I am saying goodbye to my blog & website sewoldsewnew.com . I want to thank you for following my site and checking in with me. I have had numerous problems with my website over the last couple of years and decided to move on. If you are interested in seeing what I’m doing please check my Instagram posts at tlbaum. I post daily & when I start my next adventure you will see it there. In the meantime, my sincere thanks for following me these past years! Terry
I think I could make tags all day! Well, they don’t take long to make & each one is so unique! The Instagram challenge I am participating in is called #52tagshannemade. I encourage you to check it out because you will find the most amazing handmade tags! We are on week 13 and this weeks theme is gold layers. I don’t have much gold fabric so I went with copper.
The theme last week was blanket stitch. I made to tags using the blanket stitch & bunnies.
Grab a paintbrush & paints and get started! You can paint a wall, a piece of furniture or a little painting on paper. I have been taking classes through Wanderlust2021. Sometimes I love how my projects turn out & sometimes I get a little frustrated, but I don’t give up! I love learning new techniques! This week I have used my paints on both paper & wood. Definitely experimenting! Here’s what I’m making!
A distressed display block!
Mixed Media Art!
Here is a quick & easy way to decorate plastic 🐣 Easter eggs! I opened up the plastic eggs & sprayed them with Kilz primer. (Outside of course)! I let them dry & you could still see a bit of color from the original egg & I liked that. Next I cut out images from napkins I found at T.J.Maxx. I separated the napkin ply so I was only using the 1 decorated ply. I adhered the napkin design to the egg with Mod Podge. I let the eggs dry. Oh, I forgot to say I cut the image in half before adhering it down so the egg will still open! You can fill them with goodies!
Next! I found cupcake decorations with the same design at the same store! Won’t these be as sweet as the dickens?
Oh my happy place! Creating, playing & putting things together that give my joy. I lose track of time when I am surrounded by all the rich elements & creative energy. I am so lucky to have a room that holds everything I need to make my art. I use to feel guilty that I have so many supplies but then I realized I use everything in my art room. From sewing to quilting. From painting to journaling. At some point I take out those other supplies and make something new, something different! Yes, I am very grateful for this space and the time I have to create. Thank you for visiting my blog!
I seem to be working with flowers this month! My planters of flowers are all blooming, the weather is gorgeous and I have been creating new art with a lot of flowers. Maybe it is because flowers make me so happy! The javelina’s ate a bunch of my ornate kale, which made me very sad but they couldn’t get to the ones on the balcony. The quail are trying to build nests in my planters & we have a roadrunner who peeks in the windows each morning. In other words, I am a pretty lucky gal! The hiking weather is perfect & my mister takes awfully good care of me! I hope your surroundings make you happy & life is treating you right!
Paper, paint, fabric, trims, ephemera and a needle & thread! These are my go to supplies this month. I am learning new painting techniques through my Wanderlust classes and I’m adding my own techniques to make my art uniquely mine. I am so happy when I am working on my art, although I can sure make a mess!
I am still making my tags for the Instagram challenge. I seem to be making more tags than necessary! They feel like little pieces of art and they usually don’t take long to make.
Here is some of my latest projects!!
What a creative year is has been so far! I am taking a year long online art class called Wanderlust2021. Each week there is a new class, The first two classes involved collage & painting techniques. I am learning so much & boy does it get my creative juices flowing!
I’m also involved in 2 separate challenges on Instagram. The first one involves creating a tag each week for 52 weeks. I really enjoy making tags & it’s something that doesn’t take me too long to do. The other challenge is my junkjournaljanuary. So as you can imagine I’m keeping myself very busy! I still try & hike about 5 days a week as well. Today I’m off to see my grandson. Life is good! I hope your year has started of well.
Im still having problems with my website. Half the time I can’t get my posts up & it won’t let me leave comments. I’m sorry if you leave a comment & I can’t get back to you!
Anyway, have a great week!
I'm an art teacher and junk lover! I like to hunt for and repurpose treasures from flea markets, old barns, yard sales and funky shops.