Friday, October 14, 2016

Mark Making Morning

I had some tea left this morning, English Breakfast Tea, to be exact.  I used what was left to do some marking on a wonderful piece of brown packaging paper.  So fun and easy to do!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Paper collage and Origami Reading for a Sunday Afternoon

It's Sunday.  Jeff worked around the house for awhile while I wrote Penpal letters then took a nap.  (I LOVE my naps!). After a run to the market for this week's groceries we both settled in for a little bit of reading.  

Jeff had found an origami book in the used book section of our library.  For a quarter, he couldn't resist it.  While the origami in the book is easy, he found a couple of fun items to make that kept him humored awhile.

And while Jeff played with squares of colorful origami paper, I researched glue and finishing techniques and instructions in Crystal Neubauer's book, The Art of Expressive Collage: Techniques for Creating with Glue and Paper.  I love her work and wish I lived near enough to where she teaches.  Rumor has it she'll be coming out with some technique videos this fall.  

Thankfully, I found what I was looking for in her book and need now to apply the materials and techniques to my collage work.

If you're interested in beginning origami or paper and glue collage, these are two resources I highly recommend! ... So now, is it time to play with collage fodder, write another Penpal letter, make dinner, or take another nap .....  Oh how I love Sundays!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Midsummer Maker Meet

paper Owl Artists is participating in Florida Atlantic University's summer Maker Meet.  We're here with 14 other talented artists, crafters, and edible goodie makers.  It's 90 degrees outside with 90% humidity.  Thank goodness the event is being held inside the air conditioned paper lab.  Here's a few looks at our booth.