Monday, July 25, 2011

What to Be?

I have spent some time in my studio recently, experimenting with new designs and styles.  This is one of my latest.  I almost always use words, so I decided to use lots of words.  I still used a variety of patterned papers (on the sides), some vintage hardware (on the top) and a few old buttons.  I like the conversation this one generates.
Inspired by words and repetition...Looking at simplicity and pattern...

Accessorized with brightly colored and patterned papers on each sides... and vintage buttons on the corners....

Even the back has advice for you...

This very bossy collage has something to say.


  1. I love it that the final words are "just be". Perfect!!! (I also love how you put artwork into the backs of your work as well - what a wonderful way to show how much you care).

  2. I have been looking for alphabet stamps... did you buy yours online or in a store? So curious... I love these, love what you did with them!

    Grateful to have found you via Creative Every Day!

  3. Haha, I love the description of it as a "bossy collage" The lettering looks great!

  4. Thanks, Alissa. Julie, these stamps actually came from Big Lots. I am always on the look out for a good alphabet.