Monday, June 29, 2009
I had a craft show this past Saturday. Well, it was a community day festival. I don't know how to take it. I did okay. There were not many vendors there. Mostly it was advertised as a free event to take the kids to eat, play bouncy games, and listen to local bands. It was like nobody was there to spend money. Although it was nice to sit under a shady tree. I heard it was very hot out...I had goosebumps. So, I guess my spot was a good place to be. I learn a little at each show. Where do I get that magic wand that I can wave, and POOF!...I sell like crazy and it's all so easy? This is such a learning process, and I know that. My next show is a month from now. This one is going to be super huge. Actually, I'm a bit nervous about it. I'm sure it'll work out...
Friday, June 26, 2009
I've been so busy since the kids let out of school, I haven't spent much time on my blog. We have been enjoying the nice weather, taking a lot of day trips. With all the flowers in bloom, I have been inspired. I've also been playing around with different color combinations. I have a craft show tomorrow that is taking all of my time today in preparations.
New in my shop are Home Decor Tiles. They have messages of inspiration and each one has it's own inspirational story behind it.
The picture above is one of my favorites. The ocean is a whole other world to me. It inspires me that there is always more to explore and greater things to do. That is why I chose the world "inspire", because thinking of the ocean inspires me.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Ugh...I hit a creative block this week. So....I grabbed my Vincent Van Gogh coffee table book to inspire me. Did it? Of course it did, it's Vincent Van Gogh! I decided to do a small wall hanging, I will post a pic when I'm done. I just need to do something that had no plan, and let my creativity take control. I find that's when the best pieces are done. I don't think Van Gogh ever crammed for a craft show!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I've been trying to get over a bad chest cold, so I haven't been doing much of anything. I'm feeling much better today, so I'm ready to get goin'. I've stumbled upon some old scrapbooking paper over the weekend. I'm going to list some new items taking pictures on those. I've seen other people do that, and I think it'll work out well. I actually have TONS of items I haven't listed on Etsy, so I'm ready to get my site updated with my new stuff. My next craft show isn't for another month, so I have plenty of time to concentrate on my Etsy shop. Well...I'm fealing motivated, so I better take advantage of that! All for now.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So, I went down to Cook Forest to pick up my hubby this weekend. He had a weekend with the guys, it's good for him to spend quality time with his friends. This is a State Park in PA that we often visit when the weather gets nice. It's so beautiful, the Clarion River runs right through it, it's in the mountains, absolutely amazing! I love to be in nature, I grew up going camping almost every weekend. If you look at my work, I would think you would notice that. I also love bright colors. So, there are my two inspirations, nature and colors. The few hours I was down in Cook Forest, I caught myself many times looking closely at the ripples of the river, The twists of the trees, the way the birds every so gracefully took advantage of the light breeze. On the way home, we stopped at camp. When we pulled up, we caught two fox pups playing under a pine tree, using a swing as a catch-me-if-you-can device. We snagged a few pictures. While waiting for my hubby to put away a few things borrowed for the weekend, our daughters decided to see what they could find under the newly muddied rocks. AH Ha! They found tiny (and by tiny I mean no longer than an inch) salamanders. I took about 50 pictures. So....stay tuned for salamander magnets! I little peek inside my creative mind.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Well, I had a craft show today. I did fairly well. I feel like people didn't understand my creations are handmade. So, for the next show I do, I would like to create some nice looking explanations of my craft. I need something nice looking that is short and sweet. I want people to read it, and not glance over it without understanding it. This will take much brainstorming. I like things to look crisp and clean, clutter is bad. I also realized I need to get a metal sheet (something creative looking), to display my magnets. Well, I am tired from the long day. I think I am going to enjoy the quite house and brainstorm up some ideas while everything is still fresh in my head.