Inspirations…..Finding inspiration in everything

April 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Wow…I wanted to share images on new art… but when I looked up new art under google images what I saw shocked me…It looked like death, decaying flesh, scaling skin, odd…..What do you see….I would love your perceptions of what the google images look like to you under a  new art google search.


Combining…A new creative thinking exercise for the weekend…

April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Combining is a bit like playing with Mr Potato head-you combine different facial features and add them to a plastic potato. You combine different foods to make a beautiful meal.  But what I want you to try is mixing things up a bit.  Try combining unusual things together and see what you get. Like mixing natural perfumes to get a beautiful smell out of odd combinations.  Who knows the world is your oyster. Tell me what you cam up with..

Creative thinking game….

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Okay lets play the game of Combining..

This is how you play.

FIrst pick an item…any old item.

Okay I picked a spoon….Now if We could combine it what would we combine it with? Okay you got 1 minute….

A bowl, a tray, a saucer, a cup, a fork, spagetti……Come n keep going you have one minture…come up with all the things you can combine it with in one minute….how can you multiply the purpose of the spoon? I know you can do it…Your goal is to come up with as many things as you can possibly combine a  spoon with….come on you can do it.

Okay what did you get?

if you scored over 6 items good, over 10 better….over 20 you are something!! Great work.

Letters To My Daughters, a collage book

March 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today I am getting out my scissors, tape, glue, and paints. I am adding more pages and letters to a book I am making for my daughters. The book is called Letters To My Daughters. Included in the book is some advise I wish I had gotten, some quotes I found interesting, and a few bits of information I picked up here and there.  Each page is a collage.

I have photos taken of the collages that I am posting and will try to scan the collages into the computer today. May they inspire you to make yourImage own collages to share your favorite quotes, and advise.


January 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

I wanted to post one last DIY for January…Remaking the humble compostion book. I use compostion books for my sketch books. I love the size, and well they are really easy to come by. So I try to make them pretty to sketch in, to make my oh so many lists, and to well jot down good quotes and such. All for 1.99 a book. So take a peek and see if you can get any ideas for your comp books…XO Marie

A Photo Collage-Have a Silly Day!

January 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

Just having a bit of creative fun learning how the pictures can become like a collage…

New Years Dreams

January 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s that time of year again…We set our goals, we write them down, we post them on our walls…but alas they seem to go to tatters, and are soon forgotten.  Now I have had plenty of goals in my life…plenty of… I wish I could…

It wasn’t until I could see my goals, dreams, and visions that things really started to turn around in my life.  You see….  the subconscious works with images.  So in order to set the track we must visually map our dreams, hopes and wishes. 

So I would like to share with you one of the techniques I use to help me envision my dreams, and also keep me motivated to pursue my dreams even when the ugly ogre of doubt rears its ugly head. 

Welcome, the Dream Book.  It is a standard issue composition book.  The black and white marbled kind.  I use this book as a sketchbook, dream book, and goal book. I list all of the dreams as they come true. It is an active book that is continually getting added to and refined.  It has every goal I wish for big and small for the year. Those goals I wish for the future, lets say 5, 10 and 20 years out go in the back two pages. These I look at every now and then.  It is the book with all of its images that I look at every morning before I make my to do list, and every evening before bed. Then I try to see it in my mind’s eye and envision myself in each situation. 

The Dream Book with collaged front cover.Do you want to play the Dream Book Game? Let me help you set up your Dream Book for the New Year!

How to:

First, get a composition book, found at any drugstore.

Next collage the front cover with inspiring quotes, and ideas that will remind you of your dreams.  You can always add to it as the year goes on. Today you are designing the skeleton of the book.

The first page should be a typewritten list of your goals. This will guide you for  your visuals.

Each page thereafter will be dedicated to one of your goals.

Today you are making the skeleton book, you can always add, paint, draw sketch, and  doodle on the pages later to flesh them out.  Add yourself into the goals.  Whatever it takes to feel them as manifested. Try it is lots of fun.

Continue on with each page until you have visualized each goal and dream.

As you add more goals and dreams add them onto more pages, and retype the front goal page.

a collage I made for the book

As dreams become manifested write in big cap letters DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

I dare you to play the game! Be careful what you wish for it just might come true! Happy New Year!! xo Marie

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