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Inspiration: Amy Purdy

I’m still waiting for my laser cut pieces to arrive in the mail for this month’s project, but in the meantime thought I’d share some inspiration about creativity and living beyond your perceived limits. My brother shared this with me and it inspired me SO much I just had to share it with all of you too!

Finally Inspiration Strikes! Let’s Laser Cut!

Eureka I’ve got it! It has taken crap tons of endless researching and thinking and thinking and researching… jumping back and forth from one idea to another… knowing I will be gone over Thanksgiving and feeling the pressure to make sure I get this damn thing done on time. I have FINALLY found an idea that I am excited about! On my daily Pinterest binge, I stumbled upon the idea of laser cut jewelry. It was all thanks to Molly M Designs and her inspiring laser cut jewelry, coasters, and more! Check out her website here! Gracias!

And now for the idea… ******druuuuuumrooooooooooll!!*******

Here’s a rough mock-up of the plan! I’m going to make a laser cut pendant (airplane, bird, wings, something similar) and attach an old sectional chart to the front. I even happen to have one of Andrew’s old charts lying around the house – when he bought a new one and was going to toss it I thought, noway! It just looked too cool and I knew eventually I could make something out of it! Now I’m off to get quotes on laser cutting and PRAY that the turn-around time for that is not super slow! Will keep you all updated on the progress.. Wish me luck!

 

Inspiration: Aerographs

Thrilled to have discovered the site aerographs.com yesterday while doing some research on vintage aviation. This is the site of photographer John Slemp, who has spent the past 20 or so years pursuing his passion of aviation photography. He has some really stunning work! Below are a few of my favorites.. stop by the website to see more!

 

Announcing the November Project!

My apologies – a week late posting up the new cards! I think I’m getting a bit of senioritis as I near the end of the year. ;)

I will say, I’ve picked some killer card combos throughout the year, and this is just another one! I’ve been waiting all year to pick Vintage Aviation as a theme! I’ve already been scouring the internet for old aircraft parts, images of old war planes, gages, rivets, and more. I’ve also been wanting to make jewelry for years… another of my many “someday projects”. I’m very grateful that my 12 Month project is now helping me to finally get my hands into this! More to come soon including gobs of research & inspiration!

 

October: A Beginning’s End

I apologize for October’s final project being a little late! It took me longer to get all the materials than I’d expected. To refresh you, the cards for this month were “Found Object Art” and “Things That Blow Up”.. oh and what a marvelous combo this has been! I have enjoyed brainstorming so much that it has left me with a plethora of other ideas that I will have to return back to and finish down the road… including more elaborate, large-scale versions of a few of the bullet tests I did earlier this month. I was really enjoying creating with bullets, but then the egg theme took me another direction that I really got excited out…

And here you have a deadly nest indeed… a dangerous beginning that is surely to lead to an end. I didn’t really have anything in particular I wanted to say with this – I don’t usually create things with the motive of sending a message. I have always been the type that falls in love with something visually and just wants to see it created – particularly if it involves throwing extreme contrasts together in some strange harmony. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually made anything like this – oooh say, 5 or 6 years since I was taking sculpture classes at community college? Gosh, I didn’t realize how much I missed it… and how much it gets me back in touch with a part of my creativity that I had forgotten.

I suppose some will like it, others will think its dark, or weird, but whatever the case – I enjoyed making this one a great deal!

P.S. A BIG Thank you to Claudia for sending me the fabulously well-rusted barbed & bailing wire! =]

 

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