Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Siren Songs and Polka Dots

A couple of new things to share today.

First off, I've created a new collection for Alisa Jane. This collection is called "Siren Song". I'm loving these polka dotted papers!

I'll be listing these three journals in the shoppe today and will hopefully have a few more items for this collection by the end of the week. We'll see. I need to get on the ball and get my "Christmas in July" project for the Cottage Style Street Team started and completed before we leave for St. Croix in a couple of weeks.

I guess because it's summer and because of our vacation destination, I can't seem to get the sea out of my head. I cannot wait to get into that gorgeous blue water! I know there will be a lot of diving being done while we are down there, but even though I dive, my favorite outdoor activity next to riding my sweet pink bicycle is snorkeling. Like riding my bike, I can snorkel all day long. Even the farmboy can't keep up with me!

Anyway, that leads me to my latest art journal page. So Teresa had two techniques she wanted us to try with this one. Pointillism and spelling out a phrase within our journaling.

Back to that sea-thing again! I have to admit that even though I am quite pleased with how this turned out, I did not enjoy it in the least. It was a little to tedious for me and for some reason I actually stressed over it a little bit. Maybe because I was afraid of screwing it all up. I don't know... it was a fairly easy technique for me to do. Who knows! Despite how I felt while doing it, I haven't been able to keep my hands off of it since it dried. I love feeling all of those little dots under my fingertips.

And speaking of dots again. I can't seem to stop with the polka dots either! I've liked polka dots for a long time, but I'm really liking them right now. I can't seem to get enough! In fact I just bought a new pair of polka dotted flip flops (too stinkin' cute!) and I think it's time to make a new apron. A red and white polka dotted apron. I bet I'd cook better and more often in one of those! ;)


Diane said...

Alisa, show us a picture of the polka dotted flip flops! How cute!

My daughter, Danielle had on a pr. of canvas flats that were black with white polka dots. They were adorable!

I like all of your journals with the sea theme. I just finished a group of seashell watercolors and like you, it makes me want to be at the beach. I love beach combing. Bringing home all those goodies to use in crafts - fun!

I'm a dot person too! They're always a wonderful coordinate for ANY type of fabric design. :-)


Sarah said...

love your journals. Did you use your caligraphy pen you were telling me about?
Vintage Lily

Allie said...

Love, love, LOVE your new journals! The ocean is one of our favorite places to be, any season, any time. Good for you, trying out the pointillism. Our art teacher at school does this with every grade level and it's amazing what the kids can do. Your pages certainly captured the feel of cool breezes and frothy seas.

Jenn said...

Love love love your journal page! It is tedious to do but it looks so CUTE!

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Very cute page entry... and I love the new journals you've made. xoxo, Joanna

Lori said...

nuts!!! i forgot all about the christmas in july shin~dig!!! thanks for the reminder...your journals are gorgeous, the papers are perfectly sea themed in their colors...who doesn't love a good polka~dot!

Sherry said...

You are giving me "beach envy"!!! lol!!! Very calming and soothing this work of yours!

Lola Enchanted said...

Very pretty journals! I can hear the waves crashing!!!~

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Hi Alisa!
I love your new journals!!! They're gorgeous and are making me long for the beach, lol!!
Your journaling pages are gorgeous as well!!! You have such pretty penmanship!


karin@creativechaos said...

I love polka dots too....as a matter of fact I have those same papers...my absolute fave is the one one the bottom. Love the journals...so cute!

Bristol said...

Love the journals, I used a similar polk a dot paper and inked it up for a vintage look. Really love your work. Have a great week