Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This is Where I Play


The other day I arrived early to Art More Place in order to set up for a class I was offering over the weekend. I found myself sitting quietly at one of the tables where we creatives gather and these simple and lovely thoughts thoughts came to mind.

This is where I play.
Where I can be myself,completely,and without judgement.
Where I connect with those that get...what it is I have to offer
and where I get...what it is they have to offer
and for this 
I am eternally grateful.


Ended up having two amazing classes,with amazing students
 and even though I may be the teacher for the day
I always feel 
like I'm the one learning.




This is where I play.




"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Friday, July 17, 2015

Momma's Book Shelf

My Momma's offered many pieces of advice through the years,with patience and love she shared her wisdom with us and sometimes I listened,and regretfully,sometimes I didn't. Now I think back and her words are like sweet echos in my heart. I hear them constantly and they surround me like a warm and gentle hug. 


When creating this piece,I somehow wanted to incorporate her words of advice through the years,hoping perhaps,that in someway they were like books on a shelf that I could pick up and ponder at. Wouldn't that be absolutely wonderful,a shelf full of books filled with moments and words of those we've loved and lost. Especially moments we never experienced ourselves with them,like books on their childhood and teenage years...makes me smile thinking of it. 
 I wish I could remember every little word she gave me,but it's ok, I'm thankful none the less for what I do have,thankful for the love I still feel everyday.


I assembled the shelf and added premium paper on the inside.


I glues on cardboard on the back sides and roof.


I distressed the inside and outside of the box to give it an older feel and then added crackle and an antique finish to the cardboard.


Next,I made a selection of Momma's books with chipboard and book text.



I then added some Patina to the brass box by hitting it with a flame and then filled it with some Crochet scraps.


I added some Metallic Lustre to a mini wood frame and included a photo...


and lastly, I glued in all the components.




Retro Cafe Products used in this tutorial include:

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner x 2

Thank you so much to those of you that left me comments here and also on Facebook.


The two winners of my Soldered Bangles Video Tutorials are Gayle Bessenoff and Maggie Van Zandt
I will contact you to get your email so I can send you the links to the tutorial.
If you want to get more info on the tutorial,you can go here!

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bangles Giveaway!

I'm giving away two free Soldered Bangles Online Video tutorials to my artsy friends!!

Please help me spread the word about my new Etsy mini tutorial! If you want to join in on the fun ,share my Simple Soldered Bangle Etsy Link on one of the following...Facebook,Instagram,Pinterest and then come back here and let me know that you've shared it and I'll pick two winners on Sunday the 12th. You can share it wherever you want...just let me know where. I'll pick two winners on Sunday. 

You can click the link above and copy and paste or use this one...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/234878057/easy-soldered-bangles-video-tutorial?ref=shop_home_feat_4



"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,