Saturday, April 24, 2010

Just Be...

Just be...creative*original*sincere*. I purchased this wooden block at Aaron Brothers a few weeks back for about $2 and challenged myself to do something creative and inspiring with a plain wooden block. This is what I came up with:

A few old spools added to the top to make it visually interesting....

My favorite side!! I used the Danita Art stamps that you can buy on the new Crescendoh site and some of the new Dear Lizzy product cute!!
Right now it's sitting on my desk in my studio...reminding me to "just be"...I cannot be all things to all people at all times....all I can do is be me... be thankful.
Have a great weekend!!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Fruit of Life

I've been inspired lately by the bright colors of spring. I had this piece of plywood I bought for a couple of dollars at this cool art store in Santa Barbara called Art Essentials. It's been sitting in my studio for a couple of months waiting for inspiration to hit. I finally decided to make a little "patchwork" of quotes and words using some things I collected a while back from Chinatown in Los Angeles. I really love how it came out and it is a constant source of brightness in my studio right now!

I chose this quote because I think it sums up this phase of my life's journey right now as I prepare to embark on the adventures and blessings of motherhood: "The thing you are ripening toward is the fruit of your life. It will make you bright inside, no matter what you are outside. It is a shining thing."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Accessorizing

What's spring without a cute little accessory to brighten things up? I just got this in the mail after ordering it a week ago from QVC. They had a Vera Bradley day. Her purses are not usually really my style, but they had a few limited edition pieces like this cute little number. It's called the Rosie Posie Hipster "Sittin' in a Tree".
This is the fabric inside the purse: (A great purse is marked by patterned fabric that's as good on the inside as on the outside!)

And here are some pics of the outside of the purse:

Too cute!! Just love it!! And so happy to have a downsized crossbody bag right now since I'm already carrying around some extra weight around the tummy...a big bag is too cumbersome and tiring!!! Happy light-hearted spring day to you!!!