Monday, December 28, 2009

just another manic monday

Today has been mostly spent by doing laundry, buying road trip snacks, getting Sookie's nails clipped, cleaning, and finishing up some projects!!! I can't reveal them yet, but this is what I've been doing for most of the evening.
My dinning room table has looked like this for a few days now. Now that I'm finished, it can go back to the beautiful table cloth and decorations that are usually on it!
We're leaving tomorrow for Louisiana, so I may not be posting for a while. I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Year Resolutions

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful celebration of our Savior's birth! What a joyful season!!!

I am so sorry for my lack of updating. The end of the first semester is always a busy one. This year, however, was easier that past years, and I've actually been creating during my Christmas break!

Big A and I were able to finish many Christmas orders, which included 2 aprons, 2 stools, a scarf, and a plaque painting! Here is my friend Susan Jablonski's mother in law in her apron! She looks adorable in it!!! Yay!!!
I will have pictures of the other products soon. I am also working on some necklaces and charms in addition to my aprons so I can hopefully get them to Gallery 116 soon!

This week we are leaving for Big A's family's house in Louisiana. We are spending New Years with them, so I thought I would go ahead and post some of my resolutions for 2010!
*Get my Etsy page up and running comfortably.
*Sew and make aprons, onsies, and other fun things!
*Create unique charms and necklaces.
*Make more growth charts, door hangings, and name designs.
*Create more journal pages, experimenting with new styles, mediums, and techniques.
*Convince Big A to get me a YuDu home screen printing system!
*Finally get a booth at the Freedom Festival, or any other Art Fair. I've been wanting to do this for years!!! I just need to make enough inventory to justify the fees! :)
*Do as many art workshops as possible...there are places in Tennessee and Washington that I would love to go to!!!
*Do a Give Away to boost more readers on this blog!!!

Well, those are my crafty goals!!! What are your New Year Creation Resolutions?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Key Chains!

I am doing a small art show at school with the other art teacher at work. We've both just pulled together some things we've made, and included holiday items as well! I've been making these little keychains that are made on wooden dominos, and they've turned out super cute! They even have designs on the back, but it's hard to show both sides at the same time ;) I'm selling them for $5.00 a piece!
Meghan S., these are for you! Let me know which one(s) you want, and i'll take them out before tomorrow! Enjoy! :D

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Junk Doodle

I was reading over at Doodlers Anonymous about how hard it can be to just start working. I have often times been so intimidated by a sketchbook, with it's big blank pages, and I am afraid to put anything on it!!! The site suggested to do a junk doodle. Instead of working on my sketchbook, I found a random space to work that didn't seem so overwhelming.

The point is to feel free to work on something that doesn't seem so permanent. So, since the kids are doing paper mache right now, I had a lot of excess on hand!

I've always struggled with drawing people, so I thought I'd do some experimentation on a less permanent surface!!!
The newspaper actually make a cool background, I think.
I love my ponytail girl :) she's not at all finished, but really still look'n good ;)
I call this next one Darla. :) I don't know why, and she doesn't have arms or legs yet. She will...still working
Sooooo, I challenge you to work on an unconventional space! JUST CREATE!! Remember, the goal is not to have a goal! Just start somewhere! PLAY!!! Please email me your results! I'd love to share them with everyone else!!!