Monday, December 31, 2012

Quietly Creating

As I say goodbye to 2012 and wait eagerly for 2013 to commence, I am doing what I enjoy most--quietly creating. I think it's a fitting way to end one year and begin another.

I've been drinking a lot of tea, and saving the bags for future projects.

I deconstructed a number of books written in languages I cannot read, and dyed them in the kitchen using foodstuff. These were done with beets.

And these with blackberries.

I made a little tea cup and saucer to hold tiny books made from tea bags and altered book pages. These pages were dyed with onion skins.

I used the scraps left over from the tea cup and saucer to start a paper art quilt. I just love the beautiful shades of yellow made from the onion skins.

This is what I've been quietly creating as I contemplate all the wonder, joy, adventure, and creativity that I hope 2013 will bring our way. Thank you for coming along on my art adventures and for your comments, enthusiasm, and inspiration throughout the year.

Happy New Year my friends!


Jacky said...

So much creativity here Pat! The beautiful colours in your tea bags (just love using them in art too)., the gorgeous dyed pages and that sweet cup and saucer...very special.

You're certainly getting a good start for 2013.

Wishing you much health and happiness for a creative 2013.

Jacky xox

Candace said...

Happy New Year, Pat! You're certainly creatively productive. I'm sitting here doing nothing...

Fran Traina said...

wow your post is terrific!
I love the yellows and pinks!
Happy New Year Pat. Glad you're doing what you love!

Jo Crawford | Crafting the Sacred said...

I love how creative and free you are in your experiments. Your paper art quilt is making me drool - I'm going to have to try it out myself.

Happy to have found you through Seth Apter's art blog directory.