Tuesday, March 31, 2009
But I love journals...I love the concept of journals, I love holding journals in my hands, the blank page draws me in, entices me to once more think...oh yes I'll start this one and finish it. But it just isn't going to happen. I have to face the truth...I will never finish any journal I start. But what to do about my love of journals?
I've just this past year become enamoured of altering journals and have discovered this is my way to play with journals, to be creative with journals without having to ever write, draw, paint or think in one. So I'll just alter them and put them in my store for those of you who actually start and finish journals.
Here is my latest journal I finished up about 3:30 this morning because I woke up at 2am and couldn't get back to sleep. I'm listing it in The Papier Cottage my Etsy store I opened for just my artwork to keep separate from the supplies.
I call it Moments of the Journey, because while I may not be a journaler I recognize that any journal is a moment in our own lifes' journey.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Yes actually I did. How amazing. I see so little of my studio these days, so to be able to get in there and start and actually finish a piece seems amazing to me . So I thought I'd share. Another Joanna inspired class. :-) If you haven't taken a class from Joanna you should...you absolutely will not be disappointed. I just signed up for my 4th class! ;-) Because I have so much time. LOL But I'm loving it and having SO much fun when I do get a chance to get my hands on a project. So de-stressing for me. When I get myself involved in the whole process I go on a journey away from everything.
I listed this little beauty in my Papier Cottage Etsy store where I'm trying to list only my artwork these days, keeping them separated from supplies.
It's rainy and gloomy in the mountains today. It might clear come Sunday. I'm waiting for the sun to come back and the rain to stop so I can get back outside in the garden. In the meantime a fish fry at Mom's tonight. :-) Here's wishing all of you a super weekend
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Spring also brings about our need to do some Spring cleaning as we bring our homes out of the winter doldrums and get them ready for a new season. My friend Faith of The Glitzy Crown also has an online consignment store in need of formal, prom, pageant, and flower girl dresses. So while you're Spring cleaning keep this in mind and if you have any of these dresses tucked away and would like to get rid of them and maybe make a little of your money back, contact Faith and she'll give you all the details. You'll be in good hands.So today as I head outdoors to start that cleaning of flowers beds I thought I'd let you know that I'm bringing Spring to the shop also! For all those SPring projects looming you'll find below just a few of the new products that have been arriving at the Shabby Cottage Studio. And some old favorites are being restocked while I'm waiting for a new shipment of velvet flowers and leaves that should be here later in the week.
We've brought in more of Tim Holtz products, always fun with so many uses. And we've stocked up on more of one of our favorite vendors, Crafty Secrets. Their beautiful vintage images come in many different forms and are an excellent product for the cost. I've restocked some popular Glimmer Mist colors and brought in some new luscious colors and also some new Alcohol Ink colors.
Oh, and some fun new chipboard....some really cool interactive "doors" that you can add to a project, place an image behind them and them the "doors" open to reveal the image. How fun does that sound?! Plus I love the Bare Elements triptych in the shape of houses! We know how popular houses are! You can see all these and more on our What's New page.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
What's great about this class is Pam is putting the videos and the pdf all up at the beginning of the workshop so you don't have to wait for a new class to be uploaded each week. Now you truly can work at your own pace from the comfort of home. So come on over and register and don't' miss another great class by Pam