I've always been the artsy type. Never in any one discipline long enough to excel at it, unless you count cooking (and I do). One week I am a knitter and I'm going to knit cute little things that I'll sell at Sunday markets and become independantly wealthy off my efforts. Oh but wait... crochet! I love crochet! it's faster! I can crochet little mushrooms and hats and scarves and sell them at Sunday markets and become independantly wealthy off my efforts. But... if I buy a sewing machine I can make my own clothes and sell arm-warmers and scarves from second hand stores.. but ...wait if I ... or if I ... but I like... ohh, but this is really cool! And alas I end up with 100's of half started projects, boxes of odds and ends and pens, and paints and pieces of broken things I will eventually make into other things and I will sell them at Sunday markets and become independantly wealthy off my efforts.
Finish it or toss it! And now there are enough journals made from vintage books and knitted floweres with buttons and sweet little findings... arm warmers are all the rage and a thousand indie girls are making them better than me...
But, what I always come back to is a glue stick and a paper, images that i didn't have to draw, pieced, altered and embellished.
That said I have combined my love of food and my love of glue and while the two would never pass your lips together (unless you like to dip your fries in Elmers...) I've created Cooking on Paper -
I'll have cards and little arty pices of collage and assemblage for purchase and while I am no longer looking to become independanly wealthy off my efforts it does make me happy and if I can keep myself in glue sticks I'll feel good about the effert spent.
So please check it out and buy a set of cards for a friend. If you live locally contact me and I can save you the shipping.