Saturday, September 15, 2007

Grabbag Winner & Babies in Pockets

And the winner is.... Kari from ArtsyMama! Congratulations, Kari! I hope you like your collage pack! Kari's favorite word was "bliss". It was really fun reading everyone's favorite words- so many interesting choices! I realized that I never told you what my favorite word is-it's "cloister". I love the sound of it and the meaning- "a secluded, quiet place; a sanctuary". (On a side note, my sister lives on Sanctuary Way- isn't that a wonderful address?)

For those that didn't win, I do still have several collage packs left if you were waiting to hear whether you won or not. I haven't had time to get them up on Etsy yet, but I can sell them to you directly if you don't want to wait. Just email me at appendageassemblage at hotmail dot com.

So, in artsy business, I've been working on a couple different things-some stuffed owls for birthday presents and a page in my "Me" journal. We've got three birthdays in our family within a couple weeks- a niece who will be four, a nephew who will be two, and Riley who will be two (my husband's birthday is also in there, but he doesn't count!), so I decided to make some stuffed animals for the kids. I also made one for Noah, so that he isn't left out! I came up with a design by looking at several different stuffed owls on the internet, taking a bit from this one, a bit from that one, etc. to make my pattern.

Knowing that a simple stuffed animal probably won't be enough to hold their interest for long, I wanted to think of a way to make them at least a little more interactive. So I came up with the idea of making babies that would go into pockets on the mothers' bellies. I think they came out pretty cute. We'll see if they pass the toddler test for interestingness though!

So I also did a page in my "Me" journal. I didn't have a lot in mind when I started the page, but I found these two cardboard little boys I bought a few weeks ago that I wanted to use. One is blond and one is dark-haired, just like my boys. I decided to use an image of myself looking down at the boys, and went from there. While working, I never actually attached the figures because I still wasn't sure where I was going to use them- in the birdcages? in my arms?
Finally, I got the idea of making little pockets for them so that they could go either place! Obviously, I must have been influenced by the owls I made! But I'm pleased with the results, and while I was working, I came up with the idea of making an entire book for these little guys, with pockets on every page so that they can go on different adventures! Wouldn't that be cute? I've got to think a little more about it, and see if I want to take another project on...
Okay, guys, have a great weekend! Let me know if anyone wants some collage packs!

11 comments:

Tonia said...

Wow! I love the owls and your journal page! Those owls are so cute!!! Are you going to be selling some??

Lilli said...

Cute cute cute owls! Hoo-Hooo!

I love your pockets. That's the kind of thing that floats my boat...transcending what is expected from a medium. Talk about and interactive page :)

Tara Ross Studios said...

The pockets are great on these!

Holly said...

awwww Corey your owls are adorable and as for your journal page - I LOVE it!! Its just so lovely Corey ~ What a great idea to have little slits in the page to place cut-out characters in!! such an enchanting idea!

~ Holly.

A bird in the hand said...

Super ideas, Corey, both the stuffed animal pockets and your Me book, and the one you could do not only for your babies, but a children's book for publication. I think that "going on adventures" is a terrific idea (I'm now wearing my editorial hat, which is my other job).

lindaharre said...

Love it!!!!!

Chrissie Grace said...

i LOVE the owls. I would buy one if you sell some to make...They are super cute

tricia stirling said...

Corey, those owls are so cute, and your journal pages are gorgeous.
Hey, you are one of the winners in my kitty givaway!! please send me a mailing address to tstirling8@yahoo.com and i will get your notebook in the mail to you! thanks for playing!!
i love your blog: )

Tina in Seattle said...

Corey,
My "Learn" frame arrived last week and I love it. My son started kindergarten this month and I'll put a photo of him on his first day in it. Thanks!
Tina in Seattl

Kimla Kay said...

Totally precious! Your art is so sweet and innocent...it reminds me of a children's book. As always, beautiful work! The owls are great too. Love the colors and the baby owls. I'm sure these are a lot of work but would love to see them in your shoppe!

Judy said...

Very nice journal page Corey - just wonder where the 3rd cage will go when the 3rd bebe comes along - lol.

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