Thursday, September 18, 2014

I guess it's time...

HALLOWEEN is right around the corner!

I took last year off completely from making costumes.  This year I think I can bring them back.  So, for all you lovers of Halloween, I have uploaded all of my Halloween costumes, hats, and accessories to the shop!



Some old stuff, some new.  Mostly old.  There was that year when Max was 14 months old and I made him too many costumes.

Max is now 4 and that pumpkin costume has had a few changes, and I have been able to incorporate some tricks into a better fit costume.  Every year Max always says he wants to be a ghost...  It's always the first option.  I'm glad he loves my costumes.  I made them all for him.  Now I get to make them for other kids.  I hope they love them as much as he does.

This year max asked for a rocket pack, because that's what I made him last year.  He loved it.  So last night I started a new costume.  There are some pieces and parts on the table.  Guess I should put them together before he gets home from school.

Stop by the shop to see new items as they come out!

PS.... I have tons of new stuff coming out everyday!

Up next.... the rocket pack!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Did you know I was a painter?

A very long time ago, I was a painter.

I went to college as an Art and Theater Double Major.  I went through 2 years, taking only major courses during the school year.  I spent summers taking general education courses in order to be able to take double course loads during the school year.

I found the Art world in college hard, I couldn't find inspiration as easily as I did in high school.  I found that I compared every piece of work I ever made to everyone else's.  Was I good enough?  Did I have an opinion?  Did I have talent?  Could I make a living?

At the end of my sophomore year, I was told by my advisers that I had to drop a major.  So, I chose Theater.  I could always paint in theater, right?  Little did I know there was a huge difference.

When I stopped making paintings, I stopped making visual art.

I started making crafts a few years back.  These crafts have served me well and get me some attention, but crafts aren't the same as art.  Art is never the same to anyone, I just know there was a bit of a  difference in what I used to make compared to what I could make.

So bringing back some 'Art'.

My favorite piece.  It took some time, but I love it.  More to come, check out my Etsy shop for more!



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Working for myself today

Today, a friend told me that he used to read my blog from time to time.  I realized today, I used to write a blog. 

I took some time to think about it and thought about why I haven't been writing:
Some days I don't write because it's scary to open back up the the world. What do I say?
Some days I don't write because I don't have time to brush my teeth let alone write about a project I haven't had time to start yet. 

Today, I am between gigs and have the first "vacation" I've had in a long time.  By vacation I mean I am unemployed.  I am updating resumes, going on interviews and trying to get any work I can find.

BUT... Guess what... I have time...

So, for now I'm going to make things.  I've been building mobiles for months as orders come in. However, I've had no time to develop new work. I miss art in so many ways. I think I'll branch back out a bit. 

Today. I painted. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

FRONT PAGE!

For those who caught last week's Blog post:

GUESS WHAT!

I shared a treasury that happened to make the FRONT PAGE on ETSY!

Can you spot my mobile?  Full Link Below:




https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTYwOTEzNDR8MjcyMzIxMjM2Nw/totally-rad?

This is the first time I have made it to the front page of Etsy.  I think it is just amazing!  Speechless!

Thanks!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February Flusters

So instead of writing a boring blog post about how I haven't been able to keep up with all of my 4+ jobs and the reasons why I haven't been as active in the shop as I had hoped....

I AM GOING TO BE ACTIVE.

So, no back story!

February is wrapping up nicely.  I have finally gotten all of my orders out this month.  Besides being sucked into working huge amounts of overtime this month there was also massive snowfall in Connecticut.  This snowfall  caused a huge leak in my studio and I had to shut down for about a week while the snow melted and rain beat down.  HOWEVER!  The snow is melting, the roof will be fixed, so back in I go!

I wanted to share an image of one of my favorite mobile orders from this month.  I think it was just right for the end of February.  Start with the idea of love and end with a touch of spring!
















Also, I was featured in a few very lovely Etsy Treasuries:

CHECK THEM OUT!

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTYwOTEzNDR8MjcyMzIxMjM2Nw/totally-rad

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzQyMTUxMjl8MjcyNTc2NzU5NA/brown-puppy

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/ODIzMTk4NnwyNzI1NzQ2MTA2/season

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTAxMDI3OTZ8MjcyNTY3NTI4OA/spring-pastels

Moving forward.  I have cut out a job or two to be able to focus on the shop more.  I am excited to be able to focus more on design in the next few months.  So, check back next week.  I'll hopefully have another post up!

Time to share again!