I have been really busy the past couple of weeks and haven’t had a great deal of time to draw extra fun things. I didn’t even come close to finishing the 29 Faces Challenge this time but I gave it a good shot. Hopefully in March I’ll have more time to create fun art for my blog and for swaps. One thing I did do is a Steampunk collage. It’s part of the workshop I’m doing with Ann D’Angelo at Wonderstrange. I loved making this collage canvas. I just love collage! It’s so much fun to take funny little pieces of photos or magazine clips and make them into something entirely different and new. I also spent some time making new coloring books. These aren’t typical coloring books. They’re aimed at adults and are more like little collector mini zines than actual coloring books but I love making them. Lots of fun. I sell them in my Etsy store.
I’m still on a Deco making kick (that’s my androgyny deco cover at left) and have been sending tons of the little books out and around the world and creating pages for my art friends. I haven’t had any return home yet but I’m excited for the day when the first one arrives! I normally participate at Discover Decos (a Yahoo group) and also at illustratedATCs.com. There are a lot of deco makers on that trading site too.
And finally, to catch up on life, I am really really tired of the snow! Each year, I wait excitedly for it to arrive and take lots of photos and like clockwork around the end of February, I wait very impatiently for nice warm weather. We have snowbanks taller than me and the city had to come round with snow cutters and dump trucks to take half of the piles from the road since the streets were getting so narrow. I’ve had enough. Yay for March tomorrow! I can almost start my seeds and garden. Almost.