More goodies for Etsy!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I am finally back into the swing of things- In fact I spent a great deal of my afternoon and evening was spent working (in my new studio space yipeeee!!)on some fun new things for my Etsy store-first being a canvas wallet (update-sold). For the last couple of years I have carried around a wallet that I made from canvas and everywhere I go I get all kinds of comments so I have finally gotten around to creating some to sell. The first is this chunky black and white graffiti wallet big enough to carry as a clutch, full of mixed media accents and layers of colorful canvas. It and some other goodies will be available in my etsy shop by the end of today!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Don't mind me...I am finally kicking back in our new living room taking time to actually READ MY OWN BOOK- never thought I would get to say that! I am counting down the days in the next 2 weeks until Canvas Remix is in stores and I can hardly wait. The anticipation is crazy but thankfully I have lots of stuff to keep me busy so hopefully time will fly! We are finally starting to get settled into our new house and though there is still lots to do I finally feel like I can take a deep breath and begin to enjoy the things to come.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The last couple of months, I feel like I have been holding it all together- managing the balancing act that has been my life for so long- jumping from one project to the next- one responsibility to another- switching gears at a moments notice. Though I know things will be winding down once we get past this renovation and move, it still feels never ending and today I physically feel it all catching up with me…my body aches, and I am exhausted! But I have to say that this last weekend though full of moving, lifting, packing and unpacking was one of the happiest days of my LIFE- because we moved all of my art studio (which was a tiny extra bedroom) into our new garage. Now I have real space to stretch out, paint big without destroying anything, lounge on the couch that we relocated, sew at my sewing table and them move over to the floor to paint, make a mess and let creativity take over!! As I began to put stuff away and organize, I found myself filled with absolute JOY and disbelief, in fact I even shed a few grateful tears!! One of my dreams since college was to have my own painting studio- not just a room but a real big creative space like those I remember seeing in books and art history classes. While everyone else was busy memorizing slides, I was busy studying the few photos of the great painter’s studio spaces- looking at all the details of the space, admiring the unintentional messy details that exist when you are in the midst of creativity- Your space as an artist says so much about yout creative process and I have been facinated by all of my favorite artists and their space! Now, I have a place that I have dreamed of and as soon as I get it all organized I will take some photos- perhaps I will take them in black and white as a tribute to my inspiration pics!!
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Today will be full of posts because there is so much exciting stuff going on! And to start the day I have to share the before and after pictures of our bathroom which quickly turned into a nightmare scenario after starting our renovation- water damage, 5 layers of water soaked flooring, termites, plumbing problems- uggghhh- we had to gut the ENTIRE bathroom...AND...we are finally done and happy to say that we did it all ourselves (thank goodness for a husband that is a structural engineer and a dad that has tons of renovation experience). I am so happy with the end result, it is crisp, fresh and most importantly- really, really clean!!!