Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Originally uploaded by Rose Works Jewelry
Aren't these retro earrings fantastic? They were made by my wonderful fellow Etsyblogger (and owned by me), who just happens to be this months featured blogger - congrats Roseworks!
Her shop at Etsy is full of goodies, perfect for Valentine's Day gifts.
Her name is Ruthie, and she is a wonderfully supportive fellow team member, she can be found at the shop, her blog and on flickr, check them out and get to know the amazing Ruthie!
The team is also having a trunk show tomorrow night on Friday 30th January at 9pm, live on Etsy in the Virtual lab - so come and check us all out, and get discounts to boot! More info here.
This year for Valentine's Day I expect we'll take the two kids and go out to eat good restaurant food, and probably eat a fair bit of Valentine's candy, too!
Gone are the horrible teenage days of wondering if you'll even get a Valentine's card, and if you do whose it from, and is a gag card? Yuck! Also, gone are the days of romantic couple dinners, to a point. Because, now we have children, Valentine's Day is a time to share the love: all things pink, red and sparkly; boxes of candy; handmade cards; flowers; good food; and, maybe a small present full of thought!
What a great holiday!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I love this simple image of a fern, and have used it a few times already. Most of my inspiration comes from nature, so these days when the world is just white and sparkly, my mind is wandering towards super simple white on white images. I was wondering what a white felted bag with white vintage lace doilies, might look like! Mmmmm.....
Monday, January 26, 2009
are you my doll?
Originally uploaded by miesmama
Today I received my birthday present to myself - the very cute petite Blythe doll, Squiggly Squirrel.
She is very small, but very cute. She comes with a squirrel outfit and dress, both of which can be removed and changed if wanted. She has quite a bad case of bed head, so she may be wearing her squirrel cap for awhile, until I feel confident enough to steam it into shape!
But, the real question is - whose doll is this? Xiao Fan sems quite attached already, and she really is the perfect size! Mmmm, we'll see.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The one I discovered yesterday was the new title by the amazing Danny Gregory, I have both his others; Everyday Matters, and The Creative License, both of which are excellent and totally inspiring! This new title is beautiful, not all Danny's work this time, but a wonderful collection of other peoples art journals! They are eclectic and amazing, and so very inspiring! I have tried hard to maintain some sketch journals, but they invariably just end up on a shelf somewhere - well I'm inspired to try again, so out comes the pen, and the watercolors, here goes!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Since the world outside seems to be forever a sparkly, icy white, I decided to reflect that inside as well. I decorated this wreath form with white batting, yarn, vintage lace doilies and a strand of pearly beads - I had a blue flower for it too, but it didn't seem to need it! It was part of the private blog "A Year of Color" that I signed up to do, and this month is, aptly, blue and white!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Originally uploaded by miesmama
...has begun, and I love it!
It's so much fun to collect images and inspiration in a very particular color combination - this month is blue and white.
I'm going to do a journal for each month, and different color - it's something I definitely want to continue, it feels good to keep a journal, be it visual only, or written.
Okay, back to it!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Originally uploaded by Anne*°
I joined a group called "A Year in Color", run by the uber-talented ArtsyMama. It runs for the whole of 2009, and every month has a different color/s for inspiration, the color palette for January is blue and white. What a perfect combination for this time of year!
I can't wait to get started, color is always so inspirational, and it'll be fun to be guided and inspired by a talented team of people - soooo much fun!
So, I'm off to find a blank journal, in which I can collect all my color inspiration for this month. I'd ideally like to have one for each month, full of one color combination, how cool would that be!
Okay, so I'm off to play - what will inspire you this year?