Thursday, May 27, 2010

Recycled Sweater Gearhead hot pad inspired by the book- The Journal Junkies Workshop

You gotta love a book that has the words "Art Addict" in it like The Journal Junkies Workshop: A Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict does. Making art is one of my new year's resolutions. I don't know if this qualifies because it does in fact have a function. I made a recycled wool felted sweater hot pad inspired by one of the pages.

I love the image of the head with gears in it and I love even more the term "gearhead" so this is truly a twofer!

All I did was trace the head profile shape from the book and added a few die cut gears that I made with the Tim Holtz Sizzix die.

If you get stumped on what to make today and need some inspiration and direction, here is a great solution to it!
About the book The Journal Junkies Workshop: A Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler from North Light Books:

"Discover a truly no-nonsense approach to documenting your life with a visual journal. You'll be relieved to see how easy it is to use a plethora of art techniques and not only how to make marks, but how to translate your experiences and thoughts to your journal. In addition to discussion about various types of journals to work in, you will be walked through step-by-step instruction for everything from drawing and doodling to watercolor and stenciling.

Eric Scott is an artist/educator who currently teaches art to high school students in Loudoun County, VA. For nine years, he has focused on the use of a visual journal. David Modler is an artist/educator as well, with 15 years of art education experience. He and Eric call themselves the Journal Fodder Junkies and have given workshops and presentations at regional and national conventions. "

2 comments:

Eileen Bergen said...

Love the gearhead graphic. Too fuuny!

Tammy said...

You amaze me with so many ideas to recycle sweaters.

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