IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

ON BLISTERED FEET.
---Alice Abrams

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Photo Hunt - Hobby

My Favorite Magazine

"Combining paper arts with rubber stamping and lettering-art techniques, this full-color bimonthly magazine is perfect for intermediate to advanced artists and crafters hungry for information, inspiration, and the latest innovations in papercrafts, art stamping, and calligraphy. Learn from fellow artists; it's a magical place of inspiration."
Altered Books are fun to make - start with a blank book, your favorite found items (ephemora), scraps of paper, copper foil, stamped images, fibers - the sky's the limit! Just let your imagination run wild!!! This book had the title and the bees on the front when I began but everything inside has been placed there by me.


31 comments:

Gattina said...

That's a nice hobby and a beautiful result !

A. said...

Oh I just wish I could do that sort of thing. My failures are a combination aof lack of patience and lack of artistic ability I think!

Thanks for visiting earlier :)

amy said...

This is really cool! nICE Photos

Smalltown RN said...

oh I love the book....what a wonderful hobby....

Dragonheart said...

Beautiful! That sounds like a wonderful hobby. You are very talented. :)

GEWELS said...

This is simply beautiful. Gives me a great idea for all of my old greeting cards that I've been saving for 27 years. Thanks for the inspiration.
Nice post.
Mine's up too.

Akelamalu said...

Those are lovely, I'm not very good at craft but I admire people who are!

Sarge Charlie said...

GREAT PHOTOS, I loved your rat farts comment

Danielle B. said...

Now you have me thinkin'....I may pick up that magazine on my next trip into the big city. I love that 'book' and I believe my love for scrappin' and stampin' will really make this a fun hobby to pursue!! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to learn more about you.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wow, such great work! You are very talented. Thanks for sharing!

Angelo de los Angeles said...

What a very creative and interesting hobby! Great job, and happy hunting :)

Hummie said...

Wow, the cover to that book is awesome! Great hobby!

donut said...

What a great hobby, they are wonderful!

I hope you have a great weekend!

srp said...

I love scrapbooking but this is a bit different isn't it? So elegant! Do you make greeting cards with the stamping and paper craft as well?
This is so interesting!

Thanks for stopping by.

~Jennifer said...

Wow, really neat. I was once addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. I could probably get into that. (and yes, making glass beads is loads of fun. I bet you'd love it too. You should see if there are any classes in your area where you can give it a try.)

Sara said...

Oh those are great!!!!! I want to get into making them as well. I have just started to do stamping with my scrappin'. I need to find the time to do it all tho :p

Loving Annie said...

Awww, Gracie, very pretty ! I admire people who have artistic ability like that !

Caylynn said...

Beautiful! :) You are very talented and creative. :) It sounds like a wonderful hobby!

A.J.Reams said...

What a beautiful magazine. I used to do a lot of rubber stamping a few years ago; along with scrapbooking. I just get busy with other things and I don't make the time to do what I love (scrapbooking mostly).

You've done a lovely job on that book. Fantastic.

jmb said...

Fantastic Gracie, it's a beautiful book. The magazine looks very nice too.
jmb

mrsnesbitt said...

wow fantastic book, right up my street!

Dx

Linda said...

Very, very nice! You are quite talented!

Barbara said...

I love all those pursuits too. Life is too short, there is too much to enjoy.

Vader's Mom said...

What a great hobby. So much creativity involved!! (Great pictures too)

Morgen said...

Beautiful books!
(oh, and I have that "bird sanctuary" plaque, too --- I know you're surprised!)
great post!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hey gracie! is that bees on jasmine me? ha ha ha

smiles, bee

meeyauw said...

I have never heard of these things Your books are exquisite. Perhaps in the future you could show us some more? I would love to see them.

Kai said...

Oh that's beautiful Gracie! I wish I were that talented :-)

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

My daughter loves to scrapbook. She started when her son was born five years ago.
Your photos are very pretty!

Lynne said...

"Creative, beautiful, talented, admired"...not to mention loved, respected and supported always by your Guardian Angel!

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Gracie. Sorry for my late visit. I've been a little busy this past weekend.

Thanks for sharing your hobby. You're very creative. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation. I love the nice details. Amazing!