Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Art supplies, mail art, & my new pocket

 Here's a pile of things I think I want to take with me. Some because I'll miss them if I don't, some because I always travel with them, and some because I don't want to buy new ones at 33% higher price. I'll be paring down in a couple of days for a much neater kit.
 I cut out a few things from the VMFA monthly news magazine before tossing it in the recycle bin. There's an exhibit on Mummies so Egyptian objects were plentiful in the publication.  I just had so much fun with this one. The background is from a design magazine from a decade ago. It worked so well with the figure.
 There was this large head on a page of the magazine. I wasn't sure what I could do with it, but was drawn to the eyes which had such a life to them.  In the end, I figured that a trip to Tiny Town was needed. Don't you think the residents just freaked out when this guy peeked into the town? Scary!
My friend gave me a piece of fabric remnant left from the valance she'd made. It's beautiful, with a sheen to it and a nice weight. I was able to make a new pocket out of it, which I'll take with me on the trip. The fabric is dense enough to make it somewhat water resistant. I like it a lot, it's a treat for me.


Mary Has Sound said...

LOVE that fabric! Good luck with your packing, :)

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Love all the mail art kit stuff -- love Tiny Town with the giant eye and love the pocket!!!

Found art blog said...

HI MONKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have fun in Paris!!!