Thursday, October 18, 2007

A little slow...

I've been feeling very...slow, lethargic and unproductive since I got home from my whirlwind weekend. Not really blocked, just not motivated to put one foot in front of the other.
With the rainy weather we've been having, I have been feeling very contemplative. Feeling like I want to try something new. Different.
Leave it to the ever-creative Sarah Bowen to provide the very spark I needed. She had just the ticket with her cute little online kit for this fab book she made.

I think I'm going to work BIG. Make an accordian book out of large canvases. I cut a series of pictures out of a magazine that I've been drawn to for awhile. I went to Kinko's and made big 11x14" copies. I had never done that before, what fun and only $1.79 each! I then bought very large canvases (5 for $5 at Dick Blick) and am going to have some fun. I think I just need to work with some new mediums in new sizes and I'll (hopefully) get my groove back.

Here they are bare, naked... I plan to use all some of the glorious new pieces of ephemera that Cassondra sent me. She has them for sale here. Woohoo...here I go! I'll let you know what I come up with:)

7 comments:

Lola Enchanted said...

I am in complete LOVE with your blog!!!! You post often and with beautiful pictures!!!! If you don't mind, I'd like to write a little post about your blog on mine!!! Although I'm sure EVERYONE knows about ya!!!!!

Cre8Tiva said...

sometimes great ideas come from sluggish brewing time...let it perk...blessings, rebecca

Stacy~Creativemuse said...

Kari,
HOw Fun what you are going to do with Canvas I've somehow missed your blog lately and how funny you should be needing to stretch.... I just went looking around today and I think I was here before...but since you need a little zip me up...
Something to look into
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/newstuff.html
from
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/slidebk.html
I signed up for the Yahoo group I am on ArtErattica their too and on flickr...so fun ways to Streach...oh Art Erratica is having a Winter Dangly Swap and a collage swap too!

well love to you and yours
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse
Http://www.Creativemuse.etsy.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52895107@N00/

sarahb said...

YA!!! I am so glad you are taking this and running with ti, it will be soo fun to see your end result!!

Christi Snow said...

Kari, I cannot wait to see what you create! Everyone needs a break every once in a while and you have been going full-throttle for a few months now. Take the time you need to renew and regenerate... smiles!

Sacred Suzie said...

I hope that you get the energy brewing again because the world needs your artistic perspective!

I know I've had a hard time getting my butt in gear lately too, perhaps it's astrological?

Lilli said...

We've been having lots of rain here too. I love when it's inhospitable outside and I'm in my cozy house :)