June 17, 2007
I made a few more ATCs yesterday, using the same backgrounds I had made the day before, only this time I used images from newspapers, and as I was working, I remembered the packing tape technique which I wrote about some time ago . So I had some fun with that, too. I really like how these two turned out – in the pink one, the lamp is a magazine cutout which I did with packing tape, which makes it transparent like that, and the one below I just cut two completely different images, the girl, and the curtain, and created a picture. I really like them. They’re not for trade (yet), but I made many others, which you can see on my Flickr account if you’d like to trade. I’m really enjoying ATCs!
June 16, 2007
I got so much work done, and I’m happy. I made a small shrine for a swap, many new journal pages and backgrounds, many ATCs, lots of paint was splashed. I used purple cardstock, gessoed it to be white, and just splashed paint. A little pink, then I dabbed it with some yellow, and white, blue and orange, used all kinds of things around the house to “stamp” on it (bubble wrap, toilet roll, lace (!)…), then I stamped with stamps, added images and embelishments, and basically, had fun. I just love making the backgrounds without thinking. Just playing. And they always turn out so interesting. So far I’ve used only the pink ones to make ATCs. You can see all my new ATCs on my Flickr page, and here’s one I really like:
June 15, 2007
This is the secret I’ve been keeping, and I don’t have to any more!
You know how as scrapbookers, we seldom scrap ourselves? We are the ones behind the camera, and behind the layout. We preserve moments in time with our kids, our families, the events in our lives, but we usually forget to scrap about ourselves. Let’s face it…we stay behind the scenes.
Well no more! I’m excited to tell you about All About Eve.
I was contacted by Colleen some time ago, and she asked if I would like to join a challenge blog all about women. Well, of course I said yes, and now you want to hurry over there and get to know us – there’s a prize involved!
June 13, 2007
Oh, what would my life be without Flickr?
I’ve been meaning to write about these gorgeous dolls for a long time. I find this trend really fascinating. I noticed these beautiful dolls some time ago, and added some of them into my favorites, and then I realized there’s a whole industry surrounding them. It’s a little like the Blythe craze, which also never ceases to amaze me, but I don’t think you can buy Blythe in separate parts.
Apparently, these Asian dolls are very expensive (I haven’t researched too extensively, but from what I can see the basic dolls are about 200 dollars and more), and people buy their skeleton (yes, it freaks me out too! See this one also.), and then they add eyes, hair, make up, clothing, etc. There are many types of dolls, but I think the prettiest one I’ve seen so far is the Latti doll. You can see her pics here and here .
She’s so adorable! Isn’t she?
Laura has this wonderful doll, she crochets and knits dresses and outfits for them, and she also takes wonderful photographs – thanks, Laura, for letting me use your pics!
June 6, 2007
Ayelet posted an interview meme, and I volunteered to be interviewed. So here are her (great!) questions, and my answers:
1. If you weren’t a translator, what would you work at?
Oh, I love dreaming. I must say I love my job dearly, and it’s a dream come true, but if I weren’t a translator, I’d like to design stationery, maybe have my own bookstore for used books, or be an artist and just get to slap paint and experiement all day long. Oooh, and ever since I read that Anahata Katkin employs glitter girls, I’ve been fantasizing about that too – how cool is that? you just sit all day, and add glitter accents to postcards and stationery!
2. You’re a crafty person – but your favorite medium is paper. What do you find in paper that’s missing from the other mediums?
Versatility! You can do anything with it: weave it, stitch it, build with it, paint it, stick it, scrapbook it, fold it, it comes in all sizes, textures, with or without patterns, it can be any size, it can look like other materials. Oh, and you can hoard it!
3. Black and white, or colour?
4. If you could have 1000$ to spend in ANY site on the internet, which one would it be?
Probably Ebay, because they have everything there, but if not Ebay, definitely Etsy.com. There are so many great artists there, I have a huge wish list. Oh, and I could easily spendn on Anahata Katkin’s site, too. There is not a single thing there that I wouldn’t like to have!
5. If you couldn’t live in Tel-Aviv – where would you like to live?
I love Tel Aviv, but if I must choose it would have to be a great big, bustling city, preferably with nice people, good food, beautiful markets, some kind of water (river, sea, etc.). I think, in this order, I would like to live in Amsterdam, Florence, London, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo. Oh well, any beautiful large city would do!
Well, would you like to be interviewed by me? Here’s what you have to do:
1. Leave a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. Beware, I’m not shy of asking personal questions! Please make sure I have your email address.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.