I recently shipped off some journals to Australia. When I dragged my son to the post office he said " you sell all over the world now"?
He's so cute.
It's been a nice steady progression and I enjoy coming up with new prompts all the time. I currently have over 50 kids I send to every month, ages 3- 13. A big growth since starting it a year ago. Go on over to the Journal Club tab and check out the details, you just might find that the little artsit in your life is in need of
I started preparing for the arrival of our elf Freddie. The boys ask when he's coming everyday and I am a little excited myself!
After all, the look on their faces is just great.
He will make his arrival on Dec. 1 and will deliver little notes most days but every once in a while, they get a treat!
Most notes are simple thing telling them to put up the tree, eat dinner by candlelight or drive around and see the holiday lights. Some days Fredie pulls a little prank like the battle of Lego men vs. Toy Story stuffed animals.
For the treats, they usually get around 2. This year I bought a Brugger's Bagels
gift card and I haven't figure out the other one yet.
All in all, it's worth it all to have ink stained fingers for a little good behavior. :)
I took my firt metal smith torch class today. I'm so excited with all the possibilities of metal! I got to make a few headpins and this cool ring. Can't wait to experiment some more.
I finished this copper necklace last night. I took me about three days: handmaking the pendant, oxidizing it, sanding it and wire wrapping the necklace. With everyday life jumbled in between of course. I really like the result. It will be perfect for fall.
I have been into everything lately, I mean everything. I rearranged the studio and it is awesome! I know have full access to all my treasures and I have been playing with it all.
I made this pendant the other day out of polymer clay, stamps and a few watch pieces.
And I made these earrings today. I hand pounded those aluminum drops with a dapping block and hammer. Added freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. They are now available for purchase on the website.
This pendent was a fun one to make. Again, I used polymer clay and stamps, paint and added a bird charm. Should be up on the site soon.
So, I'm really excited about my new direction. Wish I could just sit around and create all day long!