Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Little Candy Dishes



I fell in love with the Marbled Clay Ring Dishes on A Beautiful Mess. I figured they would be the perfect simple little handmade item to give to my coworkers for christmas.




And I filled them with some chocolate goodness. 
Wrapped them up, and added a handmade tag. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I'm back!



Well I apologize for the unplanned blogging hiatus. I went to Africa. I made some big changes in my life. I had to rethink if I wanted to continue blogging, and where exactly I am heading on this journey. I still don't have all the answers, but I have renewed focus. 
 
I've got some fun & exciting stuff planned for 2015. 

I've signed up for MATS Bootcamp starting January 5th and I'm looking forward to the assignments. 
I'm heading to Antarctica. 
I'm going to work on my technical skills with a pattern class at Pattern Observer.  
 

 
What are you excited for in the new year? 
I'll be back next Wednesday to show you the little Christmas packages I'm working on. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

happy happy day

Today I am celebrating with my mom, who is retiring. This is the card I made for her. Happy happy day for her!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

bringing me joy

This week I've been devouring Juliette Crane's newest online class, Abstracts & Backgrounds. I am loving it. It is exactly what I need right now, as I struggle with getting my creativity back. It is simple and messy and loose.




Thursday, July 3, 2014

thoughts on 26



I have been creatively lost lately. I have had no desire to create things. I turned 26 last weekend, and I haven't made a list for 26. 
I've been spending a lot of my energies on organizing my life. Decluttering. Cleaning. Trying to simplify. It is a hard process and something that I am not naturally very good at. Perhaps there is a feeling that if I can streamline my life there will be more energies for living a creative life. Perhaps I feel that if I declutter enough, there will be more space in my life for the things that make my heart sing. 

I have decided to not make a list of 26. My goals and priorities seem to change so much throughout the year, that by April I feel like I have to rush and cross all these things off a list that doesn't inspire me anymore. 

Here is my 25 list and what I managed to accomplish. 

1.                 improve my 5k time
2.                 Take a drawing class
3.                 explore a new city
4.                 go surfing
5.                 make real hot cocoa
6.                 drink sangria
7.                 make salad dressing from scratch
8.                 Take a staycation
9.                 Get a design *out there*
10.               do something spontaneous – I’m counting my octopus tattoo, which was not planned, or drawn in advance.
11.               do yoga daily for one month
12.               read seven deadly sins  - I read about half of it, and that’s enough for me. I’m getting rid of it.
13.               make a fire
14.               declutter studio – Well I did a bit of decluttering, but more is needed…soon
15.               slip n'slide
16.               paint a big canvas
17.               make ice cream
18.               clean out my closet
19.               screenprint something
20.               chinup – Well technically, I still can’t do a chinup. But I did swing upside down from the flying trapeze.
21.               draw a self portrait
22.               finish my quilt
23.               ride a bike
24.               live with less
25.               grow something – I did grow something. Mould, but I don’t think that counts. 

I did get inspired enough to make this little birdy stamp this week. And I'm quite smitten with him. And my heart sang. 
For now, I'm happy with that. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

my new favorite shirt

I made this design a while ago, but I just turned it into my new favorite t shirt from society 6.
Don't ya love it? Get one of your own here 

Sunday, June 1, 2014