Sunday, October 24, 2010

Better in Person

I sent the little 3-flowers card you saw in my last post to my sister last week, who, upon receipt, exclaimed over the phone, "It's so much better in person! The photo doesn't do it any justice!!" Even if I had a professional photographer, I think I would need an actual photography studio to get anywhere close to actualizing the reality of my work (you know, like you might see in an art book). My work is so incredibly textural that you have to see it and, if you can, feel it to really get it. I wish you could reach through the computer and grab the stuff I make to see it in person for yourself, and touch it. But since you can't, take my sister's word for it!! It is even better in person.



This is a first design I came up with for an advent calendar after the happenstance circle storage system I developed, which you can see in my last post too. Surprisingly, I hadn't thought of an advent calendar, and then Tara suggested it! Thanks Tara! The pockets and background are all made from THE dictionary, and then sewn to a bit of scrap fabric (which I incidentally got at a great garage sale last week). Inside the pockets are little notes, one for each day leading up to the big event.

Now, if you click on the photo for a closer look, you can see that the word 'advent' is at the top, kind of as its title. At the bottom, there's the definition. Did you know that advent doesn't necessarily have to pertain to Christmas? So, while this initial design is obviously Christmas-y, not all of them will be. What do the notes say? Your choice! I'll have some pre-made ones that can be bought (jokes, quotes, etc), and also some blank ones for people to write on to make their calendars more meaningful and personalized.

You can see, feel, and BUY this piece and/or others like it if you come to the Holiday Craft & Food Market, November 26-27, 2010, at the Fort Collins Senior Center. I hope to see you and your family there!

6 comments:

lindsay said...

I love it! Advents are the best - I want to come to your craft fair! Boo hoo for the stupid long distance between us :(

Ashley said...

Heather I just love your advent calendar! What a great idea!! I love the sewing around the edge of the word "advent" (I also love the font...). What does the definition of the word advent say? (It's too small to see in the photo.) I would definitely buy one. In Denmark, my host mom gave me a present every day of December leading up to Christmas. The advent notes could be a treasure hunt that tells the reader to "go look" somewhere for special present... wdyt? Lots of love & support! xo

HLM said...

The definition reads: the coming or arrival, as of any important event, change, state, or personage.

ambrella said...

Nice!!!!!!!!! that seems like such an appropriate avenue to work with your style and personality. make more for sure!!!

Tara said...

Like it so much! I will be stopping by the craft show for sure!

Annie said...

I love the ad'vent calendar idea. It's fun to think about creating new occasions to use the calendar for. Brilliant!