Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My house.

A couple of weeks ago I won two blog giveaways - yes, on the same day, two of them! One of the prizes came from my blog-friend Rinda, and it included the supplies to make a cardboard house front. Rinda makes these houses and posts them on her blog regularly. I am always in awe of her designs. I love her style, though it is very different from my own, and I was excited to have a kit so that I might replicate what she does.

Funny...even using the supplies she sent me, my house looks nothing like the ones she builds. I added a few things from my own stash, but otherwise the rest of the house was made with supplies she sent.

{Caption under the picture reads:
"Bored? How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age."}

I love how it turned out, even though at first I was maybe a little disappointed that it didn't look like the houses that Rinda makes. She uses mists and paints and stuff that I'm afraid of - I thought that I did well to ink the edges!

And then I realized - I'll bet Rinda's own home looks a whole lot different from my home too. Our artistic styles may be very different, but we are each unique. The thread that binds us is our love of our art, our dedication to family, and the connection of creativity we share through this crazy World Wide Web.

Thanks, Rinda, for the very fun prize package!

xo

17 comments:

Clair said...

I always love the fact that, given the same prompt and the same materials, people will always express themselves differently.

And your house looks superb x

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks great! We don't have to be the same - I'm glad you put your own twist on it. Congratulations on the double win.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love what you did with the package of supplies! And thanks for the compliments on my style. Your house is terrific!
Rinda

Sian said...

Your house looks gorgeous (and I love the quote!). I agree completely..I just love the fact that we can all have different styles and ways of doing things and yet still feel bound together by our outlook on life!

Rhona said...

I think your house looks great. Wouldn't it be boring if we all did the same things, I love seeing how people can start with exactly the same supplies and the end results are totally different.

Mom said...

I'm always amazed that a "stack of stuff" can be turned into a work of art! Great job! Lovely narrative, too! xo

debs14 said...

This is great, I am sure she will be thrilled to see what you made out of it!

Ruth said...

Your house looks fab! And you're right ... we all do our craft differently, but support each other in every way possible.

helena said...

such fun to see how you use Rinda's kit - it looks great and I love that you have added lots of your signature buttons

humel said...

Love your house - love Rinda's - love their differences! :-)

Daniela said...

Wow, this is awesome!!! Love that caption!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This turned out amazing!!! You are a craft-o-matic machine!!! I love all the pretties you've been creating.
M.L.

Amy said...

Deb, your house turned out beautifully and I love the quote you have used :-)

sharyncarlson said...

What a wonderful thought! And I love how your house turned out :)

scrappyjacky said...

Your house is just wonderful....love all the flowers...and your qoute is perfect.

Heather said...

Ace house! Brilliant quote! Seriously jealous me!! Its beautiful Debs well done :) & wouldn't it be a boring old world if we all did the same things xx

Karen said...

I love Rhinda's houses and her art journaling, too, but it is not my style either. It's good that we all have our own sensibilities when it comes to art. I love your house, and the quote you used. Just lovely.

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