Wednesday, November 7, 2018

FREE ECO DYED COLLAGE SHEET...

I wanted to share an autumn freebie with you, an eco dyed collage sheet from some papers I recently dyed, enjoy!

Blessings,
Sandy



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Using Found Objects & Nature Finds In Artwork





Here a few ideas of how I use found objects and nature finds in my artwork, I hope you gain a few new ideas and inspiration.



Blessings,

Sandy








Friday, August 17, 2018

6 NEW INSPIRATION KITS LISTED IN THE SHOP...

I have just listed 6 new inspiration kits in the shop to jump start your junk journaling creativity.  Full Details can be seen in my Etsy Shop HERE.

These kits come with pre-made journal covers, pre=cut signatures, assorted papers, fabric swatches, embellishments, and binding sting:

Birds on a Wire:

Toile and Flowers:

Calico:

 Polka Dots and Flowers:

Vintage Victorian:

Shades of White:

Thanks for taking a peek!
Blessings,
Sandy

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

INSPIRATION KITS LISTED IN THE SHOP...

I just listed 10 Inspiration kits in my Etsy Shop with a variety of themes.  These kits are perfect for card making, scrapbooking, collage, mixed media, junk journals, etc.  Each come with a wide variety of paper, images, embellishments, etc. to jump start your creative imagination!


Here is a peek at each kits contents:
Full Details can be seen in my Etsy Shop

THE BIRDS NEST KIT: SOLD

AD MEN KIT:

WILDFLOWER KIT: SOLD


ODE TO AUTUMN KIT:


THE THEATER KIT: SOLD

WOODLAND FRIENDS KIT: SOLD


FLOWERS KIT: SOLD

THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR KIT:

THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN KIT: SOLD

FOR THE BIRDS KIT: SOLD

Thanks for taking a look!
Blessings,
Sandy

Friday, July 6, 2018

NEW ONLINE CLASS: SIDANELV (si-da-ne-la) FOREVER FAMILY...


I am so excited to announce an new online class offering through Artful Gathering 2018, SIDANELV (si-da-ne-la is the Cherokee word for family) FOREVER FAMILY jewelry class. Registration is now open and this class begins on July 16 and runs through August 26 (with a 2 week extension), you can register  HERE.

Beauty is an important part of the Native American culture, not just a matter of being surrounded by beauty, but being involved in the process of beauty, such as that of weaving. Weaving was and is not just a way of making cloth, textiles, baskets, or jewelry for pretty yet practical use or for adornment, it is an artistic expression rooted and grounded in love for the family. Cloth and textiles were woven to provide protection, covering, and comfort for the body. Baskets served a practical use for gathering, containing, and serving the family as extra hands. Jewelry symbolized ceremony and community. 

A weaver working at the loom begins to tell a story that is written in color, feature, texture, design, and embellishment using beads and fibers. As the weaver sits at the loom to start a weaving a tale begins to unfold, it changes with each warp and weft, it moves and flows, the design as a whole becomes a form of communication that is so vital in family relationships. The chosen thread and bead language carry the meaning embedded in specific historical culture and familial context. Tribes/clans were often identified with specific color combinations or symbols that held special significance to that family unit much like today where we often identify with a birthstone of a specific gemstone type that holds a certain meaning for the month we were born in. 

In this 2 1/2 hour class we will be embracing these same concepts by weaving natural stone, wood, and glass beads as well as natural earthy fibers into a timeless family charm bracelet inspired by the richness of the past.  We will be making our own loom, learning how to design our bead and fiber story, basic bead and fiber weaving, as well as making charms to create a deeply personal piece of wearable art.

Thank you for being a part of my artful SIDANELV! 

Blessings,
Sandy

Sunday, March 11, 2018

JUNK JOURNAL EMBELLISHMENT TUTORIALS...


I recently set myself up with a little personal challenge to try and create 3 Junk Journals for $20 worth of supplies bought from the Dollar Tree.  The supplies were to make the cover, signatures, and embellishments excluding any tools, binding supplies, and adhesives.  I also allowed myself to use Washi Tape from my own stash, 2 pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper, and stitch using my sewing machine.


These journals are my first full on Junk Journals, flips, folds, pockets, tucks and all!  I only work on these in my spare time so its been a little slow going but I have managed to to get the signatures, embellishments, and basic covers done.  If you would like to follow along with my process I am linking the videos below:

Dollar Tree Supply Haul - 3 Junk Journals for $20
A few of these original supplies were exchanged for other dollar tree items during the process



I hope you enjoy this little foray into paper crafting with me!

Blessings,
Sandy

Saturday, February 3, 2018

My 2017 Arftul Gathering workshop, An Artist Field Kit, is now on DVD!  Anyone interested in creating their very own custom traveling art kit can check out the details here:


Just one of the projects in this 13 hour technique packed class:
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Blessings,
Sandy
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