The editor of a wonderful new magazine, "Creating Vintage Charm" recently asked if she could include one of my Winter White Christmas Shadowboxes in her November/December issue. Like anyone, I heartily accepted, and here it is, the second issue of this inspiring magazine. She is asking for anyone interested in being published to follow instructions at her site, which is linked above.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
I always feel like I am a season ahead of myself. It's still 2 weeks until Halloween and I am frantically preparing for the (knock on wood) Christmas rush. Still lots of ideas spinning around in my head, but the wintery white Christmas scene shadowboxes can be checked off my list now! All 3 of them together look like a triptych, but I think I will keep them seperate. Sharing it this week with Theme Thursday , and I was recently contacted by the editor of the new publication Creating Vintage Charm magazine, asking if it could be included in the marketplace section of the magazine, this November!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Made from a stretched canvas turned backwards, I put together this Christmas shadowbox in a strictly white theme. Jinglebells, glitter stars, printed muslin, lots and lots of lace, snowflake, old buttons and tinsel all make up this wintery looking display. I will soon be having more of them in my Etsy shop.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Recently I came across one of those deals where you realize later you should have grabbed more. A junk man's dream surplus store, far out of the way of anything, had a stock pile of brand new large natural burlap bags. I picked up 6, having no idea what I would do with one, let alone 6 of them. The minute I drove away I knew I should have grabbed more. At fifty cents each, what's to lose! I created some "Christmas collage bags" with 2 of them. Old lace, vintage buttons, glass glitter stars, aged jingle bells, and printed musin galore. I thought they would make either great holiday decor, or a carrying bag to take gifts to Gramma's house, or better yet, a perfect gift bag to wrap that special gift up for an old friend.
Posted by QueenBe at 1:45 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Why is it that occasionally I have too many ideas rattling around in my head, but never enough time to keep up with them all, or I have no ideas at all to work on? Lately I've been in the creating mood (which is a good thing), but low on time (which is a bad thing and a bad combination!). I did manage to squeeze in these little paperclay snowmen for a holiday show I will be doing in November. Not sure if I will put some at my Etsy shop or not, we shall see! At any rate, they were fun to make!
Posted by QueenBe at 2:44 PM
Friday, September 3, 2010
Each year I have the pleasure of having a booth at the Heavenly Scent Herb Farm Summer Faire, and this years was just last weekend. Although the weather was horridly hot, the crowds came out in droves, and even though this economy has changed the way people look at art, the crowds were not afraid to spend some money. My theory is that many people have curbed their big ticket spending (new cars, vacations, etc), but some people still need an occasional pick-me-up, and where better to get it than at this outstanding art show.
Posted by QueenBe at 1:22 PM