Happy Father's Day!

Dads teach us about perseverance, strong work ethic, courage, among so many other things. Thanks, Dad!
This collage was created on a transparency –actually recycled plastic packaging—and looks super cool in real life. It is impossible to capture in a photo the layering and perspective and movement that happens when viewing the card sitting on the table with all these elements “floating” on a transparent medium. You gotta create one and see for yourself! 
Because the card itself is transparent, you have four layers to play with. Some elements are adhered to the top of the front flap, some behind it; same with the back flap.

Thank you for visiting!

Q:  What creative legacy did your father confer on you?

More Fathers Day Fun:
Woodgrain Gift Box {Powder Embossing}

Fresh Perspective

Sometimes moving into a new life space simply means looking at things with a fresh perspective. It can be difficult to get out of a rut of seeing things a certain way.

But part of being creative is learning to play with perspective. This is essential for art and for life. Sharing your point of view and trying to put yourself in someone else’s place to grasp their point of view is foundational in relationships. Sometimes art can help us comprehend ideas like this at a deep, nonverbal level. Here’s an example. You’ve seen those puzzles designed to help you shift perspective: like the one that asks if you see faces or a chalice?

It’s fun to switch your perspective to see each image. When you can see both at the same time, what you experience is somewhat difficult to put into words. “Peace” comes to mind.

Q:  What techniques do you use to see things through “new eyes?”

Rosin Up Your Rope Hand!

Back by popular demand, this sassy apron lassos a bit of the wild west for a fun new twist.
A shapely apron is layered with a vintage ad that has been altered to include a saucy sentiment, and inkjet printed on special fabric.

Don't let the demure bows and flower accent fool you into thinking the wearer of this accessory is of the tame, domesticated variety!

Notice the feisty features such as the faux leather fringe, the shiny buttons, the glittery ribbon accents, and-- who can say who's really holding the goods?


Q: When have you wrangled some of that wild west "sass" into your creative pursuits?

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