I’ve been busy setting up a new shop section, adding/changing URL’s, and just generally being indecisive. Most of the coding is done and there are a few items added to the shop already. The first items are fine art prints (prints of my original watercolor paintings on “fine art” paper), and I’ve got a set of pendants, magnets and studio pouches that I need to finish, photograph and list. I’ve got way more ideas than I do hours in the day, but I’m learning to chill out, stay in my lane, and get stuff done. You can click on the image below to be redirected to the new shop.
Watercolor has become my go-to medium, my only medium, for a while now. When you live in a small apartment with no studio space, watercolor is perfect. I don’t need an easel, it’s not messy, and I can work on paper 9 x 12 or less and not need a large table. I often wish I had a space to do big messy abstracts on canvas, but for now all I can do is dream because it’s just not feasible with white carpets and two little boys running around.
These artist studios have me green with envy.
How is possible that we are in December? I just started Christmas shopping yesterday and I feel like I’m so behind the rest of the world right now. I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping or Cyber Monday shopping; I didn’t even check to see what was on sale to be honest. I feel like Christmas has become so commercialized that it’s lost not only the reason for the season but also the magic I used to feel as a little girl. It feels more like a rat race in the middle of Times Square. Or maybe I’m just becoming a Scrooge. I don’t know, I just like to stay home, bake cookies and watch Christmas movies the entire month of December.
This December I’ve been mostly working on my Etsy and Society6 shops but I have made a few small changes around here so I thought I would drop a few lines here on the ol’ blawg.
Now that the winter weather has finally made an appearance we broke out my quilt and have been using it on my bed. In the summer we would roast with it on the bed so it’s nice to be able to break it out in the winter and put it to use. If you recall from this post my grandma made this quilt, it’s gorgeous no?
I also did a little bit of 1970’s inspired string art for that blank wall over the crib. I just used a stick, some yarn, string, and a thumb tack to hang it up. It was super simple and I had to hold back the temptation to make like 20 of them. Ayanna did make one that’s hanging in the dining room which I will share in another post.
Please excuse the mish-mash of frames thrown up there…but, here I present to you my beloved picture ledges that I built with my bare hands. I used Ana White’s tutorial I mentioned in this post, and used the same stain I had used on the drawers for the dresser. It was a really easy DIY and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I’m going to give the frames a paint job and fill them with family photos since we really don’t have many on display in our home and that makes me sad. I’m thinking copper, white and natural wood for all of the frames. I’m still on the fence about black and white or color pictures and I also need to do something with that spot over the plant. I definitely need something larger right there, I just haven’t decided what yet.
I hope y’all are having a lovely holiday season, I will try my best not to be a stranger around here, but, you know.