We are settling into our new digs in Williamsburg, VA. It is such an amazing place. Inspiration is all around, that's for sure. From the beautiful, wooded roadways, to the peaceful sandy beaches, to the quaint historic settlements, to the village-designed shopping centers, to the art stores and museums . . . it's all around me and I can't wait to start exploring more.
This has been a big upheaval for our family and the kids are having a hard time adjusting. So I've been focusing all my time on getting the house comfortable, helping kids get more settled, packing lunches, helping with homework, and reading a book to help me communicate better my strong willed child. It's all good and will settle down with time.
So I hope to start unpacking my art room in the next couple of weeks. The poor packing crew . . . they had two guys up there packing my studio for two solid days! Now that it's a bit more crammed into a smaller room, the boxes are literally stacked to the ceiling! It's a bit embarrassing, but more hilarious than anything. There are 50 boxes in there, plus some storage cubes, shelving, and a big work table. Just a little creative hobby, that's all.
I do have a few creative bits to share, though. Before we left, I did a new journal page and made some bookmarks. I used the lyrics from the new Sugarland CD to the song "Come On Get Higher", a remake from Matt Nathanson's song. I wanted to try a resist techanique, so started by stamping with purple ink, then embossing ink. I sprinkled on UTEE and heated to melt.
I love doing this art journal thing. It's a free form for me.
I'll post the bookmarks next.