Monday, June 30, 2008

Just a little bit!!

Well I am still bereft of my muse and even the will to read has disappeared!
This means that I have not visited any blogs in an age.
I am truly sorry about that as I usually love to read all about my cyber friends.
At least I can rectify that shortly.

At the moment I am just allowing my self to be lead along by some wonderful artists.
For example, Sue Bleiweiss and her Journal Making Class, Terri Stegmiller and her Paper Quilting Class and at the moment Michelle Verbeek and her Cat Sack Class.

When I started writing this blog my intention was to use it as a record of the things I make and do.
It was initially for myself.
Then I stated to have visitors and what a boost that gave me.
Then I started to make friends and that was an even bigger boost.
I love to read what you think of my work and trips. I love criticism as long as it is constructive and I find you all so helpful.
Thank you for calling in here.

So for myself and for anyone who would like to see, I will start to post the things I am up to again and hopefully my muse may see that I am worth returning too - I hope ;0)

First, I think I should show the things I made at the end of Terri's Paper Quilting class.
I really enjoyed Terri's class and have lots of ideas written down, I just have to find a way to bring the ideas to life.

One of the last things I made was a little box. At the time I had to make a box for a swap with a Fantasy theme. The two things came together and the Magic Box was born.
Hiding in a pocket on the front is a key that opens the lock to the secret garden.
I had fun with this project and it reminded me how much I love to make little embellishments like the key.
I made a note of this, with my ideas, in one of the journals I created in Sue's class.

The very last, but certainly not least, project in Terri's class was to make a little book. I made a book with watercolour paper and cartridge paper inside to encourage me to draw and paint. It has worked a little as there are some scribblings in it now.
We used painted and stamped mulberry paper for the cover. It has a lovely texture and I think that is why I pick it up often.


StegArt said...

I've been worried about you Alis. Wondering if you haven't been well or something. Glad to hear from you.

Dayna said...

What a gorgeous little box! Love the key and it's little bits.
The book looks to be inviting. Interesting how texture will make us touch something and then elicit creativity from our inner spirits. Hope your muse comes out of hiding and spins a flurry of imaginitive works from within you.

ANNA said...

Alis - I too have missed your blog - you produce such lovely work. I also understand just what it is like when your muse runs away - mine has been missing for a while too!!
Take care of yourself and welcome back - what a lovely way to come back - such pretty work.

Carol said...

I think your muse was just having a little nap and had not run away at all, as the work show here is beautiful.
Nice to see you back Alis

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Alis - lovely to see what you've been up to. Love the little box and all the embellishments - it's the 'magical' bit I particularly love! The little book is gorgeous - all ready for some pressed flowers? Val

Liz said...

These are beautiful, Alis and keeping going making things will hopefully kick-start your muse again. Don't worry - it'll come back! I went through a long dry period last year and mine seems to have returned finally. Awful while it lasts, though.

SuZ Stuff said...

WoW Alis !!! I can totally muse has been gone for months now...bummer...but you are doing some beautiful things in your "re-charging" time...

Sue B said...

good to see you posting again Alis. All of these things are beautiful!

Lara Lorelei said...

Hi Alis

Great to see your latest work, you may see what you're doing as being led. As always you've ceated objects that are beautiful and have your "stamp" on them.

hang in there, huge hugs

Claire xx