Saturday, August 27, 2011

Venus Felix (Lucky Venus

Don't Compromise Yourself.
Go out
for a night.
See the Emotion
Visible to all.
Be opinionated,
Be Rebellious.
Be Brave.
Be Free.
You are all you've got.
Don't accept
lowering the standards.
Make a list
of things you could do
over a lifetime.
Flex your creative muscles
Let your freak flag fly.
Have fun


I've also finally put a few of my collages (including this one) for sale on etsy! My etsy shop is Nona's Needlework And More.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Collage Art

I've been going a little insane with my found poetry word collages lately. They've spilled out of my journal onto some 5x7 canvases, and I've even tried my hand at doing some actual PAINTING for the backgrounds.

Having several artists assure me that my work doth not sucketh made me almost feel good about my art. Good enough to put my first couple up on Etsy.

Destination Unkown is selling for $15


Forever, Sin is going for $10.

The two that I have gotten more hands on painting done on are still in the drying process and haven't been scanned yet.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cut and Paste Poetry

It was a dark and stormy night.

Well, I guess it goes without saying that nights are dark, but it really was stormy, and the electricity popping around outside made sure that I coudln't be online doing super-important things like harvesting my peanuts on farmville.

"I don't know how to entertain myself without the internet!" I proclaimed, but my husband was reading a batman comic and didn't feel my pain.

So, I did what any girl would do in my case.....I grabbed a magazine, a pair of scissors, a glue stick and my brain, and made a mess on the kitchen table.

Okay, maybe not EVERY girl would do that. Probably not any girl would do that because...well...I'm odd.

But I spent the next hour and a half with my magazine, my scissors and my gluestick and worked on one of my funner (to me) hobbies. I made "Cut and Paste Poetry."

Cut and Paste poetry is sort of like Magnetic Poetry, only messier and it doesn't usually involve a refrigerator door.

I made two such creations, and informed my husband, "I have the most useless hobby in the world" as I proudly gave him my first work of art to read.

"Is it a hobby?" He asked.

"Well, I've done this more than once, that makes it a hobby right?" Then after a pause. "Wait, are you trying to tell me my hobby isn't a hobby?"

"I don't know," he said, "Do other people do this too?"

I told him probably not.

DO other people do this?

Don't Resisit

One Lucky Girl

Meanwhile, after the storm passed I went online and looked for cut and paste poetry, and I found mostly pictures where someone had typed a poem up on the computer then cut it out in strips and glued it to a piece of paper, but nothing where all the words were cut and formed out of an old magazine.