Alrighty then, my son’s school is having a Fall Festival and they are in need of donations for a raffle. I offerred up two of my picture books. Since it is not in my nature to just do ‘simple’ , I thought to design a small canvas tote and load it up w/two books and some promo’s. I have fun when I get to give out stuff so I usually go all out or at least as ‘all out’ as my budget will allow (if not a few dollars over).
I picked up a small black canvas tote at Michaels–my favorite store! My husband and children are lost to the world once I step inside that store–hours, upon hours I can spend without knowing it. Ok, enough rambling… I plan to use one of the pictures, Chris Goguen, drew for Something Greater Than Fear . It is a picture of Figs’ home—but it is only half of her tree so I will need to finish the tree. I plan to use Corel draw and ‘add’ to the top of the canvas. Once the tree is complete, I plan to print it out onto Fabric-Stick inkjet sheets that I bought at Wal-Mart. I’ve used the sheets in similiar projects and they do quite nice (even work well on foam). I then plan to sew little books (made from fabric pieces for the book covers, stitching thread, and cardstock for the pages) onto a few of the branches. I’ve come up with a nice little catchphrase of sorts to place either underneath or above the tree:
Growing imagination inside! Please water daily with a good book!
I have a design logo for my authorsite that I use for various things, so I plan to print it out on the fabric sheets and place it on the center back. It’s a nice sketch of Tyme sitting on top of a book that Chris Goguen drew.
- Beautiful Image by Chris Goguen
14 Oct 09 4:33pm added the pictures of the tote being put together. Ok, I do have a pic of a image I created with my authorsite logo on it–I will have to wait until later to upload since either WordPress or my exhausted self is having issues w/the final picture–won’t recognize my files when I go to upload…Grrrr! Oh well, the usual for technical error remedy is to leave it and then come back–my imaginary elves come out and fix everything! Since the tote is complete, I will start the blog about the ‘detail’ work that I’m currently working on for Something Greater Than Fear. Mind you, it’s nothing all that fancy but it is rather fun to do. So remember, check back to see the cute little picture I drew of a cartoonish ‘me’ reading an enormous book w/mushrooms surrounding me. Thanks for viewing by the way and the comments!!