Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sweet Inspiration

A couple of weeks back I became inspired by Cindy's Inspiration Board..Isn't it beautiful??..

To see her lovely post click http://www.sweetbeadstudio.com/?p=6664

I became so inspired to create one of my own..only one problem...I have no wall space..my craft room is wall to wall shelving..You know..we mixed media artists have a problem with stuff...Well anyway..I did make a spot right above my sewing/jewelry table..
See..right there..that little tiny wall hanging..heehee.
It may be small,but it brings me so much joy..
Here's a closer look..
Here are some of my treasures from other artist..including Debrina Pratt and Corrine and a sweet Marie Antoinette ATC from Megan Suarez.

and some photos of my babies and favorite poems,A hand crafted pendant from my sister Ingrid,in which she fused a photo of me and the kids in glass..that's me and my sis with the funny hats..she always makes me laugh..so I had to give us hats!!...

..and old photos of me and hubby, kids artwork and my folks..

and the bracelet I made in the Stephanie Lee class..a gift that started me on my Jewelry journey..the vintage photo by Riki ..

And so..after staring at my little board, I became inspired and thought.."Wouldn't it be lovely to have Inspiration on the Go..
and after trying to figure out what to do with this bottle..The vision became clear..
"DreAms" Inspiration on the Go I call it!!

with a soldered rim,hanging metal bird charm and crystals..
this inspiration on the go is ready for any desk..

..and chains full of trinkets and one special charm I won from a generous giveaway from Renate ..that lovely blue nest square..Doesn't it just fit perfectly?...

and a hand stamped charm that has the sums it up wouldn't you say..

Thanks for the inspiration..Cindy,Debrina,Corrine,Megan,Ingrid,Riki,Renate,..and EVERY single blog I visit.

Now in the Shop

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by


yoborobo said...

Oh my gosh, Cat. Now I want to run upstairs and make one, too! And the bottle is brilliant. You are so creative!!! xox Pam

Talking Horses Arts said...

Gorgeous!!! Oh and by the way,do you know the saying size don't matter? lol.
Love the post!

Lupe Meter said...

So love your inspiration board. I haven't done mine yet...too bogged down with other things. Your dream bottle is beautiful too, loved what you did with the bottle!

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration board. I have one, too, and love to see what other inspires other creative people. Hugs, Susan

kj said...

you are too much, cat! you got me all excited just following this post! what a great thing to do. you had fun doing this, didn't you?

p.s. ♥

Whosyergurl said...

I really, really love what you did! It is so nice that you have a ROOM to work in...I have my taken-over dining room with stuff piled on a bench behind my taken-over dining room table.
I did a little art last night...my materials were calling to me...I'm going to see if you are on facebook...then you can see what I did...xo, Cheryl

Amanda Summer said...

beautiful. perfect — as always!!

those little patches of inspiration don't have to be big - they just have to be!! and i LOVE the portable inspiration.....your ideas just floor me.

btw have you heard of a crafting group who takes old books and embellishes them? i wish i could remember their name but they are based in colorado...

Unknown said...

wow, i really like that! it;s so different!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! I also have a LIMITED edition giclee print giveaway by the amazing Lark Calderon Gomez!

kijjet said...

Can you come live in my house and just create beautiful things to set out here and there? :) Seriously, what you did with that bottle is beyond awesome!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

what a gorgeous bottle! so many lovely embellishments! I love seeing inspiration! :)

Anonymous said...

Your bottle is so perfect, now you have inspired me to make some new bottles - I have been saving them. What's an inspiration board to see everyday without loved ones, my little
(very big) guy is there too. I still love his baby face pictures. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your world. And the sweet mention. xox Corrine

sharon said...

Love your treasures Cat, and how you make the most of everything, even tiny spaces! Sometimes those tough situations bring out the best in us!
Your creativity is remarkable and endless!

Cindy said...

Cat, I have missed visiting your blog and now I am catching up! Thank you so much for your sweet words... I can't imagine inspiring someone like YOU, but I'm so happy to hear that I did in some small way.
Your bottle is so sweet and just perfect - I love it!