Tuesday, March 24, 2009

There is a Method to My Madness... Socks & Monkeys

When my creativity starts spinning.... 



This is often the result.... 



For some this might look like a horribly unorganized state of craziness. But for me this is the norm, at least when I am in the studio.  As for my studio pal Krista, she is the complete polar opposite of me when it comes to keeping a neat studio while a creation is in progress.   She stops nothing short of alphabetizing her paint in accordance with the shade of color... Say what ??? I don't get it either.... that is why my craft table looks exactly as so.  I know exactly where everything is (after a good hunt)!   :)

Anyway, all that mess was not created in vain... 
I got 3 paintings out of it!  
Excuse the photos as they are a little blurry.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil....
Not so true - Everyone knows Monkeys are the biggest Gossip!

And giving me my inspiration....
Now Showing -Sock Monkey Video!!!! 

Check it out - you will be tickled!

Also here is a book STRAY SOCK SEWING 
that inspired my little monkey business....
This adorable book takes you on a journey through 
the land of Make Believe, with little sock critters. 

Love it!!!!!  
What a great book to share with the kids.

Ok... so now I have a messy studio to clean up... 
And with that I bid you Good Night!
As always thanks for taking the time!  :) - Kim

7 comments:

Jordan said...

Wow... I'm impressed and love the monkey madness! Love it! Now I feel like a total loser... nothing done, nothing created, just really sore legs from my workout... that's it! Game on!!! :)

Sarahlcc♥ said...

How cute! I just ran across another book today about making sock monkeys ~ it must be time to make *something* out of socks, because I liberated a couple of old ones from the 'wear' pile to the 'unwearable' pile the other day.

linda cardina said...

awe! they are so cute! great job kim!

Hannah Braden said...

The monkeys are awesome!

Carmen said...

Love those monkeys! ♥ And your desk... bliss! Looks just like mine does most of the time.

Krissysart said...

What a beautiful mess! Yes, when I'm working you can't walk into my space without spilling, knocking, stepping into something! Love the monkeys. They are so fun and cheerful. Oh, and I feel your pain about your organized friend. My closet is a disaster and my sister has all her clothes organized from left to right based on color and then shades of the same color. Yuk.
Cheers!
Krissy

Audra, Green Meadow Lane said...

I la'love your painting! The colors you use are beautiful and the end result is amazing! And! I love your studio. I tend to have a clean studio, but it does turn to a crazy madness very quickly as I paint my orders. Then more cleaning.... It's an endless cycle but I wouldn't have it any other way! Thanks for sharing your creations with us! You are very talented!

Hugs,
Audra