Friday, June 19, 2009

Glue Gun Guru


More Confessions: I have been a graphics professional for about the last fourteen years, first in photography, then graphic production. I cannot draw. I am not a conceptual artist; my mind is far too systematic for such a skill. What I do have is a good eye. It has aided me in photography. And as far as graphic layout, I can put things together well as long as I don't have to create every element (excluding the photos, of course) from scratch. These facts are why my creative juices flow more in the "arts and crap" (as really talented graphic designers like to call it) direction as opposed to say taking a blank canvas and painting a masterpiece.

On the order of confessions, I also can't sew. But I love fashion. So since I cannot sew OR draw, I have found other ways to "create" fashion (examples of which will surely show up in other posts). One of the ways I have managed to do this is by becoming a master at folding and gluing. It would take an expert to detect my deception.

On that order, my dad (who bussed inner-city kids to church) asked me to make something special for a group of girls who were finishing the Missionettes program. For those of you that don't know, Missionettes is the Assembly of God equivalent to Girl Scouts (badges, group activities, etc, based around Bible study). The attached pictures show the idea I came up with after much thought and probably too much Martha Stewart.

The girls loved them, and because my dad felt compelled to brag on me, I even managed to sell some. Bonus for me, since it gave me an excuse to make some more. Turns out they make great centerpieces for little girls' birthday parties.... I don't have any children yet, but I foresee a lot of afternoons making dried flower dolls when (and if) I have a daughter.


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3 comments:

That's Who I Am said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hi! Cute blog:)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love the lawn mower...show me how!!!
(Can you make ruby red shoes walking??)
Ok-I am a glue gun worshiper, but you have me so impressed!!! WOW!!!

Becca said...

Beautiful dolls! You are amazing!