This clipboard is covered with squares punched from security envelopes, you know the ones they send BILLS in. Really like the irony of turning trash into ART.
Then I painted it with acrylic paints and scraped some gesso in places.
Next added Scrabble tiles spelling CREATE out in my own "unique" way, a cloth rosette, pink leather flower and brass brad head
Finally spelled out EVERY and DAY, painted them and outlined with black Sharpie.
This piece sits on my workbench in my studio, a gentle reminder.
My ART/BELIEVE piece below is very special for me...
Side Art-combination of old blocks, a thread bird's nest with stone eggs, hanging tea stained tag with postage stamp, "confidence" from old dictionary, black thumbtack, and tea stained lace all adhered with Aleene's tacky glue.
Side Believe-covers blocks with a tea stained doily, purple punched circle, Believe, tea stained tag with opportunity from old dictionary and finally a blue "gem" from my junk jewelry stash.
I made this during Winter 09/10, after carving out a studio space for myself from a messy basement room.
It was the 1st Winter, in a very long time, I did NOT suffer from depression.
By allowing myself a place and time to explore my artistic side, I discovered the artist within.
...a powerful symbol for ME and my ART.