Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Creativity Is Just Connecting Things. -Steve JobsI had a wonderful day in the craft room yesterday! The creativity actually started happening prior to entering the craft room. I went for a morning walk with Buddy and my brain started to fill with connections between craft supplies and different techniques. Combinations started filling my brain - combinations I had never tried before. So yesterday I played with some of those combinations and had a great time). Tomorrow I will share a finished piece I made since today I promised to show you the finished mixed media collage that incorporated my paper clay music notes bird. I love Steve Jobs' quote that creativity is just connecting things. The things exist - it's up to us to figure out how we might combine them and put them together to bring something new to life. What can you connect???? (Sometimes I think it would just be fun to write down categories of supplies, or maybe techniques, on small pieces of paper and put them in a jar. Then, when you need a little creative stimulation, just reach into the jar and pull out a few of the pieces and see what happens! Hmmm, might have to begin a new series on this blog doing just that! I'll keep you posted)!
The first picture in this post shows you the transformation my paper clay bird experienced :) I used gold paint to cover the entire bird and then added wings that I die cut from metal and then embossed with an embossing folder (non SU!). I then added some paint/distressing to the wings before adhering them to the bird. The jewel eye was the final touch for the bird before I incorporated him into the larger collage. If you have been following my blog lately, you know that I love the Chinese proverb: A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. This piece sat unfinished in my craft room until, one day, I came upon that quote and the piece decided it needed to be completed :) Here is a picture of the completed piece...I hope you like it :)