Friday, June 25, 2010
Inspired by my creative flight
I have been wanting to make a "Taking Flight" piece for quite a long time now. And here it is! I just love how it turned out. I haven't decided its fate though.
"Taking Flight" is of course inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts, her book, and now her e-course. I was first introduced to Kelly Rae Roberts by way of the first Word Art I sold on Etsy in March last year. When I saw her art, it was love at first sight. And when I saw she had written a book, I rushed out to get it and I adored that, too. So I wanted to make a piece that I could somehow share with Kelly Rae Roberts to thank her for her inspiration. I did get sidetracked, but now with the e-course the need to make it reemerged.
Last year I started making these words for friends and family. The first few were reminders of our word for the year (inspired by Ali Edwards). Then a few baby gifts, then a few to sell and so on. I made them using craft supplies I had piling up, since I seemed to like to collect the materials more than I used them. I also started using more than one technique, since I was collecting hobbies as well. I have made quite a few as gifts and to sell, and I am still amazed at all the ideas that keep coming. Its not only the words, but its the techniques that keep growing and changing. Thanks to inspiration from artists like Kelly Rae Roberts and Donna Downey, as well as the wealth of creativity on the Internet, I am now exploring more artistic techniques. I guess I am just adding to my arsenal of hobbies.
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