Friday, November 11, 2011

In The Studio Today Playing With Collage and Celebrating My Features!

My body is a wreck from refinishing my master bathroom cabinetry this week.  I still have a little touch up. The cool knobs I showed you are due here late Monday, so I will be showing the results next week. 


Today, I am in my studio playing around with a few collage ideas that I have been considering for a larger painting.  If you have been following me, you know that I like to use these little 5 inch cubes for experimenting with color and techniques.  Sometimes they just become a dumping ground for my leftover paint that I don't want to go to waste. (Yes, I'm that cheap.) 


A priority for me today is to take some time and go over to Paint Party Friday and take a look around at every one's awesome projects.  I haven't had the time the last two weeks to party hardy over there, so I have designated time today to cut loose and run wild through the links!  (Yes, I'm also lame.) 
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to join the party!

One thing is for sure, I will be celebrating something pretty cool.  My Vintage Cabinets Gets A Chippy Finish blog post has gotten raves reviews out on the blogs and I am so taken back by the response of so many people.  It's just me and my little 'ole cabinet...you know?!!  But, hey, if these super nice, intelligent, noteworthy bloggers want to give me a shout out, what's a girl to do? 

Well.....a HUGE, gigantic THANK YOU is in order for sure.  So THANK YOU Jaime, Courtney, Jacqueline and Gail for featuring my Chippy Cabinet.

If you want to see the features, click on the blog buttons below. Hey! While your at it....stay a while and check out their blogs and linky parties.  It's a lot of fun....and you just might get some great ideas!

THANK YOU LADIES!!!!

Jaime at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy
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Courtney at French Country Cottage 

Jacqueline at Simple Home Life....

I was caught by Gail at My Re-Purposed Life!!!!

So nice when someone pats you on the back.  I don't do this stuff to get 'em, but it sure feels nice. 

Now.....Back to my 5 X 5s.  I got some collage techniques to test out...


-The End-

27 comments:

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

You are all over the blogs!!! You are gonna get stuck-up!lol You deserve it!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your cabinet--and you--are well-deserving! It's fun to see it everywhere ;-)

KAT said...

Fabulous !..the art work looks very interesting and happy. Congrats on the features... you deserve the attention. your stuff is very cool

- KAT

rajns (carolyn) said...

Love the wavy lines - it gives it such a feeling of movement!

Martha Kisling said...

I love the idea of using the small format to experiment with creative ideas - great job! Thanks for connecting me to your Pinterest - I have not really jumped in to that world yet but it definitely looks like fun.

WrightStuff said...

You should never waste paint. Good girl for using it up on new projects - I love a bit of paint splotching!

art2cee2 said...

Verrry cool! :-)

hastingshall2 said...

Love the way you work out your colors on 5x5 pieces. BTW, I like the colors in the photo. Very nice. Faye

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fun creations ~ great idea about using excess paint~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

carlarey said...

Yay for you being featured all over the place! Congratulations.

Can't wait to see what becomes of your little test collage canvases. They are already quite lovely.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

small format is a great idea for experimenting... not cheap... green baby... you are being environmentally sound... that's the excuse I use anyway... love watching the progression xx

Teri C said...

Very neat way to find ideas. Congrats on your refinishing project being received so well.

Mary C. Nasser said...

So glad you're back to party hardy with us!!!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

p.s. I go through all the links, too. :)

Joni Nickrent said...

Awesome art fun...great stuff! Thanks so much for popping by over at Pop Art Minis too...very nice to meet you!

iamrushmore said...

really cool texture in your painted cubes. I can't bear to waste paint either and I have baskets of paint-smeared scraps just waiting to be repurposed into collage.

EVA said...

Are your painted cubes finished or at one point in the process. They are very pretty now! I like to do something with extra paint too.

Thanks for your comment. I don't live in Orlando - that cloud was one I watched in awe during my last visit. As I was writing about clouds, I realized that each time i have been in Orlando there have been amazing clouds (usually after brief storms). Lucky you to see them all the time!

Evelyn said...

Your 5x5s are looking good. Good luck and have fun with the tests. Congrats too :)
Happy Weekend Lesley,
Ev

Lesley said...

I like that idea of the 5" squares. A big picture like these will be fabulous!
xx

Geckostone said...

Wonderful collages and cabinets!!!!I need to come visit you, it sounds wonderful with all those iguanas in the trees!!! Deb

gail said...

5x5's--that's cool Lesley! I loved your cabinet! Easy to catch wonderful projects like yours!
thanks for the shout out!
hope you're enjoying your weekend!
gail

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love reading home/craft and saw your knobs featured! Fantastic. :) I am a paint saver too...every bit counts!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Someof my best ides have come from not wasting paint. Now I tend to paint straight out of the tube for just that reason. Collage is fun. Look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Debbie said...

I love the colors in your squares! I've been trying not to waste paint either -- at the very least I keep some watercolor paper handy to dab the extra paint on when I'm finished working. It will be fun see how your collages end up. I'm going to come back for ideas. I've got some in-process squares at the moment as well!!!

p.s. I love your decorating savvy -- very inspiring and fun.

Gloria said...

How fun. Your creations and ideas are great. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

You are so so wonderful and sweet! I am SO glad to be one of the blog gals out there that got to feature your beautiful cabinet---it is fantastic! I know how it feels to think---well it is just little ol me and they think what I did is cool....such a great feeling! And I am here to say YES YOUR AREEEE amazing :o)
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

JKW said...

I like the collage effect. The lock is wonderous. WoW. Blessings, Janet PPF

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love collage and your 5x5 size looks like a great size to work on. happy PPF and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS