Friday, August 20, 2010

Ephemera Junkie

I am gaining a reputation at work.
So, I've been dabbling in creating artistic blocks and other random things.
So, I have an etsy account.
So, I've participated in a craft fair of sorts at work.
I love it and am loving the new ideas that keep coming my way.

One of my friends there recently came to me with the proposition of figuring out how to re-create something that she had seen on TV.  Figuring that her brain works about the same as mine (meaning that we like to figure thigns out) and that I have the added touch of creativity and resources, she asked me to see if I could do it.  I was intrigued, to say the least.

The first was a purse made out of a vintage book.
(Consider the book bought, plans sketched out, and fabric in mind) Check.
Just have to put it together. 

The second is a catch-all tray featuring a vintage postcard and a coordinating fender.
A little more creativity needed, and even more sketches, but I have an idea of how I want to attack and have found some awesome images that I would love to work with!
Just need to do a little more research.

But while I was doing this research, I came across some pieces for my Bekuz Blocks.
A completely unique design developed by me, Bekuz Blocks are my favorite thing to create and cusstomize!  It is basically a wood block (various sizes available), decorated with pieces of ephemera, papers, pictures, words, etc... to make one cohesive piece of design accoutrment!  And it's even glazed.

An example of one of my first Bekuz blocks. 

Well, last weekend I made a trip to Home Depot and came out with 30 or so new blocks begging to be 'bekuzzed', and so all week I've been developing new ideas.

This is where today's find comes in.
Digitial Do Dad is a etsy seller that sells various ephemeric images and collage sheets.
And almost even sheet on the site is something I want to use!
Basically, I have to have them allllllll...
But I will be patient and conservative in my spending, sadly.  :)
But if you're in the mood to create and need some ideas and/or an awesome resource, be sure to check this site out:

The Digital Collage sheet calling my name today!

And with my new ephemera in hand, the block making will begin!
Be sure to check out my site at etsy in the next week or so, to purchase a Bekuz Block of your own!

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