Sunday, December 31, 2006

SoulCollage Cards

Yo! I did it again! Now I've got the thing down, and the scanning/uploading thing, AND the posting pictures to my so-called blog thing.

Now all I need is something to say - here's where I freeze up. Ever known me to be short of words before? Don't worry, it won't last long.

I remember now - I started this whole Blog thing so that I could share my SoulCollage (c) cards without hogging up space on the group website. Maybe the main purpose of this blog will be to share my work & processes with my fellow-minded artsy friends. I want to ask for genuine feedback, but I'm very new at this, and very tender about the whole business of "putting myself out there", as they say. I fear looking like a fool. Saying "Here - look at what I made" seems very arrogant somehow, or - even worse - as if it might appear arrogant. Like I'm all "here, look how cool I am, now you have to tell me I'm very clever or artsy or 'creative' or whatever" - when my real intention is just to share my work with others who are into the same kind of thing.

That's not what I'm here for. Nor do I have the currently-popular "low self esteem" issue; it's not that I think what I do sucks, it's just that showing others (family! friends! strangers!) what I do, in a field outside of my comfort zone (quilts, anything fiber-related - I'll show that stuff to anybody, anytime!), is new and nerve-wracking to me. So OK, I know what to do: I'll post another thing right up here & shut the hell up already!

OK. This is another Soul Collage card, called "Above and Below". I think I need to figure out how to put captions under the pics - probably there's a way to do that, right?

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Let's try this...

Hey, look at this! After 45 minutes of hacking away at the attempt, I've finally managed to post a picture! I am a brilliant modern woman of the 21st century after all - I was biginning to doubt myself, just for a few minutes there...
So this is one of the playing cards I made for Matthew this Christmas. I got a set of blank regulation poker cards (Blue Bicycle design on the back) from and went to work with my special things - acrylic paints, Lumieres, and rubber stamps (the numbers/suits stamps also from SkyBluePink), using the expensive & stinky StazOn ink. There are more to come (51, to be exact, though I promise not to post them all!); I just wanted to use this scanned image (thanks, Matthew) to see if I could do it.
And now I see that I can!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Cathy Enters the 21st Century!

I'm not entirely clear exactly what a "blog" (what an ugly word!) is exactly, or what it's for, or why I should want one in the first place, but here I am. Hey, I'm a with-it kind of girl, I "show up", as we say in the New Age lingo.

I've created this blog because one of my Yahoo groups suggested it as a way to share pictures of our work - I guess the allotted space for that group is filling up fast. Pretty soon I'll figure out how to post photos & stuff. We'll see how that goes - first I'll have to figure out how to ever find this space again!

I might have a lot to say. I might get stage fright and clam up. Who knows? Odds are that before the new year arrives I'll have forgotten I ever created a blog. Or if I remember that I started one, I'll forget where it is. Gee, this could be a whole new variation on "hiding my own Easter eggs"!

Okay, I'll so-called "talk" to you later. And how do I put photos on here, which was supposed to be the whole point of the thing anyway...?