A while back...a long while back...my friend Anna sent me a fabulous care package FULL of goodies. I take pride in being really good at packing, but if I'm good at packing, Anna invented it...I have NO idea how she got so much stuff in that box. It was a modern day miracle!
So because I am the worst procrastinator ever, it took me a long time to make a reciprocation package for her. In my defense, I wasn't really procrastinating, I was just trying extra hard to make awesome things for her...I got inside my head a little bit and freaked out...that's the true story... *hangs head in shame* I don't know why I have such a hard time making art FOR other people. I don't have a hard time making art for me...it must be my violent need for approval... I just want to do a really good job so that they will still love me!
In addition to various bits...aka stuff to use in her own art (scrapbook paper, ephemera, etc.)...here's what I sent to Anna:
|Back side of a tag I made...I cut my own tag out of watercolor paper. I have an insanely strong desire to go buy those fabulous manila shipping tags that other artists are using so ingeniously...but I am trying SO HARD to be good and not do it. I have so much good stuff to use that I feel like I need to use a lot of what I have before I go get more. I REALLY don't want to do that though...what I really want is to max out my credit cards for art supplies. BUT I've done good to this point, and just cut my own tag. A tag cut out of watercolor paper is stronger and better anyway (she said bitterly to herself).|
|Here's the front of the same tag as above. I did a little collage from the already gone months of this year's calender. I also used a Martha Stewart foil embossing kit I got on clearance (so long ago I can't even tell you when) and some tiny heart confetti that my sister gave me. Collage is not my forte, but I love this and I hope Anna does too...I am a big fan of the various funky ribbons...|
|This is the main/big piece I made for Anna. It's on canvas! This is the best thing I've done to date on a canvas. I don't know what the deal is with me and canvases, but we hate each other...SO MUCH! But this canvas has me rethinking my canvas hatred... I am super happy with how she turned out...especially her lip area...her lips make me so happy I could scream...AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! I'M SO HAPPY ABOUT YOUR LIPS!!! ...oh, and modeling paste hair is the way to go for me...modeling paste hair all the way...lovely texture that is even better in person (if I do say so myself...so humbly)|
|The non-Adam-looking Adam...|
The last picture is the thing that held up all the other things. I was trying to draw her a picture of Adam Levine, because she and my other friend Pamikins have the hots for him in the most ardent way...but I can't draw Adam Levine. I know, I know...I always say anyone can draw anything, but I was wrong...Adam Levine is my personal exception to the rule. I had to have drawn twenty versions of him, and not a single one came remotely close to looking like him. On a side note, Adam Levine, despite Anna's and Pamikins' love for you and despite the fact that you have freckles (which are usually very endearing to me), you are now my nemesis.
This sketch was the best one I did, despite the fact that it looks nothing like who it's supposed to look like, I ended up liking the sketch very much...the only sketch out of the multiple sketches I did that did not end up getting gesso poured over them/crumpled in anger and frustration then gesso erased. This guy, I love though...I don't know what it is about him, but I loved him, and I almost didn't send him to Anna because I am a selfish heifer...but in the end, my love for Anna prevailed and I sent non-Adam-looking Adam to live with her.
I hope Anna will like/can use the goodies in her care package...I hope I sent just the right kind of things to make her happy! ...you know, cause I love her and stuff...