Wednesday, February 11, 2015

LITTLE BLOCKS OF JOY



                                                                A Tiny Song Fills My SOUL



Something I've been working on lately.. Artists trading blocks. I am totally in love with them. These are the first  of many I will make this year, I'm sure of it. They are little blocks of wood, 31/2" by 21/2" - 1/2" to 3/4" thick. I have always been a paper addict, but there is something wonderful about working with wood and even holding that smooth sanded little block in my hand makes me feel a little more connected with nature.




These little blocks don't take an enormous amount of time and can bring so much joy, not only in the making of them, but in the giving of them. It's also fun to join in swaps with other artists.










Artist Trading Blocks can be made to hang, stand, (as mine do here) or you can display them on little art easels that can be purchased from a variety of art supply places or Amazon.








 This is one that I just recently made for a swap in The Imaginarium - Anthology of an Art Doll Group on Face Book. Anthology of an Art Doll was a workshop I took last summer over at ARTFUL GATHERING with instructor Mary Jane Chadbourne. I look forward to seeing what wonderful workshops will be offered at Artful Gathering this summer. If you are interested, you should check them out. You can register now. (see the button on my side bar)









 "Have you seen my Peanuts?"  is one of my favorites. I love Circus themes. This one was also for a swap in The Imaginarium - Anthology of an Art Doll Group.






















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These little works of art are so addictive to make. You can find a lot of the images I use at ART TEA LIFE on Etsy.

                                                         I Dreamt I was the QUEEN



                                                                       And so she WAS!





 This is one of my favorites. Another circus themed one. FORTUNE TELLER. The Key is a Tim Holtz product and can be found the SHOPPE  at STAMPINGTON.  















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                                                          HER LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN






 This is one that I gifted to Kelli and Pearl Button, her little dog. Funny how sometimes when we create something, we have no idea at the time, the journey it will take. This ATB had her name written all over it. It brings me such JOY to share my art!










 
Thank you for stopping by!  I just ordered some chunky blocks that are a little thicker, if you check back, I will share those here too!

STAY INSPIRED!

4 comments:

  1. Kim, they are a joy to behold. All those amazing characters you have created, I love each and every one of them.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thank you so much Lynne! I appreciate your sweet comment and I hope you will visit again soon!

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  2. I so love your blocks, Kim. I really want to join in with a swap of blocks some time. I can see how they have worked their magic on your imagination. I can't make up my mind which of them I love the best; but if I had to make a decision, I think it would be that one with the little bird - that one just makes my soul sing! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! She is one of my favorites too! Actually l just love all of them, they are so fun to make! I would love to do a swap with you sometime. I would love to collect one from each of the artists and friends that I so admire!

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