Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 4 of Paper Romance-Inner Stillness.

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.::: Eckhart Tolle :::

I've found a new reward for putting both feet on the ground and getting out of bed in the morning. (Winter blahs, sun deficiency etc., etc.)

I allow myself one square a day. There are only 16 in this little project but tomorrow a new one arrives..I think I'll be ok until mid-March.
(I've susbcribed to Teresa's ezine-you still can.)

Sometimes I cheat-I do 3 at a time. Really, stitching soothes. I've mastered the 'French Knot', and there was inner stillness. They should find a way to bottle this stuff.

I think Bruce may have a stash somewhere he's not sharing.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

V, is very very extraordinary

The Love Edition of "The Girls'" are here, straight from the land of Sugary Pink. They'll be at the shop in February. (And are always available online if you miss the Market's open dates.)

The Love Shack feels like the perfect place for these two to stay while they're visiting. They'll play music and sing at the top of their lungs. Should fit in pretty well around here.

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see

V is very, very extraordinary

E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Love Shack

I found this blogger a year or so ago--the queen of vintage, of glitter, of creativity. I'm especially thankful to her for her latest. She calls them "e-zines'; instructions and downloads for crafty projects for a month. I call them art therapy.

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of a new ezine, subscriber's log on to her portal and she takes us through a project. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I get inspiration-and an incessant desire to shred old books and glitter the hell out of everything.

It's no secret that I love handmade things. I'd just about put anything on the backburner to squeeze a few more minutes in my studio. Lately, however, my creations have been for others-taking into account to appease the masses somehow, less is more, my dear.

These "ezine" projects are for me. I don't have to explain to anyone why or what and there are no deadlines. It's just me, some glue, a jar of crap, and my imagination.

Wednesday's Paper Romance project (link to get over there and subscribe if you are in need of some art therapy)
'The Love Shack"
Here's mine...
Details, my friends. Details. You can't see it in this photo, but there are curtains. And see the couple smooching outside the window?
A glittery roof--there's that ripped up old book and glitter desire being put into action.
The back-just because I'm obsessed with this stamp set. A felt heart, a paper hinge.

The other side of the shack. This is the side that the garden hose (the pink one) would be coiled up on. Easy access to watering the doorknob.

Complete with an "M"-after all, it is my love shack.

Teresa is the Bentley of craftivity, well worth taking her courses BUT if you're a beginner and not necessarily obsessed with this vibe, I found this freebie (click here). Just print and cut out-a contemporary love shack awaits...