i just wanted to say a quick “hiya”!
i’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the studio painting this past week.
it feels real good.
i love creating art in different places; a friend’s house, an art retreat, etc.
the best way to be able do this i’ve found, is by having a designated art travel bag.
the local craft stores never seemed to have all that i was looking for.
so i ended up going to home depot/lowe’s (can’t remember which one) to find a tool bag.
it was hideous and very manly.
as curly girl designs says, “i am fairly certain given a cape & a nice tiara, i could save the world”-
for me it should read, “given paint and a paint brush i could change the world!”.
my friend Janne and i strongly believe that “arting” should be a word. right?!?!
and there you have it.
that’s what’s in my bag.
obviously, you could make a bag like this for all sorts of hobbies- scrap-booking, sewing, crocheting, beading etc.
do you have one? if so, how does it differ? what’s in your bag?
i’ve been working hard on and off over the past few months trying to paint the alphabet for a line of small canvas giclees.
i personally love, as most of you know, the letter A. (my A wall)
so i was thinking, there must be lots of people out there like me that love letters…
hence the line of monograms i’m wanting to produce.
i’m halfway through the alphabet now and i’m starting to have major self-doubts-
is anyone going to buy these?
am i wasting my time?
should i be spending my energy elsewhere?
am i the only one who loves/collects letters?
here’s a little logo hand lettering artwork thingy that i’ve been working on.
and how about you?
been doing something fun?
ever participated in an open studios tour?
and btw, never ran yesterday… bad girl!
but did finally give in and shower. it had been several days and my husband was ready to kill me!
today was a busy day, full of lots of interruptions & deadlines of sorts.
i was determined to get my exciting adventure post done, but it didn’t happen.
in the meantime i’ll show you a peek at what i’ve been working on.
a couple questions for you, if you don’t mind.
do you collect any letters or numbers?
do you buy them as gifts?
once again, i CAN NOT believe it’s already been 2 WHOLE WEEKS since i blogged last.
time just starts flying by with lot’s of exciting things going on…
and, i think i get overwhelmed by the blog and where to even start!
so, here i am.
with the goal of being consistent.
just over two weeks ago i received a surprise invite to one of the most amazing adventures EVER!
one in which i packed my up my art bag. (above)
let’s not forget the coffee meet ups.
i’ve had quite a few opportunities of late to get more involved in my community and in other artist’s lives.
this makes me soooo excited!
more on that later as well.
hope you are having a lovely weekend.
a good reminder for us all. and oh so true.
LOVE this artists’ studio tour!5 comments