Japanese paper tape is a favorite collage material
The annual Valentine's Making Afternoon at my friend Susan's house is an event where I contribute supplies (papers, rubber stamps, glitter glue, envelopes, ribbon) for her guests, but rarely attend. My excuse has always been that since I make stuff for a living, it's not "fun" to do the same at a party (when I've just finished working on 100+ invites, more production of anything is definitely not appealing).
scalloped pinking shears add a special touch to any edge
Today while I was sewing and collaging my Valentines it hit me – I like being alone. In the quiet of the studio I make choices and experiment. It's just me and the materials (and sometimes NPR or a pod cast). Until Miss Winnie, our Balinese kitten, jumps on the table and asks for a little love - but then that's what Valentine's Day is all about isn't it?
Miss Winnie in the sun at the studio after tiring day of making Valentines
in my opinion there can never be too many polka dots
Ipad drawing # 16 - DrawFree app, sandy footprints