As I keep saying, July is my "get 'er done" month and today's project is one that's been sitting around waiting for me to start. I wasn't even really sure what I was going to make with this piece of wood, but I picked it up at my local craft store and then put it in a corner of my studio to wait for me.
$3.99 from the craft store. Measures about 7 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches.
This is what I came up with. This is filled with all sorts of wonderful Tim Holtz goodies. I'll be teaching this class in August to my All Things Tim group.
Usually I get my ideas when I go on my early-morning runs, but I've been healing from a hip injury, so haven't been able to do much of any type of exercise for a while. What's so interesting is my mind found another time to get inspiration: in my dreams. Seriously. I don't know if this happens to other artists but it's never really happened to me that I can recall. I would wake up (that half awake, half asleep thing) during the middle of the night (for several nights) and an idea would come to me, I would make a mental note of it, and then fall back to a deep sleep. Weird. The first night it was the clock with wings and Time Flies theme, then the next night was the composition with the gears and the Alpha Cards. Again, really weird for me, but very cool.
Here are a few close-ups and details...
Letters are Grungeboard Alphabet Soup painted with Red Pepper paint dabber.
Tick Tock Alterations Die by Sizzix. Wings were colored using the Faux Patina technique in Tim's book A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. II.
Gears, gears, gears. Grungeboard and metal ones.
I've been waiting for an opportunity to use these new Alpha Cards.
This Philosophy Tag is a reminder to me. Time Flies, just breathe and enjoy the journey.
This has got to be my favorite Alterations Texture Fade. It's the riveted metal from the Diamond Plate and Rivoted Metal set. I used alcohol inks to color Ranger's foil tape sheets. The effect is so cool.
So artists, I would love to know when your best ideas hit you.
In your dreams?
In water? (my daughter and another friend of mine say this)
Please share, and let me know what you think of the project. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!