A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit Kim Hanauer
in Nashville and attend her special art retreat......
My Favorite Things. That is why I packed this cameo.
I have been wanting to use it in a piece of art for a long time.
It's old. It's real. It's gorgeous and I chose to put it in my art.
My mom says I am worth it & can use the good stuff to create
with. It makes my pieces look better don't you think??? Thanks
mom for giving such creative license & and always supporting me.
I also packed this crest. This too....I have been wanting to create with.
When she said bring your favorites....I knew I would grab this.
It was cheap. It was discarded. Yet to me beautiful. It went into
my special crafting tin that as of yet.....I have been taking it to
all the art retreats for my 'specials'.....and also my 'shares'. You
never know when your neighbor might want to share something from
your tin. I love it against the vintage ledger paper....that always
makes all my creations look terrific I think.
...and oh my mercy....this just spoke to me. I didn't have this little
cutie with me so she went on when I got home. But I did bring
this scrumptious vintage rhinestone buckle....after all it was
'My Favorite Things'....and wouldn't you all have to have it if you
saw it at the antique mall too? The vintage German paper is so yummy...
it is from an old German bible....and I just had to have it...and yes....it
is some of my favorite paper....so I had to bring it!!
Here's the finished project....the camera just doesn't capture it's
beauty.....but as my mom says.....'You're an artist...not a photographer'.
Thanks again for that creative license. She right though. I almost quit
blogging because I couldn't take good pictures.....but I LOVE the creative
outlet that blogging provides....plus all the GREAT friends I am blessed
to have. So as long as you can all tolerate the poor photo quality....I will
keep blogging. Thanks Kim for teaching me these lovely techniques &
sharing your exquisite 'favorites'.