Monday, 28 April 2008

Arlee's Carton

Arlee has posted a photo of her carton.

Here's the link to her blog, so you can go-look-see:

Art From Shakti

This weekend I received art in a carton from Shakti. The first delight was this beautifully decorated box. From then on in, it simply got better and better! The box contained (for example) a crocheted pouch, an Indian goddess doll, an ATC, an absolutely lovely goddess cabochon, and, and, and...

Thank you so, so much, Shakti!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

New Artist: Sammy Stafney

Mail went out to the most recent Art In A Carton artist today: Sammy Stafney from Oregon, USA.

Here's the link to Sammy's blog:

Monday, 21 April 2008

Little Beauties Slide box

I covered a slim box with the endpapers from a vintage book and layered on some of the old print from the pages. Then I cut an old photo apart and glued one part of the image to the inside of the box base and the other behind a microscope slide. Although it looked lovely and vintage, I wanted something to make the piece pop a little, so I added the pink accents, a couple of golden snowflakes, and a wooden bingo tile. These little beauties will, like so much of what I'm making at the moment, find their way into an Art In A Carton box.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Renata Received Her Carton

Renata received her carton a couple of days ago.

Here's the link to the post and picture on her blog:

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Three More Sendouts

This past week, I've sent out three more cartons: one to Renata Fontenelle in Allison Park, USA, one to Carolyn Price in Mount Ida, USA, and the third to Arlee Barr in Calgary, Canada.

Art From Gena

Today I picked up a lovely carton of Art from the post office. Gena sent two wonderful art dolls, a gorgeous domino booklet, and a package of delightful images and charms as a do-it-yourself zine kit. She also included a roll of paper and beautifully (and naturally) aged pages from a 1939 French magazine. Thank you Gena!

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Cartons Galore

I've had a couple of emails lately asking me what the cartons look like and what artists might do to them to turn trash into treasure. So, I decided to post a few examples to this blog and to Art Angelix. Here are examples of the cartons I have here all packaged and ready to go out to the next artists who sign up for Art In A Carton.

The blue carton is gessoed (white) and painted with blue acrylic. The band at the top is hand drawn on watercolour paper and then affixed to the carton. I glued on some paper flower ranks that I picked up in several colors at the euro/dollar store and attached a couple of layered die cut flowers.

For the gold carton I simply applied pale gold and silver on top of white gesso and then glued on part of a napkin. The bow is from a box of Lindt chocolates. That'S about as easy as it gets!

Want one? All you have to do is become an Art In A Carton artist! Just read the instructions, send me an email, and you can be the owner of one of these or the other cartons a few days from now.

Art Angelix:

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Jan Received Her Carton

Jan's carton arrived. Here's what she wrote: "I am enthralled by your beautiful chest filled with goodies...thank you for selecting me to receive such an awesome creation. "

"I anticipate being in my new studio by May. I have decorated my milk cartons and am eager to complete the contents. [...] This is a fantastic project. I am thrilled to be a part of this endeavor. I am eager to send mine out to touch other artists...such fun."

Jan's blog:

Look What Anna Got!

Anna Nowicki wrote: "I received a lovely carton from Donna (one of my three send outs) - I blogged about it...: "

Scroll down to around mid-post to see the contents of the carton Anna received:

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Connie's Carton

Connie from Hawaii received her carton. She wrote: "I received my wonderful art carton from you today! Everything inside was fabulous - and that dresser is to die for! Thank you for such a special carton!"

You can see what Connie received in this post on her blog: