“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
|Homemade Shoebox Lightbox|
I was on a time crunch trying to meet a deadline for a wedding invitation design. I desperately needed a lightbox, but didn't have the funds to purchase one brand spanking new. Enter the homemade shoebox lightbox! I had a piece of tempered glass that came from a dorm fridge, a bendable task lamp, but was fretting on a how to design something that would be usable. My husband and I put our heads together and settled on a sturdy box my Teva sandals came in. He used a box knife to help cut a space for the glass to rest on the lid, and a hole on the side for the lamp to fit inside the box. A little electrical tape to hold everything in place, flip the switch, and viola! I was back in business. I met my deadline and have a nice lightbox for small projects. I still haven't cleaned the fingerprints off the inside of the glass...hey, I was in a hurry to get my wedding invitation commission finished! But who cares? That's the messy side of creativity!
“Art is a kind of mining," he said. "The artist a variety of prospector searching
for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth.” ~ Jane Urquhart
|Birch Bark Treasures|
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" ~ Monty Python
|Kitsch at the Cemetery|
Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
A little video (I'll have to add the whistling later!)
And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...