Monday, November 12, 2012

house of leaves















   today was exactly how fall is suppose to feel, cold enough to have to wear a sweater, but not enough to have to wear a winter coat with many layers. my thought to be a "jam-packed busy" day, ended up being freed for some open time due to an afternoon class of mine being canceled! i have a huge presentation for one of my education classes tomorrow about my internship, so there is still a lot of finishing touches i need to place on it. with this extra time i was planning on, i ventured to the waldo antique store, where i looked around at items for sale. i had not been here in over two years, so i thought the flea market was open whenever the store was open, but it's only open on saturdays! which was a giant let-down, since that is the best part (and the part that i can afford!). i am now planning out my saturday and making sure that i go back when it is open. 
   with some leaves i had picked through at a park, i've been figuring out the process of leaf stamping. it's actually extremely difficult to make them turn out the way i want! later in the week, i plan on picking up a canvas from the art store next to my loft, to make a larger print of random assortment of leaves that will be stamped. i'll probably be using all neutral colors, and i may even try and attach a few leaves i have hand-pressed. 
   readers, what kind of art/projects/diys do you make with natural items? 



11 comments:

  1. i like your nails, & how well they look with the deep jewel tone red of your dress. so pretty! it's such a bummer, when you go somewhere & they aren't open. :P boo! hope you have fun the next time you go.

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  2. beautiful! love this vintage feel to all your pictures :)

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  3. I love that dress! My daughter loves making mixed media prints with or without natural elements. She'll draw or paint and then add things with glue or clips.

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  4. Beautiful dress ans pretty pictures! I love the one with the books! Books always look great on pictures, I don't know how they do to be so photogentic !?
    Also like your glasses... I need some new ones and don#t know yet for which shape to decide :)

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  5. that dress, that dress! absolutely precious!

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  6. Nice dress and lovely pics.
    kisses

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  7. You look lovely and I like that your dress matches the leaves. <3

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