Studio Madness

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Well, the gel medium's been flying around the studio this week and the work table's been in high gear. The Studio Tour starts tomorrow and I've run out of time. I finally reached a point yesterday where I simply could not design one more thing, choose one more collage piece or make one more french knot. I threw up my hands in creative overload and said, "enough"! So here's a little stroll through what I'll be selling at Stephanie's this weekend. I know between Lisa and Stephanie and I, we will have some amazing art in the most lovely and charming setting (Stephanie's house). So stop on by! 

Travel-kit

I made these travel kits for anyone who would like to journal their journeys like I do. I made a little book that gives lots of ideas that have guided me on the road, along with a little zippered bag that includes my go-to pens and tools. Also a journal that I had made out of the wonderful Fabriano artistico paper that I love so much.

Kitsinbox 

They are all packed up and ready to head out the door.

Cardsets

I made up some card sets of my journal pages – 7 to a package, tied in checked ribbon.

Postcards

I spent the day before yesterday, whipping up some altered postcards.

Birdbracelets

I also made some charm bracelets, with silver charms and vintage beads.

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Here's a closer look.

Ipodcases

And these are the iPod cases I previewed one day last spring and promised to show when they were finished. So here they are! They were fun to make and I did most of them over the long winter in the evenings.

Ipodfronts

This design especially kept my fingers sore. 

Ipodbacks

I don't know what got into me. I have this obsession sometimes for detail. That's why it was both scary and a relief to work in Taos with the paper and the scissors. Big, bold, not planned, no detail. But then it's so comforting to circle back around to the detail. In a past life I think I must have been in some kind of artist's guild during the Renaissance that made finely detailed dresses for the Medicis of Florence. There is just such a knowing comfort in all the stitching and beadwork.

Ipodbird

This birdie is ready to fly….

Ipodbuddah

and the buddha tells it true…

Have a great weekend. If you are in the area, stop by, and if not, I hope you enjoyed the virtual studio tour. I'll post more pics next week from Stephanie's house!

5 Responses to Studio Madness

  1. Gwen says:

    OMG!!
    Where can I get a plane ticket to Denver,or wherever you are?? These things are to die for! I want one of everything!

    I would love to see your travel journal tips…is there an etsy shop in your future?? (hint, hint)

  2. Lynne says:

    fran! it’s all fabulous, but those iPOD cases!!! they look like they belong in a case behind glass, not as cases themselves!! wow… they are very, very sweet… and those travel journal kits –wow again!

    hope you had a great sale! love the pic of you over at stephanie’s…

  3. oooh fran – you thought of everything. i wish i could have come – at laest my wallet is still safe 🙂

  4. lee says:

    I wondering if you sell those little bags and your journals….

  5. eb says:

    oh Fran – just skipping through this delightful studio tour – your work is just divine – picked up the cps with you and your studio in it – so it’s been a Frannie day for me – love love love your journals and the whole she-bang – thank you for the virtual delight!

    xox – eb.

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