Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Girls

Recently I took Christy Tomlinson's She Girl online class. It was exactly what I have been wanting for so long, and it really set my inner artist free! Thanks, Christy!!

When I showed some of my girls to friends, they were very complimentary. Several of my artsy friends and I decided to make some and show them at a local market festival. So we had our annual sleepover and started making the girls. What fun was that!! Even if we didn't sell any, we had a great time staying up into the wee hours of the night, catching up and laughing with our girls.

Yesterday was the big day. We knew before we even set up that this was not a good time of year to sell this type of craft. And the current heatwave would probably keep many people at home. But this was our first show, so we went into it as a learning experience. We came away with three sales, a marketing plan for our next show (in October), and memories of a fun day together...including fried balony sandwiches and fried peach pies. The diets start tomorrow!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Cards

Here is one of the Easter cards I made this week. It includes flowers from my stash or that I made with Tim Holtz paper rosette die and vintage trim I found at RollerMills antique mall in Lewisburg, PA. The card includes a black/white photo I found at Goodlettsville Antique Mall in Goodlettsville, TN. The caption inside the card reads What fashion statement will you make this Easter?

I also made one to send my mother with a picture of me taken on Easter 1953 (same card, different pic).

Happy Easter, Passover, and Spring to everyone!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

OWH Monochromatic Challange

Here is a card I made for the Operation Write Home Momochromatic Challange. It was fun to pull out supplies in all the same color...and since I was already making Easter cards, the pinks seemed to jump out at me from my work space.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Christmas in July

Today my monthly mixed media group celebrated Christmas in July. The plan was to make three projects which we could give as Christmas gifts. After seeing what Kim had planned for us, we all agreed it would be difficult to give up what we would be making.

Vintage wallpaper birds and butterflies hanging from an embroidery hoop with pastel crystals and vintage ribbons.

Family line banner using vintage laces, trims, metals, and findings

Victorian style tree of life

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Taking Flight

Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. --Leonardo Da Vinci

I've always considered myself creative. This feeling has been encouraged by others who tell me, "You are so creative." Little things like a handmade card or a bulletin board in my classroom would bring such a comment. But I've always wanted to do more.

And now there is The Studio. Recently I converted the garage into my workspace. Where I Create: paper. ribbon, scissors, pencils, chalks, inks, glittermist, stickles, punches, music, the dog. No excuses. It's all there.

This blog is going to be my online journal of my creative journey. My inspiration comes from Kelly Rae Roberts' Taking Flight - Inspiration and Techniques to give your Creative Soul Wings. Kelly calls herself a possibilitarian. I like that word.