Here are a few of the cool things I've found around the web lately:
A super awesome blog that is exactly what it sounds like. It's recipes and drawings mixed together in lots of different styles. So super fun! One of my all time favorite art journal pages is an illustration of one of my favorite recipes, so this is so up my alley! I found "They Draw and Cook" via Tyggereye Art Designs.
And she's got an etsy shop! The felted pieces aren't there, but there are gorgeous necklaces and awesome stamps. I really need to get my needle felting machine fixed! This beautiful piece has me jonesing for some needle action!
Well, it's about time!
It's no secret that I love Crafter's Workshop templates. I was delighted to discover that you can use them to emboss! Now I just have to figure out where to get that rubber mat thing....
ETA: I found something in the bottom of a drawer that I cut to fit my Cuttlebug and it works perfectly! Wow! The embossing with stencils is so so so so cool!
Okay, confession time: I have always dreamed of refinishing furniture. I would love to have the space and such to be able to drag home junk yard furniture and fix it up. Until that day, I admire before and afters from afar.
I love this idea! Leslie Oschmann takes old paintings and re-makes them into bags. If you visit her website, she also has these awesome chairs covered in old paintings! I so want to find an old painting and hack it up, don't you?
Kelly Rae Roberts is a wonderful mixed media artist. She and a friend started an annual retreat for themselves and some other creative souls (some of whom she knew before starting and some of whom she did not). From what I can see, they make art, talk, go shopping, cook meals, participate in some holistic approaches to creativity, and have a darn good time. In the post linked above Kelly talks about how you can start a retreat like hers for the creative peeps in your life (or on your Google Reader). I love the idea of checking in with some like minded creative souls once-a-year.
I love Alisa's blog and find that she and I often have a similar mental process. I loved this post from her. Click through to find out how a fountain became these doodles became some cool coffee mugs!
Um...how did I miss this at CHA? It's an amazing paper stack from artist Donna Estabrooks for DCWV. They have an annoying website that doesn't let you direct link. So if the link above the image doesn't take you there, click on "New Products" then "Colorful Life" then "Stacks" then "Colorful Life Paper Stack with Glitter/Gloss" and you will see some amazing and inspiring images! This has moved to the top of my must have list! ETA: And here are some examples of scrapbook pages using it on the DCWV blog.
Fantastic tutorial on how to make these very tribal looking necklaces. I found it via A Beautiful Mess. From the looks of the tutorial it seems super easy. I can't wait to make my own! I just have to get some rope....
How about you? Have any click worthy links to share?
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