Monday, April 19, 2010

inspiration monday

when i first read becky shander's dryer sheet article that was published in the premier issue of art quilting studio magazine (july, 2009), i was thrilled to see such an ordinary around-the-house-product being used in such creative ways! so thrilled, in fact, that i immediately salvaged the pile of dryer sheets that had been accumulating in my laundry room and started playing (you can see the fun here!)!
and i think that becky must have planted a tiny seed of dryer-sheet-inspiration that day, because when i started thinking about creating the little "child of art" quiltlet in yesterday's post, those dryer sheets were the first thing that i wanted to start playing with again! they're fun to use in their original white, but it's amazing at how well they absorb color, too.....just a little acrylic paint (and lots of paper towels to catch the mess!) and before you know it, you've got a stack of dryer-sheet-rainbow-happiness just waiting to be included in your next project!

thank you SO much, becky, for sprinkling your sweet little seeds of creativity throughout blogland......you will always be a beautiful inspiration to me!!!


23 comments:

PrairiePeasant said...

Oh dear, if you keep posting about these, I will have to abandon every other project and try my hand at this too! LOL. I love the softness of the colours. must. try. soon.

Diva Kreszl said...

I just love how we can repurpose the simplest of household objects!!!

Pat said...

Love this idea. Going down and search for my used dryer sheets! Thanks for the inspiration and visiting my blog.

Chloe' said...

this is amazing! (^_^) I've got soo many of these just sitting around smelling lovely - thankyou for the great post & the links! :o)

Have fun!

Chloe x

Mary said...

oh yummy, yummy, colors. I'm gonna do some laundry!!!!

And as an added bonus, we will have good smelling art!!! :)

Ludid said...

i love all that orange.

Jancalligrapher said...

It does look like a rainbow of color, Lori, so cute, thanks for sharing.

Createology said...

I have missed a few days and so in catching up have scanned your recent posts. Love the dryer sheets and how you have created with them. Wonderful. Thank you for your caring comments on my recent post. Happy creating...

Kelly Warren said...

love love love these. did i already tell you that? i will now start collecting my dryer sheets!

Patty S said...

preeeeeeeety :-)
i'm heading to the basement laundry room now. :-)

Martha Lever said...

And it smells good too!!! This pile looks yummy!!

Sue K said...

I've been saving all of my dryer sheets for months now. And now I will have to put some of them to use and paint them. They are so delicate, and I can think of all kinds of uses for them. Thanks Lori for the many, many inspirations you send our way.

Shirley said...

They turned out so pretty. I learn something new each time I go blog reading. I wouldn't think about saving them. Have a wonderful week.

Lisa Holtzman said...

Your blog always makes me smile, what you say, the colors, your art, your glasses, thanks Lori!!

Ophelia said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing this

K said...

Great rainbow indeed, that ought to bring you a dash of joy whenever you look at a color combo like this :)

Marthann's Musings said...

Oh wow, who would have ever thought. Dryer sheets. wonderful colors !! Love the book in the post before this one too.
Great work

Elena said...

Love the photo and the things you're doing with softener sheets. Wow. And love the glasses!

Becky Shander said...

Lori, your flowers and quilt are so stunningly beautiful. Using acrylic paint to create sheer color is a fabulous idea - thank YOU for the inspiration too!

Staci Danford said...

I've been running around looking for myself lately and you are just creating like a champ.... LOVED the little garden.. Wish you were closer to inspire me. haha
Staci

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Lori! How beautiful those delicate little sheets look! I love your yummy colors...I also love what you're creating with them! You're always doing something sooo fun! Thank you and Becky both for such wonderful ideas and inspiration! xoxo Paulette ;)

Creative Potential said...

those are simply beautiful...I love the colors and the soft texture. you have my wheels turning...

Jane Farr said...

These are so pretty Lori!!

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