Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Workspace Wednesday

On this rainy autumn Workspace Wednesday I wanted to share my latest swap creation with you .. Twinchies!   They are basically Inchies .. but instead of only being 1 inch by 1 inch they are 2 X 2 .
The collages are still on a mini scale but with that extra inch on each side you have a little more play room .  I had lots of fun collecting my bits and pieces for these and I love working on a smaller scale-it doesn't give you that large blank canvas fear ! And you can still add little embellishments if you wish , you don't have to stick to all flat materials.  I used the 2 X 2 canvases that come in a pack of 8 at Michael's and the swap called for 6 Twinchies so I have 2 more to play around with and keep for me :)

If you like to work on a smaller scale you should definitely give these a try .. fun to swap with an art partner too!  You could even put a whole bunch of these together and create a collage of them which is another project I have on my long list of fun things to do!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A perfect autumn day at Clover Market

I am changing things up a bit for this sunday and I am sharing my funday sunday with you in lieu of my 6 on Sunday.

If you live in the Philadelphia area (or the surrounding suburbs) you have probably heard of the most wonderful artist vendor fair .. ever.  Clover Market .  I mean it folks..this is one that would be hard to beat .. it has a little bit of everything. From clothing to housewares to antiques to jewelry to candles .. whatever your heart desires an artist at Clover Market will surely have it. These are just a few of my faves vendors .. there were so many more which I will list their website at the bottom of this post in case you would like to check them out.






One of the many yummy food truck that were at your service with tasty treats

                                         Just love the designs on these trucks .. very cool !

All of the stores lining Germantown Avenue have gorgeously decorated windows..they definitely entice you to come in and look around !  Whenever I look at this windows it also comes to mind that I would love to be the one who decorates all of them .. must be so much fun !

Walking back to the car and just enjoying the pretty homes and the tree lined streets with the leaves strewn all about ... it definitely felt like autumn today.

Here are some more booths that I did not photography but I love their wares :

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Season of Inspiration

Even though I love summer and it is my favorite season I can't help but adore October for all of it's beauty and ever changing bursts of color, scents and sounds.

Studio Calico is having a a huge fun giveaway that centers around a very cool free printable in their shop and what inspires you !

All you have to do is ~

1. Download this FREE printable poster

2. Share a photo and tag it #scinspires. In your photo caption, explain why this is inspiring. It can be a photo of you and your free printable or anything else from Studio Calico that inspires you! Please make sure all shared posts are set to PUBLIC.
3. Tell your friends! The more uses of the hashtag #scinspires, the more prizes we will give away! Be sure to check back here on our blog every Friday to see how we’re doing!
Inspired yet? Well, check out what’s up for grabs! We're giving away over $1,400 worth in prizes!

Contest Rules:
You must download the printable to be entered to win the prizes. Shared photos on social networks must be tagged with #scinspires and set to public to be considered. Number of individual winners and prizes received are dependent on number of shares. Contestants may share more than one photo. Contest ends 10/31/14 at 11:59 pm EST.
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Guess what? We're not done yet. We invite you to participate in the blog hop we're kicking off today! Below is a list of wonderful artists and crafters who are going to be offering some stellar prizes and inspirational stories on blogs of their own to get the ball rolling. You won't want to miss a thing, we promise!
Now, go and share, share, share! We'll catch up with you Friday with contest updates. Don't forget to check back in!

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Raven and a Tell Tale Heart

Here is my little shrine / shadowbox dedicated to the one and only Mr. Edgar Allen Poe.  I really love these shadowboxes from Tim Holtz .. so many cool things you can create with these .  They have been on clearance at my Michael's for the longest time.. I think I better get a few more before they are totally gone.  I have some ideas for a few Christmas themed boxes :)                              

Sunday, October 12, 2014

6 on Sunday - Pumpkin style (with a gourd for good measure) you can see .. my pumpkin obsession is alive and kicking . There are so many cool and funky ways to dress up these beauties I just can't help it !!  Hopefully I will have some time to give at least one of these a try ... especially the Sharpie and Chevron pumpkins.  Love those !!

                                               1 .. Sharpie Pumpkins

                                               2 .. Chevron everything

                                               3 .. Fabric embellished beauties

                                               4 .. Dots and Stripes

                                               5 .. Gilded Gourds

                                               6 .. Thread Ball

Half Moon Cottage mini book

It took me almost 10 months to complete this book .. but I have finally done it !  It has been sitting .. staring at me .. on my workspace since at least February (our trip was in January) . So I am so glad to have gotten the determination this weekend to sit and not move until it was completed :)

Here is a little look inside .. we had such a fun time . I'm not really a fan of the snow but it does look simply gorgeous .. peaceful and serene in certain settings . The cottage itself with the glittery snow all around it .. the beautiful tall trees covered in white .. was truly a sight to behold.

I'm looking forward to when we can go back , and hopefully we can enjoy it at some point in the fall as well since I am sure the change into autumn is stunning .

Hope you enjoyed a peek into our mini getaway !

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Workspace Wednesday

I have been a longtime admirer of Poe .. so much so that one of my kitties is named after him . Halloween and Poe go hand in hand so I have gathered some fun things from around my studio and will be creating a shrine of sorts using a Tim Holtz shadowbox, some images from an old Somerset Studio, a few decorative papers , embellishments .. and of course there will be a Raven to round it all out .  I will be sure to share my finished piece over the weekend !

What are you working on this week ?