After a week of extreme wind storms all thats left on the Maple tree outside the landing window are two gorgeous gems that God painted extremely more radiant than the rest of the tree. I have been enjoying these two leaves for weeks as they’ve been bursting ever brighter with vibrant color. To me they are a special gift from God letting me enjoy autumn even more. Each time I climb the stairs I pause a moment and enjoy them.
Aren’t they just beautiful? What a joyful thing… two tiny leaves clinging tightly together to hang on as long as possible to the beauty that is Fall.
I’ve been busy with things around the house. Thanksgiving was my birthday, our car died… literally. We had to buy something new. We went out of town for the day on Turkey day for dinner… we bought our Christmas tree and ornaments over the weekend and I’ve been decorating for Christmas this week. It’s wonderful not to decorate the same way as I had to the past 6 years in our rented home. Tomorrow I will show you my Christmas tree that I put in my studio. It’s absolutely adorable. For now I’m off to work on Christmas gifts and use up some of my creative energy. I’ll share SOON! Have an awesome Wednesday and keep the faith.
I was hired to make approximately
250 price tags for my jewelry making auntie. Here’s about half of what I came up with. The rest are more of the same smaller ones that are in a variety of pastel colors… each with a seed bead on it’s string to add a bit of punch.
Here’s a close up of the steampunk, dress-forms, goth skulls, and little purses that I made into Photoshop brushes from sketches and turned into artful tags. What a great way to get your products noticed. I finished the last of them this morning and will be mailing them the day after Thanksgiving which is also my birthday.
This was one of the most challenging things I’ve undertaken in a long time and I found myself growing as an artist while working on them and once I got the hang of what I was doing….the ideas just kept flowing. I had an awesome time creating these price tags… so if you find yourself needing something to make your creations stand out at fairs and such… give me a holler. I’d love to do some commission work for you as well.
I hope you all have an awesome Turkey day and have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for another year of upcoming creativity and that my family is healthy and safe. God Bless you all and have a wonderful holiday.
I’m finally at peace with my blogging tool. I’ve been emailing the help desk off and on over the past few days and this morning I got my solution. And I got my old version of ScribeFire back! I’m a happy blogger now. I could not make heads or tails out of the new …simplified… version. As they say, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!” Word!
I’ve been working on this peace banner over the past week and it’s finally ready to share. I still have to put eye hooks in the sides for stringing it but for the most part it’s… Internet ready.
Next I’m working on price tags for my auntie. She wants around 200 of them so I’ll be very busy with Photoshop and scissors making tags with a statement. Wish me luck. As for now it’s time for me to Occupy my Studio! See you tomorrow with something or another.
Happy 2sday. I’m a bit unhappy today. Scribefire, the tool I use for making posts on my blog had an update and I can’t figure out how the poop to use it. I HATE updates like this. It says they have redesigned it to make it simpler. NOT. Get real peeps. You did it simply to ruin my day. So I’m blogging from the back door of my WordPress account which is as slow as dial up. (Sorry for the small font size… I can’t figure out how to change it with this bucket of bolts setup.)
Needless to say… because of these frustrations today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet until I can either undo the update or stab my way through
My show and tell for today is a harvest! Perfect for the time of year. This was part of a birthday present many, many moons ago. Each veggie was individual wrapped and packaged in this adorable basket. This is a very detailed bounty and each gem is a work of art… and healthy “candy” for the eye!
I hope to be back tomorrow with a functional tool to blog with. Until then… eat your veggies!
Mom’s greenhouse is like falling into the looking glass. A lot of what she does in her experimental lab is to grow things that would not have been grown otherwise. The cactus at the top is a lethal weapon! The hens and chicks come back from the dead in the middle photo and the bottom picture is an amazement all it’s own. The cluster of web-like cacti looks amazing…. yet when mom put just a few in a different pot… this was the result….
It’s like two different plants! I LOVE plants. There was a time in my life when I had well over 150 healthy house plants. I was going to grab a few of these little websters for my own indoor garden but I’ll have to do it next visit. When we were house hunting we came across a home that was ideal! It had gorgeous hardwood floors… and we aren’t talking laminate. It had an extra potty in the garage with a pencil sharpener in it… I thought that was awesome. AND it had a green house. Sadly the house was just a bit too small for us. But I still think about it. And I long for a greenhouse in heaven!
I dare to be different… just ask those who know me!
I dug out my journal for some playtime and had a great time with some brand new collage papers my mom bought me along with pastel pencils. Oooo-la-la! What fun. It’s going to be fun to fill this journal. I think my next entry is going to be bursting with fall colors….. and here’s why…
This is the view from my studio window. The Oak tree across the street is the first to turn this fall… it’s framed by green so it really stands out and says… “Look at me!” It really is quite vibrant, especially in the sun. I’m playing in Photoshop today trying to convert some of my scanned paintings into ACEOs for selling. The program is giving me a rough time so I thought I’d break and drop in here to chat it up a bit.
Halloween was a huge success. We had 48 trick-or-treaters. That’s a record high for me. I didn’t get any before moving here and I was very well prepared. I bought four bags of candy… there are a few fun sized bags of M & Ms left for household tricksters. There were some really cute customs and kiddos. One that sticks out was a tiny little boy dressed as a fireman. He was no bigger than a minute and uber shy! We had a baby in a stroller who slept through the whole thing while his proud parents took him around on his first Hallows Eve. The funniest was a group of three boys around the age of 12 they were dressed identically as Urkel and they acted the part. Super funny.
It’s Tuesday again and time for my show and tell. Here’s this weeks toy.
The bears name is Bartholomew he was given to me by my mom after I destroyed the bear given to me by icky bad evil ex-boyfriend. I needed a fresh start and Barty here smells like potpourri so he’s far from icky. I decked him out in some rain gear for the fall season. If you know Washington state – you know how much rain we get here… Barty will be safe from the weather this winter…and he’s looking very stylish while doing so!
Until tomorrow. Stay high and dry!