In all object making, that aspect which relates to it's conceptual interpretation is art, that which relates the object to an intended purpose is design, and the quality of it's execution is craft.
I have a few things to include in this post. First is an original oil painting I did a while back. It was pretty tedious but I really like how it came out. I'm offering it for sale to U.S. buyers. Just use the Paypal Buy it Now button below the photo. The painting is 9x12 and the outside dimensions of the frame are just over 13x16. It's signed (on back), framed and ready to hang. The shipping will be $10.00 Priority mail.
9x12 oil on masonite - $50 USD plus $10 shipping (U.S. buyers only please)
Next is a Copic Marker Techniques class I will be teaching at Paper Crown in Oklahoma City. I'll be showing everything I know about Copic Markers. They really are such a wonderful artist's tool. Here are some samples of the coloring pages I've made for the class. Each person will receive several of my hand drawn coloring pages to color however they like. I will also show how the markers work with rubber stamps as well as other unusual ways you can use them. The class is Saturday, August 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can sign up by phone by calling (405) 848-2389.
I've slashed the prices on everything in my etsy shop. I have 3 beautiful millinery listings that are priced extremely cheap. Also have 320+ pieces of Swarovski flatbacks and vintage cabs for $20.00 and last but not least my LAST 5 VINTAGE WALLPAPER MEGA PACKS ARE LISTED FOR $10.00 EACH. That's 28 pieces for TEN DOLLARS!!!! I also have one more Inchie Kit and one more Prescription Transfer Case Kit.
I've really been working diligently to get my art/craft room completely cleaned out.....as most of you know by my continued destashing over the past 6 months. It has only been over the past few weeks that I have begun really see the progress. Not quite but almost everyting I own has a place. I can easily access all items and easily put them away when I'm finished. Such a nice feeling and so helpful in keeping one's focus. I did an inchie class project last year which turned out quite cute so I thought I would make up kits for the last 6 vintage frames I have. You might remember the project.
If you're interested, you can find the kits here. I'm also down to one SCRAP PACK. I honestly think I've unearthed all my scraps at this point. It will probably be awhile before I have more scrap packs.
The next thing I have stacks and stacks of are magazines. I just cannot bring myself to throw them to recycling. I always think I'm going to make collages out of the the inspiring pages. I rarely ever get around to that so I thought I would see if I could upcycle (I think that's the right word) them in some way. I've been making journals and handmade pattern papers. It is so dang rewarding. Here are a couple of journal snippits. I'll have more to show soon.
You can't believe how sturdy these pages are and how cool they look. Lots of fun but I'm afraid I will still have to send tons of magazines to the recycle bin:)
In making some major changes to my art and craft room I found another stash of vintage wallpaper scraps. I forced myself to sit for an afternoon and make them into $10 scrap packs. I'm using 1st class mail so for $12.50 you can have a wonderful assortment of vintage wallpaper scraps. I also found two Swarovski flatback and cabochan assortments. Over 160 pieces for $15.00. You can find it all in my etsy shop:)