Project Fifty-Two

I did a little project for Scor-It in October 2009. And I wanted to share it here as well! Sign up for their newsletter to get fun new projects delivered each and every month! In case you don't know what a Scor-It Board is, here's a photo: Basically, there's a thin metal edge running up the center of the board. The wooden tool has a groove in it, which the metal edge fits into. You put your paper or transparency or whatever onto the metal edge and run the wooden tool over it, thus creating a perfect score. You can... Read more →

I have completed my little project that I set for myself: Project Fifty-Two. Let's look back at all fifty-two projects: Lots of stuff I love! And yet, it wasn't quite the artistic whirlwind I had planned. When I started this year long endeavor, I wanted a project that would inspire me to try new things and create in a structured way without being too limited. I thought it would be fun to do it publicly to (a) keep myself motivated and honest and (b) connect with some other artsy fartsy types. Here's where it went wrong: It was too unstructured.... Read more →

Randomly: I updated my Project Fifty-Two album. I'm up to date and ready for the last six (eek!) weeks of 2009. Can you believe this year is almost over? I'm headed to a crop this weekend in Haverhill, MA. Yay! Looking forward to it! I am scrapping some pages just for myself and really looking forward to it. Been a long time since I've done that! I'm the "Featured Teacher" at The City Quilter. You can see my bio and some images of my quilts if you click here. Finally, I wanted to share some photos of student work from... Read more →

I was delighted to receive this award from one of my favorite scrap artists, Louise. I think I've raved about her beautiful pages before, but let me do it again. She is a wonderful scrapper and I so admire the freedom in her pages. She is totally unique, and that is a rare quality, indeed! So, upon receiving this award, you are to follow these rules: Answer these Questions: only 1 word answers. Pass it along to 5 of your Fave Bloggers. Alert them that you have awarded them this prize. Have fun! Of course, you know I can't ever... Read more →

I've got a list for you today. Just 5 things rattling around my brain... 1. Prima has an awesome giveaway. Leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win! Open to all countries. Drawing will close on Friday, November 6th, at 4 pm EST. 2. I recently went to the Museum of Arts and Design to see "Slashed: Paper Under the Knife." I really liked the exhibit. As you might imagine, given the name of the exhibit, it was works of art made from cut paper. This was one of my faves: It's a tunnel book by Andrea... Read more →

Yep, today is the last day of August. It is the first day that I've been able to sit down at the computer. I've still got some boxes kicking around the apartment, but I'm pretty much unpacked...sort of. Here's a quick rundown of what's on my mind... Bought Stitch Alchemy and I am so excited! I've made things with Fabric Paper before, but this book takes it to a whole other level! I can hardly wait! I'm teaching a new session of my Journal Quilt Class, starting on Friday, September 11. The dates are totally wrong on that link. I... Read more →

Just because I've been lax about pointing out my Project Fifty-Two projects, I don't want you to think that I've forgotten about it! Some of these you've seen. Some of them will be new to you. But, here are the last few weeks of my life explained through art... Week 28: July 9-15, 2009 This is a recent fave. It was an experiment in style that really, really worked! Week 29: July 16-22, 2009 I really like doing "Today" layouts. In fact, I've done a ton of them over the years. I think it might be fun to spend a... Read more →

I was so struck by this... journal page by one of my absolute FAVORITE art journalers, Judy Wise. I'm hoping to take a class with her someday soon. I keep peeking at her teaching schedule and hoping that the stars will align. In the meantime, I've been playing in my art journal and thought I'd share a few photos: I've taken to pre-creating backgrounds and carrying my art journal in my purse. Then, while I'm waiting for the bus or sitting on a bench somewhere, I just pull it out and start writing. Here are some eye-candy links to... Read more →

It's no secret that I *love* American Crafts' D-Ring Albums, Slick Writers, and Thickers. But, truth be told, I've never really played with American Crafts patterned paper. Lots of large bright patterns. Very bold. So, when the design team call went out a few weeks ago, I decided to see what I could do. I bought this pack of patterned paper... ...and started playing around! This is a $1 wooden frame from Michaels: I painted the frame blue and then hand cut a ton of flowers from various American Crafts papers. You can see a bit of the crazy hyper-dimension... Read more →

So, I've just finished Week 26 (June 25-July 1) of Project Fifty-Two. Here's my project for the week: It's digi. I just started drawing with my pen tablet. I was so pleased with how everything turned out, I decided to put together a little digital kit of hand drawn elements. Here's the kit: And, since we're half way through the year, I thought I'd share a mosaic style image with what I've created for Project Fifty-Two thus far (click it for a bigger image): It's fun to look back and see how quickly the year has gone! In fact, here... Read more →