Monday, June 30, 2008

Artwork & My Current Obsession

Here's the cover of Noah's second journal. I love the way it came out! This journal covered his life from 5 months to 15 months, so I chose a photo from when he was about 11 months, right in the middle. So, soon I'll start his third book. I'm sort of at a turning point with the kids' journals. I'm finding it difficult to keep up, yet I want to keep doing them. I'm thinking that with the beginning of Noah's next book, I'll start doing single page spreads instead of double, which may make it easier to keep up... I'm almost at the end of Riley's current journal as well, so I'll do the same with his next one.

Speaking of Riley's book, this is his latest spread. Here's the story. Somewhere, somehow, Riley's come up with the expression of excitement, "Hoo-ha! Giddy-up, giddy-up!". I have no idea where it came from, but I suspect it may have been derived somehow from the character Woody in Toy Story. We hear it every time he's excited about something, and it's pretty cute.

The page came out sort of strange-I'm not sure if I like it or not. I put Riley's face on a cowboy image from a vintage book. My husband said the page was "scary", but I don't know about that- just a little strange. Oh well, I'm happy enough with it not to fiddle around with it any more!

So I wanted to tell you guys about my latest obsession. I have become obsessed with the dollhouse that I blogged about in the
last post! Thanks to Moniqui, I've learned that it's a Lundby dollhouse, and I've spent countless hours researching the brand, furniture, dolls, and vintage dollhouses in general. I just cannot get it all out of my mind! What's the perfect furniture for my house, the perfect dolls, etc., etc.?

Needless to say, I think it is maybe becoming too important for me to allow it to be destroyed by the boys. So I think it will be moving out of Riley's room and into my studio soon. Jenelle had a neat idea about hanging it on the wall as a shelf, which I may try. But I really like the idea of finding furniture for it, too. Anyway, if I make any progress with it, I'll let you all know.

Have a great week!


Sandy said...

What a sweet journal and I love the horse and cowboy! I keep my kid's hand made albums on a high shelf in their room so that they can't reach it..LOL!


Lisa said...

its so beautiful.
you are so talented. i love everything you do!

ittybittybirdy said...

I agree... its not scary but a bit off... I think it needs a rooster! Can't wait to see what you do with the house!

Victoria said...

I just love the journal you did for your son - can you please tell what sort of book you used and such.


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Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Corey! I got your book and read it cover to cover. I love your collage technique, use of pastel colors and modern photo's. I am a scrapbooker and would love to learn the art of collage. Thanks for the inspiration. I live in Jacksonville and frequent a Rubber stamp/Mixed Media Store there, A Small Cleverness. I'm just wondering if you are near there? It would be sooooo much fun to take a class from you. I would love to hear from you : Thanks.

Tricia said...

corey, i have been thinking of you! your book has been a permanent fixture on my nightstand, influencing so much of what i am doing now and i should have emailed before now to tell you so! i keep meaning to do a good long blog post about it and i will soon. i just didn't want another day to go by without letting you know how much i appreciate your art and words and how much they have inspired me!
big hugs,

AscenderRisesAbove said...

an interesting and memorable style of art.
the baby in the toilet... awwwww