Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just To Pass The Time

(Click on any photo to see a larger image.)

There are those occasions when I seriously can't spare the time to sit down and meander over a project as I am wont to do. Lately those occasions have been coming more frequently and weeks can go by without me ever laying eyes on my crafting table (gasp!). I admit it. I'm a junkie. I'm addicted to creativity in almost any way shape or form and like any real junkie, I've gotta have my 'fix' or I get the shakes. 

My most recent quick and dirty fix came from an unexpected source -- my laundry line. I bought a pack of new wooden clothespins and I could not resist the siren song of those little areas of clean, undecorated wood. Out came the solvent inks, the itty bitty rubber stamps, the permanent markers and  *presto - change-o*, where there was once blank wood now there was color and pattern and lots of cute decorated clothespins. I've always liked hanging my clothes out on a line in warm weather. Now I've got another pretty reason to do so.

NOTE: Solvent inks and permanent markers were used to prevent the colors from bleeding off the pins onto the laundry in the event of rain. A thin layer of clear nail polish or polyurethane further protects the designs from the hazard of a surprise downpour.

Ballo ergo sum
- Gitana, the Creative Diva

1 comment:

  1. Creative expression comes to you so naturally you may not even realize this, but it takes a deeply creative soul to look at a clothespin and see an opportunity for something beautiful and expressive. It's why you're the special you that you are, Gitana. (There's also a capitalist in me thinking there are probably people who would purchase these.)