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— Tessa McSorley (@HowToMakeArt) May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I just downloaded a new app today, and I have become obsessed with it. It's called Vine, and it's amazing. It's like Instagram for videos - it shows 6 second loops of whatever you want to post. Please join it so I have more people to follow! You can search for me (Tessa McSorley) on the app. Here's a little clip I just posted:
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Just a quick hello from me and Ruby Roo! I'm working on some longer posts to share soon, but I just wanted to pop in and say hi. Hope you are having a great weekend! Mine has been filled with vintage goodies, yummy soup, hugs, and art so far... :)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
*Listening to Lana Del Rey's new song, "Young and Beautiful" on repeat play.
*Sketching out new ideas galore about everything under the sun...
*Wearing cozy socks and cuddling my boyfriend and my puppy all the time.
*Carrying around my To Do List notebook everywhere I go.
*Really enjoying my new rounded corner punch and starting Project Life.
*Needing to play catch up with my current favorite show, Nashville.
*Super obsessed with Pinterest. Enough said. Follow me?
What have you been up to lately?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Debris Book is a hand bound artist's book that I made with digital photography, collage, painting, and drawing. I used photos that I took at The Junk Lady's place (a local hoarder/reseller), then I added in the drawings and paintings in response to the photos I took. I love this little book, and it was so much fun to make. You can see more pictures of it here on my Flickr stream.
Yesterday I sat outside on a quilt and did some research for a few design projects I am working on. From left to right: spiral bound sketchbook, Victorian Display Alphabets, Wall Papers for Historic Buildings, Emily Martin Sketchbook, Julia Rothman notebook, another Emily Martin Sketchbook.
A year or so ago, when I was posting on this blog daily, I had so many self-imposed rules for myself... "Post this type of post on a Monday, this type of post on a Tuesday, etc." I felt so stifled by my own rules and regulations that, eventually, I just stopped posting all together. I also felt like I was spending too much time online and not enough time actually living life.
So I went on a little "internet diet" and basically fell off the grid for a little bit. And it was great.
But as time went on, I realized I missed the online interaction and the sharing and all of the the inspiration I get from reading other blogs and looking at art online... So slowly, I ventured back online, and that's where I'm at now. I'm trying to redefine my relationship with the internet and sharing my life on the internet, and it's baby steps for now.
One thing I know for sure is that the rules are going to have to be GONE. I want to post when I feel like it about whatever I feel like posting about.
Because freedom just feels better.