Thursday, January 31, 2008

making moo cards

Last night I decided to "take the plunge" and figure out how to order some moo cards. I didn't really have many pictures of art work on the computer so I grabbed a little book I made two summers ago and quickly snapped a few photos. Didn't even try to scan them into the computer...just snapped a few quick shots to see what I could come up with. Following is the entire book, but of course I only used snippets for the cropped little moo cards. My little book is encased in the softest leather and rests on the seat of my woodland altered chair. Thus the name Chaise des Boisee...Chair of the Woods. (It is also symbolic of my last name, DuBois ~ of the woods). Tomorrow I will take a picture of the entire chair and post it for you to see.

I've been dreaming of ArtFest coming up in two months, the theme is Forest Walk, and that brought to mind my little book here. I played around with the images to make a few trial moo cards, I even got brave enough to actually put my name AND blog address on the back! Now if I can only be brave enough to actually give them away.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Begin again...again

"When your old life isn't worth living anymore...create a new one."

Begin again...again. Seems to be the theme of my life. I want this year to be different, to be better, to be more. I always do at the begining...fresh hope. I've made a start. I've begun an art journal to express what unflods in my life this year. Below is the opening "title" page. You turn that page to the next two page spread below. A simple start to a new and once again hopeful year, only this time I really feel like there will be a difference when all is said and done.
I of course plan to be a more faithful blogger here this year, we shall see...but this is my beginning...again.