Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sticky Fingers

Hi there. Today I am joining my first blog party which is hosted by my friend Amisha at her blog Gorgeous and Fun Things.

Amisha's theme for the blog party today is "How To Learn". Like Amisha,  I love to learn from books and magazines. I have taught myself many different projects and crafts by reading about it. I flood my brain with as much visual information and articles about what ever topic I am interested in. For me, this is the best way I can learn. I can read those directions over and over again until they sink in, rather than being shown once. I have a vast library of Art and Craft books....

Here's some mixed media books in my studio...

and here's a stack of books and magazines on my nightstand....

and here is a stash of art instruction books...

and some fine art books in the television cabinet and...

a small stack to read in the living room.

So as you can see for yourself, I LOVE BOOKS!

Today I am working on a project I got from the book, "The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide To Fitting Creativity Into Your Life" by Shona Cole. It is a little "glitter station" made from a tiny vintage wine glass that I have embellished with pearls. Glueing those pearls ONE BY ONE on to the edge of the glass was MURDER! My fingers are all sticky with the residue of glue!

They are still a work in progress, as I have more embellishing to do but I did want to share them with you today.


Fuzzy Slippers said...

Karen- I'm loving that glitter station!!! I should do something like that. :)

Amisha said...

Oh Karen, I was thrilled to see your blog in the party. I really like the background and banner.

And this project looks awesome, it must have taken some patience to glue those pearls!

And books, well I might have a slight addiction too!

And let me know if you have time to meet up. We could meet up with Lorraine too.


liberal sprinkles said...

wow Karen,
I envy you your book collection! I love books, too, but I don't have that many craft books. I go to the library a lot! I do also find a lot of inspiration online, especially at blogs. I love reading about what others are doing.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Karen,

I have stacks and stack of books and magazines too. My favorite way to learn, other than taking classes. I just love that glass dish with the pearls. I have to share my lady I made from pearls from the class I took from you. I think my little lady and yours could have a play date.


Tricia said...

Boy - a kindred spirit! I love books and magazines too, and they are all over my house. I love the glasses you are making. Good for you to actually DO one of the projects! I usually just "think about" doing them. Ha! But they sure are inspiring. I am working on "doing" more and "thinking about it" less. : )