Monday, November 28, 2016

Getting back to my heart- ART

It has been tough these days to make time for my true love- the essence of my existence-ART- kids/work/marriage are all a valued part of me but oh how my heart longs to create---to blog and talk about art in all its form to create things from my bare hands---

So ----i decided to take baby steps- small attainable goals- and one of those goals was to submit artwork to Stampington again- Much to my surprise and delight they published the first item i have submitted in literally years- 

I answered their "bleach challenge" for their publication Altered Couture- It was so fun to get back into that creative space-

above is the shirt/dress/tank that  i created
I like to call it gypsy couture
a little romantic
a little grunge---
and a lot of love in my heart!
AND here it is! 
you can find the full article in the issue below
there are some really fun pieces in this issue
and i am so grateful and happy to be back on this 
creative path
even if its just a little bit at a time!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

upcycled centerpiece

Here's what I did with the glass jars at least!
I thoroughly cleaned the jars and removed the labels-
 I highly recommend goo-gone to remove the labels with ease- love this stuff! 
I painted them with several coats of regular old white acrylic paint-
 I know chalk paint is all the rage- but I didn't have any at the time!  

When the jars were completely dry-
( I waited a full 24 hours) I just roughed these up with some fine sandpaper

 This was the most fun part-
 going through my stash and finding what I wanted to embellish with!
I am beyond thrilled with the way they turned out!

I have been wanting a simple centerpiece for my dining room for a while 
& these jars are going to add just the right touch

 vintage linen +

 pretty mirrored tray+

  the jars!

 Can you even stand the level of adorable happening here?
 I just love it when it all comes together

and the best part? money spent= $0- everything was stuff I already had!

Next up-

what to do with all those cans?

Have a thrifty day everyone!