Monday, January 12, 2009

*Sigh* I get side tracked so easily. Cleaning the screened in back porch is a much simpler task, I believe, if you are NOT an artist seeing the possibilities in everything. I managed to empty one box. That was it. I found a printed paper bag from some gift shop that had a hand written sales receipt inside and I was done. Inspiration struck and thoughts of tidying the back porch evaporated. In no time at all (in reality, probably 25 minutes, but you know what they say about time flying when you're having fun...) I had made a Valentine postcard. I don't know if it's done- I might add some machine stitching, but for now have it up on my inspiration board to simmer and age. That's how Mona came down-- I needed the room. I had found a stray dictionary page that happened to have the desirable word, "laugh" and its various forms and somehow it all just struck me funny. I am not a purist so she is not stuck down to a standard ATC sized card, but the back of an old button card I had once glued a scrap of yellowed paper to. Some Mondrian color blocking and voila! I love poking fun with Mona. She is my straight man.

This urge to clean and organize is not working too badly for me. Somehow it still leads to art!

6 comments:

Val Foster said...

These are both great, especially the Mona one. How neat that cleaning motivated you to do art. That happens to me too sometimes. But mostly, I just hate cleaning and throwing stuff out. So making art is so, so much more appealing.

I've been working on a heart piece myself. I love using hearts in art. Apparently you do too.

Erica said...

Awesome! I need some inspiration, but I really need to get my space clean and organized. It's horrible and I have been saying that since you met me, more than likely. Have fun.

Margaret said...

love this card! still managing to be creative and inspired whilst cleaning!! get you! and here was me thinking I was was on the ball with just the cleaning bit :)

Linda said...

I think cleaning blocks my muse. My muse is most likely a mess. I need to embrace her.

Donna said...

Hahaaaa....These look great! You'll get it all done!!hughugs

Anna said...

great post - again - you smart, smart lady! have a blessed day xoxo anna