30 January 2015

handmade valentines by me

details, layers, gold leaf $35.00

layers of love found here for $35.00

gold leaf heart with wings layered on happy brights $35.00

love sacred love found here for $35.00

collage i love - sweetheart yummy

layers of love stitched here $15.00

really, yes only $15.00

large matchbox all original graphics and vintage bits $25.00

gorgeous hand made heart box for hiding treasures $24.00

crazy pretty vintage only $22.00
I love celebrations. I love being able to create tons of art many styles, mediums all filled with the joy I live to express. So my etsy shop is stocked with very affordable originals created by me for you to give or collect.

So much to learn and do and create just wanting to keep the fresh, love of creating alive for me and price my art for others to collect and enjoy.

Thank you for being here and liking what I do. It matters to me. I notice you. Love sweet Love.

Link to my etsy shop just in case you see something that makes your heart beat a little faster.

28 January 2015

a little how to wrap a cool package by me

layers of book pages, tissues, paints come together.

find supplies by looking at paper in a new way.

i love to theme my gifts. color, textures, words, love.

vintage goodies are a must.

layers of paintings by me, vintage statues i collect, a flower from moms garden

One of my most favorite things to do is give. I love giving. I love wrapping. I have always thought that part of the joy of receiving a treat is the magic it is wrapped in. So with that I am going to give a few tips on how to customize your wrappings. Might be fun!! Once you start thinking and looking with new eyes at everyday things you have = you will be hooked.

I start by collecting papers that I think are cool. Could be a page from a magazine, a vintage book page, words printed from a grocery bag.

Alter the paper in some way. Add messy paint, write a poem, stitch randomly (by hand or machine).
You can add layers on top of each other in several ways. A glue stick, deco podge glue, tape or sewing.

Wrap the gift in brown kraft mailing paper, white butcher paper, rolls of childrens white paper found in craft areas of most stores.

Take your altered paper and cut it to the size of the top of your gift. See already it is a fun gift.
You can theme your gift (birthday, holiday, something you know your friend loves)

Take a simple piece of twine, ribbons tied together, torn strips of fabric and tie around your gift.

See how much fun this is! You can play and create lots of fun altered papers and have a stack just waiting for the gift wrapping time.

Play. Spend time just moving around papers, paints and your own personal style.

The art of gift wrapping is special and I promise your friends will adore your attention to giving.

New Valentines created by me found here in my etsy shop.


06 January 2015

2015 I am showing up

Happy New Year. Happy year of beginning again. I have been marching my design path for many many years. Always knowing that I had something bigger and more inside me to get out. Being brave enough to actually go beyond  being the artist designer but, not being seen has been a hard climb for me. I feel like this year is my year to ARRIVE. For this very reason I have picked my word for 2015 to be ARRIVE.

One year ago I chose the word SHINE. I pushed and created and took every chance I could to get my art and designs out to people who could publish and notice my work. I tried my very best to SHINE in the way I had longed to. I am blessed to say that it worked as of this new month of Jan 2015. I have been published 7 times. I have had so many friends and my loving family behind me saying that I could do this. I could overcome the anxieties and just put myself out there.

I am grateful for listening and believing others when I have not believed myself. My parents have always believed in me and my art, always encouraged me to design and create. My hubby has been a constant voice of positive encouragement daily (even when I doubt myself the most) he is there going through my panic and anxiety coaching me on.

This new publication called Room to Create is a huge dream come true for me. As I have always been interested in where other talents create and what fuels them. I am proud of this article as it truly is me, how I think, where my passions come from. I am grateful for being recognized (knowing there are so many amazing artists in the world)

I am learning that our blessing come when we gush positive goodness on ourselves, when we truly listen to our hearts and what we want to matter at the end of each day. I continue to work on my anxieties and Mr. Doubt. I know that I will continue to work on shining and I will ARRIVE this year.

Happy to announce that in May I will be launching my line of Pearl Button's World of cards, prints and other goodness. I applied to be in the NY National Stationary Show a new division called FRESH - where a panel of talent votes you in or out. I am so proud to be in this juried section of Fresh.

This much I know even when you have fears and doubts move forward any way you can. It matters, it counts and you are so much happier.