Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Just put in application for Strange Folk 2007

So I just sent in my application for Strange Folk 2007. I hope I am accepted. I was accepted last year and due to many personal issues I was not able to participate. I heard they did really well last year and it was a great success. I am very excited and after I finishing cleaning my kitchen I am going to get my craft supplies organized and start crafting. Even if I am not accepted that's okay, I need a jump start to get me crafting again. It' so hard being an artist as I want so much for people to like my work and I never feel it is good enough. It would be nice to get into the show as that would mean that someone like my work. Wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Back to crafting

So I am really excited about going back to crafting. I had alot of personal issues going on and then I have been making some costumes for this years Dragoncon and now I am ready to start crafting again.

I have clay left over from one of my classes and found a great group of paper mache' artists who use paperpulp mixed with waterbased clay. I am very excited about trying this as I have had a real hard time coming up with a easy recipe for the paper pulp clay that I could use for all of the details on my pieces. So, I am going to try it this week and I will let you know how it goes.

I love my Dia de los Muertos Marie Antoniette so much and that little lovely sold on ebay last summer, but now I want to try a Napoleon Bonaparte. I love the traditional Dia de los Muertos pieces, but find doing these other pieces fun and they make me smile when I look at them and hopefully they make someone else smile or laugh too.