To try and shake it off I started to clean my studio. Cleaning my studio is something I do whenever I get "artist's block" and don't know what to work on or how to start a project. It's also done when the workable space on my table has shrunk down to a tiny area! That happens a lot :-)
When cleaning I generally come across some art supply that give me an idea and before I know it, I'm creating something.
And the cleaning did the trick. First I uncovered some rolls of washi tape. Washi tape originated from Japan. This tape feels and acts like masking tape - but it's very thin and printed with lots of colors and patterns. These washi tape rolls were purchased from Artist & Display
Near my table were several boxes of household items that we organizing to give to a local thrift store. I rummaged through and found a small juice glass. The rest of the set was long gone. But when I saw this I had an idea to cover it with washi tape.
The juice glass is now a spring inspired glass votive. I used a border paper punch (Martha Stewart-Garden Rail) to create a paper lace-like trim. I adhered this to the glass with Scor-pal tape.
and now the only bad thing is I never got around to really cleaning the studio! Oh well, it'll happen one of these days. Work stuff is taking priority now but I'm looking forward to the next project...