Friday, November 5, 2010

Back to Basics of glue and paper

I have been in a slump lately and just couldn’t get anything together. I would look around my play space and see all these products that I just had to have and have never used them. I guess you could say I am totally mad at me. I would get myself in such a funk that I couldn’t create anything. Do you ever have those days, weeks, months…. All that wasted money just sitting there, waiting to be played with.

 

I love collage and really haven’t been playing much with papers and glue. It is what got me started down this crazy road and what I so desperately wanted to get back to. Yesterday I finally talked myself into getting over all those must have things, setting it aside in my mind and brought out some of favorite Paper Whimsy images, papers, glues, some torn book covers, stickles, distress inks and just played. I found that I was happy and relaxed, good for the soul.

 

Here is the outcome of my playing.

 

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20 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Debby!

I know exactly what you mean as I have been having the same slump lately. I am vowing not to buy anything new until I start using up what I have. I hope I can do it. Your little girl is just so sweet and she is embellished perfectly. Hope you are having a great week.

Hugs,
Robin

pammyjo said...

I have stumbled upon your blog, and your art is fabulous. This piece is just beautiful. Can't wait to visti more often. :) Thanks for sharing. Have a creative rest of the week.

Gale Blair said...

Debby, you work some major magic with paper and glue as well as with your digital art. This is wonderful!

Dorthe said...

And it is so sweet, and lovely, Debby, so beautifull tones,--Oh yes dear I know that thoughts,too--as a matter of facht, I have just discussed it with a friend---all those materials, standing there,-never used-because I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT--------
Happy week-end sweet.
Hugs,Dorthe

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Debby!!! This is gorgeous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jan said...

SOOOOO, that's what's wrong with me! Funk. Like you, I haven't created in MONTHS and had this nagging frustration bothering me. I didn't realize I was mad at me!!!
How'd you jump start yourself? Because your piece is beautiful and you actually got out the glue and paper and fibers and MADE something! Tell me your secret, girlfriend.

Hope your Fall is being good to you (I saw the rain up there).

Love ya sista,
Jan

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

STUNNING. Sometimes touching and playing with the "the real thing" can be so fulfilling, while decreasing your built up stash a bit. The lace really puts this piece over the top.

friedaquilter said...

And you've made a stunning piece of art on your birthday, Debby!! I love it. Hope it helped you deal with your feelings of frustration! Have a wonderful day today of all days!

Martina2801 said...

Debby, this is gorgeous!
I love the vintage feel of your card. Great job!

Carousel Dreams said...

I can so relate! But look at what you created when you got out of your own way! It's just gorgeous x

Kit said...

Oooo, I love it! Don't despair, I am the same way, buy lots of stuff to craft with and them spend most of my day dinking on the computer....LOL Kit

Dezinaworld said...

And what a brilliant outcome it is. Your colage is gorgeous my friend really beautiful. I am going through that same slump and havent delved into my lonely supplies in months (except to make a card or two which i dont really consider art ) I miss collage too and think your post may just inspire me
hugs June xxx

Rhonda said...

I know what you mean about the slump as of lately. To top it off, you are right, all of our supplies just sitting there, doesn't make us feel any better. I couldn't believe I was reading your words and feeling the same way.

It happens and I usually snap out of it eventually.

I love your collage, it is beautiful and your slump is now over.

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh, it must be an artist thing! We are all going through that, wonder if its the jitters before the holidays? Great job, it is adorable. That little girl is priceless. Riki

Tina @ TinyBear said...

So beautiful Debby. Love the colors you have used.
xo Tina

Jan said...

oh! She's a beauty!

Diane said...

I'm smiling Debby :)

~*~Patty S said...

nothing like sticky fingers ... scissors and paper in my view ;)
Love your pretty pretty collage Debbi!
oxo

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

She turned out lovely Debby!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hi Debby
this is a gorgeous piece. I love the worn feel of the background and the lace and flowers! Hope you have a wonderful week! :)