In a Holi-daze: Where's The Dr?

by Meredith 28. November 2017 15:15

I signed up for a Xmas craft exchange and have made six of these felted wool ornaments.

In a Holi-daze: Totoro Friends

by Meredith 28. November 2017 13:11

I signed up for a Xmas craft exchange and have made six of these felted wool ornaments.

In a Holi-daze: Winged Friends

by Meredith 28. November 2017 12:28

I signed up for a Xmas craft exchange and have made six of these felted wool ornaments.

Map Collage: Finished Photos

by Meredith 6. August 2017 17:50

The maps were sorted geographically, starting with North America/US in one corner of the room, Canada above the door, then onto Central and South America. The next wall crosses the ocean to Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Arctic around the door. Even the light switch plates are covered. A significant amount of wallpaper paste was used to adhere these maps but I am wondering if I should apply a top coat of some sort to protect the whole thing.

Map Collage: In Process

by Meredith 5. August 2017 14:45

My parents had a subscription to National Geographic for decades. When it was time to clear out the collection we saved the maps and turned them into a wallpaper project. The steps were to layout all the of maps into a general area. I then started overlapping and taping them into place each piece, cutting out the parts of the maps that I wanted. As I worked and finished up a section, my mom would come in behind me and start pasting down the map pieces. This was challenging when sections were taped together. The paste also would cause the map paper to wrinkle if it got too wet so some layers had to be done in sections, hours apart to allow for the bottom layer to dry first before the upper layer could be applied. It took two, very long days to complete.

Laundry Room Signs: Complete!

by Meredith 9. July 2017 11:43

I'm calling the project done (for now). I found most of the "LAUNDRY" letters on discount at a craft store. I was missing an "N" and "R" but some creative surgery fixed that. More scrapbook paper and paint to match the colors in the room and they are good to go.

Hunter got the last shelf put in. We've done just about all there is to do in this room of the house...for now.  A future project is to tile the counters and maybe replace the sink. But the room is painted, laundry signs are up, and everything has its own storage space (especially after I finish putting things away). On to the next room!

Hei Hei at the Beach

by Meredith 7. June 2017 12:06

Make way, make way...

Date night means shenanigans with paint brushes. The artist, Wayne Thiebaud, had a way of layering paint that produced some spectacular effects in his paintings of desserts.

I made some effort of that with Hei Hei and though it’s not a match for Thiebaud I still love the little guy.

Laundry Room Signs: There's No Crying in Sign Painting!

by Meredith 24. January 2017 08:38

Another batch done. Only five more signs to go. The comics are printed though I plan to brush some paint on them.

I've purchased a few prints and a couple of completed signs but it looks like I will have painted and/or assembled a total of 42 signs (plus the "LAUNDRY" letters)!

About Meredith Cook

Welcome to my repository of creative expression. I'm not a happy camper unless I am making something and over the years I have dabbled in quite a few different kinds of art projects. Some projects come from taking art classes, others are completely hobby driven, and projects like home decor come from a need to customize an item and make it better or unique. The overall theme behind what I do is to learn how to manipulate objects and practice what I know about visual aesthetic and good design. Oh yeah, and to have fun.