Come follow my journey! I have no official art training and no real connections to get me into the art world. I am 36 years young and my dream is to become an artist, not just someone who makes art in their basement, but someone who successfully sells their art, and I will not give up on that dream! I would love to break into the world of mixed media art and maybe even have galley shows someday!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I know someone who's having a give away!

My friend Rhissanna is having a lovely give away over at her blog. There's a wee little tea party, mysterious flowering tea and bunnies! You'll have to go and see! But hurry hurry you only have until June 1!

(and please forgive me if I didn't do this linking thing right, it's my first time!)

Photo by Planet 37 on Deviantart

P.s. It's official, all the papers are signed, we bought a house! Now we just have to do all the moving......forgive if I am scare for awhile.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The New House and Painting Furniture

We bought a house!
I am not jumping up and down to celebrate until the keys are in my hand.
Anything can happen. This is the 5th house we've tried for, but we are supposed to be closing on Friday.
crappy pic but here it is, isn't it pretty!
 *Cautious* YAY!

So I am trying to repaint some furniture before we move. I am a very messy painter and I don't want to get the new House all painty. I even bought a huge canvas drop cloth to put under my new little crafty area.

Yes a new little craft cubby!
I am excited, but also nervous because I am hoping it works out well.
See?there is is in the back corner of the basement. I am going to move that middle shelf down and make a little desk. So here is the before pic, stay tuned for the after!

So, I have been wanting to pick up stray furniture and repaint or repurpose it for a really really long time.
I guess I never really tried because I thought I would really mess it up.
Well, For our new bedroom we are going to use my grandma and grandpa's antique bedroom set. It really needs a new coat of paint. I also wanted to use a mirror I bought years ago which was quite expensive, but the gold color of the frame has gone quite out of fashion. My daughter, being almost 12 has also decided she wants a sleek new room, and I am looking for cheap ways to do that. So my adventure begins!

More pics soon!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's about time!

It's about time I wrote a new post!

sorry about the absence. You see, I am trying to pack an entire household for our move. That's right, we got the house!
Needless to say, I am trying to figure out how to move an entire house since this will be my first time ever doing it, and we've been here for over 10 years, we've accumulated a lot of junk!

Boxes everywhere! (and the stuff seems to be mostly mine, why is that?) lol

So here I am in box land trying to be creative. So far I have made several necklaces I am going to try and sell, and several I want to keep for myself and several total flops! Practice makes perfect right?

I am toying with the idea of starting a year long challenge of trying to do something artistic/creative everyday, but I am not sure if I want to commit to that with moving and nursing classes and the kids blah blah blah. :)

So here are some flops and some I am keeping, lol! From right to left, I should have laid it down for the photo, but it is a birdcage with a small white bird inside, I added the bow and a tag that says Inspire. The second one is obviously an octopus. For some reason they have become popular in the steampunk world. If I can find more like it I will sell them. The next one is the first necklace piece I ever made-gotta keep that one! I made a second one and sent it to my Mom in Texas. The one up top is just something I was messing around with. The watch I found and added the tag. The blue one is a piece of fused glass I made with the kit I got for Christmas. I need to wait until we get in the new house to make more. Something with this one went kind of wrong on the side, you can't see it in the photo. It is one of the only ones that didn't break in the fusing process!

Here's the first piece I have sold. I only sold it to a friend for $2, but it's a start!

*happy dance*

The only other piece I sold was a print on Deviant Art and I mad like 36 cents. It is called the Fountain, you know from the movie. It''s a beautiful movie I recommend any of you creative type see it.

I did this piece a long time ago, it was actually one of my first photo-manipulations.

So here is my first batch of necklaces I am going to try and sell, I am not sure how long it will take me to get enough together to take to a craft show so I may try to sell them on Etsy. What do you think?

And here are several of my newest pieces, I have started to love found poetry!

And I leave you with a little bit of happy, because I'm quirky like that!

While on one of my recent excursions, I was just lucky enough to come across one of the most elusive finds in the world we live in...

Unicorn poo!

Have a great Day!!!