Monday, May 10, 2010

And the winner is...

Thank you so much to all the lovely souls that signed up for the Giveaway.It still takes my breathe away to read all the lovely comments and I am grateful.
My winner for my sweet hanging card is Lori from http://loritimesfive.blogspot.com/
Thank you Lori for taking part in my little giveaway!!I will be contacting you for your information.
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I also have some new Ebay Items going up for auction this week..I must first add,that I have come to the conclusion,there is no pushing the flow of creativity.I know this seems like an obvious statement,but there are times in which I want to create and cant.

Friday morning I had two hours to play...had it all planned out...what I wanted to work on,and for how long.....but when the time came,my cluttered mind wouldn't allow the flow to release.I began on one already started piece and for almost a hour,I looked at it,switched it around,added beeswax...removed the beeswax..added texture...removed the texture..blue,no brown...UUUGGGHHH!!! Until finally I decided ..no more..I had wasted enough time and so I left my space and went on with my day,kicking and screaming(quietly in my head)frustrated with my lack of creativity.

So that night after the kiddies went to bed,I fiddled in the kitchen for a while,and naturally found my way back to my craft room and counter.I stared at the mess and smiled..this time the mess made sense and slowly I began....One,two,three..little treasures appeared..out of no where and into here.Four,maybe five...the ideas..flying out of my head and through my fingers.With Vivaldi filling my ears,(playing now for you to enjoy)everything seemed right...and I thought like most things..you cant force what comes naturally.

Slept like a baby that night.

"Play"Altered Mini Wooden Block.

Measures Approx.5"H and made with wooden block,vintage reprint,floral findings,wooden spools and buttons,wire and bell.

"Joy" ACEO

"Sweetness"Hanging Assemblage W/ Layer of Beeswax

Made with painted and distressed wooden frame,premium papers,die-cuts,gauze,metal embellishments and more.

"Adventurer" Gratitude Journal
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Inside flap has a list of helpful hints on keeping a Gratitude Journal

As always,thank you so much for stopping by




20 comments:

Brenda LaBell said...

Congrats Lori!!

Cat, wow, when your on your on girl!!! Beautiful creations!! Sweetness, is my favorite, just look at that expression, I don't think you better touch her dolls, lol.

Have a wonderful day Cat!!
Brenda

Mollye said...

well sister sometimes it just ehlps to get away and shake all the cobwebs from the creative side of our brains. It sure worked in your case as these are all something to gasp at. Supurbly delightful!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I'm gonna have to wrestle with Lori for that prize!!! Oh well, congrats to her, phfft....
Love your new stuff, really incredible...keep on creating~

Lynn Stevens said...

Congrats to Lori and Great new creations! Wow!

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! I can't decide what I like the best! That little girl on the block is so fabulous!!!

Tallulah Belle said...

I have days like that as well :-)

Beautiful things you create...I love Sweetness.

Thank you so very, very much for your donation and mentioning it on your blog.

The more people we can reach, the more money we can try and raise.

I am so touched by the generosity of people helping me get the word out.

Thank you xxx

Debrina said...

Hi Cat - hard case about Ebay. Yes, those are my ACEOs. I am so honoured that you of all people (I so admire your lovely work - just look at "Play!") would find them fascinating. Well, I love small details - which is why I just love doing ACEOs and if other people can appreciate the beauty in small things too, then that's the happiest thing of all!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Cat, thank you so much for stopping by and making me feel better about my little Chester. I truly appreciate your kind words and support. I love these pieces you made, great job! Beautiful as always. Happy creating my friend. Hugs, Riki

Susan said...

Hi Cat, Your work is always so lovely and I really like these latest creations. Don't worry about the moments when your mind is elsewhere, for creative energy will always find it's way back and demand expression in its own time.
Always a pleasure to stop by here. Thank you!

miramecreations said...

Beautiful creations as usual Cat! I just received my package from your Etsy Shop...in fact today! I did get you message on Etsy by the way...forgot to reply back. I absolutely love it, thank goodness today was a nice day here in Phoenix...in the 80's, so the beeswax wouldn't melt in the mailbox! I especially love the extra goodies! I love how you arrange everything on the tin and I love smelling the beeswax on the tin...nice added touch! Love it!

Marlene said...

Cat - Your collage pieces are gorgeous, you are a inspiration.

Lori ann said...

Oh thank you thank you thank you!
i am just so thrilled Cat! your work is so inspiring, and i do know just how you feel, sometimes we just have to walk away, be patient.
beautiful pieces, each one. just beautiful.
thank you ♥
lori

Gaby Bee said...

Every time I visit your blog, you inspire me with your creations. Your new pieces are adorable.

Congrats to the winner!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

They turned into such beautiful creations. You have such a great gift. I'm glad you got your inspiration back.
Hope your having a great week!

Hugs!

Julie

NEEDLEWINGS said...

What a lovely blog! I am so glad I stopped by!

Cinnamonstitch said...

You are so right, I do the same thing, Ive learned to just walk away. JUST CANT BE FORCED..Have a wonderful Day, Hope you come by and see me too
Cynthia

Cindy said...

HI Cat...love listening to Vivaldi here. I'm happy for you that you were struck with such incredible inspiration and created these wonderful pieces... they are all beautiful, and I especially love your "Joy" ACEO.

layers said...

lots of wonderful creations here-- sometimes it pays to stop, leave it, and when you come back- the vision in your head comes out and comes alive

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hello Cat
Just popping in to see your fabulous art! I love the sweet little girl on the block...just darling...but all your work always is! Hope all is well your way! :)
thanks for the kind comments on my blog!

Ansota said...

Beautiful creations and beautiful blog!