As I sit here composing this, it is snowing..... just the start of what is to be a 5 inch snowfall by morning, and I am writing about, of all things, SPRING! Creating things for Etsy and for art shows always has me "thinking ahead". I want to be prepared for my next show coming up the end of January, and I know fellow Michiganders always think ahead to Spring by this time every Winter. I have been creating several Spring-like items for this show, and for Etsy. The one thing I am addicted to creating right now, are these adorable paper-clay birds I learned how to make, courtesy of Dawn Edmonson of TheFeatheredNest . Her easy to follow tutorial can be found here, along with a few of her other amazing creations. I am experimenting with soft pastel colors, variations of white and off-white, clear glitter, pastel glittler, vintage look tinsel, buttons, flowers, you name it.... all perfect for embellishing these adorable little birds. Here is just a sampling of some I have made. When I complete a project I have in mind for myself, I will be showing that off, as well!
I am also anxious to use this wonderful little nest my 18 year old son brought home to me. He had found it in some shrubs while walking through them on his way ice fishing. How durable some nests are made, to withstand not only last years little occupants, but also storms, winds, winter snows and sleet. The bottom is completely encrusted in old berries, and leaves. Perhaps a cardinal's nest? It will make a perfect Spring decoration! By the way, it is snowing even harder as I finish this post!!
My name is Carol and I am an addict. I cannot get enough of things of old..... buttons, lacey things, rusty musty things, bits and bobs all which make up my creations. I would consider myself a self taught multi media artist, but all of my things have this in common... my love for nature, animals and anything vintage. I am married, mother of 4 children, residing in a 120 year old Victorian home. My idea of heaven is spending time with family, and even more so if we are at "B's Nest", our 80 year old log cabin tucked in the woods of Northern Michigan. Favorite hobby is (as always) my love of animals, antiques and vintage finds, and currently creating things for home, family, or etsy!!