So many months, so many WIP’s in my craft space, so much time lost, so many ideas! Well it’s time to get cracking! Since I’m off for the summer I should be able to handle this blog thing I’ve missed so much and the creative addiction I used to have. Lost my way for a bit but I’m back to spread my creative wings once again, but I’m going to try to do it in a realistic way. Isn’t it just the worst to make promises to ourselves that we can’t keep and raise the bar so high it’s impossible to get there. New leaf, new plan.
I spent time on Canada Day, translation July 1st, wandering the arts and crafts tent display at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival and I was apparently in the mood for some art because I picked up a few gems.
I walked away with two prints and a pendant necklace from Moon House Art. She has an Etsy shop as well, I picked up a fairy print, the fox in the woods and a pendant with this image in it.
I also fell in love with Cori Lee Marvin’s work. It’s breathtaking. I love watercolours and used to paint them often, something that I haven’t done in ages and ages. Her work is super realistic and absolutely amazing. She also has an Etsy shop.
I picked up this print, shocking I’m sure.
I’m also going back some day for this one, the colours in person are beautiful and I figured together with a sewing machine it was a good pairing for a crafty sometime blogger!
It was a super day browsing crafts, chatting with creative people and expanding my bedroom art wall (soon to be three walls because I have an addiction!)
While in Toronto for BlissdomCA I made the epic walk to The Workroom.
Picked up these fun fat quarters, it seems it was a pink and blue day.
I also picked up one of those cross stitchable pendants. Not sure what I’m putting on it yet but I’ve got some fun ideas.
Also, yeah it’s Friday and I still haven’t finished what I said I would for my Create Along, once again, such is life.
Because I bought it.
After many in the cart/out of the cart moments I finally went for it.
There are some other fun pendants in the shop along with great prints!
As if playing around on etsy isn’t dangerous enough already, the other day while poking around I clicked ‘shop local’ and stumbled onto some pretty neat stuff. My favourite was JewlezyBug so I’m sharing her first! Julie has created some really cute characters and uses some interesting materials. She paints on rocks to make neat pendants and uses pages from old books and phone books as the canvases for her whimsical paintings!
I sent her a message on etsy and she seems really fun and agreed to do a GIVEAWAY!!!!! Soooo free stuff to someone who’s in need of cuteness! Julie is willing to giveaway one of her prints, see them all here in her flickr pool, just leave a comment here telling us which one is your fav (they’re numbered 1-90). I like this little guy.
I asked her a little bit about herself and she sent this little blurb, thanks for sharing!
“I have always doodled and painted for as long as I can remember. I am drawn to bright colours and happy motifs that catch the eye and make you smile. I like my art to make you feel good and brighten your day. I use old books and phone books as my back drops because they visually stimulate the eye and provide texture to the art. I feel my art is a reflection of my inner child just wanting to play. I take inspiration from colour, from my day, nature, from the people in the my life and from my furbabies (4 cats and 1 dog: Jewels (hence the name!)”
She also has a blog where she shares her new creations, fun crafts and her cute animals. I love these ribbon curtains she made.
I’ll do some magical random winner picking Sunday night and announce Monday morning! Ohhh the suspense, I’d better set my iphone alarm . . .