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!
Ooooh this one is going to be a fun one! I can already see the possibilities. I’m thinking lots of juxtaposing of materials and symbols here… maybe sculptures of flowers or other delicate things made from fire crackers, used brass from bullets, etc. Or perhaps a hot air balloon made from found objects.
Ever since my sculpture classes in early college, I’ve loved doing found object art. I did these small wire frog sculptures back then that had light bulbs and old screws for various body parts. They were probably one of the most successful things I’ve done as an artist – having sold about a dozen of them over the course of a year. They were also one of the only things I ever made that I truly believed in and loved with all my heart. I tend to think that passion helped in how people were attracted to them. They were made with love, after all.
Back then, I used to collect random things I’d find just about anywhere – old car parts, bits of junk people tossed on the side of the road or in the trash, bones, fallen bird’s nests, old bottles washed up at the beach… it was so rewarding to give these forgotten things new life. Unfortunately, after moving out on my own to finish college, I had much less time and space to work with. I eventually put aside this niche of art I loved so well to pursue my graphic design degree and stopped collecting as much – save for a few feathers, shells, and bones here and there. I’m ever-so-glad to have a reason to collect again, it does rather feel like that part of me has been missing a bit! Time to get to collecting and of course… PLAY!
I’m pretty happy about this one. September is my favorite month – being the month of my birth and the first month of fall – and screen printing is one of the projects within the 12MOC that I’ve wanted to do most! I’m loving this combo too… I’m already filled with fun questions. Will I screen print on old cereal boxes and milk cartons? Will I create illustrated versions of refuse and print them as posters or t-shirts? Or maybe I’ll take actual fun-shaped garbage right out of the trash and use it to create interesting bizarre shapes to print. Oh the possibilities.. let the games begin!
Still working on getting the final glass and other touches done on the coffee table this week.. but the projects must go on! Time for new cards… was getting a bit bored with the old woodgrain background for my card shots, so I decided to mix it up a bit and use some of the leftover wallpaper from my last project. Liking it!
My sister will be especially excited about this month’s project – as she’s the one that introduced me to Ukrainian Easter Eggs, also known as Pysanky. For those who have never heard of these, I’ve included a picture below and a link here to read more on the history of these beautifully ornate dyed eggs.
Alright ya’ll, I’ve jumped off the ledge into the great big, creative unknown. January’s project is Toy Making with a Musical theme! Will have to work fast as I only have half the month to nail this one. Time to start brainstorming ideas! Will share soon what I come up with.