mossy slippers

Before the temperature here hit the low teens I was outside in my moss-inspired slippers. The real moss was so lush and beaming with the most beautiful shade of green with little twig-like things embeded throughout. Soft and full of cushiness! Mmmm green… I love green!

Slippers that are supposed to be for inside only

So as part of a way to keep more organized and journal a bit I altered spiral bound calender. Nothing fancy, just gessoed a few pages and glued in bits of things that inspire such as embroideries and little tears of paper. It’s a reminder for me to use all the pretty vintage things I already own. I have so many boxes of lace and papers from my treasure hunts. Before I go and search for more (Oh SO addictive!)I would like to make do and recycle a bit in my art. I think that using vintage pieces really does bring more of a story and energy to the art as well. The embroidery on the right came from a dusty shoebox at a yard sale.

seas of lace

I covered the gessoed cover in old sepia lace from a old dress shop. Sometimes fragmented sentences and phrases come to mind and I have to write them down.


I almost forgot to show this off! yummy plate


10 replies on “mossy slippers”

  1. What lovely slippers….and your journal! Oh! : ) I LOVE mossy things…I just relocated some moss that was growing behind our house into a little moss garden near the front door….it’s so pretty and dreamy!

  2. Love your slippers, like a forest fairy! The whole ‘slow art’ movement has me thinking more about ‘using what I already have’ too! Love your inspiration… perhaps I will take heed as well and do the same. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Yes, I have been thinking a lot about being more green, less greedy with new materials. I find myself running out to the art store too many times. I love art materials and arty products, but I also have lots and lots of things I can recycle. And all those scrap book papers…I can use found papers with my own designs or old wallpapers and be just as happy! So, I guess that is my new years resolution. (I love your list, by the way) I just lit a candle in my art studio and I am sipping tea….slowing down!

      1. The running to the art store really hit a chord with me, totally what I was thinking of when I made my list… We are so bred to be consumers, we forget or rather get blinded by what we have… Tough one to avoid when I teach, but I too am going to try to be more ‘conscious’! Love that you are lighting a candle in your studio – are you listening to music too?

  3. Your journals are so lovely! I recently went through my closets and found things that could be reconstructed, so it’s very inspiring to see what others are doing. I used to collect vintage clothing, so I have all sort of lace and silk…it sorts of breaks my heart to think of cutting it up, but I never wear (what happened to all those fancy tea parties I was supposed to attend?) so maybe this is the puch I need!

  4. The lace on your journal is so pretty! & I adore that plate — such a lovely scene!

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