Monday, December 09, 2013
Take off over here
Too meet the lovely ladies who are making up the Globecraft and Piccolo design team.
I am in awe of being one of them.
I cannot wait to see what inspiring ideas this group presents to us all.
Also - take off for shopping too
2014 looks like an inspiring year to come.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
So I have lots of sweet littles in my life.
Rebecca Peterson is one of them.
Several months back - little Missy announced to us that she was going to be a BIG SISTER.
I stalked her mama's pinterest for ideas to make a gift for the new baby.
(that post in a few days)
While I was mulling that over,
I started on a little giftie for Rebecca.
(BIG SISTER had to get a gift too)
I sent her dad a text and it was determined that pink butterflies would be the ticket.
I painted a 12x12 canvas green.
Then punched sixteen circles.
Some glue and patience later they are laid out on the canvas.
Then I wanted dimensional butterflies and I had these great sequins in the right shape.
I punched assorted paper ones too.
I bent the sequins for dimension.
stacked them on the paper shapes
(see the beads)
I strung the beads on light gauge wire.
Wrapped to the back to secure.
Because I KNOW someone will ask, here's how I bent the sequins using the back side of my xacto knife blade.
After making all the little butterflies, I moved them around and decided on the layout I liked.
If you are ever around me creating - there is that moment that I refer too as "look - it sings"
More glue - this time a clear drying tacky glue.
The finished artwork
I likes this one a LOT.
The full front view.
A sweetie little missy enjoying opening her present.
Monday, December 02, 2013
I've wanted to design for a company for a long long time.
I saw that GlobeCraft and Piccolo was looking for design team members.
Being that my word for the year is DO.
I clicked and linked.
And over the Thanksgiving long weekend, I received an invitation to be a part of a lovely group of talented ladies.
I readily accepted the invitation.
I will be a design team member starting in 2014.
I am so excited to work with these products and the ladies on the team.
I do hope all of you will follow all of the goodies the entire team comes up with.
I am so excited to be a part of this.
Watch for more fun updates soon.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
sorry - these are cell phone pictures.
I am busily preparing for an artist market
Saturday November 16
It has been one of my best shows in the past, and if the weather is good, should be again.
There will be a few
Lace and button angels
A new item design for me.
I bought the wings stamp years ago
Had not stamped one thing with it ever
(please make me feel better here and pretend you do this)
I didn't even tuck it away, it was on the shelf in full view, I just had no idea how to use it.
Then the muse came to visit.
I LIKE HER
Made on a similar design as the button fairies.
Stamped and embossed wings on card stock - heavy plastic - vellum - etc
Metal wire threaded with buttons/beads/stuffs
Pretty little face
Assorted halos (lace, jewelry findings, rhinestones, big buttons)
Note - none of these buttons are super valuable - they are a mixture of glass, metal, MotherofPearl and plastic.
I ramble through my stash (playing) and decide what fits the personality of the sweet face and wings
There are also these wonderful - children appropriate - wood block nativity sets.
I've painted several sets and, with help, gotten them all stained.
Nice, stunning, 20 inch wide, butcher board with sawmill marks not included.
Maybe, I'll see you guys on Saturday
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Food was the prompt. Wrote a note and gmail address on the card and left it on the bakery case in the grocery deli. We will see if I get an email response.
I am tremendously grateful for every meal.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
-cream cardstock tag base.
- simple rose watercolor print from a card top.
- pink letters
- this is the only one with a message on the back - it reads "deep emotional words often go too long unspoken" ---- its from a mothers day card I sent my mom years ago when things were still quite stormy between us. I am so thrilled this is not the case any longer.
- the hanger is some ribbon Mom gave me from her stash (fitting I thought)
Its a reminder that healing relationships are never too far gone to keep trying - even if the only part you can manage to actually do is secretly Hope and pray.
Now for November ---
It will still be a #stashtags project over at instagram.
I am calling it Heartfelt Thankgivings - since we celebrate Thanksgiving this month.
I will still be making the tags each day. Still decorating them - simply as I like or with a theme if it fits the day. I have based my chosen themes using Ann Voskamp's Joy Dare prompts (you can find a printout for the year here.)
Some I have decided on --- for instance one of the days the prompt is three things government - I'll be looking for a US, state, or local government employee and hand them a decorated tag - thanking them for being someone I am grateful for. Maybe even a little note on the back. I'll blog the reactions here - with the rundown on the tags.
So here is the plan for me - I have my calendar marked. Tonight I will make the November 1 Tag and give it tomorrow sometime - the tags will be heartshaped and embellished. I'll decide who to "target" and in the morning I will instagram and facebook the tag and the theme - after I have given it - I will blog the tag and theme and reaction(s). and yes - in my mind some days there will me more than one tag.
You never know - maybe being nice and recognizing people as blessings can start a NICE revolution.
Please let me know if you are playing along.
Here is my list. and some ideas.
1. food - grocery store or fast food
2. clothing - store or someone who's outfit is inspiring
3. starts with N -
4. gathered - a farmer or gardener or group of people we gather with
5. small as an acorn -
6. government - I'm thinking a post office worker or local government or local state college employee
7. from my window - maybe a different fast food person - or even my neighbor across the street
8. salty, sweet, or sipped - I do hope there is a waiter bringing me a margarita for this one.
9. harvest - farmers market person maybe
10 Bible or church - pastor - pianist - ss teacher - the lady who types the bulletin
11. Remembering - a veteran or a teacher from you childhood
12 Noon - lunch involved
13 behind a door - somewhere I am going into
17 Laughter - not posting here, but I KNOW who gets this one
20 tradition - honor someone who has a recognized tradition with you - aka we always have donuts at the lake for Christmas - let them know how special that has been.
21 family - multiples here
22 grateful - this is a random category - just pick someone to encourage
23 Christ - some one you KNOW Christ put in you life
25 Ugly but beautiful - I will recognize some of my cancer caregivers or other survivors here
26 preparing - this would be an awesome day to recognize special teachers for preparing each lesson
28 community - maybe a police officer or fire fighter
30 astonishing - that person who has the "you wont believe this but ......." effect in your life.
Just ideas --- come on let's start a NICE movement. Even if you don't play along - please let me know your thoughts about this little project.
Have a great day.