Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real by Lisa Sonora Beam (Author)
I wanted to share an exercise I am doing in one of my fabric journals I been creating over the last couple of months.
I enjoy planning, journaling and writing down my insights, dreams and hopes for the future. I tend to write it in lists and pictures instead of writing formal business or life plans.
I found this guidebook, The Creative Entrepreneur, to be a unique approach to make a business or life plan in a more visual, and in my opinion, fun and free way.
I have completed the first chapter and wanted to show you a few of the pages.
The book begins with questions that you answer in a free flowing 3 minute time span where you just write and do not judge. After you answer the questions, she asks you to leave it alone for a few days and then go back and circle words and phrases that pop out at you that you would like to explore more.
She also encourages you to color and draw on your pages.
I had a great time doing this and have already recognized somethings in my writings that I was aware of I think but had not really put into words. I have found that really interesting and fun.
The next visual exercise is to create a Creative Entrepreneur Mandala. I am excited to see what comes from it. The author describes the mandala as a "great tool for seeing areas that call for further exploration and development. "
I also see it as another opportunity to draw and color. :)
I love this process because everyone is different and connect to themselves and the world around them in an unique way. I think I hear myself best when I am quietly creating something either painting my pugs, crocheting, walking Emmitt or riding my bike.
What ways do you take time to hear what you have to say?
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
and made a fabric button with one of those kits you can get at the fabric store.
Melanie made hers look like leather! Can you believe this used to be a lunch bag?
Next week is our last week of this class. I cannot wait to see what we make!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I ripped open the package and drew this little pug. Isn't that fun! I felt like a little kid in a toy store and it is one of the best feelings in the whole world.
I appreciate all my friends that are fuzzy, family and in the blogosphere!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Make a Bear. Make a difference.
Here is my first completed bear.
I loved making him.
Emmitt thinks he is pretty cool too. :)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Our teacher Sue Bleiweiss has created a new class for 2009 that is called Creative Box Making for the Fiber Artist.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Introducing the second doll in my new collection of fiber art made from my original carvings.
Arent' they cute? I just love corgi feet. :)
I also wanted to let you know how I made my fabric labels for the back of the dolls.
I just make them on my computer. I set these up in Microsoft Publisher, but Microsoft Word works great too. The size I used is 1/2 x 1 3/4 which prints 80 labels per sheet. Then I print them onto inkjet fabric paper and cut them out and sew them on.
My favorite type of fabric paper is June Tailor "sew on" 100% cotton paper, and I get it from Michaels. The package looks like this...