Thursday, March 4, 2010

Like a Schoolgirl . . .

That's how I felt when I opened my copy of Tim Holtz's new book, A Compendium of Curiosities and read "Maria - Explore your curiosities! *Tim Holtz 2010."  It made my heart flutter like a schoolgirl to know that he had written that - just for me!  Yes, I have a little crush on Tim.   I have actually met him several times, including at a very small mutli-day retreat when he was just starting out.  We've also exchanged emails a few times when I was teaching projects using his techniques at my local scrapbook store.  It's hard to imagine there's a sweeter, more generous artist.   Anyway, the book got my muse all, um, stimulated, and I made a few tags.  The one of the left uses a very cool stamping with water technique to create the batiked/bleached flowers at the bottom.  I also colored the crown with alcohol inks after painting with a silver dauber, but that's hard to see in the picture.  I made a few other Tim-inspired bits and pieces that will no doubt show up soon in my artwork.  If you like Tim Holtz and want to learn more about how to use his products, the book is a terrific resource - and he'll even autograph one for you if you order it from his website here.

16 comments:

Margi said...

very, very kewl! I followed his Christmas tutorials and loved them. He's amazing!

SarahLP said...

Love your tag! More tempted than ever to buy his book now.. his stuff really is incredible and looks such fun to make.

Sian said...

Another one who is very, very tempted! Please keep on showing us what you've discovered :)

Karen said...

That image is fantastic, as is your tag. I'd have to buy a lot of new supplies to do the Tim Holtz techniques, but I do love what you do with them.

Deb said...

LOL - your post reminded me of a time when my daughter and I ran into Tim Holtz. He was teaching a class at one of our local scrapbook stores and we were shopping there at the time. He came out into the store and walked past us and we were both star-struck. "Is THAT Tim Holtz?" "OMG, talk to him." "No, YOU talk to him." Neither of us did. :o) But we love his stuff, for sure.

Your tag here is beautiful!

Fiona said...

Your tag is gorgeous. Look forward to seeing more work inspired by the book.

scrappyjacky said...

The tag is gorgeous, Rinda.... your 'Tim' inspired art is always so wonderful.
You're right about the book....I love it....it's perfect for 'Tim newbies' as well as he clearly demonstrates how to use products....I just need some more of them now!!

cheryl said...

hey, I really like this tag I look forward to seeing more projects using this technique. will there
be any video tutorials?

humel said...

Wow, love this :-) I got the book too (unautographed, sadly...) and can't wait to have a play, but I have SO many projects on the go at the moment!!

Anonymous said...

T!m's book is on my "wish list" ... can't wait to see what you create!

Mariana

Nancy Y said...

My book is ordered, and I cannot wait for it to arrive and get me and my muse inspired and/or stimulated!

Having taken several of his classes Imust agree that he is indeed an inspired individual - with a terrific support staff!

*** Julie Shoemaker said...

Glad to hear your comments on his book, I've been waiting to see what people think. Mine should be here any day...GORGEOUS tag!

Amy said...

Fantastic Rinda! I know how you feel, Cathy Zielske commented on a page of mine when I was taking her Design Your Life class - I was giddy for days!

Beth Norman said...

Awesome tag. I'm definately going to get an autographed one for sure! I'm sending off your TJ CD this weekend.

Hugs,

Beth

sharyncarlson said...

How cool! And love this tag :)

The Scrappy Tree said...

Glad to hear the book is as good as it sounds :)