Friday, January 25, 2008

Working on Stuff

Here are a few things I've been working on lately. This first item is all Norah's fault. She went and showed off her wonderful altered chip cans. One day I was munching on some chips and I emptied the can (yes I polished them all off - YUM!). I took a second look at the can before tossing it in the trash. Sharon created beautiful art with some of these leftover cans, so I thought, maybe I can too. Well I don't know how beautiful it is, but I'm happy with it. I gotta tell you though, I didn't enjoy painting on the rounded surface. It was a challenge for me.

altered pringles can acrylic paint cat flowerNOTE: There's been confusion - this is just one can shown above.
I've just taken several photos from different sides so you can see all the way around the can.

Next is a small cat painting that will turn into a small quilt collage.

cat fabric paint acrylic
Here is an altered book I had started a long time ago. It is an old songbook I found at the thrift store. I glued some of the interior pages together and started decorating the pages. I finally just finished the front cover. This book is where I plan to write down all my memories of fun and amazing things that my cats do, and perhaps I'll add in some quotes or poems about cats. I'll paste in cute cat pictures. The pictures aren't all of my cats, I like to collect cute cat pictures and most of mine come from a cat calendar I have.

altered book cat paint collage acrylic
And last is a heart quilt I've started on. While working on this my sewing machine started acting funny, so now I need to take that in for a check up.

fabic collage art quilt