Archive for February, 2012

maps as art

I recently came across an introduction to the book Personal Geographies by Jill K. Berry and am intrigued with the idea of making map art. I love maps – have always been drawn to their graphics – and look forward to exploring the concept of using them in an artistic way.
Too bad Ms. Berry doesn’t seem to be teaching any classes in my neck of the woods. But do check out her blog to be inspired as I have – and maybe even win some maps of your own.
Here’s hoping the bookstore downtown really has a copy of Personal Geographies as their inventory suggests, because I’m too impatient to order it online.


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blast of winter!

I’m finally back to crafting on a pretty regular basis, although any attempts to blog regularly about it have completely fallen by the wayside. But today I decided to post my February tag so I’d have a photo link.
Followers of Tim Holtz will know he announced recently that the 12 Tags of Christmas were being replaced by a series of 12 monthly tags instead. I joined the legions who mourned the demise of the December tags which had become a much-anticipated Christmas tradition for me – although I can appreciate the many reasons why spacing them throughout the year is so much better.
So, with a nod to the storm watch currently in effect here today, I give you a taste of winter. I was making my own honeycomb so wanted a simple shape, and this snowman was the first idea that came to mind. I don’t have matching stamps and embossing folders, so opted to emboss my snowflakes and then brayer them with white paint to create the background resist.
If you haven’t already, do check out Tim’s tag post to see his lovely Valentine tag, and links to many others it inspired.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think – and if you’ve created a honeycomb tag, be sure to share the link.

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