Monday, August 25, 2008

New Projects

Thanks to my friend, Carla Sonheim, I have created a new project with some of my art. These journals are Carla's design, and so I must give her all the credit for that. I have made some fabric transfers of a few of my paintings, and these transfers are sewn onto the front of the handmade journals. The fabric is mostly leftover from old projects, although some of it is a remnant I found at Walmart. (I know, the dreaded Walmart!) I will be listing a few in my etsy shop, but I want to save most of them for the studio tours in October. I am still learning how to use my sewing machine, so don't expect them to be perfectly sewn! Still, I had a lot of fun with them, and I think they would make really nice gifts. They measure 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, and have 18 sheets of blank paper (card stock) for writing or drawing.

I spent the day with my brushes today, and tomorrow I hope to do the same. I will have photos of new oil paintings soon!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
oh they are gorgeous! i love them! WOW!
i am so excited to see your new paintings! it is always so fun to see what you are creating and doing!
m & e

Nancy and the fatties said...

these are wonderful Karine-it would be hard to part with them!!

coloredsock said...

these are super fun, karine. i love carla's journals, too. such a fun design. i like how you made yours with such colorful borders surrounding a solid color.

High Desert Diva said...

These are fun! Nice to do something different every once in awhile...