Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ribbons for Jenny

I am feeling like the worst blogger these days! Just feeling like I don't have anything interesting to share which is so pathetic, I know. The fabulous and talented Jenny Heid and I agreed to do a little swap-a-roo a while back and I, procrastination queen, have finally finished and shipped her ribbons. The quality of these photos is really lousy, but I am fairly pleased with the way they turned out. When I alter these ribbons, I try to give each one a unique personality. I think about dressing them up for a party! What kind of party is it? What will they wear? Are they shy or outgoing? What is the occasion? It kind of gets me to solidify a theme for each one and it's important to me that every one be unique.
As we all know, Jenny is such a sweet, kind, and generous girl. I've never met her in person, but she already feels like a good friend. She's so complimentary and nurturing, not to mention freakin' talented!! I love her body of work and her blog and was honestly a little intimidated to do a swap with her. I marinated quite a while on how to proceed with her ribbons. Hmmm....when I think of Jenny, I think soft candy colors, pom poms, bunnies, pinks and aquas and yellows and cremes, glitter, ballerinas, cupcakes, and vintage dolls, all with a large dose of fun, whimsy, and retro thrown in.
I'm not sure I captured the essence of Jenny with these ribbons, but that was certainly my intent. As I continue to stick my toe in the art world, I realize that while I would love everything to be perfect and come out exactly as I imagine it in my mind...that is just not going to happen. My inner control freak is learning to let go a bit, I guess. It's becoming clearer to me that it's important to just put "it" out there. My work will improve as I put in the time and practice. Meanwhile, I need to just keep plugging and keep putting it out there. Hope everyone is having a nice day and is doing something that makes your heart sing.


Babsarella said...

Well, I have to say that these ribbons are totally STUNNING and I think Jenny will FLIP over them! If they look even half as amazing IRL as they do in the photos (which I am sure they do), you have nothing to worry about. I especially love the little dolls on several of the ribbons...just the cutest!!! Of course, bunnies and ballerinas...what could be better...just perfect!!! Hope you keep making these!!!

Cerri said...

Oh, all of these ribbons are just darling!! I think Jenny will love them!!
If you are ever interested in doing another swap.....I'd be a happy participant! :0)
~Cerri xoxo

Scrappy Jessi said...

they are fantastic!!!!
she is going to love them!!!!
you yourself are so talented!!!!
keep your head up. we all admire you, and your work. your ribbons, and frames are to die for. i can call myself lucky to own both. yeah!
jessi nagy

Monica said...

gorgeous as always! You are very talented!!!
I love love the bunny one, its adorable :)

Jennifer said...

Your ribbons are just PRECIOUS!!!! Sooo fun!!!Jenny is a lucky girl! :)

rachz said...

i just saw pics of these on Jenny's Flickr & had to come learn more about you~
really amazing & gorgeous ribbons!!


Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Your ribbons are absolutely fabulous!!! Jenny is one lucky gal! What a cool idea to alter horse ribbons and love how you made each individual! Too cool! Thanks for sharing!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hi I saw these on Jenny's blog and had to come over and tell how wonderful these ribbons are. They are just so amazing I love them the dolls and all they are so very sweet. As I told Jenny, I love love love them.

Cheryl said...

So gorgeous!! No wonder she loves your work! Just lovely.

Pinkie Denise said...

Your ribbons are gorgeous. I am sure your friend will love them. Who wouldn't! They are so great.The little dolls and treasure you put on them so neat.