Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 27: Break out the Origami!

It's time to pull out all of your third grade paper folding skills. I got this Origami book from the neighbor girl and thought I'd give it a whirl, this would be a great way to send thank you notes or make a cool mobile. If you want to learn how to make the butterfly let me know...I've likely forgotten the steps already but I'm sure we could figure it out. My assignment for you is to think of a creative way to fold paper for a functional purpose! Then show me of course.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 26: Glitter and Gold Records

Betcha can't guess what this it made out of...give up? It's a iTunes gift card! I have so many of those things from past birthdays and holidays and splurges and have been trying to think of creative ways to use them. I'd like to use some of the more graphic ones on a collage or something. This one I simply cut into this star shape with scissors, super-glued a jump ring on the back, covered it in glitter and glue then attached a necklace chain to it. You can do this with earrings too. My assignment to you is to think of a creative way to reuse a gift card! Then show me so I can do it too!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 25: I get paid to use my imagination

At work I've had a few illustrative side projects arise and it has been a great exercise in watercolors. Those pencils that Aunt Peggy gave me 11 years ago have really come in handy! I still remember in grade school when my friends and I used to do "fashion drawings" and sketch our little ideas for our dream outfits. My assignment to you is to break out the art supplies and design an outfit. If you need inspiration just watch some Project Runway! That show is addictive!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 24: 15 Minute Drawing

I haven't been drawing as much as I did in school, sadly, we used to have to keep these sketchbooks and do hundreds of sketches. I need to keep drawing to keep from getting rusty so I made it a point today and spend 15 minutes on a drawing. So my assignment to you is to don't think, don't worry, don't doubt yourself, just draw something.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 23: Recycle, reduce reuse

I've had this pair of flip-flops and this pair of really cool vintage wood flower buttons for a long time and finally put them together. It's a simple and easy fix to make something your own. So my assignment to you is to make something your own, take something homogenized and bring it out of the mundane. Go crazy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Day 22: T-Shirt Revamp

 A friend gave me this shirt but it was rather large and made me look...frumpy. So I whipped out my trusty Generation T book, which I highly recommend by the way, and went to town on this. There is no sewing involved in this transformation, I cut off the sleeves and scooped the neck and back, trimmed the sides and bottom. Then with the strips that were cut, I laced them through holes in the sides and Ta Da! I look like a lady again! My assignment to you is to revamp a tee that you don't wear any more. And let me know if you want help!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Day 21: Compact Makeover

 I've had this mirror compact for a while, I'm not even sure where I got it, but it's a little outdated so it was time for a makeover. First I spray painted it olive green then with art paint and a hexagon stencil I made a pattern on the surface. Now I think I will actually use it instead of it sitting in a junk drawer somewhere. My assignment to you is to take an everyday object that has lost it's impact and give it a makeover!