I created this little shrine for the current challenge at Artz de Scrap - the challenge is actually to alter a metal beverage can and the tutorial on the blog shows how to cut the can, paint, and turn it into a flower magnet but you know me - I can't leave well enough alone so on January 1st - a very cool and rainy day here - I dug a coke can out of the recycling bin (Brian drank coke while he was visiting us for Christmas), washed it, and started cutting. The day before I had bought a bunch of huge silk flowers and a lot of eucalyptus at a thrift store so I cut apart a lily and hot glued part of it to the bottom of the can and part of it inside the can base. I added some pieces of an old potpourri flower and then finally the porcelain angel in the center. Come join us in the challenge.
Tonight Dan and I are going to Art by the Sea, an exhibit at the Vero Beach Art Museum; and guess what, I have a painting in the show!!!! I am really looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful pieces of art tonight. This morning I went by the only art supply store in town because she is going out of business and everything is heavily discounted. I feel very badly for her but I was able to purchase some brushes and paints that I could not have afforded otherwise. We have a small Michaels and a Crafts n Stuff but neither carries quality supplies (or the big name scrapping stuff) so it forces you to order online - sort of a viscious cycle for small local merchants - I don't know what the answer is - it's just one of those dual-edged swords I guess.
And before I forget, the winner of the art journal books is - per the random number generator - from 1 to 15 - it is 12, and that is *Kim*
Kim, please email me your address at kalaiton at gmail dot com, and I will mail you the books. I have some more books that I will be giving away in a couple of weeks so stay tuned!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!