February 8, 2013

Artsy Fartsy

Remember how I said that last Friday I got hit by the art bug?  Here are some canvas boards I painted.  I don't even know where this came from.  And, I know they are way amateurish but it was so awesome to sit down with my cheap brushes and my craft paint and just get it out.  I don't even know what "it" was but I know I felt so much better when I was finished.

I made these along with the Mason Jar Soap Dispenser.  I have no idea where I will put them but I love how random they are and how I didn't even have my computer on for "inspiration".  I think they are great representations of my style because I have no defined style.  I love so many different things that I can't just close myself into one category.

You know how you visit some shops on etsy and people just have it all perfectly matchy and so put together?  I just can't be that way.  I have even seen shops where there are only 3 colors.  The shop looks great, by the way, but how on EARTH can anyone just pick 3 colors?

Anyway, I've rambled enough.  I also wanted to share some snippets of my calendar in use by a photographer.  It was gifted to her and I stumbled upon her Instagram account because someone else whom I follow liked the picture.  When I realized it was my calendar I became absolutely giddy.  Here are the first two months of January and February by photographer Charlotte Hu.

Today I'm cleaning the house, doing laundry and filling all open orders.  I want to chillax this weekend with nothing to worry about!

Being that "Nemo" is in town (though he is proving to be pretty docile so far)  I think it'd be great to spend the weekend making more things.  It's a great excuse to lock myself up in my studio and play with all the little goodies I have stored away in jars and boxes.  We'll see what happens...

Stay safe and warm!  I hope Nemo is nice to you and I REALLY hope he doesn't knock down the poor ailing tree that is in the front of my house.  That poor tree used to be so strong and beautiful.  But after so many crazy storms it's looking kinda frail.  Pray for our tree y'all! ;)

Keep it SWEET!


  1. Sandy I adore your "random" free-hand paintings, that is what a true artist does, suddenly gets inspired and executes without no rhyme or reason. I think they work excellent as a grouping on a wall because the colors contrast nicely and although different in style, the theme is cohesive: flowers. I also adore your calendar! Need to show the hubs and drop some "subtle" hints. Xoxo

    1. Thanks, Lyra. I'm happy to know your designing eye thinks they work well together. Now I have to find some frames and a perfect spot. Will keep you posted! ;)

  2. I love your painting, especially the pink flowers! And for sure they need a place on a wall, they are so beautiful and special!
    Looking forward to see what the weekend in the studio will bring here, I am sure some sweet things:)
    And keep my fingers crossed for your tree!


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