Do you have one of those "to cute to throw away but not sure what in the world I will do with it" baskets?
I do! And it was time to use some of it up to make room for more!
I have had a pile of vintage photos just laying around, being moved from one place to another. You know the old cabinet cards or black and white candids? I kept looking through them trying to find the right idea...See to me, if the art is not useful in some way, I find that it is not as sale-able. Maybe I am wrong..but my ability to vend my art has not been as successful as I would like. I guess I come from an era of knick knacks and shelf sitters being considered dust collectors. And who has time to dust these days?
Recently journaling has been all the rage. So I decided to try my hand at a few fabric 'story books". These are little stories told with vintage bits, and new, and are a treasure to keep forever. I've kept with in my mixed media style as they are filled with texture, layering, color as well as a variety of mediums.
I think you will like this artful story. Mother. It takes you on a little journey through time with vintage feedsack fabrics, mother or pearl buttons, seam binding, vintage trim and even a bit of wall paper! Take a look, aren't all the elements just gorgeous?
The second larger Story journal has not been finished and is a work of love I am still creating...I would love any suggestions...It has some gorgeous buttons, some salvaged linen embroidery, ruffles, velvet ribbons and bits from an old wedding dress. The title is "Family ;Listen to your heart".
And isn't that what life is all about? Family and Listening to your heart?