

Sherry, I've seen those photo containers! Lots of great patterns to choose from.
Soulbrush, your jumbled large box sounds like my two bags. Did you see how bulgy they are?! That's what makes it exciting to go through them. So much waiting to be used.
Bea, you are one organized woman. When can you come out? LOL!