Ni’s First Handmade Notebook–Thank To My Dear Artist Friend Kimmie In My Art Group!!

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Ni’s First Handmade notebook 2014.

 I had my art group meeting with all my dear artistic friends last Friday.

It was great to be able to share what we have been doing. Also, we helped each other with our ideas and progress. It has always been my favorite time to talk and share anything with them!! I always look forward to our group meeting each  month. One of our dear group members Kimmie shared her knowledge and tools of how to make your own notebook. It was a great learning experience for me,and I couldn’t thank her enough for everything.

Here is what I did with Kimmie’s help—-my VERY first handmade notebook.

As you all know that I am not a very crafty person,but would like to be one. So, I am so lucky to be able to have Kimmie in our group who has always been sharing her talent and knowledge with me and everyone about crafts. She is a such talented graphic designer, photographer, and paper craft & sewing artist. I am always amazed with her handmade arts. She gave us a well-informed demonstration of how to make these types of notebook by hand. It was eye-opening experience.  She also shared with us her previous projects which I was quite in love with one style of handmade booklet. She mentioned that she may think about have a workshop going,and I am totally there!!!

Please click HERE to go to Kimmie’s blog and see more of her amazing stuff.

I am brainstorming an idea of mine right now,and trying to see if I can combine this technique with my illustration. It will be fun to see what I will come up with.

Trying something new is such a great joy to me!!!

Happy learning something new!!

Introducing Ni Carnahan’s Button Illustrations !

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Mixed Media with real buttons

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Ni’s Button Illustration- Cupcake Love 2012-2013

Mixed Media

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Ni’s Button Collections 2013

Over the past few years, I have been combining real buttons with my illustrations. I have been exploring this combination ever since I created my first button piece called Identical for Illustration Friday topic back in 2012. (I will share this button girl illustration with you next.) I then start to play around with real buttons,and have to say that I love it! I am fond of buttons,especially antique buttons. However, Antique buttons cost a fortune and hard to get. So, I stick with the buttons that I can purchase and always look out for some unique ones. Anyway, I thought that it would be fun to combine my love for real buttons and my own illustration. Then, I spent the past year and half exploring this technique and combination. I have so much to share,and I will start with the first greeting card design that I did with real button. It is called ” Cupcake Love”. (Second Image above) I am having fun,and will continue to introduce more button illustration with you all. This is another idea of mine to combine what I love into my creative process. It has been a fun journey for me using real buttons! I am going to share all my button illustrations and a series called “Ni Carnahan Button Girls” in the near future. Please follow me or stop by anytime to see my little cute button girls.