Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
fri am : now that i see this on the screen, the i in cindy needs to be filled in more. and maybe some of the other sections need to be filled in.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
the theme of the workshop was layered. one of the layers had to do with making art and sending it away. so, i appreciate that this person hand-delivered this (and the past two) at the end of the workshop. i am hoping that i see some more mail by people who took the workshop. but, i am a little nervous that they have stage fright. i have a lot of students who are afraid to put their work on the blog. not sure why...
at any rate, thank you so much for these three spectacular examples. tomorrow, it will be back to my stuff....
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
exuberant, eh? (that's a little canadian-speak slipping in for no good reason)
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
ed up on facebook and i need to put it here. i would prefer to store it on pinterest, but they do not allow you to pin things off facebook. i do not know anything about it, except that it is lovely.
i also know that my box of envelopes that i took to the workshop in milwaukee is taking a long time to find its way back to iowa. i wonder if someone has intercepted it????
it arrived, whew
it arrived, whew
Saturday, March 24, 2012
technically, the ccc workshop has come and gone. it was lots of fun and people might have learned a few things. i did not blab on the blog about heading out of town, as that would have been an invitation to break into my studio and steal all my envelopes. now i have to start fixing the ones i messed up.
Friday, March 23, 2012
i tried to improve on this idea by putting in the people who carry the dragon, but, the dragon looks horrible. it does not have nearly enough movement. it looks like they are waiting for the parade to start. and their arms are too short. maybe i will try one more time.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
e stack to work on when i get to the workshop to demonstrate how to fix problems.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
fun stamps. i have a whole page of them, so i should be coming up with some other ideas....
Monday, March 19, 2012
if i have time to scan the finished envelope, i will do that. instead of stars, you can put any shape you like behind the letters. and then add on emore layer behind that. i'm also thinking that the whole initial unit should have been larger.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
and, i don't have a lot to say about this envelope. we will talk about it at the workshop. it is a nice style to use when there are three colors in the stamp, and none of them dominate the other two. but, it is hard to describe in words how to do it. maybe we will get out our video camera and shoot a tutorial.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
i would have liked to figure out a better way to show the last name, but i was liking the way the word *flier* was in there, and amelia looked like she was doing her impersonation of the letter I.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
she has 10 letters and an 8 pointed star. it will be easy to tell the I that he has to either share a space with the o or the n. then two other letters have to share space. do we have any volunteers?
the lower case L is a skinny letter, but i think it is pretty hard to use upper and lowercase and have it be legible when it is in a circle.
maybe we need to flip the ball back into bath's court and ask her why she wants the words in a circle?
i'm being a little bit *uncooperative,* because i have a (quick and easy) solution that i love....but, i don't want to just tell her. i think she might recall one of my mantras....the one that is the solution to this challenge. not that there is only one solution. but, i do like the idea that you can solve every single problem in the universe with a list of 5 solutions. maybe 6 or 7. but, i am a big fan of simplicity. or maybe i am simple. is simple good or bad? can you be too simple? beth will respond to this via traditional email and i will relay her response :-) along with the solution that i hope has just come to her....
p.s. we can see beth's instruction to take the white card off the colorful background, which i did, but then i put it back, because the colors were so pretty.
i also like the way the shapes in my name, Jean, on the envelope are pine-coney and beth did a good job with the greenery. it is inspired by the stamp without being matchy-matchy. and she has the address tucked in. she's been listening to my suggestions :-)))))
Monday, March 5, 2012
and, i will add a second envelope because this one is so faint and needs work.
once in a while you find a name with four letters in both the first and last name. so, we could have lots of fun variations with the letters. this is just the first
one that popped into my head.
it is a little pale, needs more oomph.
again, we might add to this at the workshop.
it looks very *quilt-y*
Sunday, March 4, 2012
this is off the topic of envelopes, but it is a charming story, so, you might want to check it out
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Pucha Smoke Telegraph, that is available in a free download from DeFont.com. The actual font is much smokier. I tried to lighten it up. What I should have done, was use a dark envelope and do the smoke in white.