Good morning, good morning – it’s Wednesday and you know what that means: Tales from the Studio! Yep, I’ll show you what’s going on in my crafty space (new work!) and I also have a ‘golden oldie’ layout for you – lifted at a blogreader’s requests – from one of my scrapbook albums. (As most of you know, I don’t scrapbook anymore – I’m more of a mixed media art journaler nowadays.)
Well – here we go, come on in sweeties…
Sue (MiniOwner) asked me to open album 6 and show Layout #21… and when I did that, this was what I found:
This layout is made in November 2009 and shows me (photo on the left) in the traditional “Zeeuws Costume”. You can read more – and see detail photos – about this layout ánd the ‘background story’ in THIS OLD POST
And here is something new I want to show…
Erm… it does not look that new at first – it is an old, rusty, metal index card box I got from my dad a few years ago. It stood in the closet all those years. Sometimes I took it out, wondering what I should do with it. A few weeks ago I put it on my desk to have it near. I stared at it from time to time and suddenly I knew!
I decided to call it the Box of Longing and to make little collages on the indexcards inside.
Some of you will remember my Letters from the Wasteland and I wanted to do something similar with the index cards in the box. Here are the first, small collages I made.
To The Ends Of The Earth
The Simple Truth
New Worlds To Discover
Now that I decided what I wanted to use the index card box for, it was about time to alter it.
How does a ‘Box of Longing’ look like? Hmmm… the first ‘altering round’ can be seen on my work desk this morning. It’s not done by any means, but the box looks better already compared to the old, rusty metal look it had. There’s more ‘waiting until it is dry’ on my desk this morning ’cause yesterday I was so clever to prepare some so I would find it all dry and ready to continue working on this morning.
WOYWW is hosted by our pretty headmistress Julia. Find all the info and the list of participants at the WOYWW headquarters
That’s it for today dear ones. I’m off to visit some of the other work desks now.