Friday, February 26, 2010


i am ridiculous in love with making these alcohol ink tiles. how amazingly bold are these? i have been looking all my life for something like this to make. sooo happy with the colors. you know what i love the best about this crafy project? i LOVE that the colors pretty much do what they want. I love how i can have a "plan" of how i want it to turn out, but it almost never quite turns out that way. There is something liberating about that. I think just knowing from the start that it won't turn out like planned it somehow sets you free to just make and make and splash on colors, any colors, to try anything and everything. I am still having fun with them...and can't wait for warmer weather, to get outside and do some projects with these tiles....but will it ever get warm again?

i've started listing some of the tiles in the Etsy shop already....yay!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


trying this new photo program out. not sure i like it.
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just a heads up....

all the jewelry in my etsy shop has been marked down. hopefully i can sell a lot in the next couple of weeks. i am so aching to have a fresh start and create new things and try out some new crafts.

Monday, February 1, 2010

beginning of a painting! order to make myself follow something to completion I am posting this painting step by step. Plus, it will keep me excited about finishing it today. Here I go......

more color please!

(cupcake picks i made last night)

i want to write a children's book. i always have. i remember growing up fascinated with Dr. Suess books...i can clearly and vividly remember turning each page knowing those books were magical.
i love kids laughter. i love how imaginative they can be. i love pretending. i love being so absorbed in a story that you've created in your head...make believe...that is magic. the ability to hold onto to that as an adult is even more magical. i love children's decor, the way industries make their clothes, how colorful and bright and happy they are. why don't we do this for adults? why do things become more subdued and less outrageous?
this will not be so with my life!