Wednesday, March 29, 2017

~Labels~

I Often Hear...
"That Surprises Me You Made That"
"I Didn't Know You Liked Pastels"
"That Doesn't Look Like Your Stuff"
"I Thought You Made Primitives"
 
Most Often These Comments Are From Those...
That Do Not Create ...
Or Only Create One Style Or Type Of Art...
 
Myself...I LOVE All Kinds Of Art...
I Love The Pastel Cottage Colors...
I Love The Deep Dark Drab Primitives...
I Love The Bright Funky Outsider Art...
I Could Go On And On...
 
But, What I Don't Like...
Are Labels...
I Dislike When What I Make Gets Labeled...
In The World Of Keywords, Hashtags, SEO, etc...
It's Impossible To Not Have To Define Our Art...
But, I Really Don't Like Having To...
I Don't Want To Be Labeled As Being...
That Person That Makes Only One Thing...
Having Only One Style...
 
My Own Home Is Becoming...
More & More A Reflection Of What I Love...
And That Is EVERYTHING!
I Use To Stick To A More...
Flowing Decor...
My Home Had To Have Rhyme Or Reason...
Not So Much Now...
 
I've Been On A Yarn Spree Of Sorts Lately...
Crocheting Like A Mad Woman...
The Husband Is Afraid He'll Come Home...
And Find That I've Yarn Bombed All The Furniture...
Who Knows...That Might Actually Happen!
 
As I've Gotten Older...
I Find I Believe That My Home...
Should Be A Reflection Of What I Love...
If I Love An "Ass Biter" Dog Canvas...
Hanging Next To A Antique China Plate...
Then So Be It!
 
http://www.sonjasandell.com/collections/funked-up-originals/products/original-canvas-ass-biter
(click for more info)

Hope You Are Having A Happy Day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

~Before & After Mixed Media~

If You Are Like Me...
I Probably Won't Live Long Enough...
To Dabble In All The Things I Find Interesting...
I Pretty Much Like All Things Crafty...
And I've Dabbled In Lots Of 'em...

Cross Stitch, Rug Hooking, Paper Mache,
Soldering, Wood Crafting, Chalk Ware,
Knitting, Crocheting, Paper Beads,
Punch Needle, Mixed Media, Embroidery..
Even Latch Hook Way Back In The 70's...
And I'm Sure I'm Missing Many...

I'm Still Doin' Mixed Media..
But, Lately I've Been Bit By The Yarn Bug Again..
I Seem To Get Bored More Quickly...
As I've Gotten Older...

When I First Discovered Mixed Media...
It Filled My Head Every Minute Of The Day...
Thinkin' Of What To Make...
About The Fun Supplies....
And On And On...

I Find The Excitement Of It...
Is Wearing Off A Bit For Me...
As In April Will Mark A Year...
Since I First Started Creating...
My Funked Up Art...
 
What's Next For Me?
I Bought The Supplies For Polymer Clay..
Maybe Doing Some Mosaics...
Maybe Some Clay Jewelry...

Time To Mix It Up Again...
Before I Get Too Burned Out...
On The Mixed Media...

Hope You Are Creating Something Fun Today!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

~Creating Small~

Picked Up Some 4" x 4" x 1.25" ...
Stretched Stapled Canvases...
Normally I Don't Like Workin' On Stretched Boxed Canvases...
The Canvas Always Seems A Bit Flimsy...
But, This Size Seems Really Sturdy...
Love The Chunkiness Of 'em!

Haven't Ever Played With Mixed Media...
On Such A Small Surface...
My First Piece Is Below...
I'm Quite Happy With The Outcome...

(click on photo below)
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/sonja-sandell-7370/artwork

Enjoy!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

~Blah, Blah, Blah~

Thank Goodness I Have A Workroom...
What Most Call A Studio...
Since I Did Hickety Pickety As A JOB...
Full Time For Over 20 Years...
I've Always Called My Creative Space...
My "Workroom"....

This Room Was Floor To Ceiling...
Hickety Pickety On Every Surface...
For 20 Plus Years...
Then 9 Years Ago...
I Burned Out Completely...
And Emptied Out This Room..
It's A BIG Space...

Took Down All The Wallpaper....
Patched Up All The Nail Holes...
Painted, Etc...
Sold Lots Of My Supplies...
Stored The Rest In The Attic...
And Turned My "Workroom"...
Into A Play Room For The Grand Babes...

Then About 3 Years Ago Or So...
I Started Gettin' The Itch To Create Again...
Slowly I Started Fillin' Up This Space...
With My Creatin' Stuff  Once Again...

There's Still Plenty Of Room For The Grand Babes...
Couch, Love Seat & Chairs For All To Hang Out...
Big Screen TV...
All The Must Have's For Kids Ya Know..

Such  A Great Space For Creatin'..
I Can Walk Away And Leave The Mess...
 There's Absolutely No Rhyme Or Reason...
How I Decorate In Here!!
Photo Below Shows What I See When I Look Up From My Computer Desk..
 
(Peek At Quilt I Made 35 Years Ago...Big Paper PomPom I Made Hanging From Ceiling..
Primitive Christmas Doll Hanging On Quilt...Antique Stuffed Bunnies Atop And Old
Crusty Painted Cabinet.... BLOOM Canvas Can Be Found Here...
 
I Can Mix My Primitive Hickety Pickety Hand Mades...
With My Funked Up Art Canvases!
I Can Have Valentine, Easter, Fall, Halloween & Xmas...
All Mixed Together Down Here...All Year Round!!!

I'm At A Stage In My Life....
That I'm Really Startin' To LOVE Color!
I Wouldn't Have Imagined Years Ago...
That I'd Be Makin' Funked Up Art!

Only Thing I Wish...
Is That I Had Another House...
To Decorate In Only BRIGHT BOLD Colors...
And Have Funked Up Art Everywhere!!!

I'm Too Late In The Game...
Too Much Money Invested ....
To Do A Complete Overall Of My House ...
BUT, I Do Plan On Tuckin'...
My Funked Up Art...
Here & There...

I Feel Every Space...
Should Be A Bit Funked Up!!!

Enjoy!