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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Arts and Craft Center

I've decided to condensing my large bookcase and small arts and craft cupboard into one big hutch. This way my goal is to have ALL of my art materials in one location instead of 3 different floors of my house. Talk about a pain when you get the urge to create.

I've been scouring around and finally found the perfect art base for the hutch. It's all wood and ready to be redecorated! Below is a picture of it now and then I'll post a picture when it is completed.

I'm still on the look out for a top piece that is a bookshelf or storage cubby cubes which ever I find first. Stay tuned...

Artistic Business Cards

I'm heading to the annual National Art Therapy Conference next week and realized I'm almost out of my work business cards. I don't want to stop in the office to pick up more and thought hmmm.... what better than creating some homemade business cards to bring with me to a creative arts venue.

The concept (birds) for the cards came from an artist I found online. (Don't worry I'm not selling my cards their just for fun). I used acrylic paper as my card stock and cut them to the size of regular business cards. Then I took some vintage music sheets and hand cut them to fit the card size. I used permanent markers to draw the images and edged each card with black ink. I put my info on the back of each card and of course decoupaged the front of the cards for staying power.

What do you think?

Friday, June 24, 2011


I found out a couple of weeks ago that the painting I created and donated to the Esty based fundraiser for Kenji's Light of Hope SOLD!

The ROCO 6x6 2011 Art Exhibit kicked off and my main art piece that I donated SOLD right away. Still available is the piece I created at the Art and Mimosa event and donated to the exhibit. You can check out that art piece and purchase if you dare at:

Artist Trading Cards

A good place to check out other artist/crafters is Almost 2 months ago I found a thread on this subsection of Reddit that piqued my interest:
I vowed to make some artist trading cards not really knowing anything about them. It sounded fun to create some pieces and also really neat to trade with others and collect some cards from artists all over.

I've been traveling for the past 4.5 out of 6 weeks and brought some simple materials with me (all sorts of paper, scissors, black permanent marker, pencil and glue stick) and collected things from my travels. I began creating some cards while traveling and now that I'm home I created some more and finished the others. You should be able to tell the theme: traveling! I think they turned out pretty well, but later while reading another subreddit I discovered I didn't make them the OFFICIAL size 2.5 x 3.5. Mine are a little larger (3.5 x 5). oops...oh well.

Anyone interested in trading an artist card please leave a comment under this blog on which you'd like (I'll title them all), how to obtain your mailing information and how to check out your cards. Once a card is traded I'll mark it as such.

"simple life"

"the adventures of travel"

"the beauty within us"

"It's all about the food" - Traded


"Dare to travel" - TRADED

"Oh, the places you'll go!"- Traded

"Today is the day"

"Traveling with optimism"

"Treat yourself with flowers"