• Blog

    Creative Flurry

    All I Can Do is Be Creative

    Being immobile has been the catalyst in a creative flurry that is my only outlet now, since driving, walking, swimming, and so many other activities have been hindered by this: 

    I can’t put any weight on it, so I’m wheelchair bound for 3 months.  My only outlet is creativity, so I thought I’d post more of my art journal entries.

    An old friend of mine sent me this picture of a wedding gift I made her way back in the late 70’s, I’d totally forgotten that I’d ever done it, so it was a nice surprise to see an embroidery project from so long ago!

    These frames needed filling so I took the current themes in my life, hope and grace, and painted them.

    One day I really needed a clipboard for a class that I was taking and  I couldn’t just have something that wasn’t creative, so I painted and decorated this blank space.

    My style is all over the place but that is my life right now, I have to be consistently creating … it is my happy place!

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  • Blog

    Busy Creative Days

    Finding Time to Create

    I have lots of time on my hands during the week and I chose to not let them be still, always working, always trying to be productive and creative.  In one day I got all of these projects done:

    Changing my winter motif vase into spring

    Winter

    wv1

    wvdetail1 wvdetail2Into Spring

    springtree1sprdetails2 springtree3Fixing a Lamp

    I found this lamp at a garage sale originally priced at $15, but I got it for free because of some chips and scratches (and no one wanted to buy it…I saw the potential).  It was easy to fix with some sandpaper and paint to restore it back to new.

    Ifruit lampfruit basketBaked Cupcakes

    carrot cakePainted a Wooden Box

    When I visited my sister a few weeks ago, we separated out and planted a variety of succulents.

    IsucculentsWatered My Favorite Bonsai

    bonsaikidTable Decoration

    I took a wooden box, added “fake” candles and “fake” boxwood for the centerpiece of the coffee table.candle box

    I love those creative, busy days, they actually feel like you accomplish so much and then you have new things transformed in your home. Everything new!

     

  • Crafts,  Holidays

    Ornaments 2014

    Altered Altoid Tin Lids

    I guess because I have so many Altoid tins that I’ve collected over the years, I figured I’d do something with them again.  Last year I used the bottom of the tins turning them into ornaments, that became my most pinned pin on Pinterest!  Those ornaments are still my #1…but I still had all the lids to turn into projects and decided to make a few more.

    Last year’s review:  2013 Altered Altoid tins.

    Varieties finished
    Varieties finished

    Here is my new 2014 line-up of tins:

    2014altoidornThese are much more colorful and detailed (just goes to prove with practice you can improve).

    believeorn - Copy cheerorn - Copy joyorn - Copy loveorn1 - Copy loveorn2 - Copy merryorn peaceorn treeorn

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!