As I was waiting on my Mr. Handsome Son this weekend I thought…. Why not? I'll take my first mirror selfie just for the heck of it. Well, that turned in to snow, twinkles and a little snow man for fun. I used Picmonkey online and it's become somewhat addictive! Go ahead and try it for yourself! #happyholidays
I am in the midst of creating something BIG!
And for weeks I have been thinking of keeping my business SMALL. Know what I mean?
Well, I just have to share this blog post by Abby Kerr with you - so inspirational! I had a hard time trying to convey my small business thinking (even to myself) until I came across this! She says it all… Read on in her post "Scaling my Business for Small"
Sorry it's been a while - things have been a little crazy around here!
It's snowing AGAIN this morning and while I am a snow bird (or "bunny" in my younger days :) I just can't get my mind off of Spring. It's colors, it's smells, it's "ahhhhhhhnesssss" if there is such a thing.
So I have decided to do a little pre-spring sale on my Mint Leather Double the Silver bangles over in my shop as a pick-me-up during this round of snow. It won't last long so head on over there and check it out!
SALE ENDS FEBRUARY 28
SECRET TO THE BANGLES:
If you have ever purchased bangles with any kind of beading on them - they tend to spin to the bottom of your wrist and really all you see is the top (chain, leather, whatever it might be). I rectified this issue with balancing these pretty silver tube beads on each piece of 2mm cool mint leather so that you get the bling AND the beautiful leather! I love these things!
One night I had a dream of a little red dot slowly turning into a lovely pink rose - and then out from the middle of the rose came a heart and the petals turned to wings!! I know, I know I have crazy dreams when I eat ice-cream before bed but this one I just had to somehow get out of me and on to paper.
And before I start my watercolor sketches I want to share two of my MOST FAVORITE designers and their own sketches:
Have an awesome day everyone! I know it's monday - Keep following your dreams!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
I decided I wanted to play in polymer clay and WaaaaLa!
No…… It was not that easy. I can't even type that sentence with a straight face. However, once again I had a picture in my head and I went for it. When I get in to things like this I don't even think. I just put blinders on and go to town. Sometimes they come out - sometimes they don't but I'm pretty happy with these cute little "stuff" keepers and I have soooo many more in my head. What stuff you say? Jewelry, keys and change come to mind!
How big are they?
I know… I just took a couple of quick snapshots and you really can't get a sense of size. The tree and blue bird is 4.75" in diameter as is the "grateful" dish. The other two are 4" in diameter.
They are not perfect and THAT'S what I love about hand-made! So much love goes in to my creations - I can't stand it!! I hand rolled the roses so they are very organic looking as well.
The two little ones are very pale pink with hand painted tiny roses and liquid gold dots and trim. They are adorable and would be wonderful in a shabby chic styled home! Actually, these girls already have new homes! The liquid gold really brought this to life.
The "grateful" dish is pretty flat with a slight rounded edge while the tree and blue bird dish has a predominant side to it. When I was finished I coated them with a thick gloss to protect and shine.
Since I feel the need to make a gazillion more of these I will be Personalizing them with initials and dates and you will probably see them in my etsy store very soon along with my shabby prints. They will be packaged in these pretty 7" tins and shreds!
I will design and create a custom fine art giclee print for you based off of my original painting of "She Will Fly". Here are two examples perfect for new baby nursery, remembrance or inspirational quotes!
Your print will be 11 x 14 on luscious somerset velvet paper. Visit my shop for more details!
They made it to my SHOP!
The prints are so much more in person.
They are velvety and vibrant on lovely thick paper.
The inks just pop and are so rich and decadent!
I just put in a submission for the The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design: Module 1 – Designing Your Way Giveaway!
I can't even tell you how GREAT this would be for a spot in this course! The winner will be announced on Friday December 13th (which happens to be a lucky number for me...) Keep your fingers crossed!