July 6th, 2007

Im SOOOO Bad!!

Wow, I feel just awful that I haven’t posted in so long. You see, it’s SALI time. SALI is the Stencil Artisan’s League Convention that happens every summer around this time and causes me to inflict major stress on myself because I have to live up to or exceed last year’s booth display which also caused major stress from having to live up the previous year and so on down the years for about 14 of them now. Every year I say “I’m not going to go all out” and then a few weeks before I get this major creative bug and make myself crazy/exhausted/happy that I got it out of my sytem. The good news is I have a lot of photos to post here for the next week or so! Starting with:

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These fun, bright graphic designs for kids or tweens or whoever else can handle the stimulation of a lot of color and pattern. More and more people, I think! The one on the left reminds me of some funky outfit I might have worn as a preteen in the late 60′s. It uses our Foliate Damask Allover, Wicker and Half Daisy Chain. The one on the right was fun because I used a “fingerpainting” technique in the wet glaze to create the random scrolling pattern and then we stenciled the Japanese Flower Garden B series in bright pink, black and white. They go quite nicely together, dont they? I think these would be really fun finishes to do in a boutique dressing room for some reason….

2 Responses to “Im SOOOO Bad!!”

  1. Julie Stonehouse Says:

    Melanie!!! You are forgiven… especially since you keep cooking up such great new ideas and inspirations. Looking forward to the booth at convention. ~Julie

  2. Lise Richards Says:

    I love your websites and blogs. Awesome designs.