Thursday, April 23, 2009

Craft Day and Inspiration

We had a lovely day on Tuesday for craft day at Karla's. So lovely that I didn't take a single photo! It was just nice to sit and visit and craft...and enjoy a pitch-in lunch that was delectable and spring fresh.

I started a project that I read about on Mary's blog. She calls it a glue book and at our last craft day I had the pleasure of seeing it upclose. In a Moleskine pocket size sketchbook, she limits herself to paper and glue only (no paint, rubberstamps, etc.) to create lovely collaged pages.

I was enamoured with her little book and the idea of using paper and glue only. Sometimes (often?) I find myself overwhelmed by the possibilities in a mixed media collage project and spend too much time making decisions instead of enjoying the process. Probably that pesky perfectionist in me that I'm constantly fighting! The glue book would also provide another place for some of the ephemera I've collected over the past many years.

On Tuesday, I glued backgrounds to a half dozen or so pages and completed two pages. It was fun and something I could easily do while we talked. I'm really looking forward to doing more too...remembering that it's supposed to be fun and to shoo away those perfectionist pests should they show up to "play"!



connie said...

What a wonderful idea. I know what you mean about being overwhelmed by the possibilities. I may have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Leintz said...

I have my empty, but potential glue book sitting right next to my chair- maybe I should work on it tonight- I sure like yours!

Mary said...

wow! It looks great!!! I can't wait to work on them together!

susan said...

really it's so true. sometimes we have so many choices that it makes it harder, i love the idea of taking just two items and seeing what you can do! i understand about the perfectionist, i too struggle with that (well, at least in crafting anyway :)

Sabii Wabii said...

I agree with you about the journaling action. I have a hard time also. It never seem spontanious.
Did you sign up to do another diary page for next year? I did! I just love mine. I use it as my daily calendar.

Lurline said...

Guess who??? Yes, it's me - Lurline! How happy you have made me, Marilyn, and I'm so sincere with everything I have said on my blog. Even though I have quilted for over 13 years, I have no quilts hanging on my walls - this one will be hung, as it is so complimentary to my home and I just love it! Let your friends know how thrilled I am, please and tell them to check out how I feel! Thank you so much!
Hugs and best wishes - Lurline♥

Shawn said...

How pretty! I can't believe I didn't take more photos! Guess we were too busy eating and chatting!