Category: Arts and Crafts

Craft Project: Cereal Box Stationary Holder

Every once in a while I like to get crafty.  This weekend I took a stab at a super easy cereal box stationary holder I found on Pinterest. Courtesy of this cute site:  http://www.katydidandkid.com/2010/07/cereal-box-stationary-organizer.html

I basically followed all the steps from the site. Except, midway I changed the kind of glue I was using.  I didn’t feel the glue stick was doing the job.  So I used my Elmer’s No Wrinkle Glue Pen.  I think it did a better job of sticking the paper to the box and wish I had used it from the beginning.  Also, if you notice from the pictures I used rubber bands and clips just as temporary clamps while the glue dried.

Hope you try it and have fun!!!

P.S. If you have any projects you would like to recommend, leave a comment! Or Pin/follow me on Pinterest!

All my mail and miscellaneous stuff is now organized 🙂

Mysteries of the Unexplained

Last month I entered a piece of ‘art’ titled Boogie Men for a show at the Bird and Bear Gallery (located on the 2nd floor of Tate’s Comics).  The theme of the show was Mysteries of the Unexplained so I created a piece about the monsters that most kids think live under their beds or closets.  It was mostly card stock and added details with pen.

I wasn’t expecting much and I even missed the opening night artist reception because I had other obligations.  However, low and behold someone out there actually liked my piece and purchased it.  This was very surprising and I didn’t believe it for myself until I saw it in person with the word “sold” by it. It is a nice feeling and am very happy to have entered, let alone sell my piece.

I have to thank my friends who are always doing creative things and motivating me to try to work on my skills.  I will definitely try to participate in more shows and see what I can come up with 🙂

 

Boogie Men

 

 

The ghosts on the top center is Emily’s work and the UFO in the center row is Chez’s
It’s my favorite co-host German, next to his ghostly woman.
Hector’s piece.  Looking pretty creepy here.

 

ABVD / Japan 2008-20012 by Ajani Oloye

So I got some new reading material from an old friend of mine, Ajani Oloye.  I didn’t even know he had published work until he recently posted on Facebook (I’m terrible!).  I think getting published is great and I commend anyone who puts effort into getting their work out there. I’m sure it’s not easy.  I also love to share the works of people I actually know, especially if I think it’s good.

I was really touched by ABVD.  It is a short comic book about his experience with being diagnosed with cancer. Although it is a quick read, it’s pretty moving.

I also ordered his book of sketches, which were full of great drawings of people out and about in public places while he was in Japan/NY.  I really liked some of the water color pieces he had included.

If you are curious and would like to see his work and/or order his books I would highly recommend you do!  You can find his order information on his website:  www.ajanioloye.com