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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

String Spin--A New Spin On Doodling!

A friend sent this to me, and then a few days later it separately appeared as a post in Sandy Ackers' blog Strangling My Muse...I figured the universe must be inviting me to a beach-inspired creative play date involving hot pink, spirals, and the Z-axis! ;)

Check out String Spin for one of those fun, quick--possibly addicting--creative breaks you deserve. Play around for an infinitely new spin on doodling...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Book Paintings

Paint on canvas, paper, and why not on books? Check out these creatively cool book paintings/sculpture by artist Mike Stilkey (found via member post on Coach Creative Space)...

Thursday, February 18, 2010


This beetle took on a life of its own the moment I saw the pliers(?) that make up its body--the handles screamed mandibles! Other materials used: wire, stone bead, metal beads.
~5" long

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happiness Is A New Set of Pliers

Yes, it's true, I get that excited over pliers. But I know you can relate...

I'm really jonesin' for a desert junk outing--driving out to my favorite junk piles in the desert to do my part in removing the trash other people think is okay to trash our desert with, grrrrrr. And yes, I realize the irony of the fact that I get excited to find these dump piles as a source of "new" materials. But for now, a trip to Lowe's to replace a couple of new pliers I need for my art is just as fun. I came home with NINE new Kobalt pliers that my mom bought for me...wow, what a treat!!

Now I can get to those mini-mandalas I'm working on. You can see one in progress next to the plier layout; the can lids will be other mini-mandalas :)

So there it is...my material muses. Junk and pliers. And beads. Ooh, and crystals of course. Wire. Insulators. The really cool metal shavings a dear friend shared with me. Rocks with holes, glass....ah my art space calls!!!

So, I would love to know what materials get YOU in your creative space?