I've been a soldering fool lately and have finished quite a few new pendants...now if I could only find the time to list them in my etsy store! Here are a few new ones. Look for them in my etsy store soon!
Ok, I admit that it isn’t very Halloween-y, but I just can’t get into the Halloween spirit until the trees start changing colors. So, here’s my tribute to Fall…a time when trees turn brilliant shades of gold, burgundy, orange and red.
I’ve also been working on building up my inventory for a fall art fair. It will be my very first ever art fair and I don’t quite know what to expect. I think it will be fun though and of course I’ll get to check out the goodies that everyone else has. If you have any good advice for a first-time art fair attendee, please share!
Here are some pendants that are waiting to be soldered…if you’re in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and would like to help me out…by all means, come on over!
When I came home from work on Friday, I was super excited to open the little package that was sitting on my table waiting for me. I was even more excited when I opened it and found these lovely ATCs from some wonderfully talented fellow mixed media etsy artists! Aren't they fabulous?
I've been feeling a little down lately. I've had absolutely no time to get into the studio the past couple weeks, sales have been slow and on top of that I've been struggling with a lack of motivation, an "artists block" so to speak. Well, that all ended this week.
Pam Carriker, one of the many wonderful mixed media friends I've met through etsy decided to have a blog giveaway in honor of her birthday. If you haven't done so, be sure to check out Pam's blog and etsy shop. She is immensely talented. Her work is inspirational and has been at the top of my "wish list" for quite awhile. She has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors, Summerset Studios and the Stampers' Sampler to name a few. I jokingly refer to her as my famous etsy friend...lol.
Needless to say, many people frequent Pam's blog and I was completely surprised, elated and honored to be the winner of one of her beautiful mixed media portraits, 'Abundant Love'! I can't wait to see it in person! Thank you, Pam!!!!
Oh and to clear my head and get my creative juices flowing again, I decided to splurge on ebay and ended up winning a huge lot of 550 vintage images. When they arrived at my house a few days ago, I was like a kid in a candy store. Browsing through those photos gave me tons of inspiration and totally removed any remaining "artists block". Take a look at my newest piece.
The Metsy Team is having a Metsy Halloween ACEO Challenge and although this piece is not an ACEO, I was inspired by the challenge. I love old buildings and supposedly haunted houses, so I transferred an image of an old house onto the canvas and distressed it a bit. I added fall leaves to give the piece a little bit of color and added two ghostly images to the background. The piece was done on 5x7 gallery wrapped canvas and will be listed in my etsy shop soon.