Altered Book Journal

Well I am still working away with the Jeanne Oliver Creative Workshop projects. Currently, I am working on an altered book journal. I have made these in the past and realized that I have always made them for someone else. As with some projects I was struggling for inspiration and the process was not flowing, I kept painting over certain parts, tearing other parts off and starting over, and then I walked away for a little while.

Thankfully, I have a wonderful muse and it happens to be my husband. He was my muse before we were married too. With his help, I figured out that I needed a purpose other than the workshop to create this journal.  After talking to my muse and watching some inspirational videos from other artists, I decided to make the book for myself.

It will be the place where I write down ideas, questions, wishes, etc. A place other than Evernote where I can store ideas and read through them again. Today has been very productive now that I have a purpose. I am hoping the altered book journal will be done tomorrow so I can post a picture.

~Alie

Creatively Made E-Course with Jeanne Oliver

Yesterday I signed up for Jeanne Oliver’s, Creatively Made E-Course. The cost is $48 and it includes many workshops, inspiring video, opportunities to share your work with others, and make new friends.

I am really excited about this and hope it will keep me motivated and give me a jump-start for my 2012 goals.  Sheila, from Blessed and Distressed, is the one that helped me discover many creative blogs, books, and workshops. Thank you, Sheila!

Please be sure to visit Jeanne’s blog for details: Jeanne Oliver Designs. She has extended the registration until January 16th due to numerous requests.

Photo Courtesy of Jeanne Oliver's Website

Enjoy,
~Alie

Snowmen

Snowmen by Sue Pelletier

Do you have some fun and funky bottles? What about knick-knacks and gathered treasure waiting to become an art piece?

Sue Pelletier has created the snowmen pictured here and also offers workshops. Sue is a mixed media artist and has been published in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Art at the Speed of Life, just to name a few.

More Snowmen by Sue Pelletier

Be sure to check out her website and have fun creating!

Thermal Book Binding

On an earlier post I spoke about the site Create Mixed Media. Today, I am going to share the link to do thermal book binding. There is a free PDF available that gives instructions.

Thermal Book Binding

It looks so cool. I would like to try it over the weekend. Through workshops at the University of Utah, I have learned many binding techniques, but this is a new one to me.

Enjoy,
~Alie