Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Sweet Treat!

After an amazing weekend at the Delaware beaches, I sat down at my art table to work a new piece but I just couldn't get one thing out of my mind: beach food! Grottos, Thrashers, Candy Kitchen = yum! My newest bookmarks reflect this state of mind, so grab your favorite beach read and be sure to nosh on a sweet treat while you turn the pages.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Treasury Love

For those unfamiliar with Etsy, a Treasury is a member-selected group of items highlighting a common theme (spring, surfing, etc.). Whenever I receive a message from a fellow crafter letting me know that they have selected one of my pieces for inclusion in their unique grouping, I always greet the message with a huge smile. I'm still new enough at this that when someone commends my work I get a nice, uplifting spine-tingle. Or maybe it's just that the feeling never goes away - let's hope!

But I digress...tonight I was lucky enough to find one of those messages waiting in my inbox. My mushroom trio fabric collage fits perfectly with this quirky grouping of mushrooms and hedgehogs by Etsy user Thresholder. Take a look!


I didn't know I couldn't live without a hedgehog stamp until tonight.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And it begins...

Welcome! I'm excited to finally take the step and start a blog of my very own. Besides letting the cyberworld know about my newest work, upcoming shows and just generally what inspires my artistic side, my plan is to also use this blog to highlight local art happenings and the amazing work of other indie artists from the DC/Mid-Atlantic region.

Last week my personal life was in a bit of an upheaval (literally. think: new apartment, mildew [eww!], moving twice in one week), so this week I sought refuge from the situation by aiming to create some pieces oozing with cheerfulness.

The result? Colorful (and practical) bookmarks made from old map paper. The maps were salvaged months ago when my sister's first car was sold. Of course, reusing materials is great for the environment. But when the materials have a personal history that just makes it all the sweeter, like when I noticed a highlighted route my sister or one of our parent's must have marked for her journey to college in upstate New York. Can you spot it?