The first thing I did was a DIY "Confetti Frame." I love this idea and I got inspired by the beautiful blog post @ A Pair and a Spare: DIY Confetti Filled Frame. ^see their creation in the photo above^
I wanted to make mine a bit less simple, for a friend of mine. As a book lover
It looked so nice on my shelf it was hard to part with, but alas, it was meant for my friend. She loved it and that was the first project that inspired me to be more creative OUTSIDE my usual medium. Using DIY sites and Pinterest always seemed cool to me, and I would bookmark here and there but never DID anything, because it also seemed so hard. I'm glad when I found this post I realized it couldn't be that hard (could it?) lol..seriously though, it wasn't!
Little did I know this little craft project would open the floodgates of creativity and propel me to watercolor, paint, mod podge, and even arrange fake flowers in a vase. But more on that in a later post :) I'm just happy to be back at my art and artish hobbies. Even if it keeps me up until 4am most nights *yawn* ;)
SO what do you think? Would you make a confetti frame? Any DIY / crafty followers out there? Do you get inspired by crafty blogs and pinterest?
^I know it's hard to see, sorry about the quality. My iPhone camera has been disappointing me lately.
*Note: Please be advised when using books/images from books that copyright laws should be respected. I usually use books/images that are now in public domain and extremely old. If the image is newer or even older but not public domain/ i'm unclear I give credit on the back of my piece to the illustrator. Please look up the laws in your country. My policy is to always give credit, no matter what. It's hard though when there is no one to give credit too, in which case (like above) I just state that I used the image and it is not my own.*