Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tsunami ARTventures

My inner Alice told me to jump down the rabbit hole so I did; paint brush in one hand, glue stick in another. And what a trip it was!

A tag book was created with lots of fiber goodness spilling out at the edges. "A Walk Through Wonderland" features pages with vintage reproductions from the earliest color illustrations from The Alice in Wonderland books. A couple stamped images can also be found.

Background pages are all painted and distressed with acrylic paints. This workshop is taking place next week at Stampin' From the Heart in Los Angeles. See my sidebar to find their blog and find details for this class. Hope I see you!

Art tsunami. A good thing? Well, rather than being scary, it was actually fun.

Book tsunami. A very scary thing cause guess who has to put it all back together again?

A walk outside always calms me down. Despite the powdery mildew, Polynesian Sunset has been blooming brilliant hues of red-orange roses with yellow centers.

My Cecile Brunner climbing rose has been bursting with tiny but heavy fragrant roses. This rose comes back strong year after year and seems to be disease resistant for me.

How did it come to be that I agreed to host another book fair during the time of year when I actually sneak in a little peace and extra oxygen simultaneously? WHY did I NOT remember that this fair would be held at the same time I'd be working like a mad woman trying to get a sample for the shop and preparing kits for my "A Walk Through Wonderland" tag book workshop? Does it make any sense to ask these questions anyway? At this point I just gotta go with the flow. And so what if the flow feels like a tsunami. A tsunami of books and art can't be all that bad, can it? sigh.


La Poeta said...

And, what were you doing up so early on a Saturday???
I like your tsunamis better than mine! This morning I was practicing EFT cuz I felt I was tu a saber.
So, thanks for the post.

Stampmaiden said...

La Poeta, I think all creative people have a thing about being up at the crack of dawn or up all night.
I'm interested in seeing your tsunamis! Hope you're doing better these days. Peace to you.

Lynn said...

I do love your alice book and all the ribbons...makes me swoon!
Happy Book Faire too!!!!!!! A wonderful thing!

Stampmaiden said...

Lynn, I have a thing for hanging ribbon/fibers too. Glad they stirred your happy gene!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Your tag book makes me smile :) Love it!

~jolene said...

WOW. What a WAVE of creativity!!!!
L.O.V.E. the Alice book!!!

I feel like I live through these book fairs with you and they seem to be happening faster and faster- time sure flies!!!

Bea said...

There is nothing happier than a book with LOTS and LOTS of bright colorful ribbons poking out of it. LOVE IT! You know you love the book fair. I remember last year you talked about how much the kids love seeing all the books. You know you do. lolol :)Bea

Stampmaiden said...

Sherry, glad to hear I made you smile. I do the same thing when I see your altered creations.
Jolene, we've been through so many book fairs together that I've lost track. LOL! You should see the inside of the Alice book. I'll bring it when we meet at Olvera St!
Bea, I do love the book fair but I think I have burn out right now. So many books; definitely not enough time!

soulbrush said...

love love it all. tee hee i remember the last book fair and your definite decision not to do another. lol.

BellaKarma said...

Talk about a splash of color! Oh Tia, I love this book so much!

Stampmaiden said...

Soul, did I really say I wasn't doing another book fair? LOL!! I caught myself saying it a few times again. Only time will tell!
Jill, thanks so much Mija. That means a lot to me especially seeing your awesome art pieces.

BT said...

Oh you crazy woman!! You will meet yourself coming back one of these days. The workshop looks amazing and I so wish I could come.

BT said...

Oh you are funny Linda, you always seem to be rushing about preparing for this or doing that. It's just the way you are! I love that book you've made. If only I could come to your workshop. Fancy a move to Ireland?? lol.

Who am I calling crazy. I've already commented on this post. Oh well, I might as well put this one there too, now I've written it!! lol