Friday, November 19, 2010
art every day month #19: art therapy
after a supremely horrific start to the day i needed to clear my head. i grabbed my art stuff and went to the merc to settle down. moaned into my coffee, put back a raspberry white chocolate scone, scribbled like a volcano, sought asylum in a magazine and then came home and unleashed all over the pegboard and the coffee cup and the sleeve. the little folded thing in the background is on its way to being a bitty book much like the ones i made on a rampage a few years ago. the tutorial i used seems to exist no longer, but the recipe is easy - just open the cardboard sleeve and lay it flat, trim a rectangle from the middle (mine is 2.25"x4.5"), and collage/paint/do whatever you want to it. then cut four or five rectangles of grocery bag paper (slightly smaller than the cover), punch two holes in the spine, fold it over, secure the pages to the book with a piece of wire or a twistie, and there you go - how eco-friendly of you. it is a super addictive activity and the last time i did it, i thieved five or ten sleeves at a time from the coffee condiment bar. (i call it pre-cycling.)
p.s. all is well now.