Day 4: My project for this day was kind of "cheezy". I made business cards from a Cheez-its box. Just so I can have something to hand out to some of my friends to encourage them to visit my blog and to give me their trash.
Day 5: I made a milk carton photo album. I have made these before, but I came up with a new design, adding a half-star shape to both the front and back covers. I love the look of milk cartons, but in this case, I especially love how the colors and words of the two overlapping cartons interact.
Day 6: I created a multilayered, mixed media piece to hang in my bedroom. I started by glueing together 12 pieces of smaller paintings and drawings that I had hiding in the back of my closest to create a larger canvas. I didn't much care for them anymore. I covered them in white paint and black and white torn magazine pages. Then I added scraps from an old journal I wrote back when I was a good mormon girl growing up. I wrote a lot about God and the Book of Mormon, and I came accross as being very restricted, more concerned with being "good" than being "me". It felt really good to tear some of those pages up! I also added some old tissue paper saved from gifts, some black paint, and a silver gift bag. Then I took some of my old drawings and I cut the most intriguing pieces out and arranged and glued them so that they were interacting with each other in an interesting way. I loved this project because I felt like I was letting go of a lot of things I had held onto that I didn't need any more, and transformed them into something new. This is what I ended up with:
And a few more pictures to show some of the detail: